LICS Newsletter/SIGLOG Monthly 167 February 1, 2015 ******************************************************************* * 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 SIGLOG Monthly Bulletin LICS'15 Preview ACM SIGLOG Announcement * DEADLINES Forthcoming Deadlines * CALLS LCTES 2015 - Call for Papers CICM 2015 - Call for Papers ICALP 2015 - Call for Papers HCSS 2015 - Call for Presentations JLAMP (ISSUE ON VERIFICATION) - Call for Papers CCC 2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS - Call for Submissions ACTA INFORMATICA (ISSUE ON SYNTHESIS) - Call for Papers TACL 2015 - Call for School/Conference Participation and Papers TbiLLC 2015 - Call for Papers WWV 2015 - Call for Papers CALCO 2015 - Call for Papers NLCS 2015 - Call for Papers CSL 2015 - Call for Papers MFPS XXXI - Call for Papers FroCoS 2015 - Call for Papers NAT@LOGIC 2015 - Call for Papers LPNMR 2015 - Preliminary Call for Papers ACKERMANN AWARD 2015 - Call for Nominations CADE-25 - Call for Posters and Encyclopedia Entries (Proof Systems) ICLP 2015 - Call for Papers ATVA 2015 - Call for Papers TIME 2015 - Call for Papers QPL 2015 - Call for Papers ICTAC 2015 - Call for Papers SETTA 2015 - Call for Papers * BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT All about Proofs, Proofs for All * JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS Ph.D. Position in Model-Based Testing, Halmstad University, Sweden PhD Studentship in Algorithms and Complexity at Royal Holloway, University of London New Doctoral Program on Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS) SIGLOG MONTHLY BULLETIN * From the new year, the preparation of the LICS Newsletter is overseen by SIGLOG and its name will change to SIGLOG Monthly Bulletin. The newsletter will be distributed monthly in the same way as before. Conference announcements should be sent to email@example.com. 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. 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 * LCTES 2015 Submission deadline: February 15, 2015 http://lctes2015.lctes.org * CICM 2015 Abstract submission deadline: February 16, 2015 Submission deadline: February 23, 2015 http://cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php * ICALP 2015 Submission deadline: February 17, 2015 http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp2015/ * HCSS 2015 Abstract/poster topic submission deadline: February 19, 2015 http://cps-hcss.org * JLAMP (SPECIAL ISSUE ON VERIFICATION) Abstract submission: February 25, 2015 Full paper submission: March 15, 2015 * CCC 2014 POSTPROCEEDINGS Submission deadline: February 28, 2015 * ACTA INFORMATICA (SPECIAL ISSUE ON SYNTHESIS) Submission deadline: March 1, 2015 http://www.easychair.org/smart-program/VSL2014/SYNT-cfp_specialissue.html * TACL 2015 Submission deadline: March 1, 2015 http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/tacl/ * TbiLLC 2015 Submission deadline: March 1, 2015 http://www.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2015 * WWV 2015 Abstract submission: March 18, 2015 Paper submission: March 25, 2015 http://wwv2015.isti.cnr.it/ * CALCO 2015 Abstract submission: March 22, 2015 Paper submission: April 2, 2015 http://coalg.org/calco15/ * NLCS '15 Paper submission deadline: April 2, 2015 http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html * CSL 2015 Abstract submission: April 3, 2015 Paper Submission: April 10, 2015 http://logic.las.tu-berlin.de/csl2015/ * MFPS XXXI Submission deadline: April 3, 2015 http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/mfps31/ * FroCoS 2015 Abstract submission: April 10, 2015 Full paper submission: April 19, 2015 http://frocos2015.ii.uni.wroc.pl/ * LOGIC AT NATAL 2015 Submission deadline: April 12, 2015 http://natalogic-2015.dimap.ufrn.br/ * LPNMR 2015 Paper registration: April 13, 2015 Paper submission: April 20, 2015 http://lpnmr2015.mat.unical.it/ * ACKERMANN AWARD 2015 Nomination deadline: April 15, 2015 * CADE-25 POSTERS & ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES Submission deadline: April 19, 2015 http://proofsystem.github.io/Encyclopedia/ * ICLP 2015 Abstracts due: April 20, 2015 Papers due: April 27, 2015 http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/iclp2015 * ATVA 2015 Abstract submission: April 22, 2015 Paper submission: April 25, 2015 Workshop proposal submission: May 5, 2015 http://atva2015.ios.ac.cn/ * TIME 2015 Submission deadline: April 30, 2015 http://time2015.uni-kassel.de * QPL 2015 Submission deadline: 1 May 2015 http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/qpl2015 * ICTAC 2015 Abstract submission: June 1, 2015 Paper submission: June 5, 2015 Submission deadline: June 5, 2015 http://www.ictac2015.co * SETTA 2015 Abstract deadline: June 12,2015 Paper submission: June 19,2015 http://cs.nju.edu.cn/setta/ ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED Conference on Languages, Compilers, Tools and Theory for Embedded Systems (LCTES 2015) Call for Papers June 18-19, 2015 Portland, Oregon (part of the Federated Computing Research Conference 2015) http://lctes2015.lctes.org * GENERAL LCTES provides a link between the programming languages and embedded systems engineering communities. Researchers and developers in these areas are addressing many similar problems, but with different backgrounds and approaches. LCTES is intended to expose researchers and developers from either area to relevant work and interesting problems in the other area and provide a forum where they can interact. * SUBMISSIONS LCTES 2015 solicits papers presenting original work on programming languages, compilers, tools, theory, and architectures that help in overcoming these challenges. Research papers on innovative techniques are welcome, as well as experience papers on insights obtained by experimenting with real-world systems and applications. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: Feb. 15 Notifications by: Apr. 1 Camera-ready deadline: Apr. 11 * SPECIAL ISSUE A few of the best submissions to LCTES 2015 are planned to be invited for submission, with some revisions, to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS). The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. * ORGANIZATION - General Chair Sam H. Noh, Hongik University, Republic of Korea - Program Chairs Sebastian Fischmesiter, University of Waterloo, Canada Jason Xue, City University of Hong Kong, China CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT COMPUTER MATHEMATICS (CICM 2015) Call for Papers 13-17 July 2015 Washington DC, USA http://cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php * AIMS Digital and computational solutions are becoming the prevalent means for the generation, communication, processing, storage and curation of mathematical information. Separate communities have developed to investigate and build computer based systems for computer algebra, automated deduction, and mathematical publishing as well as novel user interfaces. While all of these systems excel in their own right, their integration can lead to synergies offering significant added value. The Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM) offers a venue for discussing and developing solutions to the great challenges posed by the integration of these diverse areas. * HISTORY CICM has been held annually as a joint meeting since 2008, co-locating related conferences and workshops to advance work in these subjects. Previous meetings have been held in Birmingham (UK 2008), Grand Bend (Canada 2009), Paris (France 2010), Bertinoro (Italy 2011), Bremen (Germany 2012), Bath (UK 2013), and Coimbra (Portugal 2014). * TRACKS - Calculemus (Symbolic Computation and Mechanised Reasoning) Chair: Jacques Carette - DML (Digital Mathematical Libraries) Chair: Volker Sorge - MKM (Mathematical Knowledge Management) Chair: Cezary Kaliszyk - Systems and Data Chair: Florian Rabe * ORGANIZATION Publicity chair is Serge Autexier. The local arrangements will be coordinated by the Local Arrangements Chairs, Bruce R. Miller (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA) and Abdou Youssef (The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.), and the overall programme will be organized by the General Programme Chair, Manfred Kerber (U. Birmingham, UK). As in previous years, it is anticipated that there will be a number co-located workshops, including one to mentor doctoral students giving presentations. We also solicit for project descriptions and work-in-progress papers. * IMPORTANT DATES - Conference submissions: Abstract submission deadline: 16 February 2015 Submission deadline: 23 February 2015 Reviews sent to authors: 6 April 2015 Rebuttals due: 9 April 2015 Notification of acceptance: 13 April 2015 Camera ready copies due: 27 April 2015 Conference: 13-17 July 2015 - Work-in-progress and Doctoral Programme submissions: Submission deadline: (Doctoral: Abstract+CV) 4 May 2015 Notification of acceptance: 25 May 2015 Camera ready copies due: 1 June 2015 42ND INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON AUTOMATA, LANGUAGES, AND PROGRAMMING (ICALP 2015) Call for Papers July 6-10, 2015 Kyoto, Japan http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/icalp2015/ * GENERAL ICALP 2015 will co-locate with LICS 2015, the 30th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science. The ICALP 2015 conference chair is Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto University). ICALP is the main conference and annual meeting of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). As usual, the main conference will be preceded and/or followed by a series of workshops. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 23:59 PST (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-8) Author notification: 15 April 2015 Final manuscript due: 30 April 2015 Deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered. * PROCEEDINGS ICALP proceedings are published in the Springer-Verlag ARCoSS (Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science) subseries of LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). * INVITED SPEAKERS Ken Kawarabayashi, NII, Japan Valerie King, University of Victoria, Canada Thomas Moscibroda, MSR Asia, China Anca Muscholl, Universite Bordeaux, France (Joint with LICS) Peter O'Hearn, Facebook, UK (Joint with LICS) * INVITED TUTORIAL SPEAKERS (JOINT WITH LICS) Piotr Indyk, MIT, USA Andrew Pitts, University of Cambridge, UK Geoffrey Smith, Florida International University, USA * MASTERCLASS SPEAKER Ryuhei Uehara, JAIST, Japan * TOPICS Papers presenting original research on all aspects of theoretical computer science are sought. - Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Games - Track B: Logic, Semantics, Automata and Theory of Programming - Track C: Foundations of Networked Computation: Models, Algorithms and Information Management * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 12 pages, including references, in LNCS style presenting original research on the theory of Computer Science. All submissions will be electronic via the EasyChair page for the conference, with three tracks (A, B and C): https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icalp2015 Submissions should be made to the appropriate track of the conference. No prior publication or simultaneous submission to other publication outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed. * BEST PAPER AWARDS As in previous editions of ICALP, there will be best paper and best student paper awards for each track of the conference. In order to be eligible for a best student paper award, a paper should be authored only by students and should be marked as such upon submission. * CHAIRS Track A: Bettina Speckmann, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands Track B: Naoki Kobayashi, The University of Tokyo, Japan Track C: Magnus M. Halldorsson, Reykjavik Univ, Iceland 15th ANNUAL HIGH CONFIDENCE SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (HCSS 2015) Call for Presentations 5-8 May 2015, Annapolis, Maryland http://cps-hcss.org * INTRODUCTION The fifteenth annual HCSS Conference will be held May 5-8, 2015 at the Historic Inns of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. You are invited to submit a proposal to present a talk at this year¹s conference. As in previous years, you are also invited to participate in a poster session. * CONFERENCE THEMES We invite submissions on any topic related to high-confidence software and systems that align with the conference scope and goals. In addition, the 2015 HCSS Conference will highlight the following themes: - PROOF ENGINEERING - SUSTAINABLE INTEGRITY - PRIVACY * IMPORTANT DATES - Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Abstracts of proposed talks and poster topics submission deadline - Friday, March 13, 2015 - Notifications of acceptance/rejection - Monday, April 13, 2015 - Camera-Ready Abstracts Due - Friday, April 24, 2015 - Poster Files Due - Monday, May 4, 2015 - Presentation Files Due - May 5-8, 2015 - HCSS Conference * PLANNING COMMITTEE - Co-Chairs: Kathleen Fisher, Tufts University and John Hatcliff, Kansas State University - Steering Group: Byron Cook (MS Research), John Launchbury (DARPA), Brad Martin (NSA), Stephen Magill (Galois), Bill Scherlis (CMU), Tim Thimmesch (NSA) - Organizer: Katie Dey, Vanderbilt University - Sponsor Agency: NITRD HCSS Coordinating Group JOURNAL OF LOGICAL AND ALGEBRAIC METHODS IN PROGRAMMING Call for Papers Special Issue on Automated Verification of Programs and Web Systems * SPECIAL ISSUE This special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (JLAMP) is devoted to the themes of the WWV and VPT workshop series on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems (WWV) and on Verification and Program Transformation (VPT). This is however an open call for papers. Both participants of the most recent editions of the WWV and VPT workshop series and others working on the themes of this special issue are hereby invited to submit a paper. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: 25 February 2015 Full paper submission: 15 March 2015 Acceptance notification: 30 June 2015 Final manuscript due: 25 July 2015 Expected publication: Fall 2015 * AIMS AND SCOPE This special issue provides a forum for researchers working in the areas of verification, program transformation, software engineering, rule-based programming, formal methods, and Web-oriented research, to submit their papers on the Automated Verification of Programs and Web Systems. We solicit original papers on topics of either theoretical or applied interest. * SUBMISSION We expect original articles (typically 20-30 pages; submission of larger papers will be evaluated depending on editorial constraints) that present high-quality contributions, which have not previously been published and that are also not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Each paper will undergo a thorough evaluation by at least three reviewers. All contributions must be written in English, must be submitted in PDF format and must comply with JLAMP's author instructions (the manuscripts should be prepared using Elsevier's elsart.cls LaTeX article class) which can be retrieved from the journal's homepage: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-logical-and-algebraic-methods-in-programming/ Submissions are handled using the Elsevier Editorial System and can be uploaded via the aforementioned JLAMP homepage. In the submission process, the authors must select article type "WWVPT". * GUEST EDITORS Maurice H. ter Beek, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy Alexei Lisitsa, University of Liverpool, UK Andrei P. Nemytykh, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Antonio Ravara, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. ACTA INFORMATICA: SPECIAL ISSUE ON SYNTHESIS Call for Papers http://www.easychair.org/smart-program/VSL2014/SYNT-cfp_specialissue.html * SCOPE This special issue is devoted to the scope of the Third Workshop on Synthesis, SYNT 2014 (see http://vsl2014.at/synt). SYNT 2014 was co-located with CAV in the scope of the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014 and was devoted to bringing together researchers from different research areas who work on the quickly growing field of synthesis. The special issue is open to all topics related to synthesis. * SUBMISSIONS Submission to this special issue is completely open and not limited to participants of the SYNT 2014 workshop. We expect original articles (typically 15-30 pages), which present high-quality contributions that have not been previously published in a journal and are not concurrently submitted to any other peer reviewed venue. All submissions should include some theoretical contribution to the area of synthesis. Extended versions of contributions previously published in proceedings need to contain significant new material and should be accompanied by a short description of the extension. * DATES Submissions are accepted starting in January 2015, using the "Submit Online" button of the journal's website: http://www.springer.com/computer/theoretical+computer+science/journal/236 Submission deadline: 1st of March 2015 TOPOLOGY, ALGEBRA, AND CATEGORIES IN LOGIC (TACL 2015) 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/ * PROGRAMME 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. * IMPORTANT DATES The website is now open for submissions and registration. Deadline for submissions 1 March 2015 Notification of acceptance 30 March 2015 Deadline for early registration (conference) 30 April 2015 Deadline for registration (school) 30 April 2015 School dates: 15 - 19 June 2015, University of Salerno (Italy) Conference dates: 21 - 26 June 2015, Ischia Island (Italy) * INVITED SPEAKERS Olivia Caramello (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques), Agata Ciabattoni (Technische Universitaet Wien), Maria Manuel Clementino (Universidade de Coimbra), Emil Jerabek (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), Andre Joyal (Universite du Quebec), Keith A. Kearnes (University of Colorado), Daniele Mundici (University of Florence), Paulo Oliva (Queen Mary University of London), Jorge Picado (Universidade de Coimbra), Michael Pinsker (University Paris Diderot) * SCHOOL LECTURERS Guram Bezhanishvili (New Mexico State University), Brian Davey (La Trobe University), Ieke Moerdijk (Nijmegen University), Luke Ong (Oxford University) THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL TBILISI SYMPOSIUM ON LANGUAGE, LOGIC AND COMPUTATION Call for Papers 21-26 September 2015 Tbilisi, Georgia http://www.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2015 * AIMS The Eleventh International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be held on 21-26 September 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Programme Committee invites submissions for contributions on all aspects of language, logic and computation. Work of an interdisciplinary nature is particularly welcome. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: - Algorithmic game theory - Computational social choice - Constructive, modal and algebraic logic - Formal models of multiagent systems - Historical linguistics, history of logic - Information retrieval, query answer systems - Language evolution and learnability - Linguistic typology and semantic universals - Logic, games, and formal pragmatics - Logics for artificial intelligence - Natural language syntax, semantics, and pragmatics - Natural logic, inference and entailment in natural language - Distributional and probabilistic models of information and meaning * SUBMISSIONS Authors can submit an abstract of three pages (including references) at the EasyChair conference system here: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tbillc2015 * PROGRAMME The programme will include the following invited lectures and tutorials. - Tutorials Logic: Brunella Gerla (University of Insubria) Language: Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia) Computation: Joel Ouaknine (Oxford University) - Invited Lectures Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts ) Melvin Fitting (Graduate School and University Center of New York) Helle Hansen (Delft University of Technology) George Metcalfe (Bern University) Sarah Murray (Cornell University) Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary, University of London) * WORKSHOPS There will also be a workshop on Automata and Coalgebra, organised by Helle Hansen and Alexandra Silva and a workshop on "How to make things happen in grammar: Encoding Obligatoriness?, organised by Rajesh Bhatt and Vincent Homer. * CHAIRS Daniel Altshuler (Chair, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf) Luca Spada (Chair, ILLC, University of Amsterdam and University of Salerno) * PUBLICATION INFORMATION Post-proceedings of the symposium will be published in the LNCS series of Springer. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: 1 March 2015 Notification: 1 May 2015 Final abstracts due: 1 June 2015 Registration deadline: 1 August 2015 Symposium: September 21-26, 2015 11TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON AUTOMATED SPECIFICATION AND VERIFICATION OF WEB SYSTEMS (WWV 2015) Call for Papers June 23rd, 2015 Oslo (Norway) affiliated with FM 2015 http://wwv2015.isti.cnr.it/ * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission March 18, 2015 Paper submission March 25, 2015 Notification of acceptance May 8, 2015 Camera ready versions May 31, 2015 Workshop WWV 2015 June 23, 2015 * SCOPE The Workshop on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems (WWV) is a yearly interdisciplinary forum for researchers originating from the following areas: declarative, rule-based programming, formal methods, software engineering and web-based systems. WWV fosters the cross-fertilisation and advancement of hybrid methods from such areas. During its ten earlier editions, the WWV workshop series has established itself as a lively, friendly event with many interactions and discussions. * PAPERS WWV welcomes papers of either theoretical or applied interest, including case studies or experience reports, in all areas of web-based systems (web services, cloud platforms, Internet-of-Things, social networks, big data), including but not limited to: - Formal methods and rigorous software and system engineering - Declarative, rule-based approaches - Product line and feature-oriented engineering - Programming and design languages and models - Specification, certification, transformation, and synthesis - Analysis, verification, model checking, and debugging - Semi-structured data, linked data, and semantic web - Security, trust, privacy, reputation, confidentiality, and integrity - Quality, metrics, usability, and accessibility - Testing, evaluation, and optimisation - Middleware, platforms, and frameworks * INVITED SPEAKERS Dino Distefano Queen Mary University, London, UK Jose Meseguer University of Illinois, USA * SUBMISSION We solicit the submission of original, unpublished contributions not under review for publication elsewhere. Contributions are expected to comprise research papers (with novel, previously unpublished results), experience reports of real-world applications, tool descriptions, and short papers (e.g. describing work-in-progress or exploratory ideas). All papers must be prepared in LaTeX using the EPTCS style - Full papers should not exceed 16 pages (typeset 11 points). - Short papers should not exceed 8 pages. * PUBLICATION All contributions will be evaluated by at least three reviewers, chosen by the Program Committee. The PC will select the best papers based on their quality, relevance to the workshop, and potential to instigate discussion. An open call for a special issue in a highly-reputed journal on the topic of the WWV workshop is envisaged. This has been common practice for WWV since 2009. * PROGRAM CHAIRS Maurice H. ter Beek ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy Alberto Lluch Lafuente Technical University of Denmark 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CALCO 2015) Call for Papers June 24-26, 2015 Nijmegen, Netherlands http://coalg.org/calco15/ * SCOPE CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with interests in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging uses of algebra and coalgebra in computer science. It is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques). Previous CALCO editions took place in Swansea (Wales, 2005), Bergen (Norway, 2007), Udine (Italy, 2009), Winchester (UK, 2011) and Warsaw (Poland, 2013). The sixth edition will be held in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, colocated with MFPS XXXI. * INVITED SPEAKERS Andy Pitts - University of Cambridge, UK (joint with MFPS) Chris Heunen - University of Oxford, UK Matteo Mio - CNRS, ENS Lyon, FR Daniela Petrisan - Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL * TOPICS OF INTEREST We invite submissions of technical papers that report results of theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques for software development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies into industrial practice. We encourage submissions in topics included or related to those listed below. - Abstract models and logics - Specialised models and calculi - Algebraic and coalgebraic semantics - System specification and verification - Corecursion in Programming Languages - Algebra and Coalgebra in quantum computing * NEW TOPIC This edition of CALCO will feature a new topic, and submission of papers in this area is particularly encouraged. - String Diagrams and Network Theory * SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Experience papers are welcome, but they must clearly present general lessons learned that would be of interest and benefit to a broad audience of both researchers and practitioners. Submissions will be handled via EasyChair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=calco2015 * IMPORTANT DATES -- Abstract submission: March 22, 2015 Paper submission: April 2, 2015 Author notification: May 6, 2015 Final version due: June 3, 2015 * PC CHAIRS Larry Moss (co-chair), Indiana University, US Pawel Sobocinski (co-chair), University of Southampton, UK * ORGANISING COMMITTEE Alexandra Silva, Bart Jacobs, Nicole Messink, Sam Staton * PUBLICITY Fabio Zanasi * CALCO Early Ideas Overview The CALCO Early Ideas Workshop invites submissions on the same topics as the CALCO conference: reporting results of theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques for software development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies into industrial practice. The list of topics of particular interest is shown on the main CALCO 2015 page. We encourage PhD students and young researchers to submit Early Idea papers to the CALCO 2015 Easychair site as for ordinary submissions, mentioning in the abstract that the paper is to be considered for an Early Ideas talk. THIRD WORKSHOP ON NATURAL LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (NLCS'15) July 5, 2015 Kyoto, Japan http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html Affiliated with ICALP 2015 & LICS 2015 Endorsed by the Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group on Computational Semantics * AIMS AND SCOPE Formal tools coming from logic and category theory are important in both natural language