SIGLOG Monthly 192 May 4, 2017 ******************************************************************* * 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 Winners of the 2017 Alonzo Church Award FLoC 2018 - Preliminary Announcemnet ACM SIGLOG Announcement EATCS Bulletin - Call for abstracts * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS LearnAut 2017 - Call for Participation LC 2017 - 3rd Announcement and Call for Submissions and Participation SMT 2017 - Call for Papers AIRIM'17 - Call for Papers CCC 2017 - Second Call for Papers LACompLing2017 - Call for Papers TIME 2017 - Final Call for Papers MOD 2017 - Call for Papers LFU 2017 - Call for Papers SyGuS-COMP 2017 - Call for Solvers and Benchmarks Submission NLS 2017 - Second announcement and call for papers SR 2017 - Preliminary Call for Papers HaPoC4 - Third Call for Papers PPDP 2017 - Call for Papers RW 2017 - Call for Applications GandALF 2017 - Preliminary Call for Papers CRITIS 2017 - Call for Papers FLoC 2018 - Call for workshops RERS Challenge 2017 - Call for Papers DataMod 2017 - Call for Papers RSSRail 2017 - Call for Papers HDRA 2017 - Call for Papers LSFA 2017 - Second Call for Papers PODS 2018 - Call for Papers Security and Privacy in Cloud-Assisted Cyber-Physical Systems - Call for papers EPS 2017 - Call for Posters and Encyclopedia Entries CPP 2018 - Call for Papers * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS Professor Positions at University of Pisa WINNERS OF THE 2017 CHRUCH AWARD http://siglog.org/winners-of-the-2017-alonzo-church-award/ * The 2017 Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation is given jointly to Samson Abramsky, Radha Jagadeesan, Pasquale Malacaria, Martin Hyland, Luke Ong, and Hanno Nickau for providing a fully-abstract semantics for higher-order computation through the introduction of game models, thereby fundamentally revolutionising the field of programming language semantics, and for the applied impact of these models. * Their contributions appeared in three papers: - S. Abramsky, R. Jagadeesan, and P. Malacaria. Full Abstraction for PCF. Information and Computation, Vol. 163, No. 2, pp. 409 - 470, 2000. - J.M.E. Hyland and C.-H.L. Ong. On Full Abstraction for PCF: I, II, and III. Information and Computation, Vol. 163, No. 2, pp. 285 - 408, 2000. - H. Nickau. Hereditarily sequential functionals. Proc. Symp. Logical Foundations of Computer Science: Logic at St. Petersburg (eds. A. Nerode and Yu.V. Matiyasevich), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 813, pp. 253 - 264. Springer-Verlag, 1994. A description of the contributions is available at http://siglog.org/winners-of-the-2017-alonzo-church-award/ * The 2017 award will be presented at the 26th Computer Science Logic (CSL) Conference, the annual meeting of the European Association for Computer Science Logic. This will be held August 20th - 24th, 2017, at Stockholm University, Sweden. THE 2018 FEDERATED LOGIC CONFERENCE (FLoC 2018) Preliminary annoucement 6-19 July 2018 Oxford, England UK http://www.floc2018.org/ * In 1996, as part of its Special Year on Logic and Algorithms, DIMACS hosted the first Federated Logic Conference (FLoC). It was modelled after the successful Federated Computer Research Conference (FCRC), and synergetically brought together conferences that apply logic to computer science. * We are pleased to announce the seventh Federated Logic Conference (FLoC'18) to be held in Oxford, UK, in July 2018, at the Mathematical Institute and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. * FLoC 2018 brings together nine major international conferences related to mathematical logic and computer science: International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV) IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF) International Symposium on Formal Methods (FM) International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD) International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR) International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP) Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS) International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) Plus FLoC workshops (7-8 July, 13 July, and 18-19 July) and the School on Foundations of Programming and Software Systems (FoPSS, 30 June - 6 July). * We have already begun confirming exciting lineup of speakers, including keynotes by Shafi Goldwasser and Georges Gonthier; plenary lectures by Peter O'Hearn and Byron Cook; and a public lecture by Stuart Russell at the Sheldonian Theatre. We will also hold an Oxford Union-style debate on ethics for autonomous robots. There will be banquets, receptions and other social events in historic venues across the city: see www.floc2018.org/social-events/ for the latest updates. * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE General Chair: Moshe Y. Vardi Co-chairs: Daniel Kroening, Marta Kwiatkowska CAV: Hana Chockler CSF: Stephen Chong FM: Bill Roscoe FSCD: Hane Kirchner ICLP: Paul Tarau IJCAR: Roberto Sebastiani ITP: Assia Mahboubi LICS: Martin Hofmann SAT: Olaf Byersdorff 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). EATCS Bulletin - Call for abstracts * EATCS Bulletin, http://eatcs.org/index.php/eatcs-bulletin, has a section for "Technical contributions." To stimulate this section further, we will be considering for publication abstracts of works that have been accepted by journals and/or conferences or have appeared in major archives. The topics of interest include all areas of theoretical computer science (for instance, see topics of the three Tracks of ICALP, http://www.easyconferences.eu/icalp2016/cfp.html). * Abstracts should be rather detailed, 2-3 pages long in the format given at http://eatcs.org/index.php/eatcs-bulletin. Submissions should include the information on the full paper (the name of conferences, archives, etc) and sufficiently detailed explanation of its merits, e.g., importance, motivations, clear comparison with existing results and novelty and/or new ideas of proof techniques. * The Bulletin is published in Feb, Jun and Oct. The deadline for the abstract submission is 20th of the previous month, for instance, May 20 (Sat) 2017 for the June issue of this year. All materials including tex and pdf files should be sent electrically to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptance/rejection, decided based on its merit mentioned above, will be notified as soon as possible. The Bulletin will not require copy-right transfer for accepted abstracts. DATES * LearnAut 2017 Call for Participation LICS 2017 Workshop June 19, Reykjavik (Iceland) Website: https://learnaut.wordpress.com/ Early registration: May 5th (VERY SOON) * LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 2017 Third Announcement and Call for Submissions August 14-20, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden https://www.lc17.conf.kth.se Abstract submission for contributed talks: May 5, 2017 * SMT 2017 Call for papers http://smt-workshop.cs.uiowa.edu/2017/ July 22 - 23, 2017, Heidelberg, Germany Affiliated with CAV 2017 Paper submission deadline: Mon, May 8, 2017 * AIRIM'17 Call for Papers Prague, Czech Republic, 3 - 6 September, 2017 https://www.fedcsis.org/2017/airim Paper submission (strict deadline): May 10 2017 23:59:59 pm HST * CCC 2017 Second Call for Papers Loria, 26-30 June 2017, Nancy, France https://members.loria.fr/MHoyrup/CCC/home.html Extended Deadline: 10 May 2017 * LACompLing2017 Call for Papers Stockholm, August 16-19, 2017 Extended Deadline: May 10 (AoE), 2017 http://staff.math.su.se/rloukanova/LACompLing17.html * TIME 2017 Final Call for Papers Mons (Belgium), 16-18 October 2017 http://informatique.umons.ac.be/time2017/ Full papers due: May 12 * MOD 2017 Call for Papers Deadline extended: May 15, 2017 September 14 - 17, 2017, Volterra (Pisa) Tuscany, Italy http://www.taosciences.it/mod/ Full Paper Submissions: May 15, 2017 * LFU 2017 Call for Papers http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/vbelle/workshops/lfu17/ August 19, Melbourne, Australia Workshop affiliated with IJCAI-17 Paper Submission: May 15 * SyGuS-COMP 2017 Call for Solvers