Newsletter 153 December 2, 2013 ******************************************************************* * Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://lics.siglog.org/newsletters/ * Instructions for submitting an announcement to the newsletter can be found at http://lics.siglog.org/newsletters/inst.html ******************************************************************* TABLE OF CONTENTS * LICS-RELATED NEWS CSL-LICS'14 * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS FESCA 2014 - Call for Papers FLOPS 2014 - Call for Papers CSRV 2014 - Call for Declarations of Intent/Benchmarks QAPL 2014 - Call for Papers WRLA 2014 - Call for Submissions EAPLS PHD AWARD 2013 - Call for Nominations EATCS FELLOWS 2014 - Call for Nominations DICE 2014 - Call for Contributions CMCS 2014 - Call for Papers UTP 2014 - Call for Papers CiE 2014 - Call for Papers ICTAC 2015 - Call for Organisers PSI 2014 - Call for Papers IJCAR 2014 - Call for Papers CAV 2014 - Call for Papers FM 2014 - Call for Industry Track Papers SAT 2014 - Call for Papers SOFSEM 2014 - Call for Participation RTA-TLCA 2014 - Call for Papers MSCS COMPUTABLE ANALYSIS - Call for Submissions LOGICA 2014 - Call for Papers CICM 2014 - Call for Papers ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF MARK STICKEL - Call for Papers AiML 2014 - Call for Papers SEMF 2014 - Call for Papers LASER 2014 - Call for Summer School Applications RV 2014 - Call for Papers AAA88 - Call for Participation * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS Formal Methods Position at FireEye in Dresden, Germany Fondation Sciences Mathematiques de Paris positions (various levels) CSL-LICS'14 * Next year LICS and CSL will hold a joint conference for the first time, as part of FLoC 2014. Tom Henzinger and Dale Miller are co-chairs of a joint PC of 38 members. The proceedings will be published by IEEE. The Call for Papers is available on the LICS website. http://lics.siglog.org/csl-lics14/ * Title and Short Abstracts Due January 13, 2014 Full Papers Due January 20, 2014 DEADLINES * FESCA 2014 Paper registration: December 6, 2013 Submission deadline: December 13, 2013 http://fesca.ipd.kit.edu/fesca2014/ * FLOPS 2014 Submission deadline: December 13, 2013 http://www.jaist.ac.jp/flops2014/ * CSRV-2014 Declaration of intent: December 15, 2013 Deadline for submission of benchmarks: March 1, 2014 Monitoring tool submission: June 1, 2014 http://rv2014.imag.fr/monitoring-competition * QAPL 2014 Abstract (optional): December 24, 2013 Submission (regular paper): December 31, 2013 http://qapl14.inria.fr * WRLA 2014 Submission deadline: December 30th 2013 http://www.dsic.upv.es/workshops/wrla2014/ * EAPLS PhD AWARD 2013 Nomination deadline: December 31, 2013 http://eapls.org/pages/phd_award/ * EATCS Fellows 2014 Nomination deadline: December 31, 2013 * DICE 2014 Abstract submission: January 5, 2014 Notification: January 20, 2014 http://dice14.tcs.ifi.lmu.de * CMCS 2014 Abstract regular papers: 6 January 2014 Submission regular papers: 10 January 2014 (strict) http://www.coalg.org/cmcs14 * UTP 2014 Abstract due: January 8, 2014 Full paper due: January 15, 2014 http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/UTP2014/index.html * CiE 2014 Submission deadline: January 10, 2014 http://cie2014.inf.elte.hu * CSL-LICS 2014 Title and Short Abstracts Due: January 13, 2014 Full Papers Due: January 20, 2014 http://lics.siglog.org/csl-lics14/ * ICTAC 2015 Submission of proposals: January 13, 2014 http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/ICTAC * PSI'14 Abstract submission: January 13, 2014 Submission deadline: January 20, 2014 http://psi.nsc.ru/psi14 * IJCAR 2014 Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2014 Paper submission deadline: January 22, 2014 http://cs.nyu.edu/ijcar2014/ * CAV 2014 CAV Award nomination deadline: January 15, 2014 Abstract deadline: January 31, 2014 Paper deadline: February 7, 2014 http://www.cavconference.org * FM 2014 Industry Track submission deadline: January 15, 2014 http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/ * SAT 2014 Abstract submission deadline: January 17, 2014 Paper submission deadline: January 24, 2014 http://baldur.iti.kit.edu/sat2014 * RTA-TLCA 2014 Abstract submission: January 28, 2014 http://vsl2014.at/rta-tlca * MSCS SPECIAL ISSUE ON COMPUTABLE ANALYSIS Abstracts submission deadline: January 31, 2014 Deadline for full paper: February 28, 2014 http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/ccc2013/ * LOGICA 2014 Submission deadline: February 15, 2014 http://www.flu.cas.cz/en/logica2014 * CICM 2014 Abstract submission: February 28, 2014 Submission deadline: March 7, 2014 Work-in-progress submission and doctoral programme: April 28, 2014 http://www.cicm-conference.org/2014 * ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF MARK STICKEL Submission deadline: March 1, 2014 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=festschriftmarkstick * AiML 2014 Abstract of full paper submission due: March 14, 2014 Full paper submission due: March 21, 2014 http://www.philos.rug.nl/AiML2014/ * SEFM 2014 Abstract Submission: March 14, 2014 Paper Submission: March 21, 2014 (AoE) http://sefm2014.inria.fr/ * LASER 2014 Application deadline: March 31, 2014 http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2014 * RV 2014 Abstract deadline: April 8, 2014 Full paper deadline: April 15, 2014 http://rv2014.imag.fr/ 11TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FORMAL ENGINEERING APPROACHES TO SOFTWARE COMPONENTS AND ARCHITECTURES (FESCA 2014) Call for Papers (Satellite event of ETAPS) April 12th, 2014, Grenoble, France http://fesca.ipd.kit.edu/fesca2014/ * WORKSHOP AIM In recent years, the growing importance of functional correctness and the increased relevance of system quality properties (e.g. performance, reliability, security) have stimulated the emergence of analytical and modelling techniques for the design and development of software systems. With the increasing complexity of today's software systems, FESCA aims at addressing two research questions: (1) what role the software architecture can play in systematic addressing of the analytical and modelling challenges, and (2) how formal and semi-formal techniques can be applied effectively to make the issues easier to address automatically, with lower human intervention. * TOPICS We encourage submissions on (semi-)formal techniques and their application that aid analysis, design and implementation of software applications, including the techniques in the realm of Model-Driven Development. In this context, the topics include (but are not limited to): Modelling - Modelling formalisms; - Models, metamodels and model transformations; Correctness checking - Temporal properties and their formal verification; - Interface compliance and contractual use of components; Correctness of models, metamodels and model transformations Analysis and prediction of quality attributes - Formal prediction and analysis; - Static and dynamic analysis; - Instrumentation and monitoring approaches; Industrial case studies and experience reports. Besides general software systems, FESCA is interested in methods focusing on a specific application domain, such as: - Cloud environment - Mobile and embedded systems - Information systems - Hardware infrastructures We encourage not only mature research results, submissions presenting innovative ideas and early results are also of interest. * SUBMISSIONS Three kinds of submissions are solicited: - regular papers (up to 15 pages) presenting original and unpublished work related to the workshop topics, - position papers (up to 10 pages) presenting ideas and directions of interesting ongoing and yet unpublished research related to the workshop topics, and - tool demonstration papers (up to 8 pages) presenting and highlighting the distinguishing features of a topic-related tool (co-developed by the authors). * PROCEEDINGS - Final versions of accepted regular and position papers will be published in a volume of the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). - The tool demonstration papers will not appear in the EPTCS proceedings, but will be included in the electronic pre-proceedings (distributed at the workhop) and made available on the workshop website. * IMPORTANT DATES - Paper registration: December 6, 2013 - Submission deadline: December 13, 2013 - Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2014 - Final versions due: February 10, 2014 - Workshop date: April 12, 2014 * PC CO-CHAIRS - Barbora Buhnova (Masaryk University, Czech Republic) - Lucia Happe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) - Jan Kofron (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FUNCTIONAL AND LOGIC PROGRAMMING (FLOPS 2014) Call for Papers June 4-6, 2014 Kanazawa, Japan http://www.jaist.ac.jp/flops2014/ * GENERAL FLOPS is a forum for research on all issues concerning declarative programming, including functional programming and logic programming, and aims to promote cross-fertilization and integration between the two paradigms. Previous FLOPS meetings were held at Fuji Susono (1995), Shonan Village (1996), Kyoto (1998), Tsukuba (1999), Tokyo (2001), Aizu (2002), Nara (2004), Fuji Susono (2006), Ise (2008), Sendai (2010), and Kobe (2012). * TOPICS FLOPS solicits original papers in all areas of functional and logic programming, including (but not limited to): - Language issues: language design and constructs, programming methodology, integration of paradigms, interfacing with other languages, type systems, constraints, concurrency and distributed computing. - Foundations: logic and semantics, rewrite systems and narrowing, type theory, proof systems. - Implementation issues: compilation techniques, memory management, program analysis and transformation, partial evaluation, parallelism. - Applications: case studies, real-world applications, graphical user interfaces, Internet applications, XML, databases, formal methods and model checking. The proceedings will be published as an LNCS volume. The proceedings of the previous meetings (FLOPS 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012) were