SIGLOG Monthly 187 November 1, 2016 ******************************************************************* * 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 * NEWS LICS 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS ACM SIGLOG Announcement BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporal Logics in Computer Science OBITUARY BJARNI JONSSON (1920-2016) * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS CSL 2017 - Call for Workshop Proposals SSS 2016 - Call for Participation SETTA 2016 - Call for Participation TAMC 2017 - Call for Papers ACM CPSS'17 - Call for Papers NFM 2017 - 2nd Call for Papers ITEQS 2017 - Call for Papers PODS 2017 - Call for Papers (2nd submission cycle) CIE 2017 - Call for papers CAV 2017 - Call for Papers FSCD 2017 - Call for Workshop Proposals WOLLIC 2017 - Call for Papers * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-YEAR POSTDOC POSITION AT HASSELT UNIVERSITY THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2017) Call for papers 20-23 June 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland http://lics.siglog.org/lics17/ * SCOPE 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, games and logic, 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. * IMPORTANT DATES 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). - Titles and Short Abstracts Due: 3 January 2017 - Full Papers Due: 9 January 2017 - Author Feedback/Rebuttal Period: 28 Feb - 4 March 2017 - Author Notification: 21 March 2017 - Final Versions Due for Proceedings: 18 April 2017 Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered. All submissions will be electronic via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=3Dlics2017. * 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 honour of the late Stephen C. Kleene will be given for the best student paper(s), as judged by the program committee. The 2017 edition of the award is sponsored by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). * SPECIAL ISSUES Full versions of up to three accepted papers, to be selected by the qprogram 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. ACM SIGLOG ANNOUNCEMENT http://siglog.acm.org * The ACM has recently chartered a Special Interest Group on Logic and Computation (ACM SIGLOG). * We are pleased to announce the 2016 ACM SIGLOG election results for the term of 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2019. The SIGLOG Chair is Prakash Panangaden and the other officers are Luke Ong (vice-Chair), Amy Felty (Treasurer) and Alexandra Silva (Secretary). * The ACM-IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science is the flagship conference of SIGLOG. SIGLOG will also actively seek association agreements with other conferences in the field. A SIGLOG newsletter (SIGLOG News) is also 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). BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporal Logics in Computer Science by S. Demri and V. Goranko and M. Lange Cambridge University Press 2016, 752 Pages ISBN: 9781107028364 * This comprehensive text provides a modern and technically precise exposition of the fundamental theory and applications of temporal logics in computer science. * Part I presents the basics of discrete transition systems, including constructions and behavioural equivalences. Part II examines the most important temporal logics for transition systems. Part III studies their expressiveness and complexity. Part IV describes the main computational methods and decision procedures for model checking and model building based on tableaux, automata and games. * Further information can be found at www.cambridge.org/core_title/gb/434611 OBITUARY BJARNI JONSSON (1920-2016) https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2016/10/12/noted-algebraist-bjarni-jonsson-dies/ * With great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague, Bjarni Jonsson, who passed away on September 30, 2016. Bjarni Jonsson was emeritus Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University and the honorary editor in chief of Algebra Universalis. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He did his PhD in 1946 at UC Berkeley under supervision of Alfred Tarski, and was recognized as an authority on universal algebra, lattice theory and algebraic logic. DATES * CSL 2017 Call for Workshop Proposals Stockholm, August 20-24, 2017 Deadline: November 15, 2016. https://www.csl17.conf.kth.es * SSS 2016 Call for Participation November 7-10, 2016, Lyon, France http://avalon.ens-lyon.fr/SSS16 Registration information is available at http://avalon.ens-lyon.fr/SSS16/index.php/registration-2/ * SETTA 2016 Call for Participation Beijing, China, Nov. 9-11, 2016 http://lcs.ios.ac.cn/setta/ * TAMC 2017 Call for Papers http://www.tamc2017.unibe.ch Bern, 20-22 April 2017 Submission Deadline Extended to November 23 * ACM CPSS'17 Call for Papers Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2, 2017 http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/cpss17/ Submission due: Dec 1, 2016 * NFM 2017 2nd Call for Papers http://ti.arc.nasa.gov/events/nfm-2017/ May 16 - 18, 2017 NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, USA Paper Submission: December 5, 2016 * ITEQS 2017 Call for Papers Tokyo - Japan http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/ITEQS/2017/ Co-located with ICST 2017 