Newsletter 165 December 1, 2014 ******************************************************************* * 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 LICS'15 Preview ACM SIGLOG Announcement * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS CiE 2015 - Call for Papers LICS 2015 - Call for Papers CAV 2015 - Call for Papers and CAV Award TTL 2015 - Call for Papers CCC 2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS - Call for Submissions GOEDEL PRIZE 2015 - Call for Nominations TACL 2015 - Call for School/Conference Participation and Papers MFPS XXXI - Call for Papers LPNMR 2015 - Preliminary Call for Papers ATVA 2015 - Call for Papers SETTA 2015 - Call for Papers * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS Two PhD positions in Information Security at ETH Zurich New Doctoral Program on Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS) Postdoc Positions on Coinductive Techniques and Probabilistic Models at Bologna and Lyon Tenure-Track Positions at Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada * BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT Logic, Computation, Hierarchies (Festschrift in honour of Victor L. Selivanov) LICS'15 PREVIEW http://lics.siglog.org/lics15/ * LICS'15 will colocate with ICALP 2015, 6-10 July, in Kyoto. Masahito Hasegawa (RIMS, Kyoto) is the Conference Chair. The PC is chaired by Catuscia Palamidessi. There will be 4 invited talks, 2 of which joint with ICALP Track B. The 2 invited tutorial talks of 1.5 hours each will be embedded in the main programme. The first call for papers is available at http://lics.siglog.org/lics15/. ACM SIGLOG ANNOUNCEMENT http://siglog.acm.org * The ACM has recently chartered a Special Interest Group on Logic and Computation (ACM SIGLOG). Its first Chair is Prakash Panangaden, the other officers are Luke Ong (vice-Chair), Natarajan Shankar (Treasurer) and Alexandra Silva (Secretary). * The ACM-IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science will be the flagship conference of SIGLOG. SIGLOG will also actively seek association agreements with other conferences in the field. A SIGLOG newsletter will be published quarterly in an electronic format with community news, technical columns, members' feedback, conference reports, book reviews and other items of interest to the community. * One can join SIGLOG by visiting https://campus.acm.org/public/qj/gensigqj/siglist/gensigqj_siglist.cfm It is possible to join SIGLOG without joining ACM (the SIGLOG membership fee is $25 and $15 for students). DEADLINES * CiE 2015 Submission Deadline for LNCS: January 11, 2015 http://fmi.unibuc.ro/CiE2015/ * LICS 2015 Title and Short Abstracts Due: January 12, 2015 Extended Abstracts Due: January 19, 2015 http://lics.siglog.org/lics15/ * CAV 2015 Abstract submission: January 30, 2015 Paper submission (firm): February 6 2015 http://i-cav.org/2015/ * TTL 2015 Paper submission: January 30, 2015 http://ttl2015.irisa.fr/ * CCC 2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS Submission deadline: January 31, 2015 * GOEDEL PRIZE 2015 Deadline for nominations: January 31, 2015 http://www.sigact.org/Prizes/Godel/ * TACL 2015 Submission deadline (tentative): February 1, 2015 http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/tacl/ * MFPS XXXI Submission deadline: April 3, 2015 http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/mfps31/ * LPNMR 2015 Paper registration: April 13, 2015 Paper submission: April 20, 2015 http://lpnmr2015.mat.unical.it/ * ATVA 2015 Abstract submission: April 22, 2015 Paper submission: April 25, 2015 Workshop proposal submission: May 5, 2015 http://atva2015.ios.ac.cn/ * SETTA 2015 Abstract deadline: June 12,2015 Paper submission: June 19,2015 http://cs.nju.edu.cn/setta/ COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE 2015: Evolving Computability Call for Papers June 29 - July 3, Bucharest, Romania http://fmi.unibuc.ro/CiE2015/ * CiE 2015 is the 11-th conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world. Evolution of the universe, and us within it, invite a parallel evolution in understanding. The CiE agenda - fundamental and engaged - targets the extracting and developing of computational models basic to current challenges. From the origins of life, to the understanding of human mentality, to the characterizing of quantum randomness - computability theoretic questions arise in many guises. The CiE community, this coming year meeting for the first time in Bucharest, carries forward the search for coherence, depth and new thinking across this rich and vital field of research. * We are looking for fundamental and theoretical submissions. In line with other conferences in this series, CiE 2015 has a broad scope and provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical and practical issues in Computability with an emphasis on new paradigms of computation and the development of their mathematical theory. We particularly invite papers that build bridges between different parts of the research community. * Submission Deadline for LNCS: 11 January 2015 Notification of authors: 9 March 2015 Deadline for final revisions: 6 April 2015 For submission instructions consult http://fmi.unibuc.ro/CiE2015/submission.html 30TH ANNUAL ACM/IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LICS 2015) Call for Papers July 6-10, 2015 Kyoto, Japan http://lics.siglog.org/lics15/ (colocated with ICALP 2015) * AIMS The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic, broadly construed. We invite submissions on topics that fit under that rubric. Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest include: automata theory, automated deduction, categorical models and logics, concurrency and distributed computation, constraint programming, constructive mathematics, database theory, decision procedures, description logics, domain theory, finite model theory, formal aspects of program analysis, formal methods, foundations of computability, higher-order logic, lambda and combinatory calculi, linear logic, logic in artificial intelligence, logic programming, logical aspects of bioinformatics, logical aspects of computational complexity, logical aspects of quantum computation, logical frameworks, logics of programs, modal and temporal logics, model checking, probabilistic systems, process calculi, programming language semantics, proof theory, real-time systems, reasoning about security and privacy, rewriting, type systems and type theory, and verification. * INSTRUCTIONS Authors are required to submit a paper title and a short abstract of about 100 words in advance of submitting the extended abstract of the paper. The exact deadline time on these dates is given by anywhere on earth (AoE). - Title and Short Abstracts Due: January 12, 2015 - Extended Abstracts Due: January 19, 2015 - Author Feedback/Rebuttal Period: March 12-16, 2015 - Author Notification: March 30, 2015 - Final Versions Due for Proceedings: April 27, 2015 Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered. All submissions will be electronic via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lics2015. Every extended abstract must be submitted in the IEEE Proceedings 2-column 10pt format and may not be longer than 12 pages, including references. LaTeX style files are available from the website. * CONFERENCE CHAIR Masahito Hasegawa, RIMS, Kyoto U. * PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA & E. Polytechnique * WORKSHOP CHAIR Patricia Bouyer-Decitre, CNRS & ENS Cachan * GENERAL CHAIR Luke Ong, U. Oxford * SHORT PRESENTATIONS A session of short presentations, intended for descriptions of student research, works in progress, and other brief communications, is planned. These abstracts will not be published. Dates and guidelines will be posted on the conference website. * KLEENE AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT PAPER An award in honor of the late Stephen C. Kleene will be given for the best student paper(s), as judged by the program committee. * SPECIAL ISSUES Full versions of up to three accepted papers, to be selected by the program committee, will be invited for submission to the Journal of the ACM. Additional selected papers will be invited to a special issue of Logical Methods in Computer Science. * SPONSORSHIP The symposium is sponsored by ACM SIGLOG and the IEEE Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing, in cooperation with the Association for Symbolic Logic and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science. 27TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER-AIDED VERIFICATION (CAV 2015) Call for Papers and CAV Award July 18-24 2015, San Francisco, California http://i-cav.org/2015/ * AIMS AND SCOPE CAV 2015 is the 27th in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software systems. CAV considers it vital to continue spurring advances in hardware and software verification while expanding to new domains such as biological systems and computer security. The conference covers the spectrum from theoretical results to concrete applications, with an emphasis on practical verification tools and the algorithms and techniques that are needed for their implementation. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer LNCS series. A selection of papers will be invited to a special issue of Formal Methods in System Design and the Journal of the ACM. * TOPICS - Topics of interest include but are not limited to: - Algorithms and tools for verifying models and implementations - Hardware verification techniques - Deductive, compositional, and abstraction techniques for verification - Program analysis and software verification - Verification methods for parallel and concurrent hardware/software systems - Testing and run-time analysis based on verification technology - Applications and case studies in verification - Decision procedures and solvers for verification - Mathematical and logical foundations of practical verification tools - Verification in industrial practice - Algorithms and tools for system synthesis - Hybrid systems and embedded systems verification - Verification techniques for security - Formal models and methods for biological systems * DEADLINES Abstract submission: January 30 2015 Paper submission (firm): February 6 2015 Author feedback/rebuttal period: March 23-26 2015 Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 17 2015 Final version due: May 1 2015 * CALL FOR CAV AWARD NOMINATIONS The CAV award is given annually at the CAV