SIGLOG Monthly 199 April 11, 2018 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://lii.rwth-aachen.de/lics/newsletters/inst.html ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * NEWS WINNERS OF THE 2018 ALONZO CHURCH AWARD FLoC 2018 - Joint Call for Papers FLoC 2018 - Workshop Announcement E. W. BETH DISSERTATION PRIZE, 2018 - call for nominations ACKERMANN AWARD 2018 - Call for Nominations ACM SIGLOG Announcement EATCS Bulletin - Call for abstracts * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS CSL 2018 - Call for Papers SAS 2018 - Call for Papers WiL 2018 - Call for papers DCM 2018 - Call for submissions SMT 2018 - Call for Papers HDRA 2018 - Call for extended abstracts CICM 2018 - Call for papers LFMTP 2018 - Call for Papers CONCUR 2018 - Call for Papers EICNCL 2018 - Second Call For Papers LC 2018 - Call for Contributions Eighth Summer School on Formal Techniques - Call for Participation CRITIS 2018 - Call for Papers QBF 2018 - Call for Papers SyGuS-COMP 2018 - Call for Solvers and Benchmarks Submission MINDS AND MACHINES SPECIAL ISSUE - Call for Papers TIME 2018 - Call for papers LACompLing2018 - Call for Papers AIRIM'18 - Call for papers AiML 2018 - Second call for papers GandALF 2018 - Call for Papers DL 2018 - Call for Papers CCC 2018 - Call for papers INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL AND WORKSHOP ON PROOF THEORY - Announcement * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS PHD POSITION IN PARAMETERIZED COMPLEXITY AT TU WIEN, AUSTRIA POSTDOC POSITION: TEAMPLAY EUROPEAN PROJECT, RENNES, FRANCE POSTDOC POSITION IN LOGIC, GOTHENBURG (SWEDEN) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AT AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY, GEORGIA TWO OPEN RESEARCH POSITIONS AT TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY PHD/POSTDOC OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FORA EUROPEAN TRAINING NETWORK POSTDOC/PHD OPPORTUNITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE POSTDOC OPENING AT THE UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA, ITALY WINNERS OF THE 2018 ALONZO CHURCH AWARD * The 2018 Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation is given jointly to Tomas Feder and Moshe Y. Vardi for fundamental contributions to the computational complexity of constraint-satisfaction problems. Their contributions appeared in two papers: 1. Tomas Feder, Moshe Y. Vardi: Monotone Monadic SNP and Constraint Satisfaction. STOC 1993, 612-622. 2. Tomas Feder, Moshe Y. Vardi: The Computational Structure of Monotone Monadic SNP and Constraint Satisfaction: A Study through Datalog and Group Theory. SIAM J. Comput. 28(1), 57-104 (1998). * CONTRIBUTION SUMMARY: The Feder-Vardi project aimed at finding a large subclass of NP that exhibits a dichotomy (all problems are either in PTIME or NP-complete). The approach is to find this subclass via syntactic prescriptions. The paper identified a class of problems specified by "monotone monadic SNP without inequality", which may exhibit this dichotomy. Feder and Vardi justified placing all three restrictions by showing, using Ladner's theorem, that classes obtained by using only two of the above three restrictions do not show this dichotomy. They then explored the structure of this class. They show that all problems in this class reduce to the seemingly simpler class CSP -- Constraint Satisfaction Problems. They divided CSP into subclasses and tried to unify the collection of all known polytime algorithms for CSP problems and extract properties that make CSP problems NP-hard. They conjectured that the class CSP (and therefore, also MMSNP) also satisfy the dichotomy property. This became known as the Feder-Vardi Dichotomy Conjecture. The Dichotomy Conjecture stimulated an extensive research program, which culminated in 2017 in two independent proofs, by A. Bulatov and by D. Zhuk, of its correctness. THE 2018 FEDERATED LOGIC CONFERENCE (FLoC 2018) Joint Call for Papers 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. * The seventh Federated Logic Conference (FLoC'18) will 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) http://cavconference.org/2018/ - IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF) http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/cas.cremers/csf2018/ - International Symposium on Formal Methods (FM) http://www.fm2018.org - International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD) http://www.cs.le.ac.uk/events/fscd2018/ - International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) https://www.cs.nmsu.edu/ALP/iclp2018/ - International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR) http://ijcar20 18.org - International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP) https://itp2018.inria.fr - Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS) http://lics.siglog.org/lics18/ - International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) http://sat2018.azurewebsites.net/ * Please refer to the individual websites for conference-specific Calls for Papers, deadlines and information on how to submit. * In addition to conferences, FLoC 2018 will also feature 79 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). * The list of workshops can be found at http://www.floc2018.org/workshops. A separate call for workshop papers will follow in February 2018. * IMPORTANT DATES Conference papers due: see individual conference webpages Conference papers notification: 31st March 2018 Workshop papers due: 15th April 2018 Workshop papers notification: 15th May 2018 Camera-ready versions: 31st May 2018 * FLoC'18 Steering Committee General Chair: Moshe Y. Vardi Conference Co-chairs: Daniel Kroening, Marta Kwiatkowska CAV Representative: Orna Grumberg CSF Representative: Stephen Chong FM Representative: Ana Cavalcanti FSCD Representative: Luke Ong ICLP Representative: Torsten Schaub IJCAR Representative: Franz Baader ITP Representative: Larry Paulson LICS Representative: Martin Grohe SAT Representative: Armin Biere SIGLOG Representative: Prakash Panangaden * Programme Committee Chairs General Chair: Moshe Y. Vardi Co-chairs: Daniel Kroening, Marta Kwiatkowska CAV: Hana Chockler, Georg Weissenbacher CSF: Stephen Chong, Stephanie Delaune FM: Jan Peleska, Bill Roscoe FSCD: Helene Kirchner ICLP: Alessandro dal Palu, Paul Tarau IJCAR: Didier Galmiche, Stephan Schulz, Roberto Sebastiani ITP: Jeremy Avigad, Assia Mahboubi LICS: Martin Hofmann SAT: Olaf Beyersdorff, Christoph Wintersteiger THE 2018 FEDERATED LOGIC CONFERENCE (FLoC'18) Workshop Announcement 6-19 July 2018 Oxford, UK http://www.floc2018.org/workshops * The seventh Federated Logic Conference (FLoC'18) will be held in Oxford, UK, in July 2018, at the Mathematical Institute and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. * In addition to nine major international conferences related to mathematical logic and computer science (CAV, CSF, FM, FSCD, ICLP, IJCAR, ITP, LICS and SAT), FLoC 2018 will feature as many as 79 workshops and the School on Foundations of Programming and Software Systems (FoPSS, 30 June - 6 July). * The selection process for workshops is now over and the complete list can be found below. *** Pre-FLoC workshops (Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 July) * 32nd International Workshop on Unification (UNIF 2018), 7 July http://unif2018.cic.unb.br/ * 7th International Workshop on Confluence (IWC 2018), 7 July http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/events/iwc-2018/ * 7th International Workshop on Classical Logic and Computation (CL&C 2018), 7 July http://www.di.unito.it/~stefano/CL&C/CL&C18.htm * Higher-Dimensional Rewriting and Algebra (HDRA 2018), 7 July http://hdra.gforge.inria.fr/ * International Workshop on Logical Frameworks and Meta-Languages: Theory and Practice (LFMTP 2018), 7 July http://lfmtp.org/workshops/2018/ * 7th International Workshop on the Cross-Fertilization Between CSP and SAT (CSPSAT 2018), 7 July (website coming soon) * Pragmatics of SAT (PoS 2018), 7 July http://www.pragmaticsofsat.org/2018/ * Twenty Years of Deep Inference (TYDI 2018), 7 July https://www.lix.polytechnique.fr/~lutz/orgs/TYDI2018.html * 10th International Workshop on Computing with Terms and Graphs (TERMGRAPH 2018), 7 July https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/maribel.fernandez/TERMGRAPH.html * Syntax and Semantics of Low-Level Languages (LOLA 2018), 7 July https://cs.appstate.edu/~johannp/lola18/ * 9th Workshop on Higher Order Rewriting (HOR 2018), 7 July https://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/HOR18/ * 2018 Joint Workshop on Linearity & TLLA (5th International Workshop on Linearity and 2nd