Submission deadline: December 1, 2016 * PODS 2017 Call for Papers (2nd submission cycle) May 14-19, 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA http://www.sigmod2017.org December 11, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Abstract submission December 18, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Paper submission * CIE 2017 Call for papers Turku, Finland, June 12-16, 2017 http://math.utu.fi/cie2017 Deadline for article submission: January 5, 2017 * CAV 2017 Call for Papers Heidelberg, Germany, July 22-28, 2017 http://cavconference.org/2017/ * FSCD 2017 Call for Workshop Proposals http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/conferences/fscd2017 Submission of workshop proposals: January 30, 2017 * WOLLIC 2017 Call for Papers July 18th-21st, 2017, London, UK http://wollic.org.wollic2017/ Mar 21, 2017: Full paper deadline 26th Annual EACSL Conference on Computer Science Logic CSL 2017 Call for Workshop Proposals Stockholm, August 20-24, 2017 Deadline: November 15, 2016. https://www.csl17.conf.kth.es * The 26th Annual EACSL Conference on Computer Science Logic CSL'2017 will be organized jointly by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and will be hosted by Stockholm University. It will be immediately preceded by, and colocated with, the Annual European Summer Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic (Logic Colloquium) 2017. * This is a call for proposals for satellite workshops affiliated with CSL'2017, on topics related to the main topics of the conference, including: automata and games, game semantics, automated deduction and interactive theorem proving, bounded arithmetic and propositional proof complexity,categorical logic and topological semantics, computational proof theory, constructive mathematics and type theory, decision procedures, domain theory, equational logic and term rewriting, finite model theory, higher-order logic, lambda calculus and combinatory logic, linear logic and other substructural logics, logic programming and constraints, logical aspects of computational complexity, logical aspects of quantum computing, logic in database theory, logical foundations of programming, paradigms, logical foundations of cryptography, and information hiding, logics for multi-agent systems, modal and temporal logic, model checking and logic-based verification, nonmonotonic reasoning, SAT solving, automated induction, satisfiability modulo theories, specification, extraction and transformation of programs, verification and logical methods for program analysis. * The workshops will take place on August 25-26 at Stockholm University. They will be relatively independent in terms of organisation and format from the main conference, with separate program committees, submission and selection policy, calls for submissions, possible proceedings etc. These matters will be up to the organisers of the individual workshops. The organisers of CSL'2017 will take care of the registration and local arrangements, and of the overall coordination of the workshops. The workshop fees will be minimal, only covering the most essential expenses. CSL'2017 participants will be offered significantly reduced registration fees for the satellite workshops. * All accepted workshops/tutorials will be expected to have their program ready by mid July 2017. * The proposals should be submitted by email to csl2017 at philosophy.su.se *not later than* November 15, 2016. * Notification on acceptance will be sent by November 25, 2016. The selection will be made by the programme, organising and workshop chairs of CSL'2017. With any enquiries, please send an email to the above email address. * CSL'2017 chairs: Mads Dam and Valentin Goranko (PC and OC), Erik Palmgren (OC), Dilian Gurov (workshops). 18TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON STABILIZATION, SAFETY, AND SECURITY OF DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS (SSS 2016) Call for Participation November 7-10, 2016, Lyon, France http://avalon.ens-lyon.fr/SSS16 Registration information is available at http://avalon.ens-lyon.fr/SSS16/index.php/registration-2/ * The Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems is an international forum for researchers and practitioners working on the design and development of distributed systems that guarantee specific desired properties despite adversity, or that are able to restore the desired properties following adversarial perturbations in the computing medium building on the principles of self-stabilization. * TOPICS AND TRACKS * Track 1: Self-* and Autonomic Computing Self-stabilizing systems Self-organizing, self-managing, and self-configuring systems Self-optimizing and self-healing systems Self-protecting and self-repairing systems Autonomic cloud computing Autonomous vehicles * Track 2: Foundations Theory of self-stabilization Distributed algorithms Fault-Tolerant distributed systems Formal methods, validation, verification, and synthesis Safety and security * Track 3: Networks, Multi-Agent Systems, and Mobility Self-Stabilizing networks Peer-to-peer networks Sensor networks, MANETs, and wireless mesh networks Large and extreme scale systems Distributed robot systems Cooperating multi-agent distributed systems Dynamic systems and networks Overlay networks Social networks High-Speed networks 2ND SYMPOSIUM ON