conference for fundamental contributions to the field of Computer-Aided Verification. The award comes with a cash prize of US$10,000 shared equally among recipients. Nominations should be submitted by e-mail to a member of the CAV Award committee. * PC CHAIRS Daniel Kroening, University of Oxford, UK. Corina Pasareanu, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley/NASA Ames, USA. * WORKSHOP CHAIR Dirk Beyer, University of Passau, Germany * LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR Temesghen Kahsai, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley/NASA Ames, USA. * CAV AWARD COMMITTEE Moshe Vardi (Chair) Rice University Ahmed Bouajjani Univ. Paris Diderot (Paris 7) Tom Ball , Microsoft Research Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University TTL 2015 - 4th INT'L CONF ON TOOLS FOR TEACHING LOGIC 2nd Call for Papers June 9-12, 2015, Rennes, France http://ttl2015.irisa.fr/ * TOPICS Topics that fit the interests of Tools for Teaching Logic include (but are not limited to): teaching logic in sciences and humanities; teaching logic at different levels of instruction (secondary education, university level, and postgraduate); didactic software; facing some difficulties concerning what to teach; international postgraduate programs; resources and challenges for e-Learning Logic; teaching Argumentation Theory, Critical Thinking and Informal Logic; teaching specific topics, such as Modal Logic, Algebraic Logic, Knowledge Representation, Model Theory, Philosophy of Logic, and others; dissemination of logic courseware and logic textbooks; teaching Logic Thinking. * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission: 30 Jan 2015; Notification: 1 Mar 2015; Final camera-ready due: 29 Mar 2015 CONTINUITY, COMPUTABILITY, CONSTRUCTIVITY: FROM LOGIC TO ALGORITHMS 2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS Call for Submissions * After a further year of successful work in the EU-IRSES project COMPUTAL and an excellent workshop in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in September this year, we are planning to publish a collection of papers dedicated to the meeting and the project in the JOURNAL OF LOGIC AND ANALYSIS. The issue should reflect progress made in Computable Analysis and related areas, not only work in the project. Submissions are welcome from all scientists and should be on topics in the spectrum from logic to algorithms including, but not limited to, - Computable analysis - Complexity of real number computations - Computing with continuous data - Domain theory and analysis - Randomness and computable measure theory - Models of computation with real numbers - Realizability theory and analysis - Reverse analysis - Exact real number computation - Program extraction in analysis. * EDITORS Andrej Bauer (Ljubljana, Slovenia) Ulrich Berger (Swansea, UK) Willem FouchE (Pretoria, South Africa) Dieter Spreen (Siegen, Germany & Pretoria, South Africa) Hideki Tsuiki (Kyoto, Japan) Martin Ziegler (Darmstadt, Germany) * DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 31 January 2015 Please prepare your manuscript using the JLA class file jlogana.cls and the bibliography style file jloganal.bst which can be downloaded from http://logicandanalysis.org/latex/latexinstructions.html For submissions go to the JLA webpage http://logicandanalysis.org/index.php/jla/information/authors and follow the instructions given there. In addition, important, When submitting to JLA, write CCC2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS in the Comments-for-the-Editor box. Send a separate copy of your submission to email@example.com. And, if appropriate, identify one or more members of the Issue Editors mentioned above whose interests are closest to the subject matter of the paper in the mail. 23RD GOEDEL PRIZE Call for Nominations http://www.sigact.org/Prizes/Godel/ * The Goedel Prize for outstanding papers in the area of theoretical computer science is sponsored jointly by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (ACM SIGACT). The award is presented annually, with the presentation taking place alternately at the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP) and the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC). The 23rd Goedel Prize will be awarded at the 47th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, June, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. The Prize is named in honor of Kurt Gödel in recognition of his major contributions to mathematical logic and of his interest, discovered in a letter he wrote to John von Neumann shortly before von Neumann’s death, in what has become the famous “P versus NP” question. The Prize includes an award of USD 5000. * AWARD COMMITEE The winner of the Prize is selected by a committee of six members. The EATCS President and the SIGACT Chair each appoint three members to the committee, to serve staggered three-year terms. The committee is chaired alternately by representatives of EATCS and SIGACT. The 2015 Award Committee consists of Krzysztof Apt (CWI Amsterdam), Kurt Mehlhorn (Max Planck Institute), Joseph Mitchell (State University of New York at Stony Brook), Andrew Pitts (University of Cambridge), Madhu Sudan (Microsoft) and