Workshop on Trends in Linear Logic and Applications), 7-8 July http://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/TLLALinearity18/ * Workshop on Homotopy Type Theory and Univalent Foundations (HoTT/UF 2018), 7-8 July https://hott-uf.github.io/2018/ * Game Semantics 25, 7-8 July http://www.gamesemantics.org/game-semantics-25 * Workshop on Proof Complexity (PC 2018), 7-8 July http://easychair.org/smart-program/PC2018/ * Programming And Reasoning on Infinite Structures (PARIS 2018), 7-8 July https://www.irif.fr/~saurin/RAPIDO/PARIS-2018/ * 6th Workshop on Strategic Reasoning (SR 2018), 7-8 July http://projects.lsv.fr/sr18/ * Workshop in honour of Dana Scott's 85th birthday and 50 years of domain theory, 7-8 July https://andrejbauer.github.io/domains-floc-2018/ * 5th Workshop on Natural Language and Computer Science (NLCS 2018), 7-8 July http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html * 7th Workshop on Mathematically Structured Functional Programming (MSFP 2018), 8 July https://msfp2018.bentnib.org/ * 5th International Workshop on Rewriting Techniques for Program Transformations and Evaluation (WPTE 2018), 8 July http://researchers.lille.inria.fr/niehren/WPTE-2018/main.html * The Coq Workshop 2018, 8 July https://coqworkshop2018.inria.fr/ * International Workshop on Quantified Boolean Formulas and Beyond (QBF 2018), 8 July http://fmv.jku.at/qbf18/ * 5th International Workshop on Graphical Models for Security (GraMSec 2018), 8 July http://gramsec.uni.lu/ * Women in Logic 2018, 8 July https://sites.google.com/site/womeninlogic2018/welcome * 9th Workshop on Intersection Types and Related Systems (ITRS 2018), 8 July https://www.irif.fr/~michele/itrs2018 * Coalgebra Now, 8 July http://homepage.tudelft.nl/c9d1n/floc2018coalgebra/index.html * 12th International Workshop on Developments in Computational Models (DCM 2018), 8 July https://sites.google.com/g.uporto.pt/dcm18 * IFIP Working Group 1.6: Rewriting, 8 July http://cbr.uibk.ac.at/ifip-wg1.6/ * Workshop on Foundations of Computer Security (FCS 2018), 8 July http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/liminjia/events/fcs2018/ * LICS Mentor Workshop, 8 July (website coming soon) *** Mid-FLoC workshops (Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14 July) * IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems (ADHS 2018), 11-13 July http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/conferences/ADHS18/ * 16th International Workshop on Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT 2018), 12-13 July http://smt-workshop.cs.uiowa.edu/2018/ * 7th Workshop on Logic and Systems Biology (LSB), 13 July http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/russell.harmer/lsb7.html * Isabelle Workshop, 13 July http://sketis.net/isabelle/isabelle-workshop-2018 * 25th RCRA International Workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for Solving Problems with Combinatorial Explosion, 13 July https://sites.google.com/a/aixia.it/rcra/rcra-2018 * 5th Workshop on Formal Reasoning in Distributed Algorithms (FRIDA 2018), 13 July http://forsyte.at/events/frida2018/ * 5th Vampire Workshop (Vampire 2018), 13 July http://easychair.org/smart-program/Vampire18/ * 19th Workshop on Logic and Computational Complexity (LCC), 13 July http://www.cs.swansea.ac.uk/lcc/index.html * 5th Workshop on Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis (HCVS 2018), 13 July https://www.sci.unich.it/hcvs18/ * Workshop on Learning and Automata (LearnAut 2018), 13 July https://learnaut2018.wordpress.com/ * 1st International Workshop on Multi-objective Reasoning in Verification and Synthesis (MoRe 2018), 13 July http://math.umons.ac.be/more2018/ * Workshop on Modular Knowledge (Tetrapod), 13 July http://new.kwarc.info/events/Tetrapod-2018/ * First Workshop on Automated Deduction for Separation Logics (ADSL 2018), 13 July http://adsl.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/ * DMW18: Deduction Mentoring Workshop, 13 July http://easychair.org/smart-program/DMW18/ * Runtime Verification for Rigorous Systems Engineering (RV4RISE), 13 July http://rv4rise.conf.tuwien.ac.at/ * Logic and Learning, 13 July http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/LoL/ * 13th International Workshop on User Interfaces for Theorem Provers (UITP 2018), 13 July http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/uitp/uitp2018/ * CAV Mentor Workshop, 13 July (website coming soon) * Summit on Machine Learning Meets Formal Methods, sponsored by the Alan Turing Institute (https://www.turing.ac.uk), 13 July (website coming soon) * 4th Workshop on Formal Integrated Development Environment (F-IDE 2018), 14 July https://sites.google.com/view/fideworkshop2018 * 16th International Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages and Systems (QAPL 2018), 14 July http://www1.isti.cnr.it/~Massink/EVENTS/QAPL2018/ * 16th Overture Workshop: New Capabilities and Applications for Model-based Systems Engineering, 14 July http://overturetool.org/workshops/16th-Overture-Workshop.html * FM Doctoral Symposium, 14 July (website coming soon) *** Post-FLoC workshops (Wednesday 18 - Thursday 19 July) * 18th Refinement Workshop, 18 July http://www.refinenet.org.uk/ * 1st International Workshop on Parallel Logical Reasoning (PLR), 18 July https://antonwijs.wixsite.com/plr2018 * 7th Workshop on Synthesis (SYNT 2018), 18 July (website coming soon) * Theorem Prover Components for Educational Software (ThEdu 2018), 18 July http://www.uc.pt/en/congressos/thedu/thedu18 * TLA+ Community Event 2018, 18 July http://tla2018.loria.fr/ * Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms (ASPOCP 2018), 18 July https://sites.google.com/site/aspocp2018/ * International Conference on Logical Programming - Doctoral Consortium (ICLP - DC 2018), 18 July http://easychair.org/smart-program/ICLP-DC2018/ * 16th International Colloquium on Implementation of Constraint and Logic Programming Systems (CICLOPS 2018), 18 July https://people.cs.kuleuven.be/~tom.schrijvers/CICLOPS2018/ * 3rd International Workshop on Automated Reasoning in Quantified Non-Classical Logics (ARQNL 2018), 18 July http://iltp.de/ARQNL-2018/ * Workshop on Logic and Practice of Programming (LPoP 2018), 18 July http://lpop.cs.stonybrook.edu/ * 13th International Workshop on Constraint Based Methods in Bioinformatics (WCB 2018), 18 July http://clp.dimi.uniud.it/wcb/wcb18/ * International Workshop on the Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems (VaVAS), 18-19 July http://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~michael/VaVAS-July2018/ * 16th International Workshop on Termination (WST 2018), 18-19 July http://wst2018.webs.upv.es/ * MLP18: Machine Learning for Programming, 18-19 July https://prodo.ai/mlp18 * Satisfiability Checking and Symbolic Computation: Bridging Two Communities to Solve Real Problems (SC^2 2018), 18-19 July http://www.sc-square.org/CSA/workshop3.html * The LaSh 2018 Workshop on Logic and Search, 18-19 July http://www.logicandsearch.org/LaSh2018/ * 10th Working Conference on Verified Software: Theories, Tools and Experiments (VSTTE 2018), 18-19 July http://vstte18.it.uu.se/ * 11th International Workshop on Numerical Software Verification (NSV-XI), 18-19 July (website coming soon) * 18th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVOCS 2018), 18-19 July http://avocs18.irisa.fr/ * Logics for Reasoning about Preferences, Uncertainty, and Vagueness (PRUV 2018), 19 July http://pruv18.inf.unibz.it/ * Third Workshop on Fun With Formal Methods (FWFM 2018), 19 July http://persons.iis.nsk.su/en/FWFM2018 * International Workshop on External and Internal Calculi for Non-Classical Logics, 19 July http://weic2018.loria.fr/ * Robots, Morality, and Trust through the Verification Lens, 19 July http://qav.cs.ox.ac.uk/robots_morality_trust/ * 6th Workshop on the Practical Aspects of Automated Reasoning (PAAR 2018), 19 July http://easychair.org/smart-program/PAAR-2018/ * Verification of Engineered Molecular Devices and Programs (VEMDP 2018), 19 July http://dna.caltech.edu/vemdp2018/ * WORKSHOPS COMMITTEE General Chair: Moshe Y. Vardi Co-chairs: Daniel Kroening, Marta Kwiatkowska Workshops Chair: Gethin Norman Workshops Deputy Chair: Christoph Haase CAV: Hana Chockler CSF: Cas Cremers FM: Helen Treharne FSCD: Paula Severi ICLP: Stefan Woltran IJCAR: Alberto Griggio ITP: Assia Mahboubi LICS: Patricia Bouyer SAT: Martina Seidl E. W. BETH DISSERTATION PRIZE, 2018 Call for nominations http://www.folli.info/?page_id=251 Deadline for Submissions: April 23rd, 2018. * Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information, http://www.folli.info) has awarded the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information. We