LICS Newsletter/SIGLOG Monthly 166 January 1, 2015 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://lics.siglog.org/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://lics.siglog.org/newsletters/inst.html ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * LICS-RELATED NEWS SIGLOG Monthly Bulletin LICS'15 Preview ACM SIGLOG Announcement * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS CiE 2015 - Call for Papers LICS 2015 - Call for Papers CRV 2015 - Call for Participation REASONING CLUB - Call for Abstracts and Participation CAV 2015 - Call for Papers and CAV Award TTL 2015 - Call for Papers CCC 2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS - Call for Submissions GOEDEL PRIZE 2015 - Call for Nominations LCTES 2015 - Call for Papers CICM 2015 - Call for Papers ICALP 2015 - Call for Papers JLAMP (ISSUE ON VERIFICATION) - Call for Papers ACTA INFORMATICA (ISSUE ON SYNTHESIS) - Call for Papers TACL 2015 - Call for School/Conference Participation and Papers TbiLLC 2015 - Call for Papers CALCO 2015 - Call for Papers CSL 2015 - Call for Papers MFPS XXXI - Call for Papers LPNMR 2015 - Preliminary Call for Papers ICLP 2015 - Call for Papers ATVA 2015 - Call for Papers SETTA 2015 - Call for Papers * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS PhD Studentship in Algorithms and Complexity at Royal Holloway, University of London New Doctoral Program on Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS) Tenure-Track Positions at Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada SIGLOG MONTHLY BULLETIN * Happy New Year! From the new year, the preparation of the LICS Newsletter will be overseen by SIGLOG and its name will change to SIGLOG Monthly Bulletin. It will be distributed monthly in the same way as before. Conference announcements should be sent to email@example.com. LICS'15 PREVIEW http://lics.siglog.org/lics15/ * LICS'15 will colocate with ICALP 2015, 6-10 July, in Kyoto. Masahito Hasegawa (RIMS, Kyoto) is the Conference Chair. The PC is chaired by Catuscia Palamidessi. There will be 4 invited talks, 2 of which joint with ICALP Track B. The 2 invited tutorial talks of 1.5 hours each will be embedded in the main programme. Short abstracts are due on January 12, 2015. The deadline for extended abstracts is January 19, 2015. ACM SIGLOG ANNOUNCEMENT http://siglog.acm.org * The ACM has recently chartered a Special Interest Group on Logic and Computation (ACM SIGLOG). Its first Chair is Prakash Panangaden, the other officers are Luke Ong (vice-Chair), Natarajan Shankar (Treasurer) and Alexandra Silva (Secretary). * The ACM-IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science will be the flagship conference of SIGLOG. SIGLOG will also actively seek association agreements with other conferences in the field. A SIGLOG newsletter will be published quarterly in an electronic format with community news, technical columns, members' feedback, conference reports, book reviews and other items of interest to the community. * One can join SIGLOG by visiting https://campus.acm.org/public/qj/gensigqj/siglist/gensigqj_siglist.cfm It is possible to join SIGLOG without joining ACM (the SIGLOG membership fee is $25 and $15 for students). DEADLINES * CiE 2015 Submission Deadline for LNCS: January 11, 2015 http://fmi.unibuc.ro/CiE2015/ * LICS 2015 Title and Short Abstracts Due: January 12, 2015 Extended Abstracts Due: January 19, 2015 http://lics.siglog.org/lics15/ * CRV 2015 Declaration of intent: January 15, 2015 Submission deadline: March 1, 2015 http://rv2015.conf.tuwien.ac.at * REASONING CLUB MEETING Abstract deadline: January 15, 2015 http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/fourth-reasoning-club-conf/ * CAV 2015 Abstract submission: January 30, 2015 Paper submission (firm): February 6, 2015 http://i-cav.org/2015/ * TTL 2015 Paper submission: January 30, 2015 http://ttl2015.irisa.fr/ * CCC 2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS Submission deadline: January 31, 2015 * GOEDEL PRIZE 2015 Deadline for nominations: January 31, 2015 http://www.sigact.org/Prizes/Godel/ * LCTES 2015 Submission deadline: February 15, 2015 http://lctes2015.lctes.org * CICM 2015 Abstract submission deadline: February 16, 2015 Submission deadline: February 23, 2015 http://cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php * ICALP 2015 Submission deadline: February 17, 2015 http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp2015/ * JLAMP (SPECIAL ISSUE ON VERIFICATION) Abstract submission: February 25, 2015 Full paper submission: March 15, 2015 * ACTA INFORMATICA (SPECIAL ISSUE ON SYNTHESIS) Submission deadline: March 1, 2015 http://www.easychair.org/smart-program/VSL2014/SYNT-cfp_specialissue.html * TACL 2015 Submission deadline: March 1, 2015 http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/tacl/ * TbiLLC 2015 Submission deadline: March 1, 2015 http://www.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2015 * CALCO 2015 Abstract submission: March 22, 2015 Paper submission: April 2, 2015 http://coalg.org/calco15/ * CSL 2015 Abstract submission: April 3, 2015 Paper Submission: April 10, 2015 http://logic.las.tu-berlin.de/csl2015/ * MFPS XXXI Submission deadline: April 3, 2015 http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/mfps31/ * LPNMR 2015 Paper registration: April 13, 2015 Paper submission: April 20, 2015 http://lpnmr2015.mat.unical.it/ * ICLP 2015 Abstracts due: April 20, 2015 Papers due: April 27, 2015 http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/iclp2015 * ATVA 2015 Abstract submission: April 22, 2015 Paper submission: April 25, 2015 Workshop proposal submission: May 5, 2015 http://atva2015.ios.ac.cn/ * SETTA 2015 Abstract deadline: June 12,2015 Paper submission: June 19,2015 http://cs.nju.edu.cn/setta/ COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE 2015: Evolving Computability Call for Papers June 29 - July 3, Bucharest, Romania http://fmi.unibuc.ro/CiE2015/ * CiE 2015 is the 11-th conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world. Evolution of the universe, and us within it, invite a parallel evolution in understanding. The CiE agenda - fundamental and engaged - targets the extracting and developing of computational models basic to current challenges. From the origins of life, to the understanding of human mentality, to the characterizing of quantum randomness - computability theoretic questions arise in many guises. The CiE community, this coming year meeting for the first time in Bucharest, carries forward the search for coherence, depth and new thinking across this rich and vital field of research. * We are looking for fundamental and theoretical submissions. In line with other conferences in this series, CiE 2015 has a broad scope and provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical and practical issues in Computability with an emphasis on new paradigms of computation and the development of their mathematical theory. We particularly invite papers that build bridges between different parts of the research community. * Submission Deadline for LNCS: 11 January 2015 Notification of authors: 9 March 2015 Deadline for final revisions: 6 April 2015 For submission instructions consult http://fmi.unibuc.ro/CiE2015/submission.html 30TH ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2015) Call for Papers July 6-10, 2015 Kyoto, Japan http://lics.siglog.org/lics15/ (colocated with ICALP 2015) * AIMS The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic, broadly construed. We invite submissions on topics that fit under that rubric. Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest include: automata theory, automated deduction, categorical models and logics, concurrency and distributed computation, constraint programming, constructive mathematics, database theory, decision procedures, description logics, domain theory, finite model theory, formal aspects of program analysis, formal methods, foundations of computability, higher-order logic, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear logic, logic in artificial intelligence, logic programming, logical aspects of bioinformatics, logical aspects of computational complexity, logical aspects of quantum computation, logical frameworks, logics of programs, modal and temporal logics, model checking, probabilistic systems, process calculi, programming language semantics, proof theory, real-time systems, reasoning about security and privacy, rewriting, type systems and type theory, and verification. * INSTRUCTIONS Authors are required to submit a paper title and a short abstract of about 100 words in advance of submitting the extended abstract of the paper. The exact deadline time on these dates is given by anywhere on earth (AoE). - Title and Short Abstracts Due: January 12, 2015 - Extended Abstracts Due: January 19, 2015 - Author Feedback/Rebuttal Period: March 12-16, 2015 - Author Notification: March 30, 2015 - Final Versions Due for Proceedings: April 27, 2015 Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered. All submissions will be electronic via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lics2015. Every extended abstract must be submitted in the IEEE Proceedings 2-column 10pt format and may not be longer than 12 pages, including references. LaTeX style files are available from the website. * CONFERENCE CHAIR Masahito Hasegawa, RIMS, Kyoto U. * PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA & E. Polytechnique * WORKSHOP CHAIR Patricia Bouyer-Decitre, CNRS & ENS Cachan * GENERAL CHAIR Luke Ong, U. Oxford * SHORT PRESENTATIONS A session of short presentations, intended for descriptions of student research, works in progress, and other brief communications, is planned. These abstracts will not be published. Dates and guidelines will be posted on the conference website. * KLEENE AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT PAPER An award in honor of the late Stephen C. Kleene will be given for the best student paper(s), as judged by the program committee. * SPECIAL ISSUES Full versions of up to three accepted papers, to be selected by the program committee, will be invited for submission to the Journal of the ACM. Additional selected papers will be invited to a special issue of Logical Methods in Computer Science. * SPONSORSHIP The symposium is sponsored by ACM SIGLOG and the IEEE Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing, in cooperation with the Association for Symbolic Logic and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science. 2ND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION ON RUNTIME VERIFICATION (CRV 2015) Call for Participation September 22-25, 2015 Vienna, Austria http://rv2015.conf.tuwien.ac.at * AIMS CRV-2015 will draw attention to the invaluable effort of software developers and researchers who contribute in this field by providing the community with new or updated tools, libraries and frameworks for the instrumentation and runtime verification of software. The main goal of CRV 2015 is to compare tools for runtime verification. We invite and encourage the participation with benchmarks and tools for the competition. * TRACKS The competition will consist of three main tracks based on the input language used: - Track on monitoring Java programs (online monitoring). - Track on monitoring C programs (online monitoring). - Track on monitoring of traces (offline monitoring). The competition will follow three phases: - Benchmarks/Specification collection phase - the participants are invited to submit their benchmarks (C or Java programs and/or traces). The organizers will collect them in a common repository (publicly available). The participants will then train their tools using the shared benchmarks. - Monitor collection phase - the participants are invited to submit their monitors. The participants with the tools/monitors that meet the qualification requirements will be qualified for the evaluation phase. - Evaluation phase - the qualified tools will be evaluated on the submitted benchmarks and they will be ranked using different criteria (i.e., memory utilization, CPU utilization, ...). The final results will be presented at the RV 2015 conference. * ENQUIRIES Please direct any enquiries to the competition co-organizers (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Ylies Falcone (Universite Joseph Fourier, France) - Dejan Nickovic (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria) - Giles Reger (University of Manchester, UK) - Daniel Thoma (University of Luebeck, Germany) * CRV-2015 Jury The CSRV Jury will include a representative for each participating team and the competition chairs. The Jury will be consulted at each stage of the competition to ensure that the rules set by the competition chairs are fair and reasonable. * IMPORTANT DATES January 15, 2015: Declaration of intent (email: email@example.com) March 1, 2015 Submission deadline for benchmark programs and the properties to be monitored March 15, 2015 Tool training starts by participants May 15, 2015 Monitor submission June 15, 2015 Notifications At RV 2015 Presentation of results 4TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE REASONING CLUB MEETING http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/jw/reasoning/club/ http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/fourth-reasoning-club-conf/ School of Mathematics, Manchester University March 30th-31st, 2015 * TALKS The Keynote Speakers are Richard Booth (Luxembourg), Leon Horsten (Bristol), Federico Luzzi (Aberdeen) and Sara Uckelman (Durham). In addition it is planned to have ten 40 minute contributed talks by Ph.D.students and early Postdocs, for whom grants will be available to cover the cost of accommodation and subsistence. * SUBMISSIONS If you would like to give a talk please attach a short abstract when returning your registration form. The deadline for abstracts is 15th January 2015. Please see http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/fourth-reasoning-club-conf/ for information on abstract submission and (free) registration. * ORGANIZERS Jeff Paris & Alena Vencovska 27TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER-AIDED VERIFICATION (CAV 2015) Call for Papers and CAV Award July 18-24 2015, San Francisco, California http://i-cav.org/2015/ * AIMS AND SCOPE CAV 2015 is the 27th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software systems. CAV considers it vital to continue spurring advances in hardware and software verification while expanding to new domains such as biological systems and computer security. The conference covers the spectrum from theoretical results to concrete applications, with an emphasis on practical verification tools and the algorithms and techniques that are needed for their implementation. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer LNCS series. A selection of papers will be invited to a special issue of Formal Methods in System Design and the Journal of the ACM. * TOPICS Topics of interest include but are not limited to: - Algorithms and tools for verifying models and implementations - Hardware verification techniques - Deductive, compositional, and abstraction techniques for verification - Program analysis and software verification - Verification methods for parallel and concurrent hardware/software systems - Testing and run-time analysis based on verification technology - Applications and case studies in verification - Decision procedures and solvers for verification - Mathematical and logical foundations of practical verification tools - Verification in industrial practice - Algorithms and tools for system synthesis - Hybrid systems and embedded systems verification - Verification techniques for security - Formal models and methods for biological systems * DEADLINES Abstract submission: January 30 2015 Paper submission (firm): February 6 2015 Author feedback/rebuttal period: March 23-26 2015 Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 17 2015 Final version due: May 1 2015 * CALL FOR CAV AWARD NOMINATIONS The CAV award is given annually at the CAV conference for fundamental contributions to the field of Computer-Aided Verification. The award comes with a cash prize of US$10,000 shared equally among recipients. Nominations should be submitted by e-mail to a member of the CAV Award committee. * PC CHAIRS Daniel Kroening, University of Oxford, UK. Corina Pasareanu, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley/NASA