Éva Tardos (Cornell University). * ELIGIBILITY The rules for the 2015 Prize are given below and they supersede any different interpretation of the generic rule to be found on websites of both SIGACT and EATCS. Any research paper or series of papers by a single author or by a team of authors is deemed eligible if (i) the paper was published in a recognized refereed journal no later than December 31, 2014; (ii) the main results were not published (in either preliminary or final form) in a journal or conference proceedings before January 1st, 2002. The research work nominated for the award should be in the area of theoretical computer science. The term “theoretical computer science” is meant to encompass, but is not restricted to, research areas covered by ICALP and STOC. Nominations are encouraged from the broadest spectrum of the theoretical computer science community so as to ensure that potential award winning papers are not overlooked. The Award Committee shall have the ultimate authority to decide whether a particular paper is eligible for the Prize. * NOMINATIONS Nominations for the award should be submitted by email to the Award Committee Chair Eva Tardos: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that the Subject line of all nominations and related messages begin with Goedel Prize 2015. To be considered, nominations for the 2015 Prize must be received by January 31, 2015. * MORE DETAILS http://www.sigact.org/Prizes/Godel/ TOPOLOGY, ALGEBRA, AND CATEGORIES IN LOGIC (TACL 2015) Conference and School Call for Participation School: 15 - 19 June 2015, University of Salerno (Italy) Conference: 21 - 26 June 2015, Ischia Island (Italy) http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/tacl/ * The programme of the conference TACL 2015 will focus on three interconnecting mathematical themes central to the semantic study of logics and their applications: algebraic, categorical, and topological methods. This is the seventh conference in the series Topology, Algebra, and Categories in Logic (TACL). Earlier instalments of this conference have been organised in Tbilisi (2003), Barcelona (2005), Oxford (2007), Amsterdam (2009), Marseilles (2011), and Nashville (2013). Starting from 2013, the conference is preceded by a one-week school. This year the school will be held at the campus of the University of Salerno and will include four tutorials, each consisting of 1.5 hour lectures for five days. * Please express you interest on the website * TENTATIVE DATES Call for papers 15 November 2014 Deadline for submissions 1 February 2015 Notification of acceptance 15 March 2015 * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING SEMANTICS XXXI (MFPS 2015) Call for Papers 22-25 June 2015, Nijmegen, Netherlands http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/mfps31/ * MFPS SERIES MFPS conferences are dedicated to the areas of mathematics, logic, and computer science that are related to models of computation in general, and to semantics of programming languages in particular. This is a forum where researchers in mathematics and computer science can meet and exchange ideas. The participation of researchers in neighbouring areas is strongly encouraged. This edition of MFPS will be co-located with CALCO. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission: April 3, 2015 Notification: May 15, 2015 Final version: May 29, 2015 * INVITED SPEAKERS Andrew Pitts, Thierry Coquand, Paul B. Levy, Guy McCusker, Sam Staton * INVITED TUTORIAL SPEAKERS Matija Pretnar, Andrzej Murawski, Martin Escardo * SPECIAL SESSIONS algebraic effects, game semantics, homotopy type theory, quantitative semantics * MORE INFO For more information please consult the web page. 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING AND NON-MONOTONIC REASONING (LPNMR 2015) Preliminary Call for Papers Lexington, KY, USA September 27-30, 2015 http://lpnmr2015.mat.unical.it/ (Collocated with the 4th Conference on Algorithmic Decision Theory 2015) * AIMS AND SCOPE LPNMR 2015 is the thirteenth in the series of international meetings on logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR is a forum for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, non-monotonic reasoning, and knowledge representation. The aim of the conference is to facilitate interactions between researchers and practitioners interested in the design and implementation of logic-based programming languages and database systems, and those working in knowledge representation and nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass theoretical and experimental studies that have led or will lead to the construction of systems for declarative programming and knowledge representation, as well as their use in practical applications. This edition of LPNMR will feature several workshops, a special session dedicated to the 6th ASP Systems Competition, and will be collocated with the 4th Algorithmic Decision Theory Conference, ADT 2015. Joint LPNMR-ADT Doctoral Consortium will be a part of the program. Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on all aspects of non-monotonic approaches in logic programming and knowledge representation. We invite submissions of both long and short papers. * TOPICS Conference topics include, but are not limited to: 1. Foundations of LPNMR Systems 2. Implementation of LPNMR systems 3. Applications of LPNMR * SUBMISSION LPNMR 2015 welcomes submissions of long papers (13 pages) or short papers (6 pages) in the following categories: - Technical papers - System descriptions - Application descriptions The indicated number of pages includes title page, references and figures. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI/LNCS) series. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register for the conference to present the work. The Program Committee chairs are planning to arrange for the best papers to be published in a special issue of a premiere journal in the field. LPNMR 2015 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit their papers elsewhere during LPNMR's review period. However, these restrictions do not apply to previous workshops with a limited audience and without archival proceedings. * ASSOCIATED WORKSHOPS LPNMR 2015 will include specialized workshops to be held on September 27 prior to the main conference. Currently planned workshops include: - Grounding, Transforming, and Modularizing Theories with Variables Organizers: Marc Denecker, Tomi Janhunen - Action Languages, Process Modeling, and Policy Reasoning Organizer: Joohyung Lee - Natural Language Processing and Automated Reasoning Organizers: Marcello Balduccini, Ekaterina Ovchinnikova, Peter Schueller - Learning and Nonmonotonic Reasoning Organizers: Alessandra Russo and Alessandra Mileo * IMPORTANT DATES (TENTATIVE) - Paper registration: April 13, 2015 - Paper submission: April 20, 2015 - Notification: June 1, 2015 - Final versions due: June 15, 2015 * VENUE Lexington is a medium size, pleasant and quiet university town. It is located in the heart of the so-called Bluegrass Region in Central Kentucky. The city is surrounded by beautiful horse farms on green pastures dotted with ponds and traditional architecture stables, and small race tracks, and bordered by white or black fences. The Horse Museum is as beautifully located as it is interesting. Overall, the city has a nice feel that mixes well old and new. The conference will be held in the Hilton Lexington Downtown hotel. * GENERAL CHAIR Victor Marek, University of Kentucky, KY, USA * PROGRAM CHAIRS Giovambattista Ianni, University of Calabria, Italy Mirek Truszczynski, University of Kentucky, KY, USA * WORKSHOPS CHAIR Yuliya Lierler, University of Nebrska at Omaha, NE, USA * PUBLICITY CHAIR Francesco Calimeri, University of Calabria, Italy * CONTACT email@example.com 13TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGY FOR VERIFICATION AND ANALYSIS (ATVA 2015) October 12-15, 2015 Shanghai, China http://atva2015.ios.ac.cn/ * BACKGROUND The purpose of ATVA is to promote research on theoretical and practical aspects of automated analysis, verification and syn-thesis by providing a forum for interaction between the regional and the international research communities and industry in the field. * SCOPE ATVA 2015 solicits high-quality submissions in areas related to the theory and practice of automated analysis and verification of hardware and software systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Formalisms for modeling hardware, software and embedded systems - Specification and verification of finite-state, infinite-state and parameterized systems - Program analysis and software verification - Analysis and verification of hardware circuits, systems-on-chip and embedded systems - Analysis of real-time, hybrid, priced/weighted and probabilistic systems - Deductive, algorithmic, compositional, and abstraction refinement techniques for analysis and verification - Analytical techniques for safety, security, and dependability - Testing and runtime analysis based on verification technology - Analysis and verification of parallel and concurrent hardware/software systems - Verification in industrial practice - Applications and case studies Theory papers should preferably be motivated by practical problems, and applications should be based on sound theory and should solve problems of practical interest. * IMPORTANT DATES April 22, 2015 Abstract submission deadline (AOE) April 25, 2015 Paper submission deadline (AOE) May 5, 2015 Submission of workshop proposals Jun 8, 2015 Paper acceptance/rejection notification Jun 10, 2015 Announcement of the accepted papers July 5, 2015 Camera-ready copy deadline * GENERAL CHAIR Jifeng He (East China Normal University, China) * PROGRAMME CHAIRS Bernd Finkbeiner (Saarland University, Germany) Geguang Pu (East China Normal University, China) Lijun Zhang (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences) * PUBLICITY CHAIRS David N. Jansen (Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands) Huibiao Zhu (East China Normal University, China) * WORKSHOP CHAIR Jun Sun (National University of Singapore, SG) * KEYNOTES Dino Distefano (Queen Mary, University of London, UK) Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) Jay Strother Moore (University of Texas-Austin, USA) SYMPOSIUM ON DEPENDABLE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING: THEORIES, TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS (SETTA 2015) Call for Papers