invite submissions for the best dissertation which resulted in a Ph.D. degree awarded in 2017. * WHO QUALIFIES. Nominations of candidates are admitted who were awarded a Ph.D. degree in the areas of Logic, Language, or Information between January 1st, 2017 and December 31st, 2017. Theses must be written in English; however, the Committee accepts submissions of English translations of theses originally written in other languages, and for which a PhD was awarded in the preceding two years (i.e. between January 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2017). There is no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or on the university where the Ph.D. was granted. * The prize will be awarded at the ESSLLI summer school in Sofia. * COMMITTEE Emmanuel Chemla (ENS, CNRS) Andrew Fish (University of Brighton) Sujata Ghosh (Indian Statistical Institute, Chennai) Nina Gierasimczuk (Technical University of Denmark Copenhagen) Wesley Holliday (University of California, Berkeley) Thomas Icard (Stanford University) Andreas Maletti (Leipzig University) Angelo Montanari (University of Udine) Sanjian Li (University of Technology Sydney) Larry Moss (Indiana University, Bloomington) Ian Pratt-Hartmann, Chair (University of Manchester) * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for Submissions: April 23rd, 2018. Notification of Decision: July 2nd, 2018. ESSLLI summer school (Sofia): August 6th--17th, 2018. * FURTHER DETAILS: http://www.folli.info/?page_id=251 * Queries: Ian Pratt-Hartmann (email@example.com) ACKERMANN AWARD 2018 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Call for Nominations Deadline: 4 April 2018 Web: http://eacsl.kahle.ch/?page_id=65 * INTRODUCTION Nominations are now invited for the 2018 Ackermann Award. * ELIGIBILITY: PhD dissertations in topics specified by the CSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2016 and 31.12.2017 are eligible for nomination for the award. * PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD: The 2018 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference of the EACSL, 4-7 September 2018, in Birmingham (UK). The award consists of a certificate, an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference, the publication of the laudatio in the CSL proceedings, and travel support to attend the conference. * JURY: The jury consists of: -- Christel Baier (TU Dresden); -- Mikolaj Bojanczyk (University of Warsaw); -- Anuj Dawar (University of Cambridge); -- Dexter Kozen (Cornell University); -- Dale Miller (INRIA and Ecole Polytechnique), ACM SigLog representative; -- Luke Ong (University of Oxford); -- Simona Ronchi Della Rocca (University of Torino), the vice-president of EACSL; -- Thomas Schwentick (TU Dortmund) , the president of EACSL. The jury is entitled to give the award to more (or less) than one dissertation in a year. * WHAT TO SUBMIT The candidate or his/her supervisor should submit 1. the thesis (ps or pdf file); 2. a detailed description (not longer than 20 pages) of the thesis in ENGLISH (ps or pdf file); 3. a supporting letter by the PhD advisor and two supporting letters by other senior researchers (in English); supporting letters can also be sent directly to Thomas Schwentick (firstname.lastname@example.org); 4. a short CV of the candidate; 5. a copy of the document asserting that the thesis was accepted as a PhD thesis at a recognized University (or equivalent institution) and that the candidate has received his/her PhD within the specified period. * HOW TO SUBMIT The submission should be sent by e-mail as attachments to the chairman of the jury, Thomas Schwentick: email@example.com, with -- Subject: Ackermann Award 2018 Submission -- Text: Name of candidate, list of attachments * The deadline for submission is 4 April 2018. 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 have recently started 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 15th of the previous month, for instance, Jan 15, 2018 for the Feb issue of 2018. All materials including tex and pdf files should be sent electrically to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. 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 * CSL 2018 First Call for Papers 4-7 September 2018, Birmingham, UK https://easychair.org/cfp/CSL18 Paper submission : April 14, 2018 * SAS 2018 Call for Papers Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, August 29th-August 31st, 2018 http://staticanalysis.org/sas2018 Full paper submission: April 13th, 2018 (AoE) * WiL 2018 Call for Papers July 8, 2018, Oxford UK https://sites.google.com/site/womeninlogic2018/welcome/ Paper submission deadline: 15 April 2018 * DCM 2018 Call for submissions July 8, 2018 https://sites.google.com/g.uporto.pt/dcm18/ A satellite event of FLoC 2018, Oxford Extended deadline: April 15, 2018 * SMT 2018 Call for Papers July 12 - 13, 2018, Oxford, UK Affiliated with IJCAR 2018, part of FLoC 2018 http://smt-workshop.cs.uiowa.edu/2018/ Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2018 * HDRA 2018 Call for extended abstracts July 7, 2018, Oxford, United Kingdom http://hdra.gforge.inria.fr/ Satellite workshop of FSCD 2018, part of FLOC 2018. Submission deadline: April 15, 2018 * CICM 2018 Call for papers August 13-17, 2018 RISC, Hagenberg, Austria https://www.cicm-conference.org/2018 Full paper deadline: April 22 * LFMTP 2018 Call for Papers July 07, 2018, Oxford, UK http://lfmtp.org/workshops/2018/ Paper deadline: April 15, 2018 * CONCUR 2018 The 29th International Conference on Concurrency Theory Beijing, China, September 4-7, 2018 http://lcs.ios.ac.cn/concur2018/ Paper submission: April 23, 2018 (firm) * EICNCL 2018 Second Call For Papers Oxford, UK, 19 July 2018 (affiliated with IJCAR 2018 in FLOC 2018) http://weic2018.loria.fr/ Deadline for submission: 23 April 2018 * LC 2018 Call for Contributions Udine, Italy, July 23-28, 2018 https://lc18.uniud.it Deadline for abstract submission: April 27, 2018 * EIGHTH SUMMER SCHOOL ON FORMAL TECHNIQUES Call for Participation May 19 - May 25, 2018 Menlo College, Atherton, California http://fm.csl.sri.com/SSFT18 Applicantion deadline: April 30, 2018 * CRITIS 2018 Call for Papers Kaunas, Lithuania, September 24-26, 2018 www.lei.lt/critis2018 Full-text paper submission due: April 30, 2018 * QBF 2018 Call for Papers July 8 2018, Oxford, UK http://fmv.jku.at/qbf18/ Paper submission: May 01 2018 * SyGuS-COMP 2018 Call for Solvers and Benchmarks Submission July 18, 2018 Oxford, England (with FLoC, CAV and SYNT) http://www.sygus.org/SyGuS-COMP2018.html Benchmark submission deadline: May 1, 2018 * MINDS AND MACHINES SPECIAL ISSUE Call for Papers http://philo.hlrs.de/?p=277 Deadline for paper submissions: May 1, 2018 * TIME 2018 Call for papers 15-17 October 2018, Warsaw, Poland https://time2018.ipipan.waw.pl/ Full papers due: May 11, 2018 * LACompLing2018 Call for Papers Stockholm, 28-31 August 2018 http://staff.math.su.se/rloukanova/LACompLing2018-web/ Submission deadline, regular papers: May 15, 2018 (AoE) * AIRIM'18 Call for papers Poznan, Poland, September 9-12, 2018 https://www.fedcsis.org/2018/airim Paper submission (strict deadline): May 15, 2018 (23:59:59 pm HST) * AiML 2018 Second call for papers Bern, 27 August - 31 August 2018 http://www.aiml2018.unibe.ch Full papers submission deadline: 18 March 2018 Short presentations submission deadline: May 20, 2018 * GandALF 2018 Call for Papers Saarbrucken (Germany), September 26th - 28th, 2018. https://www.react.uni-saarland.de/gandalf2018/index.html Paper submission: June 15, 2018 * DL 2018 Call for Papers October 26-29, 2018 - Tempe, Arizona, US http://dl.kr.org/dl2018/ Paper submission July 6, 2018; * CCC 2018 Call for papers Faro (Portugal), 24-28 September 2018 http://cid.uni-trier.de/ccc-2018-continuity-computability-constructivity -from-logic-to-algorithms-faro-portugal-september-24-28-2018/ Deadline: July 15, 2018 * INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL AND WORKSHOP ON PROOF THEORY ANNOUNCEMENT 1st International Summer School on Proof Theory Ghent, September 2-5, 2018 http://www.proofsociety.org/summer-school-2018/ and Workshop on Proof Theory Ghent, September 6-7, 2018 http://www.proofsociety.org/workshop-2018/ COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC (CSL 2018) First Call for Papers 4-7 September 2018, Birmingham, UK https://easychair.org/cfp/CSL18 * Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). It is an interdisciplinary conference, spanning across both basic and application oriented research in mathematical logic and computer science. * INVITED SPEAKERS Bob Coecke (University of Oxford) Emmanuel Filiot (Universite Libre de