semantics and in computational semantics. Moreover, work on these tools borrows heavily from all areas of theoretical computer science. In the other direction, applications having to do with natural language has inspired developments on the formal side. The workshop invites papers on both topics. Specific topics includes, but are not limited to: - logic for semantics of lexical items, sentences, discourse and dialog - continuations in natural language semantics - formal tools in textual inference, such as logics for natural language inference - applications of category theory in semantics - linear logic in semantics - formal approaches to unifying data-driven and declarative approaches to semantics * INVITED SPEAKERS Makoto Kanazawa, National Institute of Informatics Gerard de Melo, Tsinghua University * PAPER SUBMISSIONS Extended abstracts of up to 10 pages may be submitted through Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nlcs15 * ORGANIZERS Valeria de Paiva Makoto Kanazawa Larry Moss * IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission deadline: April 2, 2015 Author notification: May 1, 2015 Electronic versions of papers due: May 14, 2015 Workshop: July 5, 2015 COMPUTER SCIENCE LOGIC 2015 (CSL 2015) Call for Papers 7-10 September 2015 Berlin, Germany http://logic.las.tu-berlin.de/csl2015/ * AIM AND SCOPE Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). The conference is intended for computer scientists whose research activities involve logic, as well as for logicians working on issues significant for computer science. * LOCATION The 24th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic will be held at the Technical University Berlin from Monday, 7 September 2015 to Thurday, 10 September 2015. * LIST OF TOPICS OF INTEREST (NON EXHAUSTIVE) - automated deduction and interactive theorem proving - constructive mathematics and type theory - equational logic and term rewriting - automata and games, game semantics - modal and temporal logic - model checking - decision procedures - logical aspects of computational complexity - finite model theory - computational proof theory - bounded arithmetic and propositional proof complexity - logic programming and constraints - lambda calculus and combinatory logic - domain theory - categorical logic and topological semantics - database theory - specification, extraction and transformation of programs - logical aspects of quantum computing - logical foundations of programming paradigms - verification and program analysis - linear logic - higher-order logic - nonmonotonic reasoning * IMPORTANT DATES Abstract submission: 3 April 2015 Paper Submission: 10 April 2015 Paper Notification: 13 June 2015 Conference: 7 - 10 September 2015 * SUBMISSION Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 15 pages in LIPIcs style presenting work not previously published. Papers are to be submitted through Easychair. Submitted papers must be in English and must provide sufficient detail to allow the PC to assess the merits of the paper. Full proofs may appear in a technical appendix which will be read at the reviewers' discretion. Authors are strongly encouraged to include a well written introduction which is directed at all members of the program committee. * SATELLITE EVENTS - The 11th International Workshop on Fixed Points in Computer Science (FICS'15) will be held on 11 and 12 September 2015 as a co-located event of CSL'15. - YuriFest: we will celebrate Yuri Gurevich's 75th birthday with a symposium in his honour on 11 September 2015 as a co-located event of CSL'15. - The annual meeting of the GI Fachgruppe Logik will be organised at the Technical University Berlin in conjunction with CSL'15. * PC CHAIR Stephan Kreutzer (Technical University Berlin, pc chair) * ORGANISING COMMITTEE: - Christoph Dittmann (Technical University Berlin) - Viktor Engelmann (Technical University Berlin) - Stephan Kreutzer (Technical University Berlin, Chair) - Jana Pilz (Technical University Berlin) - Roman Rabinovich (Technical University Berlin) - Sebastian Siebertz (Technical University Berlin) 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, Daniela Petrisan, Andrzej Murawski * SPECIAL SESSIONS algebraic effects, game semantics, homotopy type theory, quantitative semantics * MORE INFO For more information please consult the web page. 10TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FRONTIERS OF COMBINING SYSTEMS (FroCoS 2015) Call for Papers Wroclaw, Poland September 21-24, 2015 http://frocos2015.ii.uni.wroc.pl/ * GENERAL INFORMATION The 10th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS 2015) will be held in Wroclow, Poland, from September 21 to September 24, 2015. Its main goal is to disseminate and promote progress in research areas related to the development of techniques for the integration, combination, and modularization of formal systems together with their analysis. FroCos 2015 will be co-located with the 23rd International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (TABLEAUX 2015) to be held also on September 21-24, 2015. The local organization of both events is handled by Hans de Nivelle. * SCOPE OF CONFERENCE FroCoS 2015 seeks to offer a common forum for research in the general area of combination, modularization, and integration of systems, with emphasis on logic-based ones, and of their practical use. Typical topics of interest include (but are not limited to): - combinations of logics (such as higher-order, first-order, temporal, modal, description or other non-classical logics); - combination and integration methods in SAT and SMT solving; - combination of decision procedures, satisfiability procedures, constraint solving techniques, or logical frameworks; - combinations and modularity in ontologies; - integration of equational and other theories into deductive systems; - hybrid methods for deduction, resolution and constraint propagation; - hybrid systems in knowledge representation and natural language semantics; - combined logics for distributed and multi-agent systems; - logical aspects of combining and modularizing programs and specifications; - integration of data structures into constraint logic programming and deduction; - combinations and modularity in term rewriting; - applications of methods and techniques to the verification and analysis of information systems. * PUBLICATION DETAILS The proceedings of the symposium will be published in the Springer LNAI/LNCS series. * PAPER SUBMISSIONS The program committee seeks high-quality submissions describing original work, written in English, not overlapping with published or simultaneously submitted work to a journal or conference with archival proceedings. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of presentation. The page limit in Springer LNCS style is 16 pages. * IMPORTANT DATES (TENTATIVE) April 10, 2015: Abstract submission deadline April 19, 2015: Full paper submission deadline June 5, 2015: Author notification July 3, 2015: Camera-ready due September 19-20, 2015: Workshop/Tutorials September 21-24, 2015: FroCoS Conference September 25, 2015: Workshop/Tutorials * PROGRAM CHAIRS Carsten Lutz, University of Bremen [co-chair] Silvio Ranise, Fondazione Bruno Kessler [co-chair] LOGIC AT NATAL (NAT@LOGIC 2015) Call for Papers Aug 31-Sep 4, 2015 Natal, Brazil http://natalogic-2015.dimap.ufrn.br/ * NAT@Logic 2015 is a pool of workshops related to Logic in Computer Science, in Philosophy, and in Mathematics. These include: + LSFA X (10th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications) + GeTFun 3.0 (3rd Workshop on Generalizations of Truth-Functionality) + Filomena 2 (2nd Workshop on Philosophy, Logic and Applied Metaphysics) + LFIs^15 (Workshop commemorating the 15 years of the LFIs) + TRS Reasoning School (TRS = TRS Reasoning School) The full programme will boast 10 keynote speakers, plus at least 60 contributed talks and 15 tutorials. * Paper submission: 12 Apr 2015. 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 Nebraska at Omaha, NE, USA * PUBLICITY CHAIR Francesco Calimeri, University of Calabria, Italy * CONTACT email@example.com ACKERMANN AWARD 2015 - THE EACSL OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARD FOR LOGIC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Call for Nominations * Nominations are now invited for the 2015 Ackermann Award. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the EACSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2013 and 31.12.2014 are eligible for nomination for the award. The deadline for submission is 15 April 2015. * SUBMISSION DETAILS Nominations can be submitted from 1 January 2015 and should be sent to the chair of the Jury, Anuj Dawar, by e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org * THE AWARD The 2015 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference of the EACSL, 7-10 September 2015, in Berlin (Germany). The award consists of - a certificate, - an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL/LICS conference, - the publication of the laudatio in the CSL/LICS proceedings, - travel support to attend the conference, and - an invitation to present the work to the Kurt Goedel Society in Vienna. The jury is entitled to give the award to more (or less) than one dissertation in a year. * JURY The jury consists of: - Thierry Coquand (Chalmers University of Gothenburg); - Anuj Dawar (University of Cambridge), the president of EACSL; - Dexter Kozen (Cornell University), ACM SigLog representative; - Orna Kupferman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem); - Daniel Leivant (Indiana University, Bloomington); - Luke Ong (University of Oxford); - Jean-Eric Pin (CNRS and University of Paris 7); - Simona Ronchi Della Rocca (University of Torino), the vice-president of EACSL; * HOW TO SUBMIT The candidate or his/her supervisor should submit 1. the thesis (ps or pdf file); 2. a detailed description (not longer than 20 pages) of the thesis in ENGLISH (ps or pdf file); 3. a supporting letter by the PhD advisor and two supporting letters by other senior researchers (in English); supporting letters can also be sent directly to Anuj Dawar (email@example.com); 4. a short CV of the candidate; 5. a copy of the document asserting that the thesis was accepted as a PhD thesis at a recognized University (or equivalent institution) and that the candidate has received his/her PhD within the specified period. The submission should be sent by e-mail as attachments to the chairman of the jury, Anuj Dawar: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following subject line and text: - Subject: Ackermann Award Submission - Text: Name of candidate, list of attachments Submission can be sent via several e-mail messages. If this is the case, please indicate it in the text. Letters of support and documents can also be faxed to: Anuj Dawar, Ackermann Award, +44 1223 334678. The Jury has the right to declare submissions to be out of scope or not to meet the requirements. * The Award is sponsored by the Kurt Goedel Society. CADE-25 POSTER SESSION & TASK-FORCE TOWARDS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PROOF SYSTEMS (EPS) Call for Posters and Encyclopedia Entries 1st of August 2015 Berlin, Germany http://proofsystem.github.io/Encyclopedia/ * DESCRIPTION In this jubilee edition of CADE, we would like to commemorate the multitude of proof systems that form the theoretical foundations for automated deduction. To achieve this goal, this alternative workshop proposes to bring the whole community together in a task-force to produce a concise encyclopedia of proof systems. Every entry in this encyclopedia will follow a given template and will preferably be exactly one page long, displaying the inference rules of the proof system and possibly a few clarifying remarks. The one-page encyclopedia entries will be displayed as posters during CADE (the Conference on Automated Deduction). Submission instructions are available in the website: http://proofsystem.github.io/Encyclopedia/ * IMPORTANT DATES - Submission: April 19 - Notification: May 15 31ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC PROGRAMMING (ICLP 2015) Call for Papers Cork, Ireland August 31 - September 4, 2015 http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/iclp2015 * HISTORY Since the first conference held in Marseilles in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international conference for presenting research in logic programming. ICLP 2015 will be co-located with the 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2015) and is part of "The Year of George Boole", a celebration of the life and work of George Boole who was born in 1815 and worked at the University College of Cork. * IMPORTANT DATES Abstracts due: April 20, 2015 Papers due: April 27, 2015 Notification to authors: June 5, 2015 Camera ready versions due: July 21, 2015 Conference: August 31-September 4, 2015 * CONFERENCE SCOPE Contributions are sought in all areas of logic programming, including but not restricted to: - Theory: Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Knowledge Representation. - Implementation: Compilation, Virtual Machines, Parallelism, Constraint Handling Rules and Tabling. - Environments: Program Analysis, Transformation, Validation, Verification, Debugging, Profiling, Testing. - Language Issues: Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher Order, Types, Modes, Assertions, Programming Techniques. - Related Paradigms: Inductive and Coinductive Logic Programming, Constraint Logic Programming, Answer-Set Programming, SAT, Constraints, Computational Argumentation, Abductive Logic Programming, Functional Logic Programming. - Applications: Databases, Data