and Benchmarks Submission July 22, 2017 Heidelberg, Germany (with CAV and SYNT) http://www.sygus.org/SyGuS-COMP2017.html Benchmark submission deadline: 15 May 2017 * NLS 2017 Second announcement and call for papers Stockholm, August 7 - 11, 2017 Department of Mathematics, Kräftriket Campus, Stockholm University. https://www.sls17.conf.kth.se Early registration ends: May 15, 2017 * SR 2017 Preliminary Call for Papers Liverpool, UK, July 26-27, 2017 http://sr2017.csc.liv.ac.uk/ Submission deadline: May 15, 2017 * HaPoC4 Third Call for Papers 4-7 October 2017, Masaryk University Brno https://hapoc2017.sciencesconf.org/ Deadline: 15 May 2017 * PPDP 2017 Call for Papers Namur, Belgium, October 9-11, 2017 (co-located with LOPSTR'17) http://complogic.cs.mcgill.ca/ppdp2017 Deadline: 12 May (abstracts) / 19 May (papers) * RW 2017 Call for Applications London, U.K., July 7-11, 2017 http://reasoningweb.org/2017 Application deadline: May 20, 2017 (extended) * GandALF 2017 Preliminary Call for Papers Rome, Italy, 20-22 September 2017 http://gandalf2017.istc.cnr.it Paper submission deadline: May 26, 2017 * CRITIS 2017 Call for Papers Lucca, Italy, 9-11 October 2017 www.critis2017.org Deadline: 2 June 2017 * FLoC 2018 Call for workshops The 2018 Federated Logic Conference 6-19 July 2018 Oxford, England UK http://www.floc2018.org/ Submission of workshop proposals deadline: June 19, 2017 * RERS Challenge 2017 Call for Papers Santa Barbara, USA, July 2017. Deadline for all submission: 01.07.2017 * DataMod 2017 Call for Papers September 4-5, 2017, Trento, Italy Satellite event of SEFM 2017 http://pages.di.unipi.it/datamod/edition-2017/ Paper submission: 1 June 2017; * RSSRail 2017 Call for Papers November 14-16, 2017, Pistoia, Italy https://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/rssrail/ paper submission deadline: June 8, 2017 * HDRA 2017 Call for Papers September 8-9 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom http://hdra.gforge.inria.fr/ Satellite workshop of FSCD 2017, co-located with STRING 2017. Submission Deadline: June 18, 2017 * LSFA 2017 Second Call for Papers 23-24 September 2017, Brasilia, Brazil Satellite event of TABLEAUX, FroCoS, and ITP 2017 http://lsfa2017.cic.unb.br/ Submission deadline: 21 June 2017 * PODS 2018 Call for Papers June 11 - June 13, 2018, Houston, Texas, USA PODS has two rounds of submissions (see dates below). Paper submission (1st cycle): Jun 22, 2017 * Security and Privacy in Cloud-Assisted Cyber-Physical Systems Call for papers Special issue in Computer Netwoks Journal (Elsevier) Submission deadline: June 30, 2017 * EPS 2017 Call for Posters and Encyclopedia Entries 24, 25th of September 2017, Brasilia, Brazil http://proofsystem.github.io/Encyclopedia/ Submission: August 1 * CPP 2018 Call for Papers January 8-9, 2018, Los Angeles, USA http://popl18.sigplan.org/track/CPP-2018 Full paper submission deadline: Wed 11 Oct 2017 LEARNING AND AUTOMATA - LICS 2017 WORKSHOP (LEARNAUT 2017) Call for Participation June 19, Reykjavik (Iceland) Website: https://learnaut.wordpress.com/ * Grammatical Inference (GI) studies machine learning algorithms for classical recursive models of computations like automata and grammars. The expressive power of these models and the complexity of associated computational problems are a major research topic within theoretical computer science (TCS). This workshop aims at offering a favorable place for dialogue and at generating discussions between researchers from these two communities. We invite submissions of recent works, possibly preliminary ones, related to the theme of the workshop. Similarly to how main machine learning conferences and workshops are organized, all accepted abstracts will be part of a poster session held during the workshop. Additionally, the Program Committee will select a subset of the abstracts for oral presentation. At least one author of each accepted abstract is expected to represent it at the workshop. The program can be found on the website. * INVITED SPEAKERS: Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg), Mehryar Mohri (NYU & Google), Alexandra Silva (UCL) * IMPORTANT DATES: Early registration deadline: May 5th 2017 * If you have not registered yet to the workshop, and if you are interested by its program, we strongly recommend you to do it as soon as possible (http://www.icetcs.ru.is/lics2017-registration.html). Pressures on accommodation possibilities are high, the sooner you book one the better it is (a lot of hotels are unfortunately already full). LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 2017 (LC 2017) 3rd Announcement and Call for Submissions and Participation August 14-20, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden https://www.lc17.conf.kth.se * Registration is now open * The Logic Colloquium 2017 (LC2017) is the 2017 Annual European summer meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL) and will be held during August 14-20, 2017 at the main campus of Stockholm University. The Logic Colloquium 2017 is organised and hosted jointly by the Departments of Mathematics and Philosophy at Stockholm University, and is also supported by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. * LC2017 will be co-located with two other logic-related events, all taking place at Stockholm University: - the 3rd Nordic Logic Summer School, NLS2017, August 7-12 - the 26th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic, CSL2017, August 20-24. * There will be a joint session of CSL2017 and LC2017 in the morning of August 20. Further information about all events can be found at: https://www.lis17.conf.kth.se * The programme of LC2017 will also include special sessions, which will be announced later. * INVITED SPEAKERS * Plenary speakers: - David Aspero (University of East Anglia) - Alessandro Berarducci (Pisa) - Elisabeth Bouscaren (Paris 11) - Christina Brech (Sao Paolo) - Sakae Fuchino (Kobe University) - Denis Hirschfeldt (University of Chicago) - Wilfrid Hodges (British Academy) - Emil Jerabek (Prague) - Per Martin-Löf (Stockholm University) - Dag Prawitz (Stockholm University) - Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam) * Tutorial speakers: - Patricia Bouyer-Decitre (LSV ENS Cachan) - Mai Gehrke (Paris 7) * LC2017 invited highlight speakers for the joint LC-CSL session: - Veronica Becher (Buenos Aires) - Pierre Simon (UC Berkeley) * IMPORTANT DATES Main event: August 14-19, 2017 Joint session with CSL2017: August 20, 2017 Abstract deadlines: Abstract submission for contributed talks: May 5, 2017 Notification: May 19, 2017 Grant application deadline: May 8, 2017 Early registration deadline: June 9, 2017 Late registration deadline: August 1, 2017 * PC CHAIR Mirna Dzamonja (PC chair, University of East Anglia) * SPECIAL SESSIONS - Category theory and type theory in honor of Per Martin-Lof on his 75th birthday Dates: August 17-19, 2017 - Computability Organizers: Veronica Becher and Denis Hirschfeldt - History of Logic Organiser: Valentin Goranko - Model Theory: TBA - Philosophical Logic Organizer: Mirna Dzamonja - Proof Theory Organizers: Jan von Plato and Andreas Weiermann - Set Theory Organizers: Christina Brech and Assaf Rinot * CONTACTS AND ENQUIRIES For enquiries on scientific and programme issues, send email to: Mirna Dzamonja (M.Dzamonja@uea.ac.uk) For enquiries on organising matters, send email to: lc2017 at philosophy.su.se 15TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SATISFIABILITY MODULO THEORIES (SMT 2017) Call for papers http://smt-workshop.cs.uiowa.edu/2017/ July 22 - 23, 2017, Heidelberg, Germany Affiliated with CAV 2017 Paper submission deadline: Mon, May 8, 2017 * The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and users of SMT tools and techniques. Relevant topics include but are not limited to: - Decision procedures and theories of interest - Combinations of decision procedures - Novel implementation techniques - Applications and case studies - Benchmarks and evaluation methodologies - Theoretical results * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission deadline: Mon, May 1, 2017 Paper submission deadline: Mon, May 8, 2017 