Ames, USA. * WORKSHOP CHAIR Dirk Beyer, University of Passau, Germany * LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR Temesghen Kahsai, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley/NASA Ames, USA. * CAV AWARD COMMITTEE Moshe Vardi (Chair) Rice University Ahmed Bouajjani Univ. Paris Diderot (Paris 7) Tom Ball , Microsoft Research Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University TTL 2015 - 4th INT'L CONF ON TOOLS FOR TEACHING LOGIC 2nd Call for Papers June 9-12, 2015, Rennes, France http://ttl2015.irisa.fr/ * TOPICS Topics that fit the interests of Tools for Teaching Logic include (but are not limited to): teaching logic in sciences and humanities; teaching logic at different levels of instruction (secondary education, university level, and postgraduate); didactic software; facing some difficulties concerning what to teach; international postgraduate programs; resources and challenges for e-Learning Logic; teaching Argumentation Theory, Critical Thinking and Informal Logic; teaching specific topics, such as Modal Logic, Algebraic Logic, Knowledge Representation, Model Theory, Philosophy of Logic, and others; dissemination of logic courseware and logic textbooks; teaching Logic Thinking. * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission: 30 Jan 2015; Notification: 1 Mar 2015; Final camera-ready due: 29 Mar 2015 CONTINUITY, COMPUTABILITY, CONSTRUCTIVITY: FROM LOGIC TO ALGORITHMS 2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS Call for Submissions * After a further year of successful work in the EU-IRSES project COMPUTAL and an excellent workshop in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in September this year, we are planning to publish a collection of papers dedicated to the meeting and the project in the JOURNAL OF LOGIC AND ANALYSIS. The issue should reflect progress made in Computable Analysis and related areas, not only work in the project. Submissions are welcome from all scientists and should be on topics in the spectrum from logic to algorithms including, but not limited to, - Computable analysis - Complexity of real number computations - Computing with continuous data - Domain theory and analysis - Randomness and computable measure theory - Models of computation with real numbers - Realizability theory and analysis - Reverse analysis - Exact real number computation - Program extraction in analysis. * EDITORS Andrej Bauer (Ljubljana, Slovenia) Ulrich Berger (Swansea, UK) Willem FouchE (Pretoria, South Africa) Dieter Spreen (Siegen, Germany & Pretoria, South Africa) Hideki Tsuiki (Kyoto, Japan) Martin Ziegler (Darmstadt, Germany) * DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 31 January 2015 Please prepare your manuscript using the JLA class file jlogana.cls and the bibliography style file jloganal.bst which can be downloaded from http://logicandanalysis.org/latex/latexinstructions.html For submissions go to the JLA webpage http://logicandanalysis.org/index.php/jla/information/authors and follow the instructions given there. In addition, important, When submitting to JLA, write CCC2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS in the Comments-for-the-Editor box. Send a separate copy of your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, if appropriate, identify one or more members of the Issue Editors mentioned above whose interests are closest to the subject matter of the paper in the mail. 23RD GOEDEL PRIZE Call for Nominations http://www.sigact.org/Prizes/Godel/ * The Goedel Prize for outstanding papers in the area of theoretical computer science is sponsored jointly by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (ACM SIGACT). The award is presented annually, with the presentation taking place alternately at the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP) and the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC). The 23rd Goedel Prize will be awarded at the 47th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, June, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. The Prize is named in honor of Kurt Goedel in recognition of his major contributions to mathematical logic and of his interest, discovered in a letter he wrote to John von Neumann shortly before von Neumann's death, in what has become the famous "P versus NP" question. The Prize includes an award of USD 5000. * AWARD COMMITEE The winner of the Prize is selected by a committee of six members. The EATCS President and the SIGACT Chair each appoint three members to the committee, to serve staggered three-year terms. The committee is chaired alternately by representatives of EATCS and SIGACT. The 2015 Award Committee consists of Krzysztof Apt (CWI Amsterdam), Kurt Mehlhorn (Max Planck Institute), Joseph Mitchell (State University of New York at Stony Brook), Andrew Pitts (University of Cambridge), Madhu Sudan (Microsoft) and Eva Tardos (Cornell University). * ELIGIBILITY The rules for the 2015 Prize are given below and they supersede any different interpretation of the generic rule to be found on websites of both SIGACT and EATCS. Any research paper or series of papers by a single author or by a team of authors is deemed eligible if (i) the paper was published in a recognized refereed journal no later than December 31, 2014; (ii) the main results were not published (in either preliminary or final form) in a journal or conference proceedings before January 1st, 2002. The research work nominated for the award should be in the area of theoretical computer science. The term 'theoretical computer science' is meant to encompass, but is not restricted to, research areas covered by ICALP and STOC. Nominations are encouraged from the broadest spectrum of the theoretical computer science community so as to ensure that potential award winning papers are not overlooked. The Award Committee shall have the ultimate authority to decide whether a particular paper is eligible for the Prize. * NOMINATIONS Nominations for the award should be submitted by email to the Award Committee Chair Eva Tardos: email@example.com. Please make sure that the Subject line of all nominations and related messages begin with Goedel Prize 2015. To be considered, nominations for the 2015 Prize must be received by January 31, 2015. * MORE DETAILS http://www.sigact.org/Prizes/Godel/ ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED Conference on Languages, Compilers, Tools and Theory for Embedded Systems (LCTES 2015) Call for Papers June 18-19, 2015 Portland, Oregon (part of the Federated Computing Research Conference 2015) http://lctes2015.lctes.org * GENERAL LCTES provides a link between the programming languages and embedded systems engineering communities. Researchers and developers in these areas are addressing many similar problems, but with different backgrounds and approaches. LCTES is intended to expose researchers and developers from either area to relevant work and interesting problems in the other area and provide a forum where they can interact. * SUBMISSIONS LCTES 2015 solicits papers presenting original work on programming languages, compilers, tools, theory, and architectures that help in overcoming these challenges. Research papers on innovative techniques are welcome, as well as experience papers on insights obtained by experimenting with real-world systems and applications. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: Feb. 15 Notifications by: Apr. 1 Camera-ready deadline: Apr. 11 * SPECIAL ISSUE A few of the best submissions to LCTES 2015 are planned to be invited for submission, with some revisions, to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS). The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. * ORGANIZATION - General Chair Sam H. Noh, Hongik University, Republic of Korea - Program Chairs Sebastian Fischmesiter, University of Waterloo, Canada Jason Xue, City University of Hong Kong, China CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT COMPUTER MATHEMATICS (CICM 2015) Call for Papers 13-17 July 2015 Washington DC, USA http://cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php * AIMS Digital and computational solutions are becoming the prevalent means for the generation, communication, processing, storage and curation of mathematical information. Separate communities have developed to investigate and build computer based systems for computer algebra, automated deduction, and mathematical publishing as well as novel user interfaces. While all of these systems excel in their own right, their integration can lead to synergies offering significant added value. The Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM) offers a venue for discussing and developing solutions to the great challenges posed by the integration of these diverse areas. * HISTORY CICM has been held annually as a joint meeting since 2008, co-locating related conferences and workshops to advance work in these subjects. Previous meetings have been held in Birmingham (UK 2008), Grand Bend (Canada 2009), Paris (France 2010), Bertinoro (Italy 2011), Bremen (Germany 2012), Bath (UK 2013), and Coimbra (Portugal 2014). * TRACKS - Calculemus (Symbolic Computation and Mechanised Reasoning) Chair: Jacques Carette - DML (Digital Mathematical Libraries) Chair: Volker Sorge - MKM (Mathematical Knowledge Management) Chair: Cezary Kaliszyk - Systems and Data Chair: Florian Rabe * ORGANIZATION Publicity chair is Serge Autexier. The local arrangements will be coordinated by the Local Arrangements Chairs, Bruce R. Miller (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA) and Abdou Youssef (The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.), and the overall programme will be organized by the General Programme Chair, Manfred Kerber (U. Birmingham, UK). As in previous years, it is anticipated that there will be a number co-located workshops, including one to mentor doctoral students giving presentations. We also solicit for project descriptions and work-in-progress papers. * IMPORTANT DATES - Conference submissions: Abstract submission deadline: 16 February 2015 Submission deadline: 23 February 2015 Reviews sent to authors: 6 April 2015 Rebuttals due: 9 April 2015 Notification of acceptance: 13 April 2015 Camera ready copies due: 27 April 2015 Conference: 13-17 July 2015 - Work-in-progress and Doctoral Programme submissions: Submission deadline: (Doctoral: Abstract+CV) 4 May 2015 Notification of acceptance: 25 May 2015 Camera ready copies due: 1 June 2015 42ND INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON AUTOMATA, LANGUAGES, AND PROGRAMMING (ICALP 2015) Call for Papers July 6-10, 2015 Kyoto, Japan http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp2015/ * GENERAL ICALP 2015 will co-locate with LICS 2015, the 30th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science. The ICALP 2015 conference chair is Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto University). ICALP is the main conference and annual meeting of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). As usual, the main conference will be preceded and/or followed by a series of workshops. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 23:59 PST (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-8) Author notification: 15 April 2015 Final manuscript due: 30 April 2015 Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered. * PROCEEDINGS ICALP proceedings are published in the Springer-Verlag ARCoSS (Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science) subseries of LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). * INVITED SPEAKERS Ken Kawarabayashi, NII, Japan Valerie King, University of Victoria, Canada Thomas Moscibroda, MSR Asia, China Anca Muscholl, Universite Bordeaux, France (Joint with LICS) Peter O'Hearn, Facebook, UK (Joint with LICS) * INVITED TUTORIAL SPEAKERS (JOINT WITH LICS) Piotr Indyk, MIT, USA Andrew Pitts, University of Cambridge, UK Geoffrey Smith, Florida International University, USA * MASTERCLASS SPEAKER Ryuhei Uehara, JAIST, Japan * TOPICS Papers presenting original research on all aspects of theoretical computer science are sought. - Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Games - Track B: Logic, Semantics, Automata and Theory of Programming - Track C: Foundations of Networked Computation: Models, Algorithms and Information Management * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 12 pages, including references, in LNCS style presenting original research on the theory of Computer Science. All submissions will be electronic via the EasyChair page for the conference, with three tracks (A, B and C): https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icalp2015 Submissions should be made to the appropriate track of the conference. No prior publication or simultaneous submission to other publication outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed. * BEST PAPER AWARDS As in previous editions of ICALP, there will be best paper and best student paper awards for each track of the conference. In order to be eligible for a best student paper award, a paper should be authored only by students and should be marked as such upon submission. * CHAIRS Track A: Bettina Speckmann, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands Track B: Naoki Kobayashi, The University of Tokyo, Japan Track C: Magnus M. Halldorsson, Reykjavik Univ, Iceland JOURNAL OF LOGICAL AND ALGEBRAIC METHODS IN PROGRAMMING Call for Papers Special Issue on Automated Verification of Programs and Web Systems * SPECIAL ISSUE This special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (JLAMP) is devoted to the themes of the WWV and VPT workshop series on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems (WWV) and on Verification and Program Transformation (VPT). This is however an open call for papers. Both participants of the most recent editions of the WWV and VPT workshop series and others working on the themes of this special issue are hereby invited to submit a paper. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: 25 February 2015 Full paper submission: 15 March 2015 Acceptance notification: 30 June 2015 Final manuscript due: 25 July 2015 Expected publication: Fall 2015 * AIMS AND SCOPE This special issue provides a forum for researchers working in the areas of verification, program transformation, software engineering, rule-based programming, formal methods, and Web-oriented research, to submit their papers on the Automated Verification of Programs and Web Systems. We solicit original papers on topics of either theoretical or applied interest. * SUBMISSION We expect original articles (typically 20-30 pages; submission of larger papers will be evaluated depending on editorial constraints) that present high-quality contributions, which have not previously been published and that are also not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Each paper will undergo a thorough evaluation by at least three reviewers. All contributions must be written in English, must be submitted in PDF format and must comply with JLAMP's author instructions (the manuscripts should be prepared using Elsevier's elsart.cls LaTeX article class) which can be retrieved from the journal's homepage: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-logical-and-algebraic-methods-in-programming/ Submissions are handled using the Elsevier Editorial System and can be uploaded via the aforementioned JLAMP homepage. In the submission process, the authors must select article type "WWVPT". * GUEST EDITORS Maurice H. ter Beek, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy Alexei Lisitsa, University of Liverpool, UK Andrei P. Nemytykh, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Antonio Ravara, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal ACTA INFORMATICA: SPECIAL ISSUE ON SYNTHESIS Call for Papers http://www.easychair.org/smart-program/VSL2014/SYNT-cfp_specialissue.html * SCOPE This special issue is devoted to the scope of the Third Workshop on Synthesis, SYNT 2014 (see http://vsl2014.at/synt). SYNT 2014 was co-located with CAV in the scope of the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 and was devoted to bringing together researchers from different research areas who work on the quickly growing field of synthesis. The special issue is open to all topics related to synthesis. * SUBMISSIONS Submission to this special issue is completely open and not limited to participants of the