Bruxelles) Catuscia Palamidessi (Ecole Polytechnique) Christine Tasson (Universite Paris Diderot) Szymon Torunczyk (Uniwersytet Warszawksi) * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission : April 7th, 2018 (AoE) Paper submission : April 14th, 2018 (AoE) Notifications : June 14th, 2018 * Program Chairs Dan R. Ghica, University of Birmingham Achim Jung, University of Birmingham * For more information please visit https://easychair.org/cfp/CSL18 25TH STATIC ANALYSIS SYMPOSIUM (SAS 2018) Call for Papers Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, August 29th-August 31st, 2018 http://staticanalysis.org/sas2018 * TOPICS The technical program for SAS 2018 will consist of invited lectures and presentations of refereed papers. Contributions are welcomed on all aspects of static analysis, including, but not limited to: Abstract domains; Abstract interpretation; Automated deduction; Data flow analysis; Debugging; Deductive methods; Emerging applications; Model checking; Program optimization and transformation; Program synthesis; Program verification; Security analysis; Tool environments and architectures; Theoretical frameworks; Type checking. * ARTIFACT EVALUATION We are encouraging authors to submit a virtual machine image containing any artifacts and evaluations presented in the paper. Artifact submission is optional. We accept only virtual machine images that can be processed with Virtual Box. Details on what to submit and how will be sent to the corresponding authors by mail shortly after the paper submission deadline. * IMPORTANT DATES Full paper submission: April 13th, 2018 (anywhere on earth) Artifact submission: April 20th, 2018 (anywhere on earth) Notification: June 5th, 2018 Final version due: July 6th, 2018 Conference: August 29th-August 31st, 2018 * RADHIA COUSOT YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD Since 2014, the program committee of each SAS conference selects a paper for the Radhia Cousot Young Researcher Best Paper Award, in memory of Radhia Cousot, and her fundamental contributions to static analysis, as well as being one of the main promoters and organizers of the SAS series of conferences. * INVITED TALKS Aws Albarghouthi (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) Program Fairness through the Lens of Formal Methods Zak Kincaid (Princeton University, USA) Non-linear Invariant Generation via Recurrence Analysis Ruzica Piskac (Yale University, USA) Firewall Repair and Verification of Configuration Files Sharon Shoham (Tel Aviv University, Israel) Verification of Distributed Systems Using First-Order Logic * INVITED TUTORIALS Roberto Bagnara (University of Parma/BUGSENG, Italy) Ken McMillan (Microsoft Research, USA), Oded Padon (Tel Aviv University, Israel) Peter O'Hearn (University College London/Facebook, UK) * AFFILIATED EVENTS 9th Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology (SASB 2018) Chairs: Tatjana Petrov (University of Konstanz, Germany) and Ankit Gupta (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) 9th Workshop on Tools for Automatic Program Analysis (TAPAS 2018) Chair: Fausto Spoto (University of Verona/Julia Srl, Italy) * PROGRAM CHAIR Andreas Podelski (University of Freiburg, Germany) WOMEN IN LOGIC WORKSHOP (WiL 2018) Call for Papers July 8, 2018, Oxford UK https://sites.google.com/site/womeninlogic2018/welcome/ * Affiliated with LICS (http://lics.siglog.org/lics18/) Held as part of FLoC (http://www.floc2018.org/) * We are holding the 2nd Women in Logic (WiL) workshop as a LICS 2018 associated workshop. The workshop will provide an opportunity for women in the field to increase awareness of one another and one another's work, to combat the feeling of isolation. It will also provide an environment where women can present to an audience comprised of mostly women, replicating the experience that most men have at most LICS meetings, and lowering the stress of the occasion; we hope that this will be particularly attractive to early-career women. * Topics of interest of this workshop include but are not limited to the usual Logic in Computer Science (LICS) topics. These are listed as automata theory, automated deduction, categorical models and logics, concurrency and distributed computation, constraint programming, constructive mathematics, database theory, decision procedures, description logics, domain theory, finite model theory, formal aspects of program analysis, formal methods, foundations of computability, higher-order logic, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear logic, logic in artificial intelligence, logic programming, logical aspects of bioinformatics, logical aspects of computational complexity, logical aspects of quantum computation, logical frameworks, logics of programs, modal and temporal logics, model checking, probabilistic systems, process calculi, programming language semantics, proof theory, real-time systems, reasoning about security and privacy, rewriting, type systems and type theory, and verification. * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission deadline: 15 April 2018 Author notification: 15 May 2018 Contribution for Informal Proceedings: 31 May 2018 * INVITED SPEAKERS: Brigitte Pientka (McGill University, Canada) and Perdita Stevens (University of Edinburgh, UK) * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 12th International Workshop on Developments in Computational Models (DCM 2018) Call for submissions July 8, 2018 https://sites.google.com/g.uporto.pt/dcm18/ A satellite event of FLoC 2018, Oxford * DCM 2018 will take place in Oxford on July 8, as a one-day satellite event of FLoC 2018. This will be the 12th event in the series since 2005 - see the DCM website (http://dcm-workshop.org.uk/) for details of previous events. * INVITED SPEAKERS Ugo Dal Lago (University of Bologna) Delia Kesner (University Paris-Diderot) * TOPICS OF INTEREST Topics of interest include all abstract models of computation and their applications to the development of programming languages and systems. This includes (but is not limited to): Functional calculi: lambda-calculus, pattern-calculi, combinatory logic, term and graph rewriting; Object calculi; Interaction-based systems: interaction nets, games, agent and multi-agent systems; Concurrent models: process calculi, action graphs, distributed systems; Calculi expressing locality, mobility, and active data; Quantum computational models; Biological or chemical models of computation; * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: 8 April 2018 Notification: 15 May 2018 Pre-proceedings version: 27 May 2018 Workshop: 8 July 2018 Full version of paper: 1 October 2018 Notification: 1 December 2018 Final versions due: 15 December 2018 * After the workshop authors are invited to submit a full paper taking into account the feedback given at their presentation. After a second round of refereeing, accepted contributions will appear in an issue of Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (www.eptcs.org). * PC CHAIR Sandra Alves, University of Porto 16TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SATISFIABILITY MODULO THEORIES (SMT 2018) Call for Papers July 12 - 13, 2018, Oxford, UK Affiliated with IJCAR 2018, part of FLoC 2018 http://smt-workshop.cs.uiowa.edu/2018/ * The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and users of SMT tools and techniques. 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. Papers on pragmatic aspects of implementing and using SMT tools, as well as novel applications of SMT, in particular in the areas of machine learning and statistical reasoning, are especially encouraged. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission deadline: April 8, 2018 Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2018 Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2018 Camera ready versions due: June 15, 2018 Workshop: July 12-13, 2018 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Rayna Dimitrova (University of Leicester) Vijay D'Silva (Google Inc.) FOURTH EDITION OF THE WORKSHOP ON HIGHER-DIMENSIONAL REWRITING AND APPLICATIONS (HDRA 2018) Call for extended abstracts July 7, 2018, Oxford, United Kingdom http://hdra.gforge.inria.fr/ Satellite workshop of FSCD 2018, part of FLOC 2018. Submission deadline: April 15, 2018 * 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, including - higher-dimensional rewriting: extensions of rewriting theory to higher-dimensional settings (operads, opetopes, polygraphs/computads, parity complexes, augmented directed complexes, etc.), generalizations of string/term/graph rewriting systems, etc. - higher categorical structures: weakening, combination and comparison of categorical structures (monoids, bialgebras, Frobenius algebras, Lie algebras, etc.), coherence theorems, etc. - applications of rewriting to algebraic topology: construction of resolutions, homotopical and homological invariants, linear rewriting (Gröbner bases, applications to algebras and operads), Koszul duality theory, etc. - applications and interactions with other fields: calculi for quantum computations, proof nets, algebraic lambda-calculi, topological models for concurrency, homotopy type theory, combinatorial group theory, etc. - implementations: the workshop will also be interested in implementation issues in higher-dimensional rewriting and will allow demonstrations of prototypes of existing and new tools in higher-dimensional rewriting. * INVITED SPEAKERS Paige North (Ohio State University), joint with HoTT/UF Emily Riehl (Johns Hopkins University). * IMPORTANT DATES Submission: April 15, 2018 Notification: May 7, 2018 Final version: May 21, 2018 Conference: July 7, 2018 * ORGANIZERS Yves Guiraud (INRIA / Universite Paris 7) Philippe Malbos (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1) Samuel Mimram (Ecole Polytechnique) CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT COMPUTER MATHEMATICS (CICM 2018) Call for papers August 13-17, 2018 RISC, Hagenberg, Austria https://www.cicm-conference.org/2018 * Digital and computational solutions are becoming the prevalent means for the generation, communication, processing, storage and curation of mathematical information. CICM brings together the many separate communities that have developed theoretical and practical solutions for mathematical applications such as computation, deduction, knowledge management, and user interfaces. It offers a venue for discussing problems and solutions in each of these areas and their integration. * IMPORTANT DATES Formal submissions - Abstract deadline: April 15 - Full paper deadline: April 22 - Camera-ready copies due: June 8 Informal submissions and doctoral programme - First round submission deadline: April 22 - Second round submission deadline: July 31 Workshop and Tutorial proposals - Submission deadline: February 26 * Chairs: - Organizer: Wolfgang Windsteiger - General program chair: Florian Rabe - Track chairs: Grant Passmore (Calculemus), Olaf Teschke (DML), Bill Farmer (MKM), Abdou Youssef (Systems & Projects), Osman Hasan (Workshops, Tutorial, Doctoral Programme) * For further information see the website. LOGICAL FRAMEWORKS AND META-LANGUAGES: THEORY AND PRACTICE (LFMTP 2018) Call for Papers July 07, 2018, Oxford, UK http://lfmtp.org/workshops/2018/ * Logical frameworks and meta-languages form a common substrate for representing, implementing and reasoning about a wide variety of deductive systems of interest in logic and computer science. Their design, implementation and their use in reasoning tasks, ranging from the correctness of software to the properties of formal systems, have been the focus of considerable research over the last two decades. This workshop will bring together designers, implementors and practitioners to discuss various aspects impinging on the structure and utility of logical frameworks, including the treatment of variable binding, inductive and co-inductive reasoning techniques and the expressiveness and lucidity of the reasoning process. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract deadline: April 8, 2018 Paper deadline: April 15, 2018 * INVITED SPEAKERS: Delia Kesner (Université Paris Diderot, France) Kuen-Bang Hou, alias Favonia (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA) Grigore Rosu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) THE 29TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCURRENCY THEORY (CONCUR 2018) The 29th International Conference on Concurrency Theory Beijing, China, September 4-7, 2018 http://lcs.ios.ac.cn/concur2018/ * The purpose of the CONCUR conferences is to bring together researchers, developers, and students in order to advance the theory of concurrency, and promote its applications. * Invited speakers Yuxin Deng, East China Normal University (China) Rob van Glabbeek, Stanford University (USA), CSIRO, and University of New South Wales (Australia) Bow-Yaw Wang, Academia Sinica (Taiwan) * Co-located events at CONFESTA 16th International Conference on Formal Modelling and Analysis of Timed Systems (FORMATS 2018) 15th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2018) 4th International Symposium on Dependable Software Engineering (SETTA 2018) CONFESTA will also host a number of workshops and tutorials (TBA). * IMPORTANT DATES All dates are AoE. Abstract submission: April 17, 2018 (firm) Paper submission: April 23, 2018 (firm) Notification: June 7, 2018 Camera ready copy: July 2, 2018 Conference: September 4-7, 2018 * Program Co-chairs Sven Schewe (University of Liverpool, UK) Lijun Zhang (Institute of Software, CAS, China) INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL CALCULI FOR NON CLASSICAL LOGICS (EICNCL 2018) Second Call For Papers Oxford, UK, 19 July 2018 (affiliated with IJCAR 2018 in FLOC 2018) http://weic2018.loria.fr/ * The purpose of this workshop would be to discuss recent results on analytic (external or internal) calculi for non-classical logics like intuitionistic, modal, epistemic logics, conditional logics, substructural, resource logics, and other logical systems. * A Special Issue of a Journal on these topics is expected after the workshop. * PROGRAM CHAIRS A. Ciabattoni (TU Vienna, Austria - co-chair) D. Galmiche (Lorraine University, CNRS, LORIA, France - co-chair) N. Olivetti (LSIS, Aix-Marseille University, France - co-chair) R. Ramanayake (TU Vienna, Austria - co-chair) * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: 23 April 2018 Notification to authors: 9 May 2018 Final versions due: 21 May 2018 Workshop date: 19 July 2018 * Additional information will be available through WWW address: http://weic2018.loria.fr/ LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 2018 (LC 2018) Call for Contributions Udine, Italy, July 23-28, 2018 https://lc18.uniud.it * The Logic Colloquium 2018 is the annual European summer meeting of the Association of Symbolic Logic (ASL) (http://www.aslonline.org/index.htm). * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for abstract submission: April 27, 2018 Deadline for travel grant applications: May 4, 2018 Deadline for early registration: May 23, 2018 Main event: July 23 (9am)- July 28 (1pm) * TUTORIAL SPEAKERS: K. Tent (WWU Munster) U. Sattler (University of Manchester) * INVITED SPEAKERS: M. Antonutti Marfori (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen) A. Atserias (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya) V. Brattka (Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen) A. Ciabattoni (TU Wien) P. D'Aquino (Universita degli Studi della Campania) P. Oliva (Queen Mary University of London) L. Patey (Institut Camille Jordan, Lyon) A. Tserunyan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) S. Unger(Tel Aviv University) M. Viale (Universita degli studi di Torino) D. Westerstahl (Stockholm University) * GOEDEL SPEAKER: R. Downey (Victoria University of Wellington) * SPECIAL SESSIONS: 6 special sessions with topics: -- Descriptive set theory and dynamical systems: Chairs: B. Miller (Universitat Wien), A. Tornquist (Kobenhavn Universitet) -- Model theory: Chairs: F. Wagner (Universite Lyon I), E. Casanovas (Universitat de Barcelona) -- Proof theory and constructivism: Chairs: S. Ghilardi (Universita degli Studi di Milano), G. Sambin (Universita degli Studi di Padova) -- Temporal and multivalued logics: Chairs: M. Lange (Universitat Kassel), B. Gerla (Universita dell'Insubria) -- Computability theory: Chairs: A. Sorbi (Universita di Siena 1240), P. Shafer (University of Leeds) -- Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics: Chairs: J. Kennedy (University of Helsinki), G. Sagi (University of Haifa) * PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR D. Macpherson (University of Leeds) * Event sponsored by ASL, NSF, SILFS and AILA. EIGHTH SUMMER SCHOOL ON FORMAL TECHNIQUES Call for Participation May 19 - May 25, 2018 Menlo College, Atherton, California http://fm.csl.sri.com/SSFT18 * Techniques based on formal logic, such as model checking, satisfiability, static analysis, and automated theorem proving, are finding a broad range of applications in modeling, analysis, verification, and synthesis. This school, the sixth in the series, will focus on the principles and practice of formal techniques, with a strong emphasis on the hands-on use and development of this technology. It primarily targets graduate students and