November 4-6, 2015 Nanjing University http://cs.nju.edu.cn/setta/ * BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the symposium is to bring together international researchers and practitioners in the field of software technology. Its focus is on formal methods and advanced software technologies, especially for engineering complex, large-scale artefacts like cyber-physical systems, networks of things, enterprise systems, or cloud-based services. Contributions relating to formal methods or integrating them with software engineering, as well as papers advancing scalability or widening the scope of rigorous methods to new design goals are especially welcome. Being hosted in China, the symposium will also provide a platform for building up research collaborations between the rapidly growing Chinese computer science community and its international counterpart. The symposium will support this process through dedicated events and therefore welcomes both young researchers considering international collaboration in formal methods and established researchers looking for international cooperation and willing to attract new colleagues to the domain. * SUBMISSIONS Authors are invited to submit papers on original research, industrial applications, or position papers proposing challenges in fundamental research and technology. The latter two types of submissions are expected to contribute to the development of formal methods either by substantiating the advantages of integrating formal methods into the development cycle or through delineating need for research by demonstrating weaknesses of existing technologies, especially when addressing new application domains. Submissions can take the form of either normal or short papers. Short papers can discuss ongoing research at an early stage, including PhD projects. Papers should be written in English. Regular Papers should not exceed 15 pages and Short Papers should not exceed 6 pages in LNCS format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for details). The proceedings will be published as a volume in Springer's LNCS series. The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to appear in a special issue of the Formal Aspect Computing journal. * TOPICS - Requirements specification and analysis - Formalisms for modeling, design and implementation - Model checking, theorem proving, and decision procedures - Scalable approaches to formal system analysis - Formal approaches to simulation and testing - Integration of formal methods into software engineering practice - Contract-based engineering of components, systems, and systems of systems - Formal and engineering aspects of software evolution and maintenance - Parallel and multicore programming - Embedded, real-time, hybrid, and cyber-physical systems - Mixed-critical applications and systems - Formal aspects of service-oriented and cloud computing - Safety, reliability, robustness, and fault-tolerance - Empirical analysis techniques and integration with formal methods - Applications and industrial experience reports - Tool integration * IMPORTANT DATES June 12,2015 Abstracts June 19,2015 Submission of papers August 21,2015 Notification to authors September 4,2015 Camera-ready versions * KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Sanjoy Baruah, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA David Harel, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Huimin Lin, Institute of Software, CAS, China * GENERAL CHAIR Jian Lv, Nanjing University, China * PROGRAMME CO-CHAIRS Xuandong Li, Nanjing University, China Zhiming Liu, Birmingham City University, UK Yi Wang, Uppsala University, Sweden * PUBLICITY CHAIRS Jonathan Bowen, Birmingham City University, UK Lijun Zhang, Institute of Software,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China * PUBLICATION CHAIR Martin Fränzle, University of Oldenburg, Germany * LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR Xin Chen, Nanjing University, China TWO PHD POSITIONS IN INFORMATION SECURITY AT ETH ZURICH, SWITZERLAND http://www.infsec.ethz.ch/news/positions * The Information Security group headed by Prof. David Basin at ETH Zurich has two open PhD positions in two projects: (1) Formalizing computational soundness for protocol implementations (2) Testing access control systems * We are looking for enthusiastic outstanding researchers with a strong background and interest in one or more of the following areas: - formal methods or mathematical logic, - information security or cryptography, - (project 1) interactive theorem proving (project 2) software testing. Candidates with a strong theoretical background in related areas are also encouraged to apply. ETH Zurich regulations require PhD candidates to hold a Masters or equivalent degree (e.g. Diplom). The preferred starting date for both positions is as soon as possible, at the latest by the end of 2014. * Contact: Andreas Lochbihler and Mohammad Torabi Dashti firstname.lastname@example.org NEW DOCTORAL PROGRAM ON LOGICAL METHODS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (LogiCS) http://logic-cs.at/phd * Funded Doctoral Positions in Computer Science * TU Wien, TU Graz, and JKU Linz are seeking exceptionally talented and motivated students