SYNT 2014 workshop. We expect original articles (typically 15-30 pages), which present high-quality contributions that have not been previously published in a journal and are not concurrently submitted to any other peer reviewed venue. All submissions should include some theoretical contribution to the area of synthesis. Extended versions of contributions previously published in proceedings need to contain significant new material and should be accompanied by a short description of the extension. * DATES Submissions are accepted starting in January 2015, using the "Submit Online" button of the journal's website: http://www.springer.com/computer/theoretical+computer+science/journal/236 Submission deadline: 1st of March 2015 TOPOLOGY, ALGEBRA, AND CATEGORIES IN LOGIC (TACL 2015) Call for Participation School: 15 - 19 June 2015, University of Salerno (Italy) Conference: 21 - 26 June 2015, Ischia Island (Italy) http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/tacl/ * PROGRAMME The programme of the conference TACL 2015 will focus on three interconnecting mathematical themes central to the semantic study of logics and their applications: algebraic, categorical, and topological methods. This is the seventh conference in the series Topology, Algebra, and Categories in Logic (TACL). Earlier instalments of this conference have been organised in Tbilisi (2003), Barcelona (2005), Oxford (2007), Amsterdam (2009), Marseilles (2011), and Nashville (2013). Starting from 2013, the conference is preceded by a one-week school. This year the school will be held at the campus of the University of Salerno and will include four tutorials, each consisting of 1.5 hour lectures for five days. * IMPORTANT DATES The website is now open for submissions and registration. Deadline for submissions 1 March 2015 Notification of acceptance 30 March 2015 Deadline for early registration (conference) 30 April 2015 Deadline for registration (school) 30 April 2015 School dates: 15 - 19 June 2015, University of Salerno (Italy) Conference dates: 21 - 26 June 2015, Ischia Island (Italy) * INVITED SPEAKERS Olivia Caramello (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques), Agata Ciabattoni (Technische Universitaet Wien), Maria Manuel Clementino (Universidade de Coimbra), Emil Jerabek (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), Andre Joyal (Universite du Quebec), Keith A. Kearnes (University of Colorado), Daniele Mundici (University of Florence), Paulo Oliva (Queen Mary University of London), Jorge Picado (Universidade de Coimbra), Michael Pinsker (University Paris Diderot) * SCHOOL LECTURERS Guram Bezhanishvili (New Mexico State University), Brian Davey (La Trobe University), Ieke Moerdijk (Nijmegen University), Luke Ong (Oxford University) THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL TBILISI SYMPOSIUM ON LANGUAGE, LOGIC AND COMPUTATION Call for Papers 21-26 September 2015 Tbilisi, Georgia http://www.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2015 * AIMS The Eleventh International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be held on 21-26 September 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Programme Committee invites submissions for contributions on all aspects of language, logic and computation. Work of an interdisciplinary nature is particularly welcome. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: - Algorithmic game theory - Computational social choice - Constructive, modal and algebraic logic - Formal models of multiagent systems - Historical linguistics, history of logic - Information retrieval, query answer systems - Language evolution and learnability - Linguistic typology and semantic universals - Logic, games, and formal pragmatics - Logics for artificial intelligence - Natural language syntax, semantics, and pragmatics - Natural logic, inference and entailment in natural language - Distributional and probabilistic models of information and meaning * SUBMISSIONS Authors can submit an abstract of three pages (including references) at the EasyChair conference system here: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tbillc2015 * PROGRAMME The programme will include the following invited lectures and tutorials. - Tutorials Logic: Brunella Gerla (University of Insubria) Language: Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia) Computation: Joel Ouaknine (Oxford University) - Invited Lectures Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts ) Melvin Fitting (Graduate School and University Center of New York) Helle Hansen (Delft University of Technology) George Metcalfe (Bern University) Sarah Murray (Cornell University) Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary, University of London) * WORKSHOPS There will also be a workshop on Automata and Coalgebra, organised by Helle Hansen and Alexandra Silva and a workshop on "How to make things happen in grammar: Encoding Obligatoriness?, organised by Rajesh Bhatt and Vincent Homer. * CHAIRS Daniel Altshuler (Chair, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf) Luca Spada (Chair, ILLC, University of Amsterdam and University of Salerno) * PUBLICATION INFORMATION Post-proceedings of the symposium will be published in the LNCS series of Springer. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: 1 March 2015 Notification: 1 May 2015 Final abstracts due: 1 June 2015 Registration deadline: 1 August 2015 Symposium: September 21-26, 2015 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CALCO 2015) Call for Papers June 24-26, 2015 Nijmegen, Netherlands http://coalg.org/calco15/ * SCOPE CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with interests in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging uses of algebra and coalgebra in computer science. It is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques). Previous CALCO editions took place in Swansea (Wales, 2005), Bergen (Norway, 2007), Udine (Italy, 2009), Winchester (UK, 2011) and Warsaw (Poland, 2013). The sixth edition will be held in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, colocated with MFPS XXXI. * INVITED SPEAKERS Andy Pitts - University of Cambridge, UK (joint with MFPS) Chris Heunen - University of Oxford, UK Matteo Mio - CNRS, ENS Lyon, FR Daniela Petrisan - Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL * TOPICS OF INTEREST We invite submissions of technical papers that report results of theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques for software development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies into industrial practice. We encourage submissions in topics included or related to those listed below. - Abstract models and logics - Specialised models and calculi - Algebraic and coalgebraic semantics - System specification and verification - Corecursion in Programming Languages - Algebra and Coalgebra in quantum computing * NEW TOPIC This edition of CALCO will feature a new topic, and submission of papers in this area is particularly encouraged. - String Diagrams and Network Theory * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Experience papers are welcome, but they must clearly present general lessons learned that would be of interest and benefit to a broad audience of both researchers and practitioners. Submissions will be handled via EasyChair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=calco2015 * IMPORTANT DATES -- Abstract submission: March 22, 2015 Paper submission: April 2, 2015 Author notification: May 6, 2015 Final version due: June 3, 2015 * PC CHAIRS Larry Moss (co-chair), Indiana University, US Pawel Sobocinski (co-chair), University of Southampton, UK * ORGANISING COMMITTEE Alexandra Silva, Bart Jacobs, Nicole Messink, Sam Staton * PUBLICITY Fabio Zanasi * CALCO Early Ideas Overview The CALCO Early Ideas Workshop invites submissions on the same topics as the CALCO conference: reporting results of theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques for software development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies into industrial practice. The list of topics of particular interest is shown on the main CALCO 2015 page. We encourage PhD students and young researchers to submit Early Idea papers to the CALCO 2015 