young researchers who are interested in studying and using formal techniques in their research. * The lecturers at the school include: Emina Torlak (University of Washington): Solver-Aided Programming Mooly Sagiv (Tel Aviv University): Modularity for Decidability: Implementing and Semi-Automatically Verifying Distributed Systems Nikhil Swamy and Jonathan Protzenko (Microsoft Research): Programming and Proving in F* and Low* Andreas Abel (Chalmers/Gothenburg University): Introduction to Dependent Types and Agda Dirk Beyer (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany): Software Model Checking * The main lectures in the summer school will be preceded by a two-day background course on logic: Natarajan Shankar (SRI CSL) and Stephane Graham-Lengrand (Ecole Polytechnique) Speaking Logic * We will also have invited talks by Nina Narodytska (VMWare Research) Verifying Properties of Binarized Deep Neural Networks Gordon Plotkin (U. Edinburgh, UK) Some Principles of Differentiable Programming Languages Research Papers Edward A. Lee (UC Berkeley) Plato and the Nerd - The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology * Applicantion deadline: April 30, 2018 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURES SECURITY (CRITIS 2018) Call for Papers Kaunas, Lithuania, September 24-26, 2018 www.lei.lt/critis2018 * TOPICS (but not limited to): http://www.lei.lt/critis2018/call-for-papers.html * Special sessions will be organized by CRITIS 2018 Supporting Chairs: Energy CIP: Marcelo Masera, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, the Netherlands CI Resilience: Marianthi Theocharidou, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy Human Factor and CIP Grigore Havarneanu, UIC, France SCADA Security: Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköping University, Sweden Modelling and Simulation in CIP: Erich Rome (President 2E!SAC), Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany Interconnected Infrastructures and Systems of Systems: Enrico Zio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Ecole Centrale Paris, France IoT Security: Sokratis K. Katsikas, NTNU, Norway and University of Piraeus, Greece * Call for Papers (PDF to download): http://www.lei.lt/critis2018/assets/critis_2018_call_for_papers.pdf * IMPORTANT DATES Full-text submission: 30 April 2018 Notification of acceptance: 18 June 2018 Camera-ready papers: 9 September 2018 * PROGRAMME CHAIR Eric Luiijf, TNO (retired) and Luiijf Consultancy, the Netherlands 5th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTIFIED BOOLEAN FORMULAS (AND BEYOND) (QBF 2018) Call for Papers July 8 2018, Oxford, UK http://fmv.jku.at/qbf18/ * The goal of the International Workshop on Quantified Boolean Formulas (and Beyond) is to bring together researchers working on theoretical and practical aspects of QBF solving and applications. Apart from topics related to QBF, topics of interest include the theory and practice of quantification in other formalisms like satisfiability modulo theories (SMT) or theorem proving. The workshop is affiliated to and co-located with the Federated Logic Conference 2018 (FLoC), Oxford, UK, July 6-19, 2018. * IMPORTANT DATES May 01 2018: paper submission May 15 2018: notification of acceptance May 25 2018: camera-ready versions * Topics of interest (not limited to the following): QBF applications; encodings; benchmarks; certificates; proofs; proof formats; proof checkers; decision procedures; QBF solving; implementation details; structural QBF solving; heuristics; preprocessing; quantifiers in SMT and theorem proving; * Please see the workshop website for further information: http://fmv.jku.at/qbf18/ 5TH ANNUAL SYNTAX GUIDED SYNTHESIS COMPETITION (SYGUS-COMP 2018) Call for Solvers and Benchmarks Submission July 18, 2018 Oxford, England (with FLoC, CAV and SYNT) http://www.sygus.org/SyGuS-COMP2018.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: 1 May 2018 Deadline for first version of solvers: 1 June 2018 * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. MINDS AND MACHINES SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF METHODS IN COMPUTER SIMULATION Call for Papers http://philo.hlrs.de/?p=277 * Guest Editors Prof. Michael Resch, University of Stuttgart Dr. Andreas Kaminski, University of Stuttgart * We invite the submission of papers focusing on but are not restricted to: -Epistemic opacity as a methodological challenge, -The specific Role of (applied) Mathematics in Computer Simulation, -The epistemological consequences of parametrization and discretization, -Verification, Validation & Evaluation of Computer Simulations, Trust in & Reliability of Computer Simulations Results, -Visualization and Understanding of Computer Simulations, -Machine Learning and Computer Simulation. * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for paper submissions: 2018-05-01 Deadline for paper reviewing: 2018-06-30 Deadline for submission of revised papers: 2018-09-01 Deadline for reviewing revised papers: 2018-11-01 Papers will be published in December 2018 * For any further information please contact: Dr. Andreas Kaminski:firstname.lastname@example.org 25TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TEMPORAL REPRESENTATION AND REASONING (TIME 2018) Call for papers 15-17 October 2018, Warsaw, Poland https://time2018.ipipan.waw.pl/ * TIME 2018 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium, currently in its 25th 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 four tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in (1) Artificial Intelligence, (2) Databases (3) Logic and Verification, and (4) New areas and Applications. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstracts due: May 7, 2018; Full papers due: May 11, 2018; Notification: June 26, 2018; Final version due: July 13, 2018 SYMPOSIUM LOGIC AND ALGORITHMS IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS 2018, STOCKHOLM (LACompLing2018) Call for Papers Stockholm, 28-31 August 2018 http://staff.math.su.se/rloukanova/LACompLing2018-web/ * The workshop focuses mainly on logical approaches to computational processing of natural language, and on the applicability of methods and techniques from the study of artificial languages (programming/logic) in computational linguistics. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline, regular papers: 15 May 2018 (AoE) Submission deadline, abstracts: 31 May 2018 (AoE) Notifications: 15 June 2018 Final submissions: TBA LACompLing2018: between 28-31 Aug 2018 (depending on the program) * ORGANIZERS Krasimir Angelov, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Kristina Liefke, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany Roussanka Loukanova, Stockholm University, Sweden (chair) Michael Moortgat, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Satoshi Tojo, School of Information Science, JAIST, Japan * CONTACT Roussanka Loukanova (email@example.com) Kristina Liefke (Liefke@lingua.uni-frankfurt.de) 3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON AI ASPECTS OF REASONING, INFORMATION, AND MEMORY 2018 (AIRIM'18) Call for papers Poznan, Poland, September 9-12, 2018 https://www.fedcsis.org/2018/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 15 2018 23:59:59 pm HST Position paper submission: June 12, 2018 Authors notification: June 24, 2018 Final paper submission and registration: July 03, 2018 Final deadline for discounted fee: August 01, 2018 Conference dates: September 9-12, 2018 * EVENT CHAIRS Grabowski, Adam, Institute of Informatics, University of Bialystok Ishihara, Hajime, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Loukanova, Roussanka, Stockholm University Schwarzweller, Christoph, Institute of Informatics, University of Gdansk van den Herik, Jaap, Leiden University * CONTACT INFORMATION Roussanka Loukanova (firstname.lastname@example.org) 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MODAL LOGIC (AiML 2018) Second call for papers Bern, 27 August -31 August 2018 http://www.aiml2018.unibe.ch * Advances in Modal Logic is an initiative aimed at presenting the state of the art in modal logic and its various applications. The initiative consists of a conference series together with volumes based on the conferences. Information about the AiML series can be obtained at http://www.aiml.net * AiML 2018 will be co-located with the sixth edition of the conference "Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees" (LATD 2018) http://www.latd2018.unibe.ch * TOPICS: We invite submissions on all aspects of modal logic, including: history of modal logic, philosophy of modal logic, applications of modal logic, computational aspects of modal