published as LNCS 1722, 2024, 2441, 2998, 3945, 4989, 6009, and 7294. * PC CO-CHAIRS Michael Codish (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Eijiro Sumii (Tohoku University) * LOCAL CHAIR Yuki Chiba (JAIST) * SUBMISSION Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshops proceedings may be submitted. See also ACM SIGPLAN Republication Policy: http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Policies/Republication Submissions should fall into one of the following categories: - Regular research papers: they should describe new results and will be judged on originality, correctness, and significance. - System descriptions: they should contain a link to a working system and will be judged on originality, usefulness, and design. - Declarative pearls: new and excellent declarative programs or theories with illustrative applications. System descriptions and declarative pearls must be explicitly marked as such in the title. * SUBMISSIONS Submissions must be written in English and can be up to 15 pages long including references, though pearls are typically shorter. Authors are required to use LaTeX2e and the Springer llncs class file, available at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html Regular research papers should be supported by proofs and/or experimental results. In case of lack of space, this supporting information should be made accessible otherwise (e.g., a link to a Web page, or an appendix). Papers should be submitted electronically at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=flops2014 * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: December 13, 2013 Author notification: February 10, 2014 Camera-ready copy: March 7, 2014 1ST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF SOFTWARE FOR RUNTIME VERIFICATION (CSRV-2014) Call for Participation held with RV 2014 September 22-25, 2014 Toronto, Canada http://rv2014.imag.fr/monitoring-competition * SCOPE CSRV-2014 is the 1st International Software Runtime Verification Competition as a part of the 14th International Conference on Runtime Verification. The event will be held in September 2014, in Toronto, Canada. CSRV-2014 will draw attention to the invaluable effort of software developers and researchers who contribute in this field by providing the community with new or updated tools, libraries and frameworks for the instrumentation and runtime verification of software. * AIMS Stimulate the development of new efficient and practical runtime verification tools and the maintenance of the already developed ones. Produce a benchmark suite for runtime verification tools, by sharing case studies and programs that researchers and developers can use in the future to test and to validate their prototypes. Discuss the metrics employed for comparing the tools. Provide a comparison of the tools running with different benchmarks and evaluating using different criteria. Enhance the visibility of presented tools among the different communities (software engineering, formal methods and automated verification, distributed computing, security, and safety-critical systems) involved in software monitoring. * TIMELINE Declaration of intent: December 15, 2013 (by email firstname.lastname@example.org) Deadline for submission of benchmarks: March 1, 2014 Monitoring tool submission: June 1, 2014 Notification: July 1, 2014 * ORGANIZERS Ezio Bartocci (TU-Wien, Austria), email@example.com Borzoo Bonakdarpour (U. Waterloo, Canada), firstname.lastname@example.org Ylies Falcone (U. Joseph Fourier, France), email@example.com 12TH WORKSHOP ON QUANTITATIVE ASPECTS OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND SYSTEMS (QAPL 2014) Affiliated with ETAPS 2014 April 12-13, 2014, Grenoble, France http://qapl14.inria.fr * SCOPE Quantitative aspects of computation are important and sometimes essential in characterising the behaviour and determining the properties of systems. They are related to the use of physical quantities (storage space, time, bandwidth, etc.) as well as mathematical quantities (e.g. probability and measures for reliability, security and trust). Such quantities play a central role in defining both the model of systems (architecture, language design, semantics) and the methodologies and tools for the analysis and verification of system properties. The aim of this workshop is to discuss the explicit use of quantitative information such as time and probabilities either directly in the model or as a tool for the analysis of systems. In particular, the workshop focuses on: - the design of probabilistic, real-time, quantum languages and the definition of semantical models for such languages - the discussion of methodologies for the quantitative analysis of systems, for instance probabilistic and timing properties (e.g. security, safety, schedulability) and other quantifiable properties such as reliability (for hardware components), trustworthiness (in information security) and resource usage (e.g., worst-case memory/stack/cache requirements); - the probabilistic analysis of systems which do not explicitly incorporate quantitative aspects (e.g. performance, reliability and risk analysis) - applications to safety-critical systems, communication protocols, control systems, asynchronous hardware, and to any other domain involving quantitative issues * TOPICS Topics include (but are not limited to) probabilistic, timing and general quantitative aspects in: Language design, Information systems, Asynchronous HW analysis, Language extension, Multi-tasking systems, Automated reasoning, Language expressiveness, Logic, Verification, Quantum languages, Semantics, Testing, Time-critical systems, Performance analysis, Safety, Embedded systems, Program analysis, Risk and hazard analysis, Coordination models, Protocol analysis, Scheduling theory, Distributed systems, Model-checking, Security, Biological systems, Cyber-physical systems, Concurrent systems, and Resource analysis. * INVITED SPEAKERS - Stephen Gilmore, University of Edinburgh, UK - Oded Maler, Verimag, France - Nicolas Markey, LSV, CNRS and ENS Cachan, France - Enrico Vicario, University of Firenze, Italy * SUBMISSIONS In order to encourage participation and discussion, this workshop solicits two types of submissions - regular papers and presentation reports: 1. Regular paper submissions must be original work, and must not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Regular paper submission must not exceed 15 pages, possibly followed by a clearly marked appendix which will be removed for the proceedings and contains technical material for the reviewers. 2. Presentation reports concern recent or ongoing work on relevant topics and ideas, for timely discussion and feedback at the workshop. There is no restriction as for previous/future publication of the contents of a presentation. Typically, a presentation is based on a paper which recently appeared (or which is going to appear) in the proceedings of another recognized conference, or which has not yet been submitted. The (extended) abstract of presentation submissions should not exceed 4 pages. All submissions must be in PDF format and use the EPTCS latex style, see http://style.eptcs.org/. Submissions can be made on the following website: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qapl14 The workshop PC will review all regular paper submissions to select appropriate ones, ones for acceptance in each category, based on their relevance, merit, originality, and technical content. Presentation reports will receive a light weight review to establish their relevance for the workshop. The authors of accepted submissions of both types are expected to present and discuss their work at the workshop. Accepted regular papers will be published in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). A special issue concerning the QAPL editions of 2011 and 2012 is in preparation and a further special issues related to the QAPL editions of 2013 and 2014 will be considered. * IMPORTANT DATES For regular papers: Abstract (optional): December 24, 2013 Submission (regular paper): December 31, 2013 Notification: February 7, 2014 Final version (ETAPS proceedings): February 14, 2014 Workshop: March 23 - 24, 2013 Final version (EPTCS post proceedings): TBA For presentation reports: Submission: February 5, 2014 Notification: February 7, 2014 * PC CHAIRS - Nathalie Bertrand, INRIA Rennes, France - Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy 10TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON REWRITING LOGIC AND ITS APPLICATIONS (WRLA 2014) Grenoble, France, April 5th and 6th, 2014 http://www.dsic.upv.es/workshops/wrla2014/ (in conjunction with ETAPS 2014 17th European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software April 5-13, 2014, http://www.etaps.org/2014) * AIMS AND SCOPE Rewriting logic (RL) is a natural model of computation and an expressive semantic framework for concurrency, parallelism, communication, and interaction. It can be used for specifying a wide range of systems and languages in various application fields. It also has good properties as a metalogical framework for representing logics. In recent years, several languages based on RL (ASF+SDF, CafeOBJ, ELAN, Maude) have been designed and implemented. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers with a common interest in RL and its applications, and to give them the opportunity to present their recent works, discuss future research directions, and exchange ideas. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline December 30th 2013 Author notification February 2nd 2014 Version informal proceedings February 14th 2014 * SUBMISSIONS The final program of the workshop will include regular papers, tool papers, and work-in-progress presentations. The program will also contain invited talks to be determined by the program committee. Papers must contain original contributions, be clearly written, include appropriate references, and comparison with related work. They must be unpublished and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Tool papers present a new tool, a new tool component, or novel extensions to an existing tool. They should provide a short description of the theoretical foundations with relevant citations, emphasize the design and implementation, and give a clear account of the tool's functionality. The described tools must be publicly available via the web. All submissions should be formatted according to the guidelines for Springer LNCS papers, and should be submitted electronically using EasyChair. EAPLS PHD AWARD 2013 Call for Nominations http://eapls.org/pages/phd_award/ * AWARD The European Association for Programming Languages and Systems has established a Best Dissertation Award in the international research area of programming languages and systems. The award will go to the PhD student who in the previous period has made the most original and influential contribution to the area. The purpose of the award is to draw attention to excellent work, to help the career of the student in question, and to promote the research field as a whole. * ELIGIBILITY Eligible for the award are those who successfully defended their PhD - at an academic institution in Europe - in the field of Programming Languages and Systems - in the period from 1 November 2012 – 1 November 2013 * NOMINATIONS Candidates for the award must be nominated by their supervisor. Nominating a candidate consists of submitting the thesis to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eaplsphd2013. The nomination must be accompanied by (a zip file containing) - a letter from the supervisor describing why the thesis should be considered for the award; - a report from an independent researcher who has acted as examiner of the thesis at its defense. The theses will be evaluated with respect to originality, influence, relevance to the field and (to a lesser degree) quality of writing. * PROCEDURE The nominations will be evaluated and compared by an international committee of experts from across Europe. The procedure to be followed is analogous to the review phase of a conference. The justification by the supervisor and the external report will play an important role in the evaluation. Members of the expert committee are barred from nominating their own PhD students for the award. The award consists of a certificate announcing the winner to have received the EAPLS PhD award 2011. The supervisor will receive a copy of this certificate. If possible, the certificate will be handed out ceremonially at a suitable occasion, as for instance the ETAPS conference. Apart from the winner, no further ranking of nominees will be published. The decision of the expert committee is final and binding, and will not be subject to discussion. * IMPORTANT DATES 31 December 2013: Deadline for nominations 10 April 2014: Announcement of the award winner * EXPERT COMMITTEE The Expert committee includes: - Gilles Barthe, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain - Eerke Boiten, University of Kent, U.K. - Mark van den Brand, Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Paolo Ciancarini, Universita di Bologna, Italy - Stefano Crespi Reghizzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy - Kei Davis, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S.A. - Mariangiola Dezani, Universita di Torino, Italy - Josuka Diaz-Labrador, Universidad de Duesto, Spain - Marko van Eekelen, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands - Giorgio Ghelli, University of Pisa, Italy - Stefan Gruner, University of Pretoria, South Africa - Kevin Hammond, University of St Andrews, U.K. - Martin Hofmann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany - Paul Klint, CWI and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Jens Knoop, Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria - Ralf Laemmel, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany - Rita Loogen, Philipps-Universitaet Marburg, Germany - Tiziana Margaria, University of Potsdam, Germany - Greg Michaelson, Heriot-Watt University , Edinburgh, U.K. - Alan Mycroft, University of Cambridge, U.K. - Catuscia Palamidessi, LIX, France - Ricardo Pena, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain - Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, Germany - Arend Rensink, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands - Bernhard Steffen, Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany - Peter Van Roy, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium EATCS FELLOWS 2014 Call for Nominations * Please note: all nominees and nominators must be EATCS Members. Submit by December 31 of the current year for Fellow consideration by email to the EATCS Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org). The subject line of the email should read "EATCS Fellow Nomination -
". * REQUIREMENTS FOR EATCS NOMINATION: The EATCS Fellows Program is established by the Association to recognize outstanding EATCS Members for their scientific achievements in the field of Theoretical Computer Science. The Fellow status is conferred by the EATCS Fellows-Selection Committee upon a person having a track record of intellectual and organizational leadership within the EATCS community. Fellows are expected to be “model citizens” of the TCS community, helping to develop the standing of TCS beyond the frontiers of the community. In order to be considered by the EATCS Fellows-Selection Committee, candidates must be nominated by at least four EATCS Members. Please verify your membership at http://www.eatcs.org/. The EATCS Fellows-Selection Committee consists of - Rocco De Nicola (IMT Lucca, Italy) - Paul Goldberg (Oxford, UK) - Anca Muscholl (Bordeaux, France, chair) - Dorothea Wagner (Karlsruhe, Germany) - Roger Wattenhofer (ETH Zurich, CH) * INSTRUCTIONS A nomination should consist of answers to the questions below. It can be co-signed by several EATCS members. At least two nomination letters per candidate are recommended. If you are supporting the nomination from within the candidate's field of expertise, it is expected that you will be specific about the individual's technical contributions. To be considered, nominations for 2014 must be received by December 31, 2013. * FORMAT 1. Name of candidate Candidate's current affiliation and position Candidate's email address, postal address and phone number Nominator(s) relationship to the candidate 2. Short summary of candidate's accomplishments (citation - 25 words or less) 3. Candidate's accomplishments: Identify the most important contributions that qualify the candidate for the rank of EATCS Fellow according to the following two categories: A) Technical achievements B) Outstanding service to the TCS community Please limit your comments to at most three pages. 4. Nominator(s): Name(s) Affiliation(s), email and postal address(es), phone number(s) 5TH WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPMENTS IN IMPLICIT COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY (DICE 2014) Call for Contributions April 5-6, 2014 Grenoble, France (a satellite event of ETAPS 2014) http://dice14.tcs.ifi.lmu.de * SCOPE AND TOPIC The area of Implicit Computational Complexity (ICC) has grown from several proposals for using logic and formal methods to provide languages for complexity-bounded computation (e.g. PTIME, LOGSPACE computation). Its aim is to study computational complexity without reference to external measuring conditions or particular machine models, but only in terms of language restrictions or logical/computational principles implying complexity properties. This workshop focuses on ICC methods related to programs (rather than descriptive methods). In this approach one relates complexity classes to restrictions on programming paradigms (functional programs, lambda calculi, rewriting systems), such as ramified recurrence, weak polymorphic types, linear logic and linear types, and interpretative measures. The two main objectives of this area are: - to find natural implicit characterizations of various complexity classes of functions, thereby illuminating their nature and importance; - to design methods suitable for static verification of program complexity. Therefore ICC connects both to the study of complexity classes and to static program analysis. The workshop is open to contributions on various aspects of ICC including (but not exclusively): - types for controlling complexity - logical systems for implicit computational complexity - linear logic - semantics of complexity-bounded computation - rewriting and termination orderings - interpretation-based methods for implicit complexity - programming languages for complexity-bounded computation - theoretical foundations of program complexity analysis - application of implicit complexity to security * INVITED SPEAKERS - Akitoshi Kawamura, University of Tokyo - Georg Moser, University of Innsbruck * IMPORTANT DATES - Abstract submission: January 5, 2014 - Notification: January 20, 2014 - Final version: February 10, 2014 * SUBMISSION Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of up to 5 pages. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop. Submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, interest and clarity. Preference will be given to abstracts describing work (including work in progress) that has not been published elsewhere before the workshop. Further details can be found at the workshop homepage. 12TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COALGEBRAIC METHODS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CMCS'14) Call for Papers 5 - 6 April 2014, Grenoble, France http://www.coalg.org/cmcs14 * OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE Established in 1998, the CMCS workshops aim to bring together researchers with a common interest in the theory of coalgebras, their logics, and their applications. As the workshop series strives to maintain breadth in its scope, areas of interest include neighbouring fields as well. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: - The theory of coalgebras (including set theoretic and categorical approaches) - Coalgebras as computational and semantical models (for programming languages, dynamical systems, term rewriting, etc.) - Coalgebras in (functional, object-oriented, concurrent, and constraint) programming - Model checking, theorem proving and deductive verification using coalgebraic techniques - Coalgebraic data types, type systems and behavioural typing - Proof principles and (coinductive) definitions for coalgebras (e.g. with bisimulations or invariants) - Coalgebras and algebras - Coalgebraic specification and verification - Coalgebras and (modal) logic - Coalgebra and control theory (notably of discrete event and hybrid systems) - Coalgebra in quantum computing - Coalgebra and game theory - Tools exploiting colgebraic techniques * VENUE AND EVENT CMCS’14 will be held in Grenoble, France, co-located with ETAPS 2014 on 5 - 6 April 2014. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract regular papers 6 January 2014 Submission regular papers 10 January 2014 (strict) Notification regular papers 14 February 2014 Camera-ready copy 21 February 2014 Submission short contributions 23 February 2014 (strict) Notification short contributions 9 March 2014 * INVITED SPEAKERS Ichiro Hasuo, University of Tokyo, JP Marina Lenisa, University of Udine, IT * PUBLICITY CHAIR Alexandra Silva, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL * PC CHAIR Marcello Bonsangue, Leiden University, NL * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES We solicit two types of contributions: regular papers and short contributions. Regular papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. They should not exceed 20 pages in length in Springer LNCS style. Short contributions may describe work in progress, or summarise work submitted to a conference or workshop elsewhere. They should be no more than two pages. Regular papers and short contributions should be submitted electronically as a PDF file via the Easychair system at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cmcs2014. The proceedings of CMCS 2014 will include all accepted regular papers and will be published post-conference as a Springer volume in the IFIP-LNCS series. Accepted short contributions will be bundled in a technical report. 5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON UNIFYING THEORIES OF PROGRAMMING (UTP 2014) Call for Papers co-located with FM2014 May 12-13, 2014 Singapore http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/UTP2014/index.html * SCOPE Interest in the fundamental problem of the combination of formal notations and theories of programming has grown consistently in recent years. The theories define, in various different ways, many common notions, such as abstraction, refinement, choice, termination, feasibility, locality, concurrency and communication. Despite these differences, such theories may be unified in a way which greatly facilitates their study and comparison. Moreover, such a unification offers a means of combining different languages describing various facets and artifacts of software development in a seamless, logically consistent way. * UTP Hoare and He's Unifying Theories of Programming (UTP) is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant such unification approaches. Based on their pioneering work, the aims of the UTP Symposium series are to reaffirm the significance of the ongoing UTP project and to stimulate efforts to advance. The Symposium provides a focus for the sharing of results by those already actively contributing, and raises awareness of the benefits of such unifying theoretical frameworks among the wider computer science and software engineering communities. To this end the Symposium welcomes contributions on all the themes that can be related to the Unifying Theories of Programming. * SUBMISSIONS Papers may be up to 20 pages in length and should be prepared using LaTeX in Springer LNCS paper format. Submissions should be made through the UTP 2014 EasyChair site, see http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/UTP2014 * PUBLICATION Symposium post-proceedings will appear in Springer's Lectures Notes in Computer Science, as in past editions of the Symposium. (To be confirmed.) * DATES Abstract due: January 8, 2014 Full paper due: January 15, 2014 Notification: March 7, 2014 Camera-ready for pre-proceedings: April 11, 2014 Symposium: May 12-13, 2014 * CHAIR David Naumann (Stevens Institute of Technology) * ORGANISATION CHAIR Jin Song DONG (National University of Singapore) * JOINT EVENT FM 2014, the 19th International Symposium on Formal Methods http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/ COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE 2014: LANGUAGE, LIFE, LIMITS (CiE 2014) Call for Papers Budapest, Hungary June 23-27, 2014 http://cie2014.inf.elte.hu * IMPORTANT DATES Submission Deadline for LNCS: 10 January 2014 Notification of authors: 3 March 2014 Deadline for final revisions: 31 March 2014 * HISTORY CiE 2014 is the tenth conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world. Previous meetings have taken place in Amsterdam (2005), Swansea (2006), Siena (2007), Athens (2008), Heidelberg (2009), Ponte Dalgada (2010), Sofia (2011), Cambridge (2012), and Milan (2013). The motto of CiE 2014 "Language, Life, Limits" intends to put a special focus on relations between computational linguistics, natural and biological computing, and more traditional fields of computability theory. This is to be understood in its broadest sense including computational aspects of problems in linguistics, studying models of computation and algorithms inspired by physical and biological approaches as well as exhibiting limits (and non-limits) of computability when considering different models of computation arising from such approaches. As with previous CiE conferences the allover glueing perspective is to strengthen the mutual benefits of analyzing traditional and new computational paradigms in their corresponding frameworks both with respect to practical applications and a deeper theoretical understanding. * TUTORIAL SPEAKERS Wolfgang Thomas (RWTH Aachen) Peter Gruenwald (CWI, Amsterdam) * INVITED SPEAKERS Lev Beklemishev (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow) Alessandra Carbone (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie and CNRS Paris) Maribel Fernandez (King's College London) Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz (University of Calgary) Eva Tardos (Cornell University) Albert Visser (Utrecht University) * SPECIAL SESSIONS: History and Philosophy of Computing (organizers: Liesbeth de Mol, Giuseppe Primiero) Computational Linguistics (organizers: Maria Dolores Jimenez-Lopez, Gabor Proszeky) Computability Theory (organizers: Karen Lange, Barbara Csima) Bio-inspired Computation (organizers: Marian Gheorghe, Florin Manea) Online Algorithms (organizers: Joan Boyar, Csan??d Imreh) Complexity in Automata Theory (organizers: Markus Lohrey, Giovanni Pighizzini) INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTING (ICTAC) Call for Organisers http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/ICTAC * BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing (ICTAC) was founded in 2004 by the International Institute for Software Technology of the United Nations University (UNU-IIST). The aim of the colloquium is to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and government to present research results, and exchange experience, ideas, and solutions for their problems in theoretical aspects of computing. Beyond these scholarly goals, another main purpose of the conference is to promote cooperation in research and education between participants and their institutions, from developing and industrial countries. * LOCATION The event takes place every year in a developing country. Each conference attracts between 50 and 100 participants from all over the world. We now invite proposals from any group or institution wishing to host this event. The priority is for the event to be located in a developing country. It usually combines a regular three-day scientific conference with related activities such as tutorials over another two-days and a summer school over the previous week. Innovation in the format and content is encouraged. Proposals will be evaluated by the ICTAC steering committee. * FORMAT Proposals should be no more than four pages in length and should contain: - Brief description of why the event is of interest to the proposer. - Vision for the event, including its aims, the expected format and scale. - An estimation of expected attendance, based, for example, on presence of a local community in the area and costs of travel to various parts of the world and local expenses. - A description of the relevant qualifications and experience of the proposers, especially regarding conference organisation logistics. - A description of the facilities that will be available for the event and to support the organizers. - The contact information of the proposed organising committee. Please, note that the choice of a PC chair will be subject to later discussion with the Steering Committee and should not be part of this proposal. Please send your proposal (in PDF format) and any enquiries to email@example.com. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission of proposals: 13 January, 2014 Notification of results: 28 February, 2014 * STEERING COMMITTEE Ana Cavalcanti, UK John Fitzgerald, UK Martin Leucker, Germany Zhiming Liu, Macao Tobias Nipkow, Germany Augusto Sampaio, Brazil Natarajan Shankar, USA * PREVIOUS LOCATIONS ICTAC 2013 was held in Shanghai, China, 04-06 September, 2013. ICTAC 2012 was held in Bangalore, India, 24-27 September 2012. ICTAC 2011 was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 August - 2 September, 2011. ICTAC 2010 was held in Natal, Brazil, 1-3 September, 2010. ICTAC 2009 was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16-20 August, 2009. ICTAC 2008 was held in Marmara, Istanbul, Turkey - 1-3 November, 2008. ICTAC 2007 was held in Macao, Macao - 26-28 November 2007. ICTAC 2006 was held in Tunis, Tunisia - 20-24 November 2006. ICTAC 2005 was held in Hanoi, Vietnam - 17-21 October 2005. 