Easychair site as for ordinary submissions, mentioning in the abstract that the paper is to be considered for an Early Ideas talk. COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC 2015 (CSL 2015) Call for Papers 7-10 September 2015 Berlin, Germany http://logic.las.tu-berlin.de/csl2015/ * AIM AND SCOPE Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). The conference is intended for computer scientists whose research activities involve logic, as well as for logicians working on issues significant for computer science. * LOCATION The 24th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic will be held at the Technical University Berlin from Monday, 7 September 2015 to Thurday, 10 September 2015. * LIST OF TOPICS OF INTEREST (NON EXHAUSTIVE) - automated deduction and interactive theorem proving - constructive mathematics and type theory - equational logic and term rewriting - automata and games, game semantics - modal and temporal logic - model checking - decision procedures - logical aspects of computational complexity - finite model theory - computational proof theory - bounded arithmetic and propositional proof complexity - logic programming and constraints - lambda calculus and combinatory logic - domain theory - categorical logic and topological semantics - database theory - specification, extraction and transformation of programs - logical aspects of quantum computing - logical foundations of programming paradigms - verification and program analysis - linear logic - higher-order logic - nonmonotonic reasoning * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: 3 April 2015 Paper Submission: 10 April 2015 Paper Notification: 13 June 2015 Conference: 7 - 10 September 2015 * SUBMISSION Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 15 pages in LIPIcs style presenting work not previously published. Papers are to be submitted through Easychair. Submitted papers must be in English and must provide sufficient detail to allow the PC to assess the merits of the paper. Full proofs may appear in a technical appendix which will be read at the reviewers' discretion. Authors are strongly encouraged to include a well written introduction which is directed at all members of the program committee. * SATELLITE EVENTS - The 11th International Workshop on Fixed Points in Computer Science (FICS'15) will be held on 11 and 12 September 2015 as a co-located event of CSL’15. - YuriFest: we will celebrate Yuri Gurevich’s 75th birthday with a symposium in his honour on 11 September 2015 as a co-located event of CSL’15. - The annual meeting of the GI Fachgruppe Logik will be organised at the Technical University Berlin in conjunction with CSL'15. * PC CHAIR Stephan Kreutzer (Technical University Berlin, pc chair) * ORGANISING COMMITTEE: - Christoph Dittmann (Technical University Berlin) - Viktor Engelmann (Technical University Berlin) - Stephan Kreutzer (Technical University Berlin, Chair) - Jana Pilz (Technical University Berlin) - Roman Rabinovich (Technical University Berlin) - Sebastian Siebertz (Technical University Berlin) MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING SEMANTICS XXXI (MFPS 2015) Call for Papers 22-25 June 2015, Nijmegen, Netherlands http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/mfps31/ * MFPS SERIES MFPS conferences are dedicated to the areas of mathematics, logic, and computer science that are related to models of computation in general, and to semantics of programming languages in particular. This is a forum where researchers in mathematics and computer science can meet and exchange ideas. The participation of researchers in neighbouring areas is strongly encouraged. This edition of MFPS will be co-located with CALCO. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission: April 3, 2015 Notification: May 15, 2015 Final version: May 29, 2015 * INVITED SPEAKERS Andrew Pitts, Thierry Coquand, Paul B. Levy, Guy McCusker, Sam Staton * INVITED TUTORIAL SPEAKERS Matija Pretnar, Andrzej Murawski, Martin Escardo * SPECIAL SESSIONS algebraic effects, game semantics, homotopy type theory, quantitative semantics * MORE INFO For more information please consult the web page. 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING AND NON-MONOTONIC REASONING (LPNMR 2015) Preliminary Call for Papers Lexington, KY, USA September 27-30, 2015 http://lpnmr2015.mat.unical.it/ (Collocated with the 4th Conference on Algorithmic Decision Theory 2015) * AIMS AND SCOPE LPNMR 2015 is the thirteenth in the series of international meetings on logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR is a forum for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, non-monotonic reasoning, and knowledge representation. The aim of the conference is to facilitate interactions between researchers and practitioners interested in the design and implementation of logic-based programming languages and database systems, and those working in knowledge representation and nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass theoretical and experimental studies that have led or will lead to the construction of systems for declarative programming and knowledge representation, as well as their use in practical applications. This edition of LPNMR will feature several workshops, a special session dedicated to the 6th ASP Systems Competition, and will be collocated with the 4th Algorithmic Decision Theory Conference, ADT 2015. Joint LPNMR-ADT Doctoral Consortium will be a part of the program. Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on all aspects of non-monotonic approaches in logic programming and knowledge representation. We invite submissions of both long and short papers. * TOPICS Conference topics include, but are not limited to: 1. Foundations of LPNMR Systems 2. Implementation of LPNMR systems 3. Applications of LPNMR * SUBMISSION LPNMR 2015 welcomes submissions of long papers (13 pages) or short papers (6 pages) in the following categories: - Technical papers - System descriptions - Application descriptions The indicated number of pages includes title page, references and figures. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI/LNCS) series. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register for the conference to present the work. The Program Committee chairs are planning to arrange for the best papers to be published in a special issue of a premiere journal in the field. LPNMR 2015 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit their papers elsewhere during LPNMR's review period. However, these restrictions do not apply to previous workshops with a limited audience and without archival proceedings. * ASSOCIATED WORKSHOPS LPNMR 2015 will include specialized workshops to be held on September 27 prior to the main conference. Currently planned workshops include: - Grounding, Transforming, and Modularizing Theories with Variables Organizers: Marc Denecker, Tomi Janhunen - Action Languages, Process Modeling, and Policy Reasoning Organizer: Joohyung Lee - Natural Language Processing and Automated Reasoning Organizers: Marcello Balduccini, Ekaterina Ovchinnikova, Peter Schueller - Learning and Nonmonotonic Reasoning Organizers: Alessandra Russo and Alessandra Mileo * IMPORTANT DATES (TENTATIVE) - Paper registration: April 13, 2015 - Paper submission: April 20, 2015 - Notification: June 1, 2015 - Final versions due: June 15, 2015 * VENUE Lexington is a medium size, pleasant and quiet university town. It is located in the heart of the so-called Bluegrass Region in Central Kentucky. The city is surrounded by beautiful horse farms on green pastures dotted with ponds and traditional architecture stables, and small race tracks, and bordered by white or black fences. The Horse Museum is as beautifully located as it is interesting. Overall, the city has a nice feel that mixes well old and new. The conference will be held in the Hilton Lexington Downtown hotel. * GENERAL CHAIR Victor Marek, University of Kentucky, KY, USA * PROGRAM CHAIRS Giovambattista Ianni, University of Calabria, Italy Mirek Truszczynski, University of Kentucky, KY, USA * WORKSHOPS CHAIR Yuliya Lierler, University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE, USA * PUBLICITY CHAIR Francesco Calimeri, University of Calabria, Italy * CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org 31ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING (ICLP 2015) Call for Papers Cork, Ireland August 31 - September 4, 2015 http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/iclp2015 * HISTORY Since the first conference held in Marseilles in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international conference for presenting research in logic programming. ICLP 2015 will be co-located with the 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2015) and is part of "The Year of George Boole", a celebration of the life and work of George Boole who was born in 1815 and worked at the University College of Cork. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstracts due: April 20, 2015 Papers due: April 27, 2015 Notification to authors: June 5, 2015 Camera ready versions due: July 21, 2015 Conference: August 31-September 4, 2015 * CONFERENCE SCOPE Contributions are sought in all areas of logic programming, including but not restricted to: - Theory: Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Knowledge Representation. - Implementation: Compilation, Virtual Machines, Parallelism, Constraint Handling Rules and Tabling. - Environments: Program Analysis, Transformation, Validation, Verification, Debugging, Profiling, Testing. - Language Issues: Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher Order, Types, Modes, Assertions, Programming Techniques. - Related Paradigms: Inductive and Coinductive Logic Programming, Constraint Logic Programming, Answer-Set Programming, SAT, Constraints, Computational Argumentation, Abductive Logic Programming, Functional Logic Programming. - Applications: Databases, Data Integration and Federation, Software Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Web and Semantic Web, Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Social Networks and Social Choice. In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical program will include invited talks, advanced tutorials, the doctoral consortium, the Prolog contest and several workshops. * SUBMISSION DETAILS There are two categories for submissions: -- Regular papers, including: (1) technical papers for describing technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the state of logic programming; (2) application papers, with emphasis on impact on some application domains; (3) system and tool papers, with emphasis on novelty, practicality, usability and availability of the systems and tools described. -- Technical communications aimed at describing recent developments, new projects, and other materials not ready for publication as regular papers. All regular papers and technical communications will be presented during the conference. All submissions must be written in English and describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. Regular papers must not exceed 12 pages plus bibliography: however the papers may include appendices beyond 12 pages. Technical communications must not exceed 10 pages. Submissions must be made in the TPLP format (see http://journals.cambridge.org/images/fileUpload/images/tlp_ifc_MAY2014.pdf) via the EasyChair submission system, available at www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp2015. * PAPER PUBLICATION All accepted regular papers will be published in the journal Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP), Cambridge University Press (CUP), in one or more special issues. In order to ensure the quality of the final version, papers may be subject to two rounds of refereeing (within the decision period). Accepted technical communications will be published in archival form. The program committee may also recommend papers submitted as regular to be published as technical communications. * ICLP 2015 ORGANIZATION - General Co-Chairs: Barry O'Sullivan University College Cork, Ireland Roland Yap National University of Singapore - Program Co-Chairs: Thomas Eiter TU Wien, Austria Francesca Toni Imperial College London, UK - Local Arrangements Co-Chairs: Barry O'Sullivan University College Cork, Ireland Ken Brown University College Cork, Ireland - Workshops Chair: Mats Carlsson SICS, Uppsala, Sweden - Doctoral Consortium Chairs: Marina De Vos University of Bath, UK Yuliya Lierler University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA - LP/CP Programming Contest Chair: Neng-Fa Zhou, City University of New York, USA Peter Stuckey, NICTA and the University of Melbourne, Australia - Publicity Chair: Ian Miguel University of St Andrews, UK 13TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGY FOR VERIFICATION AND ANALYSIS (ATVA 2015) October 12-15, 2015 Shanghai, China http://atva2015.ios.ac.cn/ * BACKGROUND The purpose of ATVA is to promote research on theoretical and practical aspects of automated analysis, verification and syn-thesis by providing a forum for interaction between the regional and the international research communities and industry in the field. * SCOPE ATVA 2015 solicits high-quality submissions in areas related to the theory and practice of automated analysis and verification of hardware and software systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Formalisms for modeling hardware, software and embedded systems - Specification and verification of finite-state, infinite-state and parameterized systems - Program analysis and software verification - Analysis and verification of hardware circuits, systems-on-chip and embedded systems - Analysis of real-time, hybrid, priced/weighted and probabilistic systems - Deductive, algorithmic, compositional, and abstraction refinement techniques for analysis and verification - Analytical techniques for safety, security, and dependability - Testing and runtime analysis based on verification technology - Analysis and verification of parallel and concurrent hardware/software systems - Verification in industrial practice - Applications and case studies Theory papers should preferably be motivated by practical problems, and applications should be based on sound theory and should solve problems of practical interest. * IMPORTANT DATES April 22, 2015 Abstract submission deadline (AOE) April 25, 2015 Paper submission deadline (AOE) May 5, 2015 Submission of workshop proposals Jun 8, 2015 Paper acceptance/rejection notification Jun 10, 2015 Announcement of the accepted papers July 5, 2015 Camera-ready copy deadline * GENERAL CHAIR Jifeng He (East China Normal University, China) * PROGRAMME CHAIRS Bernd Finkbeiner (Saarland University, Germany) Geguang Pu (East China Normal University, China) Lijun Zhang (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences) * PUBLICITY CHAIRS David N. Jansen (Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands) Huibiao Zhu (East China Normal University, China) * WORKSHOP CHAIR Jun Sun (National University of Singapore, SG) * KEYNOTES Dino Distefano (Queen Mary, University of London, UK) Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) Jay Strother Moore (University of Texas-Austin, USA) SYMPOSIUM ON DEPENDABLE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING: THEORIES, TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS (SETTA 2015) Call for Papers November 4-6, 2015 Nanjing University http://cs.nju.edu.cn/setta/ * BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the symposium is to bring together international researchers and practitioners in the field of software technology. Its focus is on formal methods and advanced software technologies, especially for engineering complex, large-scale artefacts like cyber-physical systems, networks of things, enterprise systems, or cloud-based services. Contributions relating to formal methods or integrating them with software engineering, as well as papers advancing scalability or widening the scope of rigorous methods to new design goals are especially welcome. Being hosted in China, the symposium will also provide a platform for building up research collaborations between the rapidly growing Chinese computer science community and its international counterpart. The symposium will support this process through dedicated events and therefore welcomes both young researchers