logic (complexity and decidability of modal and temporal logics, modal and temporal logic programming, model checking, model generation, theorem proving for modal logics), theoretical aspects of modal logic (topological/algebraic/categorical perspectives on modal logic, coalgebraic modal logic, completeness and canonicity, correspondence and duality theory, many-dimensional modal logics, modal fixed point logics, model theory of modal logic, proof theory of modal logic), specific instances and variations of modal logic (description logics, modal logics over non-boolean bases, dynamic logics and other process logics, epistemic and deontic logics, modal logics for agent-based systems, modal logic and game theory, modal logic and grammar formalisms, provability and interpretability logics, spatial and temporal logics, hybrid logic, intuitionistic logic, substructural logics, computationally light fragments of all such logics). Papers on related subjects will also be considered. * INVITED SPEAKERS Agata Ciabattoni (TU Wien, Austria) Rob Goldblatt (Victoria University, New Zealand) Rosalie Iemhoff (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) -- joint AiML-LATD invited speaker Stanislav Kikot (Birkbeck College London and Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow) Dana Scott (University of California, Berkeley) * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CHAIRS Guram Bezhanishvili (New Mexico State University) Giovanna D'Agostino (University of Udine) * IMPORTANT DATES Abstracts of full papers submission deadline: 11 March 2018 Full papers submission deadline: 18 March 2018 Full papers acceptance notification: 18 May 2018 Short presentations submission deadline: 20 May 2018 Short presentations acceptance notification: 8 June 2018 Final version of full papers and short presentations due: 17 June 2018 Conference: 27 August -- 31 August 2018 * FURTHER INFORMATION Please see http://www.aiml2018.unibe.ch E-mail enquiries should be directed to the PC chairs, sent to email@example.com THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GAMES, AUTOMATA, LOGICS, AND FORMAL VERIFICATION (GandALF 2018) Call for Papers Saarbrucken (Germany), September 26th - 28th, 2018. https://www.react.uni-saarland.de/gandalf2018/index.html * The aim of GandALF 2018 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. * 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: June 13th, 2018 Paper submission: June 15th, 2018 Notification: August 1st, 2018 Camera-ready: August 17th, 2018 Conference: September 26th-28th, 2018 * PROGRAM CHAIRS Martin Zimmermann, Saarland University, Germany Andrea Orlandini, ISTC-CNR, Italy 31st INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DESCRIPTION LOGICS (DL 2018) Call for Papers October 26-29, 2018 - Tempe, Arizona, US http://dl.kr.org/dl2018/ * The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research community. It is the forum at which those interested in description logics, both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences. The 31st edition will be held in Tempe, Arizona, US from October 26th to October 29th, 2018, collocated with the 16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2018). * We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics, including but not limited to: foundations, extensions, integration with other formalisms, applications and use areas, systems and tools. * IMPORTANT DATES Paper registration due June 29, 2018; Paper submission July 6, 2018; Notification September 10, 2018; Camera-ready copies due October 4, 2018; Workshop dates October 26-29, 2018 * Submission instructions: see http://dl.kr.org/dl2018/ * Organization: Magdalena Ortiz, TU Wien, Austria (program co-chair); Thomas Schneider, University of Bremen, Germany (program co-chair); Michael Zakharyaschev, Birkbeck, University of London, UK (general chair) * Official description logic homepage: http://dl.kr.org/ CONTINUITY, COMPUTABILITY, CONSTRUCTIVITY - FROM LOGIC TO ALGORITHMS (CCC 2018) Call for papers Faro (Portugal), 24-28 September 2018 http://cid.uni-trier.de/ccc-2018-continuity-computability-constructivity -from-logic-to-algorithms-faro-portugal-september-24-28-2018/ * SCOPE: The workshop specifically invites contributions in the areas of 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: Vasco Brattka (Munich, Germany) Akitoshi Kawamura (Fukuoka, Japan) Jaap van Oosten (Utrecht, Netherlands) Warwick Tucker (Uppsala, Sweden) * TUTORIAL SPEAKER: Martin Ziegler (Daejeon, South Korea) * IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for extended abstracts: 15 July 2018 * PROGRAMME CHAIRS: Daniel Graca (Faro) (co-chair) Dieter Spreen (Siegen) (co-chair). INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL AND WORKSHOP ON PROOF THEORY ANNOUNCEMENT 1st International Summer School on Proof Theory Ghent, September 2-5, 2018 http://www.proofsociety.org/summer-school-2018/ and Workshop on Proof Theory Ghent, September 6-7, 2018 http://www.proofsociety.org/workshop-2018/ * The 1st International Summer School for Proof Theory in Ghent is arranged under the auspices of The Proof Society, and is sponsored by the Kurt Gödel Society. The Proof Society has recently been formed to support the notion of proof in its broadest sense, through a series of suitable activities; to be therefore inclusive in reaching out to all scientific areas which consider proof as an object in their studies; to enable the community to shape its future by identifying, formulating and communicating its most important goals; to actively promote proof to increase its visibility and representation. * The aim of the summer school is to cover basic and advanced topics in proof theory. The focus of the first edition will be on structural proof theory, ordinal analysis, provability logic, automated theorem proving, and philosophical aspects of proof. Other areas like reverse mathematics, proof mining, and proof complexity will be covered at the workshop, and in follow up summer schools. The intended audience is advanced master students, PhD students, postdocs and experienced researchers in mathematics, computer science and philosophy. The summer school is co-located with a workshop on proof theory in Ghent (6-7 September). The workshop will be the inaugural meeting of The Proof Society. Students are invited to apply with an informal abstract (1 page) to the poster session which will be held as part of the workshop. * SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME: The summer school will provide six courses: Cut Elimination by Matthias Baaz (TU Wien) Ordinals and their applications by Andreas Weiermann (Ghent University) Philosophy of Proof Theory by Carlo Nicolai (King's College London) Provability Logic by David Fernandez Duque (Ghent University) Proof Theory in Computer Science by Andrei Voronkov (University of Manchester) Programme Extraction by Monika Seisenberger (Swansea University) * In addition there will be one special evening lecture: Selected topics from the Theory of Truth by Rafal Urbaniak (Ghent University) * More information is available on http://www.proofsociety.org/summer-school-2018/ PhD POSITION IN PARAMETERIZED COMPLEXITY AT TU WIEN, AUSTRIA * The position is part of the Austrian research project "New Frontiers for Parameterized Complexity" within the Algorithms and Complexity Group at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). The project investigates the parameterized complexity of problems not only in the traditional graph setting, but also in areas such as Computational Logic, Artificial Intelligence and Integer Linear Programming. The candidate will be supervised by Robert Ganian (Project PI). * Applicants are expected to have excellent mathematical skills as well as an interest and background in discrete algorithms. * The position should start in the second half of 2018 and is for up to three years (the expected duration of the PhD program). The salary is according to the FWF standard contracts for PhD candidates (approx. EUR 38,000.00 gross, p.a.), which allows for a convenient life in Vienna close to the city center. * The application should include the candidate's CV, an abstract of the diploma/masters thesis, a short motivation letter, and two letters of recommendation (all five items in a single pdf file; alternatively, letters of recommendation may be sent directly by their authors). The application should also mention possible starting dates and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 April 2018. * Enquiries and questions about the position may also be sent to email@example.com. POSTDOC POSITION: TEAMPLAY EUROPEAN PROJECT, RENNES, FRANCE * Postdoctoral Researcher in computer science and engineering in security for the TeamPlay European project (2018-2020). * Leader of the TAMIS team : Axel LEGAY * Coordinator of the TeamPlay project: Olivier ZENDRA * Duration of the contract: From now till end of December 2020. * Full details: https://jobs.inria.fr/public/classic/en/offres/2018-00596 POSTDOC POSITION IN LOGIC, GOTHENBURG (SWEDEN) * University of Gothenburg, Sweden * Duration: 2 years, starting Autumn 2018 * Deadline for applications is 31st May 2018 * The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at University of Gothenburg is inviting applications for a Postdoc position in Logic. Topics of interest include proof-theoretic studies of reflection and induction, axiomatic theories of truth, type-theoretic foundations, and fixed-point calculi such as the modal mu-calculus. * For full details see http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/ vacancies-details/?id=1637 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AT AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY, GEORGIA * The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Augusta University invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Computer Science. * Anticipated start is August 2018. * Computer Science is a unit within the newly created School of Computer and Cyber Sciences. The school supports bachelor's degrees in computer science and information technology and a master's degree in information security management. The University as a whole has begun shifting from a teaching university to a research university, and as such supports and promotes research in Computer Science as well as in connected fields. While research areas investigated in the school are computational logic, cyber security, and software engineering, candidates from other research areas of computer science are welcome to apply. * Position Requirements: Applicants must hold (or receive before start of employment) a PhD in computer science or a closely related field. About 40% of workload will be dedicated to research and faculty development. Demonstrated capability or potential in developing discipline relevant peer reviewed intellectual contributions is required. Candidates with teaching experience or capability for teaching excellence in introductory courses and familiarity with the C# programming language are a plus. * Complementary information can be found at http://myersmcrae.com/skins/userfiles/files/AU-CompSc2017.pdf and http://www.augusta.edu/ccs/ TWO OPEN RESEARCH POSITIONS AT TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY * Laboratory of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ELT) at Tampere University of Technology is looking for motivated and proactive MSc/PhD graduates to join the research team related to 5G and beyond mobile network developments and future wireless localization solutions. * The call for two-year positions (with a good possibility of extension upon good results) is open to applicants who fulfil the following criteria: - Candidates have a MSc degree in computer science, radio communications, signal processing or electrical engineering. - Candidates have knowledge of radio communications and software programming skills (e.g., Matlab, C/C++, Python, embedded systems, etc.), - Candidates have a willingness to learn new things and to work in a multi-cultural environment in Tampere, Finland. * TUT unit is offering high-quality supervision with freedom and encouragement to develop your ideas in a supportive, inspiring environment. * More information and details on how to apply are found on EURAXESS job portal (https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/249961) PHD/POSTDOC OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FORA EUROPEAN TRAINING NETWORK (4 universities and 3 companies from Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Germany) * FORA: Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation (fora-etn.eu) is a European Training Network (ETN), which will fund and train 15 PhD candidates in the area of Fog Computing, during the period 2017-2021, see http://www.fora-etn.eu/about-fora/ Fog Computing, also sometimes called Edge Computing, brings the Cloud ``closer to the ground'', to the edge of the network. * FORA's research program focuses on: a reference system architecture for Fog Computing; resource management mechanisms and middleware for deploying mixed-criticality applications in the Fog; safety and security assurance; service-oriented application modeling and real-time machine learning, see http://www.fora-etn.eu/research-objectives/ * The consortium is formed of 4 universities and 3 companies from Sweden, Denmark, Austria and Germany, and has associated partners also in Silicon Valley, USA. The partners in the project are: Technical University of Denmark (DTU),Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Malardalen University (MDH), Technical University of Kaiserslautern (TUKL), TTTech, SYSGO and ABB. The associated partners: Danfoss Power Electronics (DANFOSS), Danish Technological Institute (DTI), UNIBAP, Volvo Construction Equipment and CISCO. * FORA was specifically designed to enhance the career prospects of the PhD candidates, giving them a great career in industry or academia. Alumni of MSCA ETNs are very positive about their experience: they benefit from the training, research, collaboration, research visits and networking in such a large ETN. FORA's PhD candidates will receive integrated training across key areas (computer science, electrical engineering, control engineering, industrial automation, applied mathematics and data science) necessary to fully realize the potential of Fog Computing for Industry 4.0, see the benefits: http://www.fora-etn.eu/etn-benefits/ * FORA is looking for applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds: on computer science (algorithms), software engineering (Cloud Computing, service-oriented computing, middleware, distributed systems), computer engineering (hardware design and computer architecture) and industrial automation and control (distributed automation, robotics, control algorithms), as well as data science (machine learning). * Please read more about each position and apply at: http://www.fora-etn.eu/vacancies/ POSTDOC/PHD OPPORTUNITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE * Project Title: Conquering MPSoC Complexity with Principles of a Self-Aware Information Processing Factory * Host: Univ. of California, Irvine, Center for Embedded & Cyber-physical Systems, Irvine, CA, USA. * Supervisor/Contact Person: Prof. Fadi Kurdahi (Kurdahi@uci.edu) Co-supervisor: Prof. Nikil Dutt (firstname.lastname@example.org). * Requirements: Postdoc: PhD degree in CS, Computer Engineering or EE from a top University. PhD: Master's in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent from a top University * Objectives: Develop and evaluate hardware-assisted runtime verification models, architectures and tools. Develop evaluate machine learning-based specification mining methods and tools. * Expected Skills: Familiarity with hardware-assisted runtime verification formalism, tools and methods. Familiarity with machine-learning algorithms. Familiarity with specification mining methods and applications. Experience with FPGA tools. Experience with multiprocessor simulators such as GEM5. * Planned visits and collaboration: TU Munich (Professor Andreas Herkersdorf) TU Branschweig (Professor Rolf Ernst) * Timeline: Ideally, candidates would be able to start in Winter or Spring 2018 for a period of 1 year with possibility of extension up to 3 years total. * To Inquire: Please send a CV to Fadi Kurdahi (email@example.com). POSTDOC OPENING AT THE UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA, ITALY The Department of Computer Science of the Universita degli Studi di Verona has an opening for one postdoctoral researcher position in automated reasoning. The position is full-time on research (no teaching assignments), and is completely flexible in terms of research topic. Funding for one year was already secured and an application for funding for a second year was recently submitted. Thus, the position is for one year, possibly renewable. The candidate is expected to start in September 2018 the latest. Recent PhD graduates in Computer Science or related fields with a thesis in any topic in automated reasoning, broadly meant, are invited to get in touch by e-mail with Maria Paola Bonacina (see http://profs.sci.univr.it/~bonacina/index.html for contact info). Applications will be considered as soon as received.
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