DEPENDABLE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING THEORIES, TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS (SETTA 2016) Call for Participation Beijing, China, Nov. 9-11, 2016 http://lcs.ios.ac.cn/setta/ * IMPORTANT DATES Early registration deadline: October 10, 2016 Conference: Nov. 9-11, 2016 * 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 artifacts 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. * INVITED SPEAKERS - Prof. Edward A. Lee (University of California at Berkeley, USA): Dependable Cyber-Physical Systems - Prof. Sriram Sankaranarayanan(University of Colorado Boulder, USA): From finitely many simulations to flowpipes - Prof. Mingsheng Ying (University of Technology Sydney, Australia and Tsinghua University, China): Toward Automatic Verification of Quantum Programs * CO-LOCATED EVENTS SETTA 2016 will be accompanied by two co-located events: * 2nd Young Researchers Workshop on Formal Methods (YR-SETTA 2016) http://lcs.ios.ac.cn/setta/yr-setta/ * FMAC 2016 (in Chinese) http://lcs.ios.ac.cn/setta/fmac2016/ THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF MODELS OF COMPUTATION 2017 (TAMC 2017) http://www.tamc2017.unibe.ch Bern, 20-22 April 2017 * TAMC 2017 aims at bringing together a wide range of researchers with interest in computational theory and its applications. The main themes of the conference are computability, computer science logic, complexity, algorithms, models of computation and systems theory. There are two special sessions planned: Logic in computer science and New models of computation. * Typical but not exclusive topics of interest include: algebraic computation, algorithmic coding and number theory, approximation algorithms, automata theory, computational biology and biological computing, computational complexity, computational game theory, computational geometry, computer science logic, cryptography, domain models, learning theory, modal and temporal logics, model theory for computing, natural computation, networks in nature and society, online algorithms, optimization, privacy and security, process models, proof complexity, property testing, quantum computing, randomness and pseudo-randomness, space-time tradeoffs, streaming algorithms, systems theory, VLSI models of computation. * INVITED SPEAKERS: Marta Kwiatkowska (Univesity of Oxford, Oxford), Pinyan Lu (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai), Maria Emilia Maietti (Universite di Padova, Padova), Johann A. Makowsky (Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa), Carlos Martin-Vide (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona), Stefan Wolf (Universite della Svizzera italiana, Lugano), Jeffery Zucker (McMaster University, Hamilton) * IMPORTANT DATES Submission Deadline extends to: November 23, 2016. Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2016. Final Camera Ready Version: January 15, 2017. * PROGRAMME CHAIRS G. Jager (University of Bern), Co-chair: T V Gopal (Anna University, India), * Please find the paper submission guidelines at: http://www.tamc2017.unibe.ch/submission.html 3RD ACM CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEM SECURITY WORKSHOP (ACM CPSS'17) Call for Papers Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2, 2017 http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/cpss17/ * Conference Outline: Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) consist of large-scale interco= nnected systems of heterogeneous components interacting with their physical environments. There are a multitude of CPS devices and applications being deployed to serve critical functions in our lives. The security of CPS becomes extremely important. This workshop will provide a platform for professionals from academia, government, and industry to discuss how to address the increasing security challenges facing CPS. Besides invited talks, we also seek novel submissions describing theoretical and practical security solutions to CPS. Papers that are pertinent to the security of embedded systems, SCADA, smart grid, and critical infrastructure networks are all welcome, especially in the domains of energy and transportation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Authentication and access control for CPS - Autonomous vehicle security - Availability, recovery and auditing for CPS - Data security and privacy for CPS - Embedded systems security - EV charging system security - Industrial control system security - Intrusion detection for CPS - IoT security - Key management in CPS - Legacy CPS system protection - Lightweight crypto and security - Risk assessment for CPS - SCADA security - Security architectures for CPS - Smart grid security - Threat modeling for CPS - Urban transportation system security - Vulnerability analysis for CPS - Wireless sensor network security * IMPORTANT DATES: - Submission due: Dec 1, 2016 - Notification: Jan 15, 2017 - Camera-ready due: Feb 1, 2017 * Program Chairs Jianying Zhou (I2R, Singapore) Ernesto Damiani (KUSTAR, UAE) * Contact: Email: email@example.com CPSS Home: http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/staff/jianying/cpss/ THE 9TH NASA FORMAL METHODS SYMPOSIUM (NFM 2017) Call for Papers http://ti.arc.nasa.gov/events/nfm-2017/ May 16 - 18, 2017 NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, USA * THEME OF THE SYMPOSIUM