Integration and Federation, Software Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Web and Semantic Web, Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Social Networks and Social Choice. In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical program will include invited talks, advanced tutorials, the doctoral consortium, the Prolog contest and several workshops. * SUBMISSION DETAILS There are two categories for submissions: -- Regular papers, including: (1) technical papers for describing technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the state of logic programming; (2) application papers, with emphasis on impact on some application domains; (3) system and tool papers, with emphasis on novelty, practicality, usability and availability of the systems and tools described. -- Technical communications aimed at describing recent developments, new projects, and other materials not ready for publication as regular papers. All regular papers and technical communications will be presented during the conference. All submissions must be written in English and describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. Regular papers must not exceed 12 pages plus bibliography: however the papers may include appendices beyond 12 pages. Technical communications must not exceed 10 pages. Submissions must be made in the TPLP format (see http://journals.cambridge.org/images/fileUpload/images/tlp_ifc_MAY2014.pdf) via the EasyChair submission system, available at www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp2015. * PAPER PUBLICATION All accepted regular papers will be published in the journal Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP), Cambridge University Press (CUP), in one or more special issues. In order to ensure the quality of the final version, papers may be subject to two rounds of refereeing (within the decision period). Accepted technical communications will be published in archival form. The program committee may also recommend papers submitted as regular to be published as technical communications. * ICLP 2015 ORGANIZATION - General Co-Chairs: Barry O'Sullivan University College Cork, Ireland Roland Yap National University of Singapore - Program Co-Chairs: Thomas Eiter TU Wien, Austria Francesca Toni Imperial College London, UK - Local Arrangements Co-Chairs: Barry O'Sullivan University College Cork, Ireland Ken Brown University College Cork, Ireland - Workshops Chair: Mats Carlsson SICS, Uppsala, Sweden - Doctoral Consortium Chairs: Marina De Vos University of Bath, UK Yuliya Lierler University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA - LP/CP Programming Contest Chair: Neng-Fa Zhou, City University of New York, USA Peter Stuckey, NICTA and the University of Melbourne, Australia - Publicity Chair: Ian Miguel University of St Andrews, UK 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) 22ND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TEMPORAL REPRESENTATION AND REASONING (TIME 2015) Call for papers Symposium on September 23 - 25, 2015, Kassel Germany http://time2015.uni-kassel.de Submission deadline on April 30th * TIME 2015 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium has a wide remit and intends to cater both for theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the key aspects of the time symposium is its interdisciplinarity with attendees from distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond. The symposium will encompass three tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in AI, Databases, as well as Logic and Verification. * Submissions of high quality papers describing research results are solicited. Submitted papers should contain original, previously unpublished content, should be written in English, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. * Invited Speakers: Giuseppe de Giacomo, Sapienza Universita di Roma; Carlo Zaniolo, UCLA; Benedikt Bollig, ENS Cachan * Proceedings and Special Issue: Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the published by the IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The authors of the best papers of the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution to a special issue appearing in the journal Information & Computation. 12TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON QUANTUM PHYSICS AND LOGIC (QPL 2015) Call for Papers and Participation July 13-17, 2015 Oxford, United Kingdom http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/qpl2015 * SERIES QPL is a workshop that brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, spatio-temporal causal structures, and related areas such as computational linguistics. Of particular interest are topics that use logical tools, ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods and other computer science methods for the study of physical behaviour in general. * IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: 1 May 2015; Notification: 1 June 2015 * INVITED SPEAKERS Paul Busch (York), Dan Browne (London), Chris Douglas (Oxford) * TUTORIALS Paul Busch (York), Dan Browne (London), Oscar Dahlsten (Oxford), Pawel Sobocinski (Southampton) * Registration is now open * Detailed information can be found on the webpage. 12TH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTING Call for Papers 29-31 October 2015 Cali, Colombia http://www.ictac2015.co * SERIES The ICTAC conference series aims at bringing together practitioners and researchers to exchange ideas and experiences addressing challenges in theoretical aspects of computing as well as in exploiting theory through methods and tools for system development. ICTAC also aims to promote cooperation between participants and institutions from developing and industrial countries in research and education. * THEMES AND TOPICS OF PAPERS Topics of interest include theories of computation and programming, foundations of software engineering and formal techniques in software design and verification, as well as tools that support formal techniques for software modeling, system design and verification. * INVITED SPEAKERS Jean-Raymond Abrial Volker Diekert Cesar Munoz Catuscia Palamidessi Davide Sangiorgi Moshe Vardi Glynn Winskel * ASSOCIATED EVENTS - ICTAC Summer School on Formal Methods (October 25-27) - DCM 2015: 11th International Workshop on Developments in Computational Models (October 28) * PAPER SUBMISSION Important Dates - Abstract submission: Monday, June 1, 2015. - Paper submission: Friday, June 5, 2015. - Author notification: Monday, July 20, 2015. - Camera ready: Monday, August 3, 2015. * PAPER CATEGORIES AND FORMAT We call for submissions, related to the above areas and topics, according to the following three categories: - Regular papers, with original research contributions; - Short papers, on recent work or proposals of emerging challenges; - Tool