9TH ERSHOV INFORMATICS CONFERENCE (PSI'14) Call for Papers 24 June - 27 June, 2014 Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia http://psi.nsc.ru/psi14 * AIMS AND SCOPE The Ershov Informatics Conference (the PSI Conference Series, 9th edition) is the premier international forum in Russia for research and its applications in computer, software and information sciences. The conference brings together academic and industrial researchers, developers and users to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the conference area. * ORGANIZERS - A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Siberian Branch of RAS - Saint Petersburg State University * CONFERENCE CHAIRS] - Alexander Marchuk A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia - Andrey Terekhov Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia * STEERING COMMITTEE - Dines Bjorner Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark - Manfred Broy Institut fuer Informatik, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany - Victor Ivannikov Institute for System Programming RAS, Moscow, Russia - Ugo Montanari University of Pisa, Italy * PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CHAIRS Irina Virbitskaite A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia Andrei Voronkov The University of Manchester, UK * CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - Edmund M. Clarke (USA) - Tony Hoare (UK) - Bertrand Meyer (Switzerland) - Vladimiro Sassone (UK) - Vadim E. Kotov (USA) * CONFERENCE TOPICS 1. Foundations of Program and System Development and Analysis 2. Programming Methodology and Software Engineering 3. Information Technologies In addition to papers in the above list of topics, papers both bridging the gap between different directions and promoting mutual understanding of researchers are welcome. Papers defining the general prospects in computer, software and information sciences are also encouraged. * SUBMISSIONS There are three categories of submissions: - regular papers describing fully developed work and complete results (12 pages / 30 minute talks); - short papers reporting on interesting work in progress and/or preliminary results (7 pages / 15 minute talks); - system and experimental papers describing implementation or evaluation of experimental systems and containing a link to a working system (4 pages / 10 minute presentation). Submitted regular papers that are judged to have limited merit may be accepted as short papers, with up to seven pages in the proceedings. At the time of submission, authors should indicate if they wish to have their submission considered as a short paper in the case it is not accepted as a regular one. * CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS A preliminary book of tutorial, invited and accepted contributions will be handed out at the conference. The final versions of the invited, regular and short papers presented at the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series after the conference. One can find the proceedings of the previous seven conferences in LNCS, Vol. 1181, 1755, 2244, 2890, 4378, 5947, and 7162. * LOCATION The conference will be held in Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets), a suburb of St. Petersburg located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. The town is one of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions thanks to its palaces, fountains and parks. Founded as a summer residence of Peter the Great, the area is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often referred to as "the Russian Versaille". For more information see http://www.saint-petersburg.com/peterhof. * SATELLITE WORKSHOPS N.B. Three satellite workshops will be held in conjunction with PSI'14: - Program Understanding, - Educational Informatics, - Science Intensive Applied Software. * IMPORTANT DATES January 13, 2014: abstract submission January 20, 2014: submission deadline April 1, 2014: notification of acceptance June 24 - 27, 2014: the conference dates September 1, 2014: camera ready papers due 7TH INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED REASONING (IJCAR 2014) Call for Papers Vienna, Austria, July 19-22, 2014 http://cs.nyu.edu/ijcar2014/ as part of FLoC 2014 - Federated Logic Conference http://www.floc-conference.org/ as part of VSL 2014 - Vienna Summer of Logic http://vsl2014.at/ * IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all topics in automated reasoning. The IJCAR technical program will consist of presentations of high-quality original research papers, system descriptions, and invited talks. * IJCAR 2014 is a merger of leading events in automated reasoning: CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction), FroCoS (Workshop on Frontiers of Combining Systems) and TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods) IJCAR 2014 invites submissions related to all aspects of automated reasoning, including foundations, implementations, and applications. Original research papers and descriptions of working automated deduction systems are solicited. * TOPICS IJCAR topics include the following ones: - Logics of interest include: propositional, first-order, classical, equational, higher-order, non-classical, constructive, modal, temporal, many-valued, substructural, description, type theory, etc. - Methods of interest include: tableaux, sequent calculi, resolution, model-elimination, inverse method, paramodulation, term rewriting, induction, unification, constraint solving, decision procedures, model generation, model checking, semantic guidance, interactive theorem proving, logical frameworks, AI-related methods for deductive systems, proof presentation, automated theorem provers, etc. - Applications of interest include: verification, formal methods, program analysis and synthesis, computer mathematics, declarative programming, deductive databases, knowledge representation, etc. The proceedings of IJCAR 2014 will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNAI/LNCS series. * PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS Stephane Demri (New York University & CNRS) Deepak Kapur (University of New Mexico, USA) Christoph Weidenbach (MPI-INF Saarbr??cken, Germany) * CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS Christian Fermueller (TU Vienna, Austria) Stefan Hetzl (TU Vienna, Austria) * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2014 Paper submission deadline: January 22, 2014 Notification of paper decisions: March 31, 2014 Final version of papers due: April 19, 2014 Conference dates: July 19-22, 2014 * STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS Travel awards will be available to enable selected students to attend the conference. Details will be published in March 2014. 26TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER AIDED VERIFICATION (CAV 2014) Call for Papers July 18-22, 2014, Vienna, Austria http://www.cavconference.org * CAV 2014 is the 26th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software systems. * Changes: short and long papers, but short papers are not restricted to be tool papers anymore. We encourage submission of high quality tool papers and empirical evaluations as long papers. References do not count toward the page limit. * Topics: Algorithms and tools for verifying models and implementations; Hardware verification techniques; Deductive, compositional, and abstraction techniques for verification; Program analysis and software verification; Verification methods for parallel and concurrent hardware/software systems; Testing and runtime analysis based on verification technology; Applications and case studies in verification; Decision procedures and solvers for verification; Mathematical and logical foundations of practical verification tools; Verification in industrial practice; Algorithms and tools for system synthesis; Hybrid systems and embedded systems verification; Verification techniques for security; Formal models and methods for biological systems. * Tutorials: Fabio Somenzi, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA will give a tutorial on Hardware Model Checking. David Monniaux, CNRS, Verimag, Grenoble, France will give a tutorial on Abstract Interpretation. * Important Dates: Nominations for CAV award 15 January 2014; Abstract 31 January 2014; Paper 7 February 2014; Rebuttal 20-23 March 2014; Notification 18 April 2014; Final version 9 May 2014. All deadlines are "anywhere on earth". 19TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FORMAL METHODS (FM 2014) Call for Industry Track Papers Singapore, May 14-16, 2014 http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~pat/FM2014/ * SCOPE FM2014 is the nineteenth in a series of symposia organized by Formal Methods Europe, an independent association whose aim is to stimulate the use of, and research on, formal methods for software development. The symposia have been notably successful in bringing together innovators and practitioners in precise mathematical methods for software and systems development, industrial users, as well as researchers. The industry track of FM 2014 welcomes papers describing industrial applications of formal methods, experience with introducing formal methods in industry, tool usage reports, experiments with challenge problems. Authors are encouraged to explain how the use of formal methods has overcome problems, lead to improvements in design or provided new insights. * PAPER SUBMISSION Industry track papers should not exceed 15 pages (including appendices and references). Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings, to appear in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Submitted papers should describe, in English, have not been published or submitted elsewhere concurrently for publication, and should be in Springer's format. All submissions will be evaluated by at least three members of the industry track program committee. Papers should be submitted through the FM 2014 EasyChair web site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fm2014 * IMPORTANT DATES - Industry Track Submission: January 16, 2014 - Industry Track Notification: February 16, 2014 - Camera-ready: February 25, 2014 - Main Conference Date: May 14-16, 2014 * FM 2014 ORGANIZING COMMITTEES - General Chair Jin Song Dong, National University of Singapore, Singapore. - Program Committee Co-Chairs Cliff B Jones, Newcastle University, United Kindom. Pekka Pihlajasaari, Data Abstraction (Pty) Ltd, South Africa. Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore. - Doc Symposium Chair Annabelle McIver, Macquarie University, Australia. - Workshop Chair Shengchao Qin, University of Teesside, United Kindom. - Publicity Chair Jonathan Bowen, Birmingham City University, United Kindom. Kenji Taguchi, AIST, Japan. 17TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF SATISFIABILITY TESTING (SAT 2014) Call for Papers Vienna, Austria, July 14-17, 2014 http://baldur.iti.kit.edu/sat2014 * AIMS The International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) is the primary annual meeting for researchers studying the theory and applications of the propositional satisfiability problem. It includes, besides plain propositional satisfiability, Boolean optimization (such as MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints), Quantified Boolean Formulas (QBF), Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), and Constraint Programming (CP) for problems with clear connections to Boolean-level reasoning. * VENUE SAT 2014 takes place in Vienna, Austria, and will be part of the Vienna Summer of Logic. With over two thousand expected participants, the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 will be the largest event in the history of logic, and will consist of twelve large conferences and numerous workshops, attracting researchers from all over the world. * IMPORTANT DATES January 17, 2014: Abstract submission deadline January 24, 2014: Paper submission deadline March 17, 2014 (approx.): Response from authors begins, lasts 72 hours March 27, 2014: Acceptance notifications April 17, 2014: Final camera-ready versions July 14-17, 2014: Main conference and workshops * SCOPE Topics include (but are not restricted to): - Theoretical advances (including exact algorithms, proof complexity, and other complexity issues); - Practical search algorithms; - Knowledge compilation; - Implementation-level details of SAT solving tools and SAT-based systems; - Problem encodings and reformulations; - Applications (including both novel applications domains and improvements to existing approaches); - Case studies and reports on insightful findings based on rigorous experimentation. * OUT OF SCOPE Papers claiming to resolve a major long-standing open theoretical question in mathematics or computer science (such as those for which a Millennium Prize is offered, see http://www.claymath.org/millennium) are outside the scope of the conference because there is insufficient time in the schedule to referee such papers; instead, such papers should be submitted to an appropriate technical journal. * SUBMISSIONS Submissions to SAT 2014 are solicited in three paper categories, describing original contributions: - REGULAR PAPERS (9 to 15 pages, excluding references) Regular papers should contain original research, with sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are strongly encouraged to make their data and implementations available with their submission. Submissions reporting on case studies are also encouraged, and should describe details, weaknesses, and strengths in sufficient depth. - SHORT PAPERS (up to 8 pages, excluding references) The same evaluation criteria apply to short papers as to regular papers. They will be reviewed to the same standards of quality as regular papers, but will naturally contain less quantity of new material. Short papers will have the same status as regular papers and be eligible for the same awards (to be announced later). - TOOL PAPERS (up to 6 pages, excluding references) A tool paper should describe the implemented tool and its novel features. Here "tools" are interpreted in a broad sense, including descriptions of implemented solvers, preprocessors, etc., as well as systems that exploit SAT solvers or their extensions to solve interesting problem domains. A demonstration is expected to accompany a tool presentation. Papers describing tools that have already been presented previously are expected to contain significant and clear enhancements to the tool. * WORKSHOPS AND COMPETITONS Affiliated with SAT 2014 are several workshops and competitions. For a list and detailed information about these events see the SAT 2014 web page. * PROGRAM CHAIRS Uwe Egly Vienna University of Technology, Austria Carsten Sinz Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany * WORKSHOPS CHAIR Ines Lynce Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal 40TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CURRENT TRENDS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (SOFSEM 2014) Call for Participation January 25-30, 2014 Hotel Atrium, Novy Smokovec High Tatras, Slovakia * INFORMATION For more details, e.g., - conference fees and details of payment - instructions for contributing authors - list of topics and profile of the tracks - list of invited lectures - list of accepted papers - conference program - conference location - how to get there visit our website: www.sofsem.sk (now open for registration) * HISTORY SOFSEM (SOFtware SEMinar) is an annual international conference devoted to the theory and practice of Computer Science. Its aim is to get together professionals from academia and industry working in various areas of Computer Science. Proceedings containing the invited and contributed papers will be published by the Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, volume number 8327. Papers accepted to Student Research Forum will appear in a special additional local proceedings. The program consists of - 6 invited talks given by prominent researchers, - 40 contributed talks being selected by the Program Committee from 104 submitted papers these days, - 6 student papers selected by the Program Committee for the Student Research Forum, - and a satellite workshop for a presentation of Works in Progress sofsem14.ics.upjs.sk/Sofsem/WIP * PROGRAM Accepted papers: http://sofsem14.ics.upjs.sk/Sofsem/AcceptedPapers Program: http://sofsem14.ics.upjs.sk/Sofsem/Program SOFSEM provides an ideal framework for discussions and meetings, establishing personal contacts. In order to help people socialize and exchange new ideas, SOFSEM is organized as a single-building-conference. That is, accommodation for all participants, full-board meals, together with all lecture rooms will be in Atrium Hotel, Novy Smokovec, High Tatras, Slovakia. * PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR Branislav Rovan, Bratislava, Slovakia * TRACKS Tracks for the Year 2014: - Foundations of Computer Science chair: Viliam Geffert, Kosice, Slovakia - Software & Web Engineering chair: A Min Tjoa, Wien, Austria - Data, Information, and Knowledge Engineering chair: Julius Stuller, Praha, Czech Republic - Cryptography, Security, and Verification chair: Bart Preneel, Leuven, Belgium - Student Research Forum chair: Roman Spanek, Praha, Czech Republic JOINT 25TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REWRITING TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS AND 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TYPED LAMBDA CALCULI AND APPLICATIONS Call for Papers July 14-17, 2014, Vienna, Austria http://vsl2014.at/rta-tlca * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: January 28, 2014 Notification: April 9, 2014 Paper submission: February 4, 2014 Final version: April 29, 2014 Rebuttal period: March 19-21, 2014 * TOPICS This joint RTA and TLCA conference is the major forum for the presentation of research on all aspects of rewriting and typed lambda-calculi. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: - Foundations: string rewriting; term rewriting; graph rewriting; lambdacalculi; higher-order rewriting; binding techniques; constrained rewriting and deduction; categorical and infinitary rewriting; stochastic rewriting; net rewriting; Petri nets; higher-dimensional rewriting; process calculi; explicit substitution; tree automata; confluence; termination; complexity; modularity. - Algorithmic aspects and implementation: strategies; matching; unification; anti-unification; narrowing; constraint solving; theorem proving; completion techniques; implementation techniques; parallel execution; certification of rewriting properties; abstract machines; automated (non)termination and confluence provers; automated complexity analysis; SMT solving; system descriptions. - Logic: proof theory; natural deduction; sequent calculi; proof assistants; cut elimination and normalization; propositions as types; linear logic and proof nets; equational logic; rewriting logic; rewriting calculi; proof checking; reasoning about programming languages and logics; homotopy type theory; type-theoretic aspects of complexity; implicit computational complexity. - Types: dependent types; polymorphism; intersection types and related approaches; subtyping; type inference and type checking; types in databases. - Semantics: denotational semantics; operational semantics; game semantics; realisability; domain theory; categorical models; universal algebra. - Programming: foundational aspects of functional programming, object oriented programming, and other programming paradigms; flow analysis of higher-type computation; program equivalence; program transformation; program optimization; program refactoring; rewriting models of programs; rule-based (functional and logic) programming; control operators; symbolic and algebraic computation; system synthesis and verification; XML queries and transformations; types in program analysis and verification; analysis of cryptographic protocols; systems biology; linguistics. * PROGRAMME CHAIR Gilles Dowek * CONFERENCE CHAIR Gernot Salzer MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE SPECIAL ISSUE ON COMPUTABLE ANALYSIS Call for Submissions http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/ccc2013/ * GUEST EDITORS Hajime Ishihara (JAIST, Japan) Margarita Korovina (Novosibirsk, Russia) Arno Pauly (Cambridge, UK) Monika Seisenberger (Swansea, UK) Dieter Spreen (Siegen, Germany, and Pretoria, South Africa) * DATES Abstracts submission deadline: January 31, 2014 Deadline for full paper: February 28, 2014 * GENERAL After a year of successful work in the EU-IRSES project COMPUTAL http://computal.uni-trier.de and an excellent workshop "Continuity, Computability, Constructivity: From Logic to Algorithms (CCC 2013)" in Gregynog (Wales) in June this year, we are planning to publish a special issue of MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. The special issue should reflect progress made in Computable Analysis and related areas and is open for everyone. * TOPICS Computable analysis Complexity of real number computations Computing with continuous data Domain theory and analysis Randomness and computable measure theory Models of computation with real numbers Realizability theory and analysis Reverse analysis Exact real number computation Program extraction in analysis * SUBMISSIONS We want to split the submission process into two parts: Please, first submit an abstract of your paper and then later the full paper. Submit both the abstract as well as the full manuscript to https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ccc2013mscspostproce Papers will be processed according to high MSCS standards as soon as they are submitted. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Please prepare your manuscript using the MSCS style file which can be downloaded from ftp.cup.cam.ac.uk * ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. 28TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM DEVOTED TO LOGIC (LOGICA 2014) Call for Papers June 16-20, 2014 Hejnice, Czech Republic http://www.flu.cas.cz/en/logica2014 * SCOPE Logica 2014 is the 28th in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic. Contributions devoted to any of the wide range of logical problems are welcome except those focused on specialized technical applications. Particularly welcome are contributions that cover issues interesting both for 'philosophically' and for 'mathematically' oriented logicians. * IMPORTANT DATES - Deadline for submissions: 15 February - Notification of acceptance: by the end of March * INVITED SPEAKERS Dorothy Edgington, Dag Prawitz, Graham Priest and Göran Sundholm. * DETAILS Detailed information can be found on the webpage. CONFERENCES ON INTELLIGENT COMPUTER MATHEMATICS (CICM 2014) Call for Papers July 7-11, 2014 at University of Coimbra, Portugal http://www.cicm-conference.org/2014 * SCOPE As computers and communications technology advance, greater opportunities arise for intelligent mathematical computation. While computer algebra, automated deduction, mathematical publishing and novel user interfaces individually have long and successful histories, we are now seeing increasing opportunities for synergy among these areas. The Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM) offer a venue for discussing these areas and their synergy. * TRACKS - Calculemus (Symbolic Computation and Mechanised Reasoning) Chair: James Davenport - DML (Digital Mathematical Libraries) Chair: Petr Sojka - MKM (Mathematical Knowledge Management) Chair: Josef Urban - Systems and Projects Chair: Alan Sexton * ORGANISATION The local arrangements will be coordinated by the Local Arrangements Chair, Paedro Quaresma (U. Coimbra, Portugal), and the overall programme will be organised by the General Program Chair, Stephen Watt (U. Western Ontario, Canada). * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: 28 February 2014 Submission deadline: 7 March 2014 Reviews sent to authors: 4 April 2014 Rebuttals due: 8 April 2014 Notification of acceptance: 14 April 2014 Camera ready copies due: 25 April 2014 * WORK IN PROGRESS AND DOCTORAL PROGRAMME SUBMISSIONS Submission deadline: 28 April 2014 (Doctoral: Abstract+CV) Notification of acceptance: 19 May 2014 Camera ready copies due: 26 May 2014 MAKING AUTOMATED REASONING PRACTICAL: ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF MARK STICKEL Call for Papers * DEADLINE Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2014 * AIM This is a book of collected articles presenting research in all aspects of automated reasoning, in particular the design of automated reasoning systems and their applications. A common theme behind Mark Stickel's work was developing techniques for building better automated reasoning systems. His discoveries were ground-breaking and include AC-unification, reasoning modulo a theory, term indexing, and thorough development of the SNARK and PTTP provers. In 2002 he received the Herbrand award for all his work, the highest award in automated reasoning (http://www.cadeinc.org/). We would like to honour Mark's achievements by editing a Festschrift comprised of articles in the spirit of his research approach: developing fundamental techniques driven by practical applications and informed by rigorous theory. * SCOPE We invite high-quality submissions on the general topic of automated reasoning and its applications, especially but not exclusively to the design of automated theorem proving systems, with connections to any of Mark Stickel's research areas: - Automated theorem proving, including deductive and abductive reasoning - Implementation of and practice with automated reasoners - Algorithmics for automated reasoners: unification, matching, rewriting, indexing - Integration of general-purpose reasoning with external procedures - Spatial and temporal reasoning - Inference control, theory reasoning, semantic guidance for automated reasoners - Application of automated reasoners in mathematics, logic, program synthesis, natural language, and natural sciences - SAT-solving - Applications related to formal methods * PUBLICATION DETAILS It is planned that the book will be published as an LNAI Festschrift with Springer. * SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS While it is expected that most of the papers will be regular technical papers, a few papers that combine scientific content with recollections of Mark Stickel's work and personality, as can be written by those who worked with him, are also sought. All papers will be refereed by anonymous peer reviewers, and read by the editors, according to the highest standards in terms of originality, significance, technical quality, and readability. Submissions must be in English and standard conforming pdf format. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. However, significantly extended versions of papers published at conferences are welcome. Submissions of any length will be considered, but final versions may be limited by the editors depending on the totality of submissions. Authors are strongly encouraged to produce their papers in LaTeX. Formatting instructions and the LNCS style files can be obtained via http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Electronic submission via EasyChair is open at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=festschriftmarkstick . In order to facilitate the planning of the book, authors are invited to notify the editors as soon as possible of their intention to submit with proposed topic and length. Early submission would be especially helpful for completing the review process sooner. * EDITORS Peter Baumgartner NICTA and Australian National University, http://users.cecs.anu.edu.au/~baumgart/ Richard Waldinger SRI International, http://www.ai.sri.com/~waldinge/ 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MODAL LOGIC (AiML 2014) Call for Papers August 5-8, 2014 Groningen, The Netherlands http://www.philos.rug.nl/AiML2014/ * SCOPE AiML 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-2014 is the tenth conference in the series. * TOPICS We invite submission 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 (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. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract of full paper submission due: 14 March 2014 Full paper submission due: 21 March 2014 Full paper notification: 2 May 2014 Short presentation submission due: 12 May 2014 Short presentation notification: 2 June 2014 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND FORMAL METHODS (SEFM 2014) Grenoble, France September 1-5, 2014 http://sefm2014.inria.fr/ * AIMS The aim of the conference is to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and government to advance the state of the art in formal methods, to scale up their application in the software industry and to encourage their integration with practical engineering methods. Papers that apply formal methods to software engineering are especially welcome. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract Submission: March 14, 2014 Paper Submission: March 21, 2014 (AoE) Notification: May 19, 2014 Camera Ready: June 13, 2014 * TOPICS OF INTEREST - Formal requirement analysis, modeling, specification and design - Abstraction and refinement - Formal methods for probabilistic verification and synthesis - Programming languages, program analysis and type theory - Formal methods for self-adaptive systems, service-oriented and cloud computing - Formal aspects of security and mobility - Model checking, theorem proving and decision procedures - Formal methods for real-time, hybrid and embedded systems - Formal methods for safety-critical, fault-tolerant and secure systems - Software architecture and coordination languages - Software verification and validation - Component, object and multi-agent systems - Formal aspects of software evolution and maintenance - Formal methods for testing, re-engineering and reuse - Light-weight and scalable formal methods - Tool integration - Applications of formal methods, industrial case studies and technology transfer - Education and formal methods * SUBMISSION We solicit two categories of papers: - Research papers should describe fully developed work and should not exceed 15 pages (including appendices). Authors of papers reporting experimental work are strongly encouraged to make their experimental results available to reviewers. Case study papers should describe significant case studies and lessons learned. - Tool papers should describe an operational tool and its contributions. Tool papers should not exceed 6 pages. Please include the URL of the tool (if available). * CHAIR Radu Mateescu - Inria Grenoble, Rhoene-Alpes, France * PROGRAM CHAIRS Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA Ames, USA Gwen Sala?n, Grenoble INP, Inria, France LASER SUMMER SCHOOL ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (LASER 2014) Call for Participation Leading-Edge Software Engineering September 7-13, 2014 - Elba Island, Italy http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2014/ * GOALS The LASER summer school, organized by the ETH Chair of Software Engineering, brings together the concepts and practice of software engineering in the idyllic setting of the Elba Island off the coast of Tuscany, easily reachable by air, car, bus or train. The LASER school is intended for professionals from the industry (engineers and managers) as well as university researchers, including PhD students. Participants learn about the most important software technology advances from the pioneers in the field. The school's focus is applied, although theory is welcome to establish solid foundations. The format of the school favors extensive interaction between participants and speakers. * TOPIC AND SPEAKERS The LASER school is 10 years old! To celebrate this anniversary, we have gone not for a narrow topic but for a selection of brilliant speakers who will describe leading-edge research in a variety of areas of software engineering, both conceptual and applied: - Harald C. Gall (University of Zurich) - Daniel Jackson (MIT) - Michael Jackson (The Open University) - Erik Meijer (Applied Duality) - Bertrand Meyer (ETH Zurich) - Gail C. Murphy (University of British Columbia) - Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University) * HOW TO APPLY Use the online registration form available on the LASER website http://laser.inf.ethz.ch/2014. Registration is open until March 31, 2014. The number of participants is strictly limited to ensure quality interaction with the lecturers and the rest of the audience. For more information, visit our website or contact the organizers: email@example.com 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RUNTIME VERIFICATION (RV 2014) Call for Papers September 22-25, 2014 Toronto, Canada http://rv2014.imag.fr/ * SCOPE Runtime verification is concerned with monitoring and analysis of software and hardware system executions. Runtime verification techniques are crucial for system correctness, reliability, and robustness; they are significantly more powerful and versatile than conventional testing, and more practical than exhaustive formal verification. Runtime verification can be used prior to deployment, for testing, verification, and debugging purposes, and after deployment for ensuring reliability, safety, and security and for providing fault containment and recovery as well as online system repair. * TECHNICAL RESEARCH PAPERS TRACK Technical research papers can be submitted in two categories: regular and short papers. - Regular papers (up to 15 pages) should present original unpublished results. Theoretical and experimental papers as well as papers on applications of runtime verification and case studies are all welcome. A non-monetary Best Paper Award will be given. A selection of accepted regular papers will be invited to appear in a special issue of the Springer Journal on Formal Methods in System Design. - Short papers (up to 5 pages) may present novel but not necessarily thoroughly worked out ideas, for example emerging runtime verification techniques and applications, or techniques and applications that establish relationships between runtime verification and other domains. Accepted short papers will be presented in special short talk (10 minutes) and poster sessions. * TOOL DEMONSTRATION TRACK The aim of the RV 2014 tool demonstration track is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to show and to discuss the latest advances, experiences and challenges in devising and developing reliable software tools for runtime verification. Tool papers should meet the following criteria: A tool paper should present a new tool, a new tool component or novel extensions to existing tools supporting runtime verification. Each submission should be original and not published previously in a tool paper form. Each submission must not exceed 8 pages in the LNCS/Springer proceeding format, including all text, references and figures. The paper must be written in English and provided in PDF format. Each submission must be accompanied at the time of the submission by a short screencast (between 5-10 minutes), with voice and overlay text commentary illustrating the demonstration of the tool (a link to it should be provided in the paper). * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract deadline: April 8, 2014 Full paper deadline: April 15, 2014 Rebuttal phase: May 18-20, 2014 Acceptance notification: June 10, 2014 Camera ready submission: June 25, 2014 Conference dates: 22-25 September, 2014 88TH WORKSHOP ON GENERAL ALGEBRA (AAA88) June 19-22, 2014 Warsaw, Poland http://www.mini.pw.edu.pl/aaa88 * LOCATION The conference location is the new home of mathematics at the Warsaw University of Technology. The meeting falls within the Stefan Banach conference series. The scientific program will start on Friday, June 20, 2014, at 9.00, and end on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 13.00. The conference will be organized by the Algebra Group at the Warsaw University of Technology. Support is provided by Warsaw University of Technology and the Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center. * TOPICS The main topics of the conference are related to the traditional areas of the AAA conferences, with special emphasis on the following: 1. Non-classical algebraic structures; 2. Universal algebra and lattice theory; 3. Applications of algebra in logic, combinatorics and computer science; 4. Classical algebraic structures, especially in connection with universal-algebraic methods. * PROGRAMME The list of invited speakers includes: - Ales Drapal, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic - Mai Gehrke, Universite Paris Diderot, Paris, France - Katarzyna Korwin-Slomczynska, Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland - Jonathan D.H. Smith, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA - Agnes Szendrei, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA and Szegedi Tudomanyegyetem, Hungary - Mikhail Volkov, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia The program will comprise several longer keynote plenary lectures, a number of shorter plenary lectures, and a larger number of 20-minute contributed talks. * FURTHER INFORMATION The conference website has been set up at http://www.mini.pw.edu.pl/aaa88 Further information concerning the online registration and submission of abstracts, conference fee, accommodation, possible financial support, and conference proceedings will be provided on the conference website later. The site will be updated regularly. * ORGANIZING COMMITTEE G. Binczak, T. Brengos, N. Dojer, A. Mucka, A. Pilitowska, A. Romanowska, M. Stronkowski, A. Zamojska-Dzienio, M. Ziembowski * SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE E. Aichinger, A. Pilitowska, A. Romanowska, J.D.H. Smith FORMAL METHODS POSITIONS AT FIREEYE IN DRESDEN, GERMANY * FireEye Inc. seeks outstanding formal-methods experts to join FireEye's software verification team in Dresden, Germany. Applicants should have strong knowledge in logical reasoning, software modeling and formal software verification. * FireEye is a next generation security company that provides the industry's leading cross-enterprise threat protection technology to dynamically identify and block cyber-attacks in real time. FireEye was ranked fourth fastest growing company in North America and won the Wall Street Journal Innovation Award in 2012. By joining FireEye you may contribute to protect the world from the next generation of cyber-attacks! * If you are interested or have questions, please contact Hendrik Tews via Dresden@FireEye.com or Roland Carter or visit FireEye's careers page at http://FireEye.com/careers . Look up http://FireEye.com for more information about FireEye. FONDATION SCIENCES MATHEMATIQUES DE PARIS POSITIONS * The calls for applications for the programs of the Fondation Sciences Mathematiques de Paris for academic year 2014-2015 are still open. - Research chair of excellence: until December 12th 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Program description: http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/the-foundations-research-chair-353.htm The pre-project is optional. Applications that have not filed a pre-project are still acceptable. Online application form: http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/the-research-chairs-position-561.htm - Junior chair: until December 12th 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Program description: http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/junior-chair-245.htm Online application form: http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/2012-2013-applications-for-junior-chair-379.htm - Postdoctoral program: until December 1st 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Program description: http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/postdoctoral-programmes-247.htm Online application form: http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/2012-2013-postdoctoral-positions-380.htm - PGSM International: until January 27th 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Program description: http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/pgsm-international-264.htm Online application form: http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/call-for-pgsm-international-387.htm
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