The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and safety-critical systems at NASA and in the aerospace industry require advanced techniques that address these systems' specification, desi= gn, verification, validation, and certification requirements. The NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM) is a forum to foster collaboration between theoreticians and practitioners from NASA, academia, and industry. NFM's goals are to identify challenges and to provide solutions for achieving assurance for such critical systems. New developments and emerging applications like autonomous software for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), advanced separation assurance algorithms for aircraft, and the need for system-wide fault detection, diagnosis, and prognostics provide new challenges for system specification, development, and verification approaches. Similar challenges need to be addressed during development and deployment of on-board software for spacecraft ranging from small and inexpensive CubeSat systems to manned spacecraft like Orion, as well as for ground systems. * The focus of the symposium will be on formal techniques and other approaches for software assurance, including their theory, current capabilities and limitations, as well as their potential application to aerospace, robotics, and other NASA-relevant safety-critical systems during all stages of the software life-cycle. * TOPICS of interest include but are not limited to: - Model checking - Theorem proving - SAT and SMT solving - Symbolic execution - Static analysis - Model-based development - Runtime verification - Software and system testing - Safety assurance - Fault tolerance - Compositional verification - Security and intrusion detection - Design for verification and correct-by-design techniques - Techniques for scaling formal methods - Formal methods for multi-core, GPU-based implementations - Applications of formal methods in the development of: - autonomous systems - safety-critical artificial intelligence systems - cyber-physical, embedded, and hybrid systems - fault-detection, diagnostics, and prognostics systems - Use of formal methods in: - assurance cases - human-machine interaction analysis - requirements generation, specification, and validation - automated testing and verification * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract Submission: November 28, 2016 Paper Submission: December 5, 2016 Paper notification: February 3, 2017 Camera Ready Deadline: March 1, 2017 Symposium: May 16-18, 2017 1ST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TESTING EXTRA-FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES AND QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF SOFTWARE SYSTEMS (ITEQS 2017) Call for Papers Tokyo - Japan http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/ITEQS/2017/ Co-located with ICST 2017 Submission deadline: December 1, 2016 * TOPICS - Model-based testing of EFPs; e.g., choice of modeling languages to capture EFPs and their role on testability, model-based test case generation, etc. - Mutation-based testing for EFPs; e.g., application of mutation techniques for testing of EFPs particularly introduction of EFP-specific mutation operators - Search-based testing techniques for EFPs - Testability, observability, controllability and the role of the platform; e.g., how the choice of operating system can impact testability of EFPs, for instance, a real-time operating system, introducing testability mechanisms into a platform, designing - middlewares for testing of EFPs - Empirical studies and experience reports; e.g., on the importance of testing EFPs, evaluation of testing methods, case-study and reports on project failures due to EFPs, comparison of methods and techniques - Quality assurance, standards, and their impact on testing EFPs - Requirements and testing EFPs; e.g., identification and generation of test oracles for EFPs from requirements, requirements for testability, traceability - Coverage criteria in testing EFPs - Processes and their role in testing EFPs; e.g., agile and TDD - Fault localization for EFPs and debugging - Formal methods, model-checking, and reasoning about EFPs - Parallelism, Concurrency, and Testing of multicore applications - Performance, Robustness, and Security Testing - Testing real-time, embedded, and cyber-physical systems, and their challenges - Testing quality characteristics of distributed, mobile, and cloud applications * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: December 1, 2016 Notifications: January 2, 2017 Workshop date: March 12, 2017 (preliminary) * ORGANIZERS Mehrdad Saadatmand, SICS Swedish ICT, Vasteras, Sweden (firstname.lastname@example.org) Birgitta Lindstrom, University of Skovde, Sweden (email@example.com) Markus Bohlin, SICS Swedish ICT, Vasteras, Sweden (firstname.lastname@example.org) 36TH ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGAI SYMPOSIUM ON PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SYSTEMS (PODS 2017) Call for Papers (2nd submission cycle) May 14-19, 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA http://www.sigmod2017.org * The PODS symposium series, held in conjunction with the SIGMOD conference series, provides a premier annual forum for the communication of new advances in the theoretical foundations of data management, traditional