Notification: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 Camera ready versions due: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 Workshop: July 22-23, 2017 * Three categories of submissions are invited: - Extended abstracts - Original papers - Presentation-only papers 2ND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON AI ASPECTS OF REASONING, INFORMATION, AND MEMORY 2017 (AIRIM'17) Call for Papers Prague, Czech Republic, 3 - 6 September, 2017 https://www.fedcsis.org/2017/airim * SCOPE: There is general realization that computational models of languages and reasoning can be improved by integration of heterogeneous resources of information, e.g., multidimensional diagrams, images, language, syntax, semantics, quantitative data, memory. While the event targets promotion of integrated computational approaches, we invite contributions from any individual areas related to information, language, memory, reasoning. * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission (strict deadline): May 10 2017 23:59:59 pm HST Position paper submission: May 31, 2017 Authors notification: June 14, 2017 Final paper submission and registration: June 28, 2017 Final deadline for discounted fee: August 01, 2017 Conference dates: September 3-6, 2017 * ORGANIZERS Roussanka Loukanova, Stockholm University, Sweden M. Dolores Jimenez-Lopez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark * CONTACT INFORMATION M. Dolores Jimenez-Lopez (email@example.com) Roussanka Loukanova (firstname.lastname@example.org) CONTINUITY, COMPUTABILITY, CONSTRUCTIVITY FROM LOGIC TO ALGORITHMS 2017 (CCC 2017) Second Call for Papers Loria, 26-30 June 2017, Nancy, France https://members.loria.fr/MHoyrup/CCC/home.html * OVERVIEW. CCC is a workshop series bringing together researchers from exact real number computation, computable analysis, effective descriptive set theory, constructive analysis, and related areas. The overall aim is to apply logical methods in these disciplines to provide a sound foundation for obtaining exact and provably correct algorithms for computations with real numbers and related analytical data, which are of increasing importance in safety critical applications and scientific computation. * * SCOPE. The workshop specifically invites contributions in the areas - Exact real number computation, - Correctness of algorithms on infinite data, - Computable analysis, - Complexity of real numbers, real-valued functions, etc. - Effective descriptive set theory - Scott's domain theory, - Constructive analysis, - Category-theoretic approaches to computation on infinite data, - Weihrauch degrees, - And related areas. * INVITED SPEAKERS. Matthew de Brecht (Kyoto, Japan) Bernhard Reus (Brighton, UK) Matthias Schroder (Darmstadt, Germany) Alex Simpson (Ljubljana, Slovenia) * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline: 10 May 2017 (extended) * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CHAIRS Mathieu Hoyrup (Nancy) (co-chair) Dieter Spreen (Siegen) (co-chair) WORKSHOP ON LOGIC AND ALGORITHMS IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS 2017 (LACOMPLING2017) Call for Papers Stockholm, August 16-19, 2017 Extended Deadline: May 10 (AoE), 2017 http://staff.math.su.se/rloukanova/LACompLing17.html * Affiliated with the 26th Annual EACSL Conference on Computer Science Logic CSL'2017, Stockholm, 20--26 August 2017 and co-located with: Logic in Stockholm 2017 https://www.math-stockholm.se/en/konferenser-och-akti/logic-in-stockholm-2 * DESCRIPTION Computational linguistics studies natural language in its various manifestations from a computational point of view, both on the theoretical level (modeling grammar modules dealing with natural language form and meaning, and the relation between these two) and on the practical level (developing applications for language and speech technology). Right from the start in the 1950ties, there have been strong links with computer science, logic, and many areas of mathematics - one can think of Chomsky's contributions to the theory of formal languages and automata, or Lambek's logical modeling of natural language syntax. The workshop assesses the place of logic, mathematics, and computer science in present day computational linguistics. It intends to be a forum for presenting new results as well as work in progress. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline for regular papers: May 10 (AoE), 2017 Notification of paper acceptance: May 31, 2017 Abstracts of short presentations: June 4, 2017 Notifications for short presentations: June 12, 2017 Deadline for final submissions: June 25, 2017 Workshop: August 16-19, 2017 * FEATURED INVITED SPEAKERS Robin Cooper, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Ann Copestake, University of Cambridge, UK Lars Hellan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Lucas Champollion, New York University, USA Nikola Kompa, University of Osnabr=C3=BCck, Germany Louise McNally, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden Mila Vulchanova, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Markus Werning, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany and more ... * CONTACT Roussanka Loukanova (email@example.com) Valeria de Paiva (firstname.lastname@example.org) 24th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TEMPORAL REPRESENTATION AND REASONING (TIME 2017) Final Call for Papers Mons (Belgium), 16-18 October 2017 http://informatique.umons.ac.be/time2017/ * TIME 2017 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium, currently in its 24th edition, has a wide remit and intends to cater to both theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the key aspects of the symposium is its interdisciplinarity, with attendees from distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond. The symposium will encompass three tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in (1) Artificial Intelligence, (2) Databases and (3) Logic and Verification. Submissions of high-quality papers describing research results are solicited. See the webpage for a detailed list of topics of interest. * PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Sven Schewe (University of Liverpool); Thomas Schneider (University of Bremen); Jef Wijsen (University of Mons) * INVITED SPEAKERS: Alessandro Artale (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano); Javier Esparza (Technical University of Munich); Sheila McIlraith (University of Toronto) * Submitted papers should contain original, previously unpublished content, should be written in English, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Detailed submission instructions can be found on the webpage. Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the proceedings, which will be published by LIPIcs-Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, which is a series of high-quality peer-reviewed conference proceedings, published according to the principle of OpenAccess. * Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution to a special issue of the journal Theoretical Computer Science. * IMPORTANT DATES: Abstracts due: May 8, 2017; Full papers due: May 12, 2017; Notification: June 27, 2017; Final version due: July 14, 2017; Symposium: October 16-18, 2017 THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MACHINE LEARNING, OPTIMIZATION & BIG DATA (MOD 2017) Call for Papers Deadline extended: May 15, 2017 September 14 - 17, 2017, Volterra (Pisa) Tuscany, Italy http://www.taosciences.it/mod/ * AIMS.The International Conference on Machine learning, Optimization, and big Data (MOD) has established itself as a premier interdisciplinary conference in machine learning, computational optimization, knowledge discovery and data science. The conference will consist of four days of conference sessions. We invite submissions of papers on all topics related to Machine learning, Optimization, Knowledge Discovery and Data Science including real-world applications for the Conference Proceedings (Springer - Lecture Notes in Computer Science - LNCS). * IMPORTANT DATES Full Paper Submissions: May 15, 2017 Full Paper Notifications: June 30, 2017 Conference: September 14 - 17, 2017 * KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - Georgios Giannakis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Director of Digital Technology Center, USA (TBC) - Yi-Ke Guo, Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London, UK Founding Director of Data Science Institute. - Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Director of AI Research at Apple. - Jun Pei, Hefei University of Technology, China * For a full list of topics see http://www.taosciences.it/mod/ We particularly encourage submissions in emerging topics of high importance such as data quality, advanced deep learning, time-evolving networks, large multi-objective optimization, quantum discrete optimization, learning representations, big data mining and analytics, cyber-physical systems, heterogeneous data integration and mining, autonomous decision and adaptive control. * PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS: Giovanni Giuffrida, University of Catania, Italy & Neodata Group Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA * SPECIAL SESSION CO-CHAIRS: Giuseppe Narzisi, New York University Tandon School of Engineering & New York Genome Center, New York, USA * WORKSHOP CO-CHAIR: Piero Conca, CNR, Italy * INDUSTRIAL PANEL CHAIRS: Ilaria Bordino, Marco Firrincieli, Fabio Fumarola, and Francesco Gullo, UniCredit R&D * FURTHER INFORMATION W: http://www.taosciences.it/mod/ E: email@example.com WORKSHOP ON LOGICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR UNCERTAINTY AND LEARNING (LFU 2017) Call for Paper August 19, Melbourne, Australia Workshop affiliated with IJCAI-17 http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/vbelle/workshops/lfu17/ * OVERVIEW. The purpose of this workshop is to promote logical foundations for reasoning and learning under uncertainty. Uncertainty is inherent in many AI applications, and coping with this uncertainty, in terms of preferences, probabilities and weights, is essential for the system to operate purposefully. In the same vein, expecting a domain modeler to completely characterize a system is often unrealistic, and so enabling mechanisms by means of which the system can infer and learn about the environment is needed. While probabilistic reasoning and Bayesian learning has enjoyed many successes and is central to our current understanding of the data revolution, a deeper investigation on the underlying semantical issues as well as principled ways of extending the frameworks to richer settings is what this workshop strives for. Broadly speaking, we aim to bring together the many communities focused on uncertainty reasoning and learning -- including knowledge representation, machine learning, logic programming and databases -- by focusing on the logical underpinnings of the approaches and techniques. * TOPICS include (but are not limited to): Probabilistic and weighted databases and knowledge bases Integration of deductive and inductive reasoning with Bayesian inference and learning Semantical foundations for machine learning Logics for data-intensive information processing, such as data fusion Extension of statistical relational learning with generic weight functions Declarative methods for inference and learning * IMPORTANT DATES Paper Submission: May 15 Author Notification: June 8 Camera ready: July 15 Workshop Date: August 19 SYGUS-COMP 2017 4TH ANNUAL SYNTAX GUIDED SYNTHESIS COMPETITION (SyGuS-COMP 2017) Call for Solvers and Benchmarks Submission July 22, 2017 Heidelberg, Germany (with CAV and SYNT) http://www.sygus.org/SyGuS-COMP2017.html * The SyGuS Competition is an annual competition for solvers of the syntax-guided synthesis problem. This problem asks to find a program meeting a given logical formulae augmented with a grammar restricting the set of allowed implementations. These are formulated in SyGuS-IF, a logical formalism built on top of SMT-LIB. * Benchmarks and Solvers submission is now open. * IMPORTANT DATES: Benchmark submission deadline: 15 May 2017 Deadline for first version of solvers: 7 June 2017 * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. THIRD NORDIC LOGIC SUMMER SCHOOL (NLS 2017) Second announcement and call for papers Stockholm, August 7 - 11, 2017 Department of Mathematics, Kräftriket Campus, Stockholm University. https://www.sls17.conf.kth.se * The third Nordic Logic Summer School is arranged under the auspices of the Scandinavian Logic Society (http://scandinavianlogic.org/). The two previous schools were organized in Nordfjordeid, Norway (2013) and Helsinki (2015). The intended audience is advanced master students, PhD-students, postdocs and experienced researchers wishing to learn the state of the art in a particular subject. The school is co-located with Logic Colloquium 2017 (August 14-20) and Computer Science Logic 2017 (August 21-24). * The school will consist of 10 five-hour courses, running in two qparallel streams. In addition, there will be short student presentations and poster sessions. * The lectures start on: Monday August 7, 9:00, and end Friday August 11, 16:15 * LECTURERS AND COURSES The following lecturers and course topics are confirmed. - Mirna Dzamonja (University of East Anglia) Set Theory - Martin Escardo (Birmingham) Topological and Constructive Aspects of Higher-Order Computation - Henrik Forssell (Oslo) Categorical Logic - Volker Halbach (Oxford) Truth & Paradox - Larry Moss (Indiana University, Bloomington) Natural Logic - Anca Muscholl (LaBRI, Université Bordeaux) Logic in Computer Science - Control and Synthesis, from a Distributed Perspective - Eric Pacuit (University of Maryland) Logic and Rationality - Peter Pagin and Dag Westerståhl (Stockholm University) Compositionality - Sara L. Uckelman (Durham) Medieval Logic - Andreas Weiermann (Ghent) Proof Theory * IMPORTANT DATES Registration: Registration opens: March 6, 2017 Early registration ends: May 15, 2017 Late registration ends: August 4, 2017 Submission of abstracts for presentations and posters: Opening: March 6, 2017 Closing: May 2, 2017 Notification of acceptance: May 9, 2017 * FURTHER INFORMATION Further information about submissions, registration and accommodation possibilities will (in due time) be available on the NLS webpage: General enquiries: nls2017 [at] philosophy.su.se Accommodation enquiries: logic2017-accommodation [at] math.su.se * PROGRAM CHAIR Erik Palmgren (chair, Stockholm U) 5TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON STRATEGIC REASONING (SR 2017) Preliminary Call for Papers Liverpool, UK, July 26-27, 2017 http://sr2017.csc.liv.ac.uk/ * OVERVIEW: Strategic reasoning is one of the most active research areas in the multi-agent system domain. The literature in this field is extensive and provides a plethora of logics for modelling strategic ability. Theoretical results are now being used in many exciting domains, including software tools for information system security, robot teams with sophisticated adaptive strategies, and automatic players capable of beating expert human adversaries, just to cite a few. All these examples share the challenge of developing novel theories and tools for agent-based reasoning that take into account the likely behaviour of adversaries. The international workshop on strategic reasoning aims to bring together researchers working on different aspects of strategic reasoning in computer science, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. SR 2017 will be co-located with TARK 2017, which will be held in Liverpool on July 24-26, 2017. * LIST OF TOPICS The topics covered by the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following: Logics for reasoning about strategic abilities; Logics for multi-agent mechanism design, verification, and synthesis; Logical foundations of decision theory for multi-agent systems; Strategic reasoning in formal verification; Automata theory for strategy synthesis; Strategic reasoning under perfect and imperfect information; Applications and tools for cooperative and adversarial reasoning; Robust planning and optimisation in multi-agent systems; Risk and uncertainty in multi-agent systems; Quantitative aspects in strategic reasonings. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract deadline: May 8, 2017 Submission deadline: May 15, 2017 Acceptance notification: June 16, 2017 Camera-ready deadline: June 30, 2017 Workshop: July 26-27, 2017 * WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS Wiebe van der Hoek, University of Liverpool Bastien Maubert, University of Naples "Federico II" Aniello Murano, University of Naples "Federico II" Sasha Rubin, University of Naples "Federico II" 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF COMPUTING (HaPoC4 2017) Second Call for Papers 4-7 October 2017, Masaryk University Brno https://hapoc2017.sciencesconf.org/ * HaPoC4 2017 will be held under the auspices of the DHST/DLMPS Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC) www.hapoc.org * OVERVIEW. HaPoC conferences aim to bring together researchers exploring the various aspects of the computer from historical or philosophical standpoint. The series aims at an interdisciplinary focus on computing, rooted in historical and philosophical viewpoints. The conference brings together researchers interested in the historical developments of computing, as well as those reflecting on the sociological and philosophical issues springing from the rise and ubiquity of computing machines in the contemporary landscape. For HaPoC 2017 we welcome contributions from logicians, philosophers and historians of computing as well as from philosophically aware computer scientists and mathematicians. We also invite contributions on the use of computers in art. As HaPoC conferences aim to provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussions among researchers, contributions stimulating such discussions are preferable. * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for abstracts and extended abstracts: 15 May 2017 Notifications of acceptance: July 2016 19TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF DECLARATIVE PROGRAMMING (PPDP 2017) Call for Papers Namur, Belgium, October 9-11, 2017 (co-located with LOPSTR'17) http://complogic.cs.mcgill.ca/ppdp2017 * PPDP 2017 is a forum that brings together researchers from the declarative programming communities, including those working in the functional, logic, answer-set, and constraint programming paradigms. The goal is to stimulate research in the use of logical formalisms and methods for analyzing, performing, specifying, and reasoning about computations, including mechanisms for concurrency, security, static analysis, and verification. * This year the conference will be co-located with the 27th Int'l Symp. on Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2017). * Submissions are invited on all topics from principles to practice, from foundations to applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to - Language Design: domain-specific languages; interoperability; concurrency, parallelism, and distribution; modules; probabilistic languages; reactive languages; database languages; knowledge representation languages; languages with objects; language extensions for tabulation; metaprogramming. -- Implementations: abstract machines; interpreters; compilation; compile-time and run-time optimization; garbage collection; memory management. - Foundations: type systems; type classes; dependent types; logical frameworks; monads; resource analysis; cost models; continuations; control; state; effects; semantics. - Analysis and Transformation: partial evaluation; abstract interpretation; control flow; data flow; information flow; termination analysis; resource analysis; type inference and type checking; verification; validation; debugging; testing. - Tools and Applications: programming and proof environments; verification tools; case studies in proof assistants or interactive theorem provers; certification; novel applications of declarative programming inside and outside of CS; declarative programming pearls; practical experience reports and industrial application; education. * IMPORTANT DATES: Abstract Submission: 12 May 2017 Paper Submission: 19 May 2017 Paper Rebuttal: 10 July 2017 Notification: 20 July 2017 Final Version: 15 Aug 2017 * SUBMISSION CATEGORIES: Submissions can be made in three categories: regular Research Papers, System Descriptions, and Experience Reports. * PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR Brigitte Pientka (McGill University) THE 13TH REASONING WEB SUMMER SCHOOL (RW 2017) Call for Applications London, U.K., July 7-11, 2017 http://reasoningweb.org/2017 * co-located with: - RuleML+RR: International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning London, U.K., July 12-15, 2017 http://2017.ruleml-rr.org - RuleML+RR Doctoral Consortium http://2017.ruleml-rr.org/doctoral-consortium/ - DecisionCAMP 2017 London, U.K., July 13-14, 2017 http://2017.ruleml-rr.org/decisioncamp-2017 - 11th International Rule Challenge London, U.K., July 12-15, 2017 http://2017.ruleml-rr.org/calls/international-rule-challenge/ * The purpose of the Reasoning Web Summer School is to disseminate recent advances on reasoning techniques which are of particular interest to Semantic Web and Linked Data applications. The school is primarily intended for postgraduate (PhD or MSc) students, postdocs, young researchers, and senior researchers wishing to learn about Reasoning on the Semantic Web and related issues. In 2017, the theme of the school is: "Semantic Interoperability on the Web" * IMPORTANT DATES Application deadline: May 20, 2017 (extended) Notifications: May 25, 2017 Registration deadline: May 31, 2017 * LECTURES - Andrea Cali (Birkbeck University of London, U.K.) "Ontology querying: Datalog strikes back" - Thomas Eiter (Technical University of Wien, Austria) "Answer Set Programming with External Source Access" - Thomas Lukasiewicz (University of Oxford, U.K.) "Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web" - Marco Montali (Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy) "Ontology-based Data Access for Log Extraction in Process Mining" - Axel Polleres (Vienna University of Economics & Business, Austria) "Challenges for Semantic Data Integration on the Web of Open Data" - Marie-Christine Rousset (University Grenoble-Alpes, Institut Universitaire de France) "Datalog revisited for reasoning in Linked Data" - Torsten Schaub (University of Potsdam, Germany and Inria, Bretagne Atlantique, Rennes, France) "A Tutorial on Hybrid Answer Set Solving" - Juan Sequeda (Capsenta, USA) "Integrating Relational Databases with the Semantic Web" - Giorgos Stamou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece) "Ontological query answering over semantic data" * FURTHER DETAILS on applications, student fees and grants, venue, are available on the school website. THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GAMES, AUTOMATA, LOGICS, AND FORMAL VERIFICATION (GandALF 2017) Rome, Italy, 20-22 September 2017 http://gandalf2017.istc.cnr.it * AIM. The aim of GandALF 2017 symposium is to bring together researchers from academia and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification. The idea is to cover an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate cross-fertilization. * TOPICS Papers focused on formal methods are especially welcome. Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on all relevant topics in these areas. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome. The topics covered by the conference include, but are not limited to, the following: - Automata Theory - Automated Deduction - Computational aspects of Game Theory - Concurrency and Distributed computation - Decision Procedures - Deductive, Compositional, and Abstraction Techniques for Verification - Finite Model Theory - First-order and Higher-order Logics - Formal Languages - Formal Methods for Systems Biology, Hybrid, Embedded, and Mobile Systems - Games and Automata for Verification - Game Semantics - Logical aspects of Computational Complexity - Logics of Programs - Modal and Temporal Logics - Model Checking - Models of Reactive and Real-Time Systems - Program Analysis and Software Verification - Run-time Verification and Testing - Specification and Verification of Finite and Infinite-state Systems - Synthesis * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: May 19, 2017 Paper submission: May 26, 2017 Notification: July 7, 2017 Camera-ready: July 31, 2017 Conference: Sept. 20-22, 2017 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Patricia Bouyer-Decitre LSV, CNRS & ENS de Cachan, France Pierluigi San Pietro, Politecnico di Milano, Italy INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL (INFORMATION) INFRASTRUCTURES SECURITY (CRITIS 2017) Call for Papers Lucca, Italy, 9-11 October 2017 www.critis2017.org. * We invite you to submit a contribution to CRITIS 2017, the International Conference on Critical (Information) Infrastructures Security. * Special attention will be devoted to young talents. To this purpose, a price (YCA: Young Critis Award) will be awarded to the best contribution presented by a young author. On 12-13 October, the conference will be followed by two satellite workshops on Energy and Water. * For further details, please visit our website www.critis2017.org. * IMPORTANT DATES Full-text submission 2 June 2017 Notification of acceptance 1 July 2017 Camera-ready papers 1 September 2017 * GENERAL CHAIR: Antonio Scala (IMT Lucca & CNR, Italy) PROGRAMME GENERAL CHAIR: Gregorio D'Agostino (ENEA, Italy) PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS: Grigore Havarneanu (International Union of Railways, France), Cristina Alcaraz (University of Malaga, Spain), Hypatia Nassopoulos (Ecole des Ingenieurs de la Ville de Paris, France) YCA CHAIRS: Marco Santarelli (ReS On Network) and Bernhard Hammerli (HSLU) THE SEVENTH FEDERATED LOGIC CONFERENCE (FLOC 2018) Call for workshops The 2018 Federated Logic Conference 6-19 July 2018 Oxford, England UK http://www.floc2018.org/ * AIM. The Seventh Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2018) will host the following nine conferences and affiliated workshops. - CAV (30th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification) http://i-cav.org/ Workshop chair: Hana Chockler hana.chockler at kcl.ac.uk - CSF (31st IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium) http://www.ieee-security.org/CSFWweb/ Workshop chair: Cas Cremers cas.cremers at cs.ox.ac.uk - FM (23rd International Symposium on Formal Methods) http://www.fmeurope.org/?page_id=3D221 Workshop chair: Helen Treharne H.Treharne at surrey.ac.uk - FSCD (3rd International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction) http://fscdconference.org/ Workshop chair: Paula Severi pgs11 at le.ac.uk - ICLP (35th International Conference on Logic Programming) https://www.cs.nmsu.edu/ALP/conferences/ Workshop chair: Stefan Woltran woltran at dbai.tuwien.ac.at - IJCAR (International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning) http://www.ijcar.org Workshop chair: Alberto Griggio griggio at fbk.eu - ITP (9th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving) http://itp2017.cic.unb.br Workshop chair: Assia Mahboubi Assia.Mahboubi at inria.fr - LICS (33rd Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science) http://lics.siglog.org/ Workshop chair: Patricia Bouyer bouyer at lsv.ens-cachan.fr - SAT (21st International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing) http://www.satisfiability.org Workshop chair: Martina Seidl martina.seidl at jku.at * SUBMISSION OF WORKSHOP PROPOSALS Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops on topics in the field of computer science, related to logic in the broad sense. Each workshop proposal must indicate one affiliated conference of FLoC 2018. It is strongly suggested that prospective workshop organizers contact the relevant conference workshop chair before submitting a proposal. * Submission instructions will follow shortly from http://www.floc2018.org/workshops/ For further information on FLoC 2018 see http://www.floc2018.org * IMPORTANT DATES Submission of workshop proposals deadline: June 19, 2017 Notification: July 31, 2017 Pre-FLoC workshops: Saturday & Sunday, July 7-8, 2018 Mid-FLoC workshops: Friday July 13, 2018 Post-FLoC workshops: Wednesday & Thursday, July 18-19, 2018 * CONTACT INFORMATION Questions regarding proposals should be sent to the workshop chairs of the proposed affiliated conference. General questions should be sent to: gethin.norman at glasgow.ac.uk 7TH INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE ON THE RIGOROUS EXAMINATION OF REACTIVE SYSTEMS (RERS 2017) Call for Papers Santa Barbara, USA, July 2017. co-located with ISSTA/SPIN 2017. * RERS is designed to encourage software developers and researchers to apply and combine their tools and approaches in a free style manner to answer evaluation questions for reachability and LTL formulas on specifically designed benchmarks. The goal of this challenge is to provide a basis for the comparison of verification techniques and available tools. The benchmarks are automatically synthesized to exhibit chosen properties and then enhanced to include dedicated dimensions of difficulty, ranging from conceptual complexity of the properties (e.g. reachability, full safety, liveness), over size of the reactive systems (a few hundred lines to tens of thousands of them), to exploited language features (arrays and index arithmetics). They are therefore especially suited for community-overlapping tool comparisons. What distinguishes RERS from other challenges is that the challenge problems can be approached in a free-style manner: it is highly encouraged to combine and exploit all known (even unusual) approaches to software verification. In particular, participants are not constrained to their own tools. To clearly separate RERS from other challenges, this year the LTL analysis is separated from the reachability of labels. RERS is then the only challenge with a special track for LTL analysis on synthesized benchmarks. * The main aims of RERS 2017 are to : - encourage the combination of usually different research fields for better software verification results; - provide a comparison foundation based on differently tailored benchmarks that reveals the strengths and weaknesses of specific approaches; - initiate a discussion for better benchmark generation reaching out across the usual community barriers to provide benchmarks useful for testing and comparing a wide variety of tools. * There will be a 1 day workshop where the results will be presented, the generation methodology will be explained, and the modalities for the RERS 2018 challenge, which will be part of ISoLA 2018 will be discussed. There is still a lot of time to get engaged, and collecting RERS achievements is a lot of fun! * SCHEDULE: * SEQUENTIAL PROBLEMS The sequential challenge just started. Its entire setup in online since a few days. Thus you can start right away. At least if you are a RERS newcomer, we would strongly recommend you to start with the training problems: (http://www.rers-challenge.org/2017/index.php?page=trainingphase) They are an ideal starting point for the challenge: They are smaller in size than the challenge problems but otherwise structurally equivalent. Moreover, an automatic checker (available on the same page) allows you to evaluate your own solutions. After having tackled the training problems it should be easy to move on to attack the challenge problems. * PARALLEL PROBLEMS: 01.03.2017: The training problems for the parallel challenge wil be online 01.05.2017: The setup for the parallel challlenge will be online. * DEADLINE for all submission: 01.07.2017 Please note that we want to specifically encourage also solutions from participants that work with tools developed by others. * FURTHER INFORMATION More detailed information on the challenge can be found in the participants section of www.rers-challenge.org/2017. Looking forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara! Best regards Bernhard, Falk, Jaco, and Markus DataMod 2017 - 6th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM "FROM DATA TO MODELS AND BACK" Call for Papers September 4-5, 2017, Trento, Italy Satellite event of SEFM 2017 http://pages.di.unipi.it/datamod/edition-2017/ * DataMod 2017 aims at bringing