papers, on tools that support formal techniques for software modeling, system design and verification. Submissions should adhere to the LNCS format (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for details). Regular papers should not exceed 18 pages. Short and tool papers should not exceed 10 pages. Submissions to the colloquium must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, as well as their relevance to the conference. Papers must be submitted by using www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictac2015. * PROCEEDINGS As for the past editions, the proceedings of ICTAC 2015 will be published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). * SPECIAL ISSUE Extended versions of selected papers from ICTAC 2015 will be invited to a special issue of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science (http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=MSC). * CHAIRS - Martin Leucker, University of Luebeck (DE). - Camilo Rueda, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Cali (CO). - Frank Valencia, CNRS and LIX, Ecole Polytechnique (FR). * CONTACT CHAIR - Frank D. Valencia (email@example.com). 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 Fraenzle, University of Oldenburg, Germany * LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR Xin Chen, Nanjing University, China ALL ABOUT PROOFS, PROOFS FOR ALL http://www.collegepublications.co.uk/logic/mlf/?00023 http://www.easychair.org/smart-program/VSL2014/APPA-index.html * EDITORS David Delahaye and Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo * CHAPTERS AND THEIR AUTHORS - Proofs for Satisfiability Problems Armin Biere, Marijn Heule - Proofs in Satisfiability Modulo Theories Clark Barrett, Pascal Fontaine, Leonardo de Moura - Proof Generation for Saturating First-Order Theorem Provers Stephan Schulz, Geoff Sutcliffe - Higher-Order Automated Theorem Provers Christoph Benzmueller - Interactive Theorem Provers from the Perspective of Isabelle/Isar Makarius Wenzel - Introduction to the Calculus of Inductive Constructions Christine Paulin-Mohring - Deduction Modulo Theory Gilles Dowek - Foundational Proof Certificates Dale Miller - Deep Inference Alessio Guglielmi - On Proof Mining by Cut-Elimination Alexander Leitsch - Event-B Jean-Raymond Abrial - Computer-Aided Proofs in Cryptography Gilles Barthe, François Dupressoir, Benjamin Gregoire, Benedikt Schmidt, Pierre-Yves Strub College Publication 2015, 247 Pages ISBN: 978-1-84890-166-7 * This book provides a snapshot of the current state of the art in proof search and proof production as implemented in contemporary automated reasoning tools. Furthermore, various trends in proof theory are surveyed; and applications of formal proofs are illustrated. * The chapter in this book are based on the tutorials given at the APPA workshop affiliated to the Vienna Summer of Logic. PHD POSITION IN COMPUTER SCIENCE ON MODEL-BASED TESTING, HALMSTAD UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN http://ceres.hh.se/mediawiki/index.php/Research_in_Model-Based_Testing_and_Verification * BACKGROUND The position is in the context of the EFFEMBAC (Effective Model-Based Testing of Concurrent System) project, which is on combining model-based- and symbolic execution, funded by a project grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR). * TERMS The position will be a 5-year Ph.D position (with a 1-year probation period). The position is supposed to start on April 1, 2015, or any time later (within an interval of ca. 3 months) depending the availability of the candidate. The teaching assistance load will be about 20% of the time (usually 1-2 courses in a year). The salary level is fixed at ca. 25 SEK/month gross. * APPLICATION PROCEDURE The application should comprise a single PDF file and should be received no later than March 1, 2015. The application package shall consist of: 1. a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals and past experience are well-matched with the goals of this position, 2. a CV that includes at least a list of previous degrees, dates, and institution, transcripts for higher-education studies until most recent available, a complete list of publications and a description of previous research and other work experience and links to online copies of the most important publications 3. contact information for three references. We ask the candidates to send the required material to firstname.lastname@example.org with a CC to email@example.com , mentioning "Ph.D. Position EFFEMBAC" in the subject line. Application must be received before 2015-03-01 to receive full consideration. The expected starting date is 2015-04-01, but is negotiable depending on the successful candidate's conditions. * FURTHER INFORMATION Please contact Prof. Mohammad Mousavi (firstname.lastname@example.org), lab leader Dr. Joergen Carlsson (email@example.com) or head of school Dr. Magnus Hallander (Magnus.Hallander@hh.se). PHD STUDENTSHIP IN ALGORITHMS AND COMPLEXITY AT ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/tzameret/PhD_Post.html * The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London is offering a three-year full-time PhD studentship in algorithms and complexity starting in October 2015. The studentship includes a full tuition-fee waiver and a maintenance award in line with the level recommended by Research Councils UK (exact value to be confirmed, circa GBP 16,000 (USD 25,000 or EUR 20,000)). The student will be hosted in the Center for Algorithms and Applications and will work under the supervision of Dr Iddo Tzameret (http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/tzameret/). * THE PROJECT is broadly in the area of computational complexity with an emphasis on satisfiability and the complexity of proofs. The successful candidate will investigate fundamental aspects of the Boolean satisfiability problem SAT from possibly different aspects - combinatorial, algebraic and logical - with a possibility to engage as well in applied or empirical study of SAT-solving and other applications related to SAT, depending on the preferences and qualifications of the candidate. * For more information about the post see: http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/tzameret/PhD_Post.html * STARTING DATE: October 1, 2015 * HOW TO APPLY: Applications should be made as soon as possible through the online application system at Royal Holloway, University of London: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/researchdegrees/applying/home.aspx and will remain open until the position is filled. * For any informal inquiries about the position, please contact Dr Iddo Tzameret at: Iddo.Tzameret@rhul.ac.uk 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: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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