or non-traditional (see http://www.sigmod.org/the-pods-pages/the-pods-pages). * For the 36th edition, PODS continues to aim to broaden its scope, and calls for research papers providing original, substantial contributions along one or more of the following aspects: - deep theoretical exploration of topical areas central to data management; - new formal frameworks that aim at providing the basis for deeper theoretical investigation of important emerging issues in data management; and - validation of theoretical approaches from the lens of practical applicability in data management. * TOPICS that fit the interests of the symposium include the following: - design, semantics, query languages - data models, data structures, algorithms for data management - concurrency and recovery, distributed and parallel databases, cloud computing - model theory, logics, algebras, computational complexity - graph databases and (semantic) Web data - data mining, information extraction, search - data streams - data-centric (business) process management, workflows, web services - incompleteness, inconsistency, uncertainty in data management - data and knowledge integration and exchange, data provenance, views and data warehouses, metadata management - domain-specific databases (multi-media, scientific, spatial, temporal, text) - deductive databases - data privacy and security * PROGRAM CHAIR Floris Geerts (University of Antwerp, BE) * IMPORTANT DATES - Dates for second submission cycle: December 11, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Abstract submission December 18, 2016, 11:59pm PST: Paper submission February 26, 2017, 11:59pm PST: Accept/Reject notification March 19, 2017, 11:59pm PST: Camera-ready deadline * AWARDS - Best Paper Award: An award will be given to the best submission, as judged by the program committee. - Best Student Paper Award: There will also be an award for the best submission, as judged by the program committee, written by a student or exclusively by students. CIE 2017: UNVEILING DYNAMICS AND COMPLEXITY - 13TH COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE CONFERENCE. (CIE 2017) Call for papers Turku, Finland, June 12-16, 2017 http://math.utu.fi/cie2017 Deadline for article submission: January 5, 2017 * CiE 2017 is the thirteenth 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. * THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE cordially invites all researchers (European and non-European) to submit their papers in all areas related to computability for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the proceedings at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cie2017. Submission guidelines are available on the conference web-site. * The CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS will be published by LNCS, Springer Verlag. * IMPORTANT DATES: Deadline for article submission: January 5, 2017 Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2017 Final versions due: March 13, 2017 Early registration before: May 8, 2017 * TUTORIAL SPEAKERS: Denis R. Hirschfeldt (University of Chicago), Daniel M. Gusfield (University of California, Davis) * INVITED SPEAKERS: Scott Aaronson (University of Texas at Austin), Karen Lange (Wellesley College), Ludovic Patey (Université Paris Diderot), Nicole Schweikardt (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Alexander Shen (Université de Montpellier), Moshe Vardi (Rice University) * SPECIAL SESSIONS: Algorithmics for biology, Combinatorics and algorithmics on words, Computability in analysis, algebra, and geometry, Cryptography and information theory, Formal languages and automata theory, History and philosophy of computing. * Further details regarding the conference, including grants and organisation, are available on the web-site. 29TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER-AIDED VERIFICATION (CAV 2017) Call for Papers Heidelberg, Germany, July 22-28, 2017 http://cavconference.org/2017/ * IMPORTANT DATES All deadlines are AOE (Anywhere on Earth). Papers: Paper submission: January 24, 2017 (Tuesday) Author response period: March 20-22, 2017 (Monday - Wednesday) Author notification: April 12, 2017 (Wednesday) Final version: May 5, 2017 (Friday) Conference: Workshops: July 22-23, 2017 Main conference: July 24-28, 2017 * CAV 2017 is the 29th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis and synthesis methods for hardware and software systems. CAV considers it vital to continue spurring advances in hardware and software verification while expanding to domains such as cyber-physical, social, and biological systems. 