together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and research institutions interested in the combined application of computational modelling methods with data-driven techniques from the areas of knowledge management, data mining and machine learning. * Modelling and analysis methodologies include Agent-based Methodologies, Automata-based Notations, Big Data Analytics, Cellular Automata, Classification, Clustering, Segmentation and Profiling, Conformance Analysis, Constraint Programming, Data Mining, Differential Equations, Empirical Modelling, Game Theory, Machine Learning, Membrane Systems, Network Theory and Analysis, Ontologies, Optimisation Modelling, Petri Nets, Process Calculi, Process Mining, Rewriting Systems, Spatio-temporal Data Analysis/Mining, Statistical Model Checking, System Dynamics, Text Mining, Topological Data Analysis * Application domains include Biology, Brain Data and Simulation, Business Process Management, Climate Change, Cybersecurity, Ecology, Education, Environmental Risk Assessment and Management, Enterprise Architectures, Epidemiology, Genetics, Governance, Open Source Software Development and Communities, Pharmacology, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Security Risk Assessment, Social Good, Social Software Engineering, Social Systems, Sustainable Development, Threat modelling and analysis, Urban Ecology and Smart Cities * Synergistic approaches include: (1) use of modelling methods and notations in a knowledge management/discovery context (2) development and use of common modelling and knowledge management/discovery frameworks to explore and understand complex systems from the application domains of interest * IMPORTANT DATES: Abstract submission due: 25 May 2017; Paper submission: 1 June 2017; Notification: 6 July 2017 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RELIABILITY, SAFETY AND SECURITY OF RAILWAY SYSTEMS: MODELLING, ANALYSIS, VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION - (RSSRAIL 2017) Call for Papers November 14-16, 2017, Pistoia, Italy https://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/rssrail/ * AIMS. The railway industry is facing an increasing pressure to improve system safety, to decrease the production cost and time to market, to reduce the carbon emission and running cost, and to improve the system capacity. Railway systems are now being integrated into larger multi-transport networks. Such systems require an even higher degree of automation at all levels of operation. These trends dramatically increase the complexity of railway applications and pose new challenges in developing novel methods of modelling, analysis, verification and validation to ensure their reliability, safety and security, as well as in supporting novel mechanisms and procedures to help argue that the development processes are meeting the standards. Following the success of RSSRail 2016 held in Paris on June 28-30, 2016, this conference will contribute to a range of key objectives. There is a pressing demand to bring together researchers and developers working on railway system reliability, security and safety to discuss how these requirements can be met in an integrated way. * The conference aims to bring together researchers and engineers interested in building critical railway applications and systems. This will be a working conference in which research advances will be discussed and evaluated by both researchers and engineers focusing on their potential to be deployed in industrial settings. * We are interested in the submissions of three types: - Research papers - Industrial experience reports - PhD student papers. * IMPORTANT DATES: Abstract submission: June 1, 2017 Paper submission deadline: June 8, 2017 Notification: July 8, 2017 camera-read papers submitted: August 18, 2017 * CONFERENCE CHAIRS: Alessandro Fantechi, University of Firenze, Italy Thierry Lecomte, ClearSy, France Alexander Romanovsky, Newcastle University, UK HIGHER-DIMENSIONAL REWRITING AND APPLICATIONS (HDRA 2017) September 8-9 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom http://hdra.gforge.inria.fr/ Satellite workshop of FSCD 2017, co-located with STRING 2017. * Rewriting consists in orienting equalities. This seemingly simple point of view has given rise to a rich theory, which was first developped in computer science for handling strings and terms, and was then extended over the recent years to many other settings (operads, monoidal categories, higher categories, etc.), allowing it to have applications in algebra, homotopy theory and physics. All these generalizations fit into the general scope of higher-dimensional rewriting theory, which has emerged as a unifying algebraic framework. * The aim of the workshop is to gather people interested in pushing further rewriting theory, using (higher) categories as a common language. It is open to all topics concerning higher-dimensional generalizations and applications of rewriting theory. * HDRA 2017 will be co-located with the first edition of the STRING workshop (http://string2017.cs.ru.nl/) * INVITED SPEAKERS - Paul-Andre Mellies (CNRS and Paris Diderot) - TBA * IMPORTANT DATES Submission: June 18, 2017 Notification: June 30, 2017 Final version: July 9, 2017 Conference: September 8-9, 2017 12TH WORKSHOP ON LOGICAL AND SEMANTIC FRAMEWORKS, WITH APPLICATIONS (LSFA 2017) Second Call for Papers 23-24 September 2017, Brasilia, Brazil Satellite event of TABLEAUX, FroCoS, and ITP 2017 http://lsfa2017.cic.unb.br/ * OVERVIEW Logical and semantic frameworks are formal languages used to represent logics, languages and systems. These frameworks provide foundations for the formal specification of systems and programming languages, supporting tool development and reasoning. LSFA 2017 aims to be a forum for presenting and discussing work in progress, and therefore to provide feedback to authors on their preliminary research. The proceedings are produced after the meeting, so that authors can incorporate this feedback in the published papers. * TOPICS OF INTEREST Topics of interest to this forum include, but are not limited to: - Automated deduction - Applications of logical and/or semantic frameworks - Computational and logical properties of semantic frameworks - Formal semantics of languages and systems - Implementation of logical and/or semantic frameworks - Lambda and combinatory calculi - Logical aspects of computational complexity - Logical frameworks - Process calculi - Proof theory - Semantic frameworks - Specification languages and meta -languages - Type theory * IMPORTANT DATES Submission: 21 June 2017 Notification: 21 July 2017 Final pre-proceedings version due: 11 August 2017 LSFA 2017 23-24 September 2017 * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CHAIRS Sandra Alves, University of Porto - co-chair Renata Wassermann, University of Sao Paulo - co-chair 37th ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGAI Symposium on PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SYSTEMS (PODS 2018) Call for Papers June 11 - June 13, 2018, Houston, Texas, USA PODS has two rounds of submissions (see dates below). * 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 37th 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; - validation of established theoretical approaches from the lens of practical applicability in data management. Papers in this track should provide an experimental evaluation that gives new insight in established theories. Besides, they should provide a clear message to the database theory community as to which aspects need further (theoretical) investigation, based on the experimental findings. * Topics (that fit the interests of the symposium include, but are not limited to): - concurrency & recovery, distributed/parallel databases, cloud computing - data and knowledge integration and exchange, data provenance, views and data warehouses, metadata management - data-centric (business) process management, workflows, web services - data management and machine learning - data mining, information extraction, search - data models, data structures, algorithms for data management - data privacy and