[Past issues of the newsletter are available at http://logik.mathematik.uni-freiburg.de/lics/newsletters/ http://www.math.uic.edu/lics/newsletters/] TABLE OF CONTENTS * Calls for Papers ACM Sigplan Workshop on Continuations IEEE Computer Security Foundations Workshop Rewriting Techniques and Applications International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law * Conference Announcements * Book Announcement The Automation of Reasoning: Collected papers on automated theorem proving by J. Siekmann and G. Wrightson (eds) * Position Announcements Lecturer at the University of Swansea at Wales Chair in Theoretical Computer Science at Edinburgh University Research Assistant at the Technical University Munich ACM SIGPLAN WORKSHOP ON CONTINUATIONS (CW'01) (affiliated with POPL 2001) Call for Papers London, January 16 - 19, 2001 http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~sabry/cw01/ * Theme: The notion of continuations is ubiquitous in many different areas of computer science, including category theory, compilers, logic, operating systems, programming, and semantics. Following on the 1992 and 1997 ACM SIGPLAN Workshops on Continuations, we are organizing a new workshop to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new results and work in progress aimed at a better understanding of the nature of continuations, the relation of continuations to other areas of logic and computer science, and exciting new applications of continuations in contexts such as mobile threads, simulation, distributed systems, graphical user interfaces, and education. * Participants wishing to give short formal presentations are asked to send a short abstract (less than four pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org An informal proceedings will be distributed at the workshop and will be available subsequently as an Indiana University technical report. As for CW'92 and CW'97 a special issue of Higher-Order and Symbolic Computation dedicated to CW'01, will be planned afterwards. * Submission Deadline: October 1, 2000 * Program Committee: Dan Friedman (Indiana University), John Hatcliff (Kansas State University), Richard Kelsey (NEC Research Institute), Amr Sabry (Indiana University), Olin Shivers (Georgia Tech), Carolyn Talcott (Stanford University), Hayo Thielecke (University of Birmingham). IEEE COMPUTER SECURITY FOUNDATIONS WORKSHOP Keltic Lodge, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada June 11-13, 2001 http://www.csl.sri.com/csfw/csfw14/ Call for Papers * Theme. This workshop series brings together researchers in computer science to examine foundational issues in computer security. We are interested both in new results in theories of computer security and also in more exploratory presentations that examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories. Both papers and panel proposals are welcome. * Possible topics include, but are not limited to: access control, authentication, data and system integrity, database security, network security, distributed systems security, anonymity, intrusion detection, security for mobile computing, security protocols, security models, decidability issues, privacy, executable content, formal methods for security, information flow * The proceedings are published by the IEEE Computer Society and will be available at the workshop. Selected papers will be invited for submission to the Journal of Computer Security. * Submission is open to anyone. Workshop attendance is limited to about 40 participants. * Important Dates. Submission deadline: February 1, 2001 Notification of acceptance: March 16, 2001 Camera-ready papers: April 5, 2001 * Program Committee. Pierre Bieber, ONERA, France Ed Clarke, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Riccardo Focardi, University of Venice, Italy Dieter Gollmann, Microsoft Research, UK Li Gong, Sun Microsystems, USA Carl Gunter, University of Pennsylvania, USA Joshua Guttman, MITRE, USA Gavin Lowe, Oxford University, UK Teresa Lunt, Xerox PARC, USA Fabio Martinelli, IAT-CNR, Italy John McLean, Naval Research Laboratory, USA Ravi Sandhu, George Mason University, USA Andre Scedrov, University of Pennsylvania, USA Steve Schneider (chair), Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Rebecca Wright, AT&T Labs, USA REWRITING TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS (RTA 2001) Sea of Galilee, Israel May 22-24, 2001 http://www.score.is.tsukuba.ac.jp/rta2001 Call for Papers * RTA 2001 solicits original papers on all aspects of rewriting, including applications, foundations, frameworks, implementations, semantics. There are four submission categories: 1. regular research papers describing new results, 2. papers describing the experience of applying rewriting techniques in other areas, 3. problem sets that provide realistic and interesting challenges in the field of rewriting, 4. system descriptions. Click the above URL for further information. * Best Paper Award: A prize of 2001 NIS will be given to the best paper as judged by the program committee. * Invited Speakers: Arvind (MIT), Henk Barendregt (University of Nijmegen) * Important Dates: Submission: December 4, 2000 Notification: February 2, 2001 Final Version: March 1, 2001 * Program Committee: Zena Ariola, David Basin, Mariangiola Dezani, Philippe de Groote, Ian Mackie, Jose Meseguer, Aart Middeldorp (chair), Robert Nieuwenhuis, Enno Ohlebusch, Friedrich Otto, Christine Paulin, Sandor Vagvolgyi, Joe Wells INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATED REASONING (IJCAR 2001) Call for Papers / Tutorials / Workshops Siena, Italy, June 18 - 23, 2001 http://www.dii.unisi.it/~ijcar/ * Theme. The International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR) is the fusion of three major conferences in Automated Reasoning: CADE (The International Conference on Automated Deduction), TABLEAUX (The International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods) and FTP (The International Workshop on First-Order Theorem Proving). These three events will join for the first time at the IJCAR conference in Siena in June 2001. IJCAR 2001 invites submissions related to all aspects of automated reasoning, including foundations, implementations, and applications. Original research papers and descriptions of working automated deduction systems are solicited. * Submissions categories are 'Research papers and system descriptions', 'Short papers', 'Workshop Proposals' and 'Tutorial proposals'. Please visit the IJCAR web site for further information. * Submission Deadlines (all in 2001): January 1: Workshop proposals January 14: Research papers and system descriptions January 15: Tutorial proposals April 2: Short papers * Organizers: Conference Chair: Fabio Massacci (University Siena, Italy, email@example.com) Program Co-Chairs: Rajeev Gor'e (ARP-ANU, Australia), Alexander Leitsch (TU-Wien, Austria), Tobias Nipkow (TU-M"unchen, Germany) Tutorial Chair: T. Walsh (York), Workshop Chair: D. Hutter (Saarbr"ucken) * Program committee: R. Alur (Philadelphia), F. Baader (Aachen), M. Baaz (Wien), B. Beckert (Karlsruhe), R. Caferra (Grenoble), R. Dyckhoff (St. Andrews), U. Furbach (Koblenz), D. Galmiche (Nancy), H. Ganzinger (MPI Saarbr"ucken), J. Goubault-Larrecq (INRIA Rocq.), R. H"ahnle (Chalmers), J. Harrison (Intel, Hillsboro), D. Kapur (New Mexico), H. Kautz (ATT, Florham Park), M. Kohlhase (Saarbr"ucken), Z. Manna (Stanford), P. Patel-Schneider (Bell Labs), F. Pfenning (Pittsburgh), A. Podelski (MPI Saarbr"ucken), W. Reif (Augsburg), G. Salzer (Wien), M. Vardi (Houston) 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND LAW (ICAIL-2001) St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 21-25 May, 2001 http://www.cs.wustl.edu/icail2001/ Second Call for papers * Submission deadline: January 12, 2001. * Theme: The field of AI and law is concerned with: - the investigation of legal reasoning and argumentation using computational methods - applications of AI and advanced information technology to support tasks in regulated domains, especially for legal practice and education. - the investigation of techniques from AI and advanced information technology using law as the example domain * Invited Speakers: Kevin Ashley (Pittsburgh), Benjamin Grosof (MIT), Frederick Schauer (Harvard) * Program chair: Henry Prakken (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) * Program Committee: Vincent Aleven (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Kevin D. Ashley (University of Pittsburgh, USA), Trevor J.M. Bench-Capon (University of Liverpool, UK), L. Karl Branting (University of Wyoming, USA), Rosaria Conte (CNR Rome, Italy), Anne Gardner (Stanford, USA), Thomas F. Gordon (GMD Bonn, Germany), Benjamin Grosof (MIT, USA), Carole D. Hafner (Northeastern University, USA), Jaap Hage (Maastricht University, The Netherlands), Peter Jackson (West Group, USA), Andrew J.I. Jones (University of Oslo, Norway), Steven Kimbrough (University of Pennsylvania, USA), Ronald P. Loui (Washington University, USA), L. Thorne McCarty (Rutgers University, USA), Anja Oskamp (Free Univ. Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Edwina L. Rissland (University of Massachusetts, USA), Giovanni Sartor (Queen's Un. Belfast, UK / Bologna, Italy), Marek J. Sergot (Imperial College London, UK), Andrew Stranieri (La Trobe University, Australia), John Zeleznikow (La Trobe University, Australia) BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT The Automation of Reasoning: Collected papers on automated theorem proving (2 Volumes) J. Siekmann and G. Wrightson, editors Springer Verlag 1983 * Graham Wrightson offers several free copies of volume 2. If you would like one, then please email your full address to firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will send it by snail mail. It may take up to several weeks to arrive depending on your location. First in, first served! LECTURER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES AT SWANSEA * Applications are invited for the vacancy of Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science. The Department has a strong commitment to teaching and research in computing that is mathematically well founded. It was awarded an Excellent in the 1994 Teaching Quality Assessment and graded 4A in the 1996 Research Assessment Exercise. Applicants should posses a PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or Mathematics and have an excellent personal research programme and research record with expertise in any field of Computer Science. The post is permanent and available from the soonest date that can be arranged. The salary will be on either the Grade A Scale, £18731 - £23256 per annum, or the Grade B Scale, £24227 to £30967 per annum. * Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor J V Tucker, Head of Department on 01792 295649 email: email@example.com * Further particulars and application forms (2 copies) MUST be obtained from the Personnel Department, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP to which department they should be returned by 27 October 2000. * Email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.swan.ac.uk/personnel CHAIR IN THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE AT EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY * The University invites applications for a Chair in Theoretical Computer Science, to be held within the Division of Informatics. We seek a candidate who will further develop the strengths of the Division and its Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS). Example areas of interest are logic and proof, concurrency, programming languages and semantics, complexity and algorithms and formal development of programs and systems. Applicants from other theoretical areas and applicants whose interests connect the theory of computation with other parts of informatics are also invited to apply. * In addition to outstanding strength in research and scholarship, the successful candidate should provide leadership and inspiration for fundamental research, encourage the integration of his/her own research with that of others and play an active role in teaching and administration. * See http://www.personnel.ed.ac.uk/FURPARTS/Acrel/306712.htm for further details. RESEARCH ASSISTANT AT THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY MUNICH Theorem Proving for Java Card Research Assistant/PhD Vacancy * The theorem proving group at the Technical University Munich is looking for a research assistant to join an EU-funded collaborative project focussing on the specification and verification of Java implementations for smart cards. The position offers exciting opportunities for scientifically challenging and industrially relevant research leading to a PhD. * We seek a candidate with a strong background in one of the following areas: theorem proving, logic, semantics of programming languages, functional/logic programming who should like to work on the boundary between theory and practice. The appointment is initially for 33 months with a possible renewal. Starting date is negotiable within the next 6 months. * Informal inquiries about the position may be addressed to email@example.com (www.in.tum.de/~nipkow). Formal applications should be sent by e-mail or to the following address: Prof. Tobias Nipkow, Institut fuer Informatik, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Arcisstraße 21, D-80290 Muenchen, Germany
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