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 of interest include but are not limited to: Algorithms and tools for verifying models and implementations Algorithms and tools for system synthesis Mathematical and logical foundations of verification and synthesis Specifications and correctness criteria for programs and systems Deductive verification using proof assistants Hardware verification techniques Program analysis and software verification Software synthesis Hybrid systems and embedded systems verification Compositional and abstraction-based techniques for verification Probabilistic and statistical approaches to verification Verification methods for parallel and concurrent systems Testing and run-time analysis based on verification technology Decision procedures and solvers for verification and synthesis Applications and case studies in verification and synthesis Verification in industrial practice New application areas for algorithmic verification and synthesis Formal models and methods for security Formal models and methods for biological systems * Lightweight Double-Blind Reviewing Process CAV 2017 will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. This means that committee members will not have access to authors' names or affiliations as they review a paper; however, authors' names will be revealed once reviews have been submitted. * CHAIRS Viktor Kuncak, EPFL, Switzerland Rupak Majumdar, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany * CAV Award Committee Tom Ball (Chair), Microsoft research Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University Natarajan Shankar, SRI International Pierre Wolper, Liege University FORMAL STRUCTURES FOR COMPUTATION AND DEDUCTION (FSCD 2017) Call for Workshop Proposals September 2017, Oxford, UK http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/conferences/fscd2017 * FSCD 2017, co-located with ICFP 2017, will be the second edition of the International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction. The FSCD conference was created by the communities behind two major conferences, RTA (Rewriting Techniques and Applications) and TLCA (Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications). The first event took place in Porto, Portugal in June 2016 and was extremely successful, attracting 186 participants and 11 workshops. * We invite proposals for workshops, tutorials or other satellite events, on any topic to related formal structures in computation and deduction, from theoretical foundations to tools and applications. A full list of suggested topics is given here: http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/conferences/fscd2017/cfp.html Satellite events will take place on 7-9 September, after the main conference on 3-6 September. It is expected that satellite events would run for 1 or 2 days, and be open to participants of parallel events. * PROPOSALS Proposals should be submitted by email directly to the workshop chair email@example.com, with the following information: - title of the satellite event, description of the topic and its relevance to FSCD; - names and affiliations of the organizers; - pointers to information about past editions of the event, if applicable; - proposed event duration and format (for example, paper presentations, tutorials, demo sessions, etc); - plans for invited speakers or special sessions; - estimate of the number of participants; - procedures for selecting papers and participants and plans for the publication of proceedings, if any; - tentative schedule for paper submission and notification of acceptance; - a brief description (up to 120 words) of the event for the website and publicity material; - any other special requirements. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission of workshop proposals: January 30, 2017 Notification of success of proposals: February 13, 2017 Main conference: September 3-6, 2017 Workshop dates: September 7-9, 2017 24th WORKSHOP ON LOGIC, LANGUAGE, INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION (WoLLIC 2017) Call for Papers July 18th-21st, 2017, London, UK http://wollic.org.wollic2017/ * WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers. * Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Typical but not exclusive areas of interest are: foundations of computing and programming; novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and belief; proof mining, type theory, effective learnability; formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and resources; foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing, and protection; foundations of mathematics; philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of language; philosophical logic. Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS by Springer. They must not exceed 12 pages, with up to 5 additional pages for references and technical appendices. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. * IMPORTANT DATES: Mar 14, 2017: Paper title and abstract deadline Mar 21, 2017: Full paper deadline, Apr 22, 2017: Author notification May 6, 2017: Final version deadline (firm). 3-YEAR POSTDOC POSITION AT HASSELT UNIVERSITY * We have a vacancy for a 3-year postdoc position at Hasselt University. The salary is very good and it comes with social security, health insurance, what have you. The topic is very flexible as long as it has to do with finite model theory, expressive power of database query languages, in particular query languages for novel data models such as JSON or graph data, tractable fragments of higher-order logic is also a theme that fits. * The position needs to be filled by 1 January 2017 at the latest. * The research group on Databases and Theoretical Computer Science at Hasselt University is a leading group in the theoretical foundations of data management. Professors are Marc Gyssens, Bart Kuijpers, Frank Neven, and Jan Van den Bussche * Please email Jan Van den Bussche (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested. * http://alpha.uhasselt.be/jan.vandenbussche
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