considering international collaboration in formal methods and established researchers looking for international cooperation and willing to attract new colleagues to the domain. * SUBMISSIONS Authors are invited to submit papers on original research, industrial applications, or position papers proposing challenges in fundamental research and technology. The latter two types of submissions are expected to contribute to the development of formal methods either by substantiating the advantages of integrating formal methods into the development cycle or through delineating need for research by demonstrating weaknesses of existing technologies, especially when addressing new application domains. Submissions can take the form of either normal or short papers. Short papers can discuss ongoing research at an early stage, including PhD projects. Papers should be written in English. Regular Papers should not exceed 15 pages and Short Papers should not exceed 6 pages in LNCS format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for details). The proceedings will be published as a volume in Springer's LNCS series. The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to appear in a special issue of the Formal Aspect Computing journal. * TOPICS - Requirements specification and analysis - Formalisms for modeling, design and implementation - Model checking, theorem proving, and decision procedures - Scalable approaches to formal system analysis - Formal approaches to simulation and testing - Integration of formal methods into software engineering practice - Contract-based engineering of components, systems, and systems of systems - Formal and engineering aspects of software evolution and maintenance - Parallel and multicore programming - Embedded, real-time, hybrid, and cyber-physical systems - Mixed-critical applications and systems - Formal aspects of service-oriented and cloud computing - Safety, reliability, robustness, and fault-tolerance - Empirical analysis techniques and integration with formal methods - Applications and industrial experience reports - Tool integration * IMPORTANT DATES June 12,2015 Abstracts June 19,2015 Submission of papers August 21,2015 Notification to authors September 4,2015 Camera-ready versions * KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Sanjoy Baruah, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA David Harel, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Huimin Lin, Institute of Software, CAS, China * GENERAL CHAIR Jian Lv, Nanjing University, China * PROGRAMME CO-CHAIRS Xuandong Li, Nanjing University, China Zhiming Liu, Birmingham City University, UK Yi Wang, Uppsala University, Sweden * PUBLICITY CHAIRS Jonathan Bowen, Birmingham City University, UK Lijun Zhang, Institute of Software,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China * PUBLICATION CHAIR Martin Fraenzle, University of Oldenburg, Germany * LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR Xin Chen, Nanjing University, China PHD STUDENTSHIP IN ALGORITHMS AND COMPLEXITY AT ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/tzameret/PhD_Post.html * The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London is offering a three-year full-time PhD studentship in algorithms and complexity starting in October 2015. The studentship includes a full tuition-fee waiver and a maintenance award in line with the level recommended by Research Councils UK (exact value to be confirmed, circa GBP 16,000 (USD 25,000 or EUR 20,000)). The student will be hosted in the Center for Algorithms and Applications and will work under the supervision of Dr Iddo Tzameret (http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/tzameret/). * THE PROJECT is broadly in the area of computational complexity with an emphasis on satisfiability and the complexity of proofs. The successful candidate will investigate fundamental aspects of the Boolean satisfiability problem SAT from possibly different aspects - combinatorial, algebraic and logical - with a possibility to engage as well in applied or empirical study of SAT-solving and other applications related to SAT, depending on the preferences and qualifications of the candidate. * For more information about the post see: http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/tzameret/PhD_Post.html * STARTING DATE: October 1, 2015 * HOW TO APPLY: Applications should be made as soon as possible through the online application system at Royal Holloway, University of London: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/researchdegrees/applying/home.aspx and will remain open until the position is filled. * For any informal inquiries about the position, please contact Dr Iddo Tzameret at: Iddo.Tzameret@rhul.ac.uk NEW DOCTORAL PROGRAM ON LOGICAL METHODS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LogiCS) http://logic-cs.at/phd * Funded Doctoral Positions in Computer Science * TU Wien, TU Graz, and JKU Linz are seeking exceptionally talented and motivated students for their joint doctoral program LogiCS. The LogiCS doctoral college focuses on interdisciplinary research topics covering (i) computational logic, and applications of logic to (ii) databases and artificial intelligence as well as to (iii) computer-aided verification. * THE PROGRAM LogiCS is a doctoral college focusing on logic and its applications in computer science. Successful applicants will work with and be supervised by leading researchers in the fields of computational logic, databases and knowledge representation, and computer-aided verification. * FACULTY MEMBERS M. Baaz A. Biere R. Bloem A. Ciabattoni U. Egly T. Eiter C. Fermueller R. Grosu A. Leitsch M. Ortiz R. Pichler S. Szeider H. Tompits H. Veith G. Weissenbacher * POSITIONS AND FUNDING We are looking for 1-2 doctoral students per faculty member, where 30% of the positions are reserved for highly qualified female candidates. The doctoral positions are funded for a period of 3 years according to the funding scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (details: http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/projects/personalkostensaetze.html) The funding can be extended for one additional year contingent on a placement at one of our international partner institutions. * HOW TO APPLY Detailed information about the application process is available on the LogiCS web-page http://logic-cs.at/phd/ The applicants are expected to have completed an excellent diploma or master's degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field. Candidates with comparable achievements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications by the candidates need to be submitted electronically. * Applications can be submitted at any time. Next screenings: March 1, 2015. * HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE The Austrian cities Vienna, Graz, and Linz, located close to the Alps and surrounded by beautiful nature, provide an exceptionally high quality of life, with a vibrant cultural scene, numerous cultural events, world-famous historical sites, a large international community, a varied cuisine and famous coffee houses. * For further information please contact: email@example.com TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS AT UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC A MONTREAL, CANADA http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006378.pdf http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006546.pdf * The departement d'informatique at UQAM invites application for: - One faculty position in security (content and infrastructure security, tools and languages for secure software, malicious code detection, certified compilation, trustworthy computing, e-commerce protocol security, formal methods and verification for security, secure embedded systems, etc.); - One faculty position in cognitive informatics, in the area of semantic Web and knowledge management (ontology engineering, ontology reasoning algorithms, Web of data, semantic web services, etc.); Teaching at UQAM is done in French and the candidate must have an excellent mastery of this language. The deadline for (electronic) submission is January 16, 2015.
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