for their joint doctoral program LogiCS. The LogiCS doctoral college focuses on interdisciplinary research topics covering (i) computational logic, and applications of logic to (ii) databases and artificial intelligence as well as to (iii) computer-aided verification. * THE PROGRAM LogiCS is a doctoral college focusing on logic and its applications in computer science. Successful applicants will work with and be supervised by leading researchers in the fields of computational logic, databases and knowledge representation, and computer-aided verification. * FACULTY MEMBERS M. Baaz A. Biere R. Bloem A. Ciabattoni U. Egly T. Eiter C. Fermueller R. Grosu A. Leitsch M. Ortiz R. Pichler S. Szeider H. Tompits H. Veith G. Weissenbacher * POSITIONS AND FUNDING We are looking for 1-2 doctoral students per faculty member, where 30% of the positions are reserved for highly qualified female candidates. The doctoral positions are funded for a period of 3 years according to the funding scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (details: http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/projects/personalkostensaetze.html) The funding can be extended for one additional year contingent on a placement at one of our international partner institutions. * HOW TO APPLY Detailed information about the application process is available on the LogiCS web-page http://logic-cs.at/phd/ The applicants are expected to have completed an excellent diploma or master's degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field. Candidates with comparable achievements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications by the candidates need to be submitted electronically. * Applications can be submitted at any time. Next screenings: December 1, 2014; March 1, 2015. * HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE The Austrian cities Vienna, Graz, and Linz, located close to the Alps and surrounded by beautiful nature, provide an exceptionally high quality of life, with a vibrant cultural scene, numerous cultural events, world-famous historical sites, a large international community, a varied cuisine and famous coffee houses. * For further information please contact: email@example.com POSTDOC POSITIONS ON COINDUCTIVE TECHNIQUES AND PROBABILISTIC MODELS AT BOLOGNA AND LYON * GENERAL We are seeking applicants for two 1-year post-doctoral research positions on the topic of coinductive techniques for probabilistic models, especially models based on the lambda-calculus or process calculi. The coinductive techniques are meant to be essentially techniques based on the concept of bisimulation. * LOCATION The positions are offered at the University of Bologna (Italy), and at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (France), respectively. This work is in collaboration with the Inria Comete Team (France), and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), in the context of the project PACE: http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/daniel.hirschkoff/pace/ * CONDITIONS The monthly net salary is around 2100 Euros in both cases. The starting date for each postdoc can be negotiated, but should be between February and November 2015. * REQUIREMENTS - Ph.D. in Computer Science (completed or near completion) - For the position in Bologna, most important is some research background on probabilistic models. Other useful background (for both positions) may be lambda-calculus, process calculi, type systems, coinductive methods, coalgebra, Kleene algebra. * APPLICATION Please send a curriculum, a publication record and a statement of interest via e-mail to Ugo Dal Lago (firstname.lastname@example.org), Daniel Hirschkoff (email@example.com) and Davide Sangiorgi (Davide.Sangiorgi@gmail.com); the statement should also specify the preferred location, if any. * DEADLINE December 30, 2014. TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS AT UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC A MONTREAL, CANADA http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006378.pdf http://www.rhu.uqam.ca/AffichageProfs/21006546.pdf * The departement d'informatique at UQAM invites application for: - One faculty position in security (content and infrastructure security, tools and languages for secure software, malicious code detection, certified compilation, trustworthy computing, e-commerce protocol security, formal methods and verification for security, secure embedded systems, etc.); - One faculty position in cognitive informatics, in the area of semantic Web and knowledge management (ontology engineering, ontology reasoning algorithms, Web of data, semantic web services, etc.); Teaching at UQAM is done in French and the candidate must have an excellent mastery of this language. The deadline for (electronic) submission is January 16, 2015. LOGIC, COMPUTATION, HIERARCHIES (FESTSCHRIFT IN HONOUR OF VICTOR L. SELIVANOV) http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/429641?rskey=gsPvAq&result=9 * V. Brattka, H. Diener, D. Spreen (eds.), Logic, Computation, Hierarchies (Festschrift in honour of Victor L. Selivanov), DeGruyter, Berlin, Boston, 2014, x + 414. See the URL for further details.
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