security, human-related data and ethics - data streams - design, semantics, query languages - domain-specific databases (multi-media, scientific, spatial, temporal, text) - graph databases and (semantic) Web data - incompleteness, inconsistency, uncertainty in data management - knowledge-enriched data management - model theory, logics, algebras, computational complexity * PROGRAM CHAIR: Marcelo Arenas * IMPORTANT DATES: First Submission Cycle: - Abstract submission: Jun 15, 2017 - Paper submission: Jun 22, 2017 - First notification: Aug 31, 2017 - Revision deadline: Sep 28, 2017 - Final notification: Nov 02, 2017 Second Submission Cycle: - Abstract submission: Dec 12, 2017 - Paper submission: Dec 19, 2017 - Final notification: Feb 27, 2018 All deadlines end at 11:59pm AoE. SECURITY AND PRIVACY IN CLOUD-ASSISTED CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS Call for papers Special issue in Computer Netwoks Journal (Elsevier) Submission deadline: June 30, 2017 * Cloud-assisted Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) feature a tight coupling between embedded computing devices and their physical environment. CPSes can be viewed as the bridge between physical components/processes and the cyber space. Specifically, the notion of CPSes is to use computing (e.g. sensing, analyzing and predicting), communication (e.g. interaction, intervene and interface management), and controlling (e.g. inter-operation, evolving and evidence-based certification) to make intelligent and autonomous systems. Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in the development of CPSes services, including ubiquitous health care, smart electricity grid, and smart buildings. However, the fast-growing data volume is hard to process. The present CPSes cannot support ultra-fast computing, and thus it cannot provide real-time and reliable services to meet the requirements, which are essential for mission-critical systems. Fortunately, cloud infrastructures and platforms can provide flexible and on-demand processing power and high-capacity storage for data streams, as well as provisioning of a variety of services using telecommunication and networking technologies. Thus, the large-scale nature of CPSes can be effectively and efficiently supported and assisted by cloud systems, which is referred to as cloud-assisted CPSes (Cloud-CPS). The goal of this special issue is to unveil and address the security and privacy aspects associated to the Cloud-CPeSs. * SUGGESTED TOPICS include, but are not limited to the following. - Secure data sharing in Cloud-CPSes - Big data security and privacy in Cloud-CPSes - Secure computation in Cloud-CPSes - Location privacy in Cloud-CPSes - Lightweight block ciphers for low-resource devices in Cloud-CPSes - Searchable encryption in Cloud-CPSes - End to end secure communications in Cloud-CPSes - Access control in Cloud-CPSes - Key management in Cloud-CPSes * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: June 30, 2017 Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2017 Final manuscript due: October 15, 2017 * Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editors. * GUEST EDITORS Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, firstname.lastname@example.org Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, email@example.com Eric Rome, Fraunhofer, firstname.lastname@example.org ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PROOF SYSTEMS - POSTER SESSION & TASK-FORCE (EPS 2017) Call for Posters and Encyclopedia Entries 24, 25th of September 2017, Brasilia, Brazil http://proofsystem.github.io/Encyclopedia/ * DESCRIPTION. The Encyclopedia of Proof Systems was created in 2014 with the goal of being a quick reference for the various proof systems used by logicians. Since then, it has collected 64 entries on the most various logics and calculi. This was only possible due to the collaboration of many members of the logic community. This event aims to promote the encyclopedia and attract more contributions and collaborators. It consists of: - a poster session in the afternoon of September 24th, 2017, during which submitted entries will be displayed as posters; - an interactive hands-on meeting in the morning of September 25th, 2017, for those who would like to contribute to the continuous improvement of the encyclopedia. * Submissions and instructions are available in the website: http://proofsystem.github.io/Encyclopedia/ * IMPORTANT DATES Submission: 1 August 2017 Notification: 15 August 2017 SEVENTH ACM SIGPLAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CERTIFIED PROGRAMS AND PROOFS (CPP 2018) Call for Papers January 8-9, 2018, Los Angeles, USA http://popl18.sigplan.org/track/CPP-2018 * OVERVIEW Certified Programs and Proofs (CPP) is an international forum on theoretical and practical topics in all areas, including computer science, mathematics, and education, that consider certification as an essential paradigm for their work. Certification here means formal, mechanized verification of some sort, preferably with production of independently checkable certificates. * DATES - Abstract submission deadline: Fri 6 Oct 2017 - Full paper submission deadline: Wed 11 Oct 2017 - Notification: Tue 14 Nov 2017 * PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS - June Andronick (Data61, CSIRO and UNSW, Australia) - Amy Felty (University of Ottawa, Canada) CALL FOR INTEREST FOR PROFESSOR POSITIONS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE - UNIVERSITY OF PISA Call for Interest Candidates for positions of Full Professor and Associate Professor Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Italy www.di.unipi.it * The Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa is seeking expressions of interest for tenured positions at the Associate Professor and Full Professor level, to be covered, in multiple selection rounds, in 2017-2019. * Outstanding candidates in all areas of Computer Science are invited to apply. At this time, the Department seeks to expand its faculty in particular into the following areas: - Computational Science and Applied Mathematics including applications to complex systems and models in the fields of physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences, engineering and finance. - Ubiquitous computing including Internet of Things, Cloud and Fog computing, mobile applications, wearable and cyber-physical systems, programming languages, formal methods and verification. - Artificial Intelligence and Data Science including analysis and management of big data, machine learning, and high-performance architectures for related computations. * Position Profile Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the activities of the Department, in multiple capacities: - Research, by providing leadership in defining research projects, attracting funding from industry or competitive funding programs, and contributing to dissemination of results through top-level publications. - Teaching, by offering courses for approximately 120 hrs per year (this translates to 2-3 courses per year) to students, at the undergraduate and graduate level. Post-grad teaching and PhD courses can be arranged as well. - Management, by serving in the various committees and boards of our University. * Candidates must have obtained a national habilitation for the applied-for position (associate or full professor), or already hold an equivalent academic position. Salary is aligned to national standards, starting from a minimum of Euro 51000/yr for an Associate Professor, and Euro 72000/yr for a Full Professor, and can be increased based on seniority and qualifications. * For any further detail please contact the Head of Department, Professor Gian-Luigi Ferrari at email@example.com. Interested candidates are kindly requested to send at firstname.lastname@example.org their resume and a short statement of their research interest, together with their vision for how they intend to contribute to our Department. For this round, please send your expression of interest by 15th of May 2017. Next rounds are expected in May 2018 and May 2019.
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