[DL] LPAR-20 Workshops - Calls for Papers

Geoff Sutcliffe geoff at cs.miami.edu
Thu Jul 2 16:34:05 CEST 2015

LPAR-20 call for workshop papers:
- Workshop on the Implementation of Logics(IWIL-2015)
- Models for Formal Analysis of Real Systems (MARS 2015)
- First International Workshop on Focusing (WoF'15)

                 Call for papers

    LPAR'20 Workshop on the Implementation of Logics


        SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 5 October 2015

General Information
The 11th International Workshop on the Implementation of Logics will be held in
November 2015 in conjunction with the 20th International Conference on Logic
for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Reasoning in Suva, Fiji

We are looking for contributions describing implementation techniques for and
implementations of automated reasoning programs, theorem provers for various
logics, logic programming systems, and related technologies. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:

  - Propositional logic and decision procedures, including SMT
  - First-order and higher order logics
  - Non-classical logics, including modal, temporal, description,
    non-monotonic reasoning
  - Formal foundations for efficient implementation of logics
  - Data structures and algorithms for the efficient representation and
    processing of logical concepts
  - Proof/model search organization and heuristics for logical reasoning
  - Data analysis and machine learning approaches to search control
  - Techniques for proof/model search visualization and analysis
  - Practical constraint handling
  - Reasoning with ontologies and other large theories
  - Implementation of efficient theorem provers and model finders for
    different logics
  - System descriptions of logical reasoning systems
  - Issues of reliability, witness generation, and witness verification
  - Evaluation and benchmarking of provers and other logic-based systems
  - I/O standards and communication between reasoning systems

We are particularly interested in contributions that help the community to
understand how to build useful and powerful reasoning systems, and how to
apply them in practice.

Researchers interested in participating are invited to submit a position
statement (2 pages), a short paper (up to 5 pages), or a full papers (up to 15
pages) via the EasyChair page for IWIL-2015, 

Submissions will be refereed by the program committee, which will select a
balanced program of high-quality contributions.

Submissions should be in standard-conforming PDF. Final versions will be
required to be submitted in LaTeX using the easychair.cls class file.
Proceedings will be published as EasyChair Proceedings.

If number and quality of the submissions warrant it, we plan to produce a
special issue of a recognized journal on the topic of the workshop.

Important Dates
Submission of papers/abstracts:  October 5th, 2015
Notification of acceptance:      October 26th, 2015
Camera ready versions due:       November 9th, 2015
Workshop:                        November 23rd, 2015                                   
Program committee
Boris Konev (Co-Chair)       University of Liverpool
Stephan Schulz (Co-Chair)    DHBW Stuttgart
Laurent Simon (Co-Chair)     University of Bordeaux
Christoph Benzmüller         Freie Universität Berlin
Armin Biere                  Johannes-Kepler Universität Linz
Jasmin Blanchette            INRIA/LORIA/Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Guillaume Burel              ENSIIE/CÉDRIC
Simon Cruanes                INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt
Tommi Junttila               Aalto University
Konstantin Korovin           University of Manchester
Albert Oliveras              Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Jens Otten                   Universität Potsdam
Andrew Reynolds              Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Peter Schneider-Kamp         University of Southern Denmark
Geoff Sutcliffe              University of Miami
Josef Urban                  Radboud University/Czech Technical University
Uwe Waldmann                 Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik            

Previous Workshops
- Reunion Workshop (held in conjunction with LPAR'2000 on Reunion Island)
- Second Workshop (with LPAR'2001 in Havana, Cuba)
- Third Workshop (with LPAR'2002 in Tbilisi, Georgia)
- Fourth Workshop (with LPAR'2003 in Almati, Kazakhstan)
- Fifth Workshop (with LPAR'2004 in Montevideo, Uruguay)
- Sixth Workshop (with LPAR'2006 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
- Seventh Workshop (with LPAR'2008 in Doha, Qatar)
- Eighth Workshop (with LPAR‘2010 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
- Ninth Workshop (with LPAR‘2012 in Merida, Venezuela)
- Tenth Workshop (with LPAR‘2013 in Stellenbosch, South Africa)
                           Call for papers

                             Workshop on
              Models for Formal Analysis of Real Systems
                             (MARS 2015)

                       Affiliated With LPAR 20

                     November 23, 2015 Suva, Fiji


                  SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 24/31 August 2015

Aim: Logics and techniques for automated reasoning have often been
developed with formal analysis and formal verification in mind. To
show applicability, toy examples or tiny case studies are typically
presented in research papers. Since the theory needs to be developed
first, this approach is reasonable.
  However, to show that a developed approach actually scales to real
systems, large case studies are essential. The development of formal
models of real systems usually requires a perfect understanding of
informal descriptions of the system-sometimes found in RFCs or other
standard documents-which are usually just written in English. Based on
the type of system, an adequate specification formalism needs to be
chosen, and the informal specification translated into it. Abstraction
from unimportant details then yields an accurate, formal model of the
real system.
  The process of developing a detailed and accurate model usually takes
a large amount of time, often months or years; without even starting a
formal analysis. When publishing the results on a formal analysis in a
scientific paper, details of the model have to be skipped due to lack
of space, and often the lessons learnt from modelling are not
discussed since they are not the main focus of the paper.
  The workshop aims at discussing exactly these unmentioned lessons.
Examples are:

  * Which formalism is chosen, and why?
  * Which abstractions have to be made and why?
  * How are important characteristics of the system modelled?
  * Were there any complications while modelling the system?
  * Which measures were taken to guarantee the accuracy of the model?

The workshop emphasises modelling over verification. In particular, we
invite papers that present full Models of Real Systems, which may lay
the basis for future formal analysis. The workshop will bring together
researchers from different communities that all aim at verifying real
systems and are developing formal models for such systems. Areas where
large models often occur are within networks, (trustworthy) systems
and software verification (from byte code up to programming- and
specification languages). An aim of the workshop is to present
different modelling approaches and discuss pros and cons for each of them.

Submissions must be unpublished and not be submitted for publication elsewhere.
Contributions are limited to 8 pages EPTCS style (http://style.eptcs.org)
(not counting the appendix), but shorter extended abstracts are welcome.
Appendices (of arbitrary length) can be used to present all details of
a formalised model; the appendices will be part of the proceedings.
Submissions must be in English and submitted in PDF format via EasyChair (TBC).

All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three referees based
on their novelty, relevance and technical merit. The proceedings will be 
published as part of the open access series Electronic Proceedings 
in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS).

Important Dates (AoE)
 * Submission of abstracts: Monday 24 August 2015
 * Submission: Monday 31 August 2015
 * Notification: Friday 9 October 2015
 * Final version: Monday 2 November 2015
 * Workshop: Monday 23 November 2015

Programme Committee

Rance Cleaveland        (University of Maryland, USA)
Hubert Garavel          (INRIA, France)
Rob van Glabbeek  (co-chair) (NICTA, Sydney, Australia)
Jan Friso Groote  (co-chair) (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
He Jifeng               (Easy China Normal University, China)
Holger Hermanns         (Saarland University, Germany)
Peter Hoefner     (co-chair) (NICTA, Sydney, Australia)
Gerald Holzmann         (NASA/JPL, USA)
Magnus Myreen           (Chalmers University, Sweden)
Viet Yen Nguyen         (Fraunhofer IESE, Germany)
Bill Roscoe             (University of Oxford, UK)
Pamela Zave             (AT&T Laboratories, USA)


Rob van Glabbeek  (NICTA, Sydney, Australia)
Jan Friso Groote  (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Peter Hoefner      (NICTA, Sydney, Australia)


   mars15 at cs.stanford.edu

                          Call for papers

             First International Workshop on Focusing

                   Suva, Fiji, 23 November 2015
                      Affiliated with LPAR-20


               SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4/11 September 2015

Focusing is a proof search strategy that alternates two phases: an inversion
phase where invertible sequent rules are applied exhaustively and a chaining
phase where it selects a formula and decomposes it maximally using
non-invertible rules.  Focusing is one of the most exciting recent
developments in computational logic: it is complete for many logics of
interest and provides a foundation for their use as programming languages and
rewriting calculi.

This workshop has the purposes of bringing together researchers who work on or
with focusing, to foster discussion and to report on recent advances.  Topics
of interest include:

- Focusing in forward, backward and hybrid logic programming languages
- Focusing in theorem proving
- Focusing for substructural logics
- Focused term calculi
- Implementation techniques
- Parallelism and concurrency
- Focusing in security
- Pearls of focusing

Invited Speaker

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: Friday  September  4th
Submission deadline:          Friday  September 11th
Notification to authors:      Friday  October    9th
Final version due:            Friday  October   30th
Workshop date:                Monday  November  23rd

In addition to regular papers, we also solicit "work in progress" reports, in
a broad sense.  Those do not need to report fully polished research results,
but should be interesting for the community at large.  Submitted papers should
be in PDF, formatted using the EPTCS style guidelines. The length is
restricted to 12 pages for regular papers and6 pages for "Work in Progress"
papers.  Submission is via EasyChair (link on the WoF'15 web page).

Accepted regular papers will be included in the proceedings of WoF'15, which
will be published in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer
Science series (EPTCS).

Program Committee
Iliano Cervesato (Carnegie Mellon University, co-chair)
Kaustuv Chaudhuri (Inria & LIX/École polytechnique)
Paul Blain Levy (University of Birmingham)
Chuck Liang (Hofstra University)
Elaine Pimentel (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte)
Carsten Schürmann (ITU Copenhagen & Demtech, co-chair)

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