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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning IJCAR 2008

 IJCAR 2008 - The 4th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning
                 Sydney, Australia, 10th - 15th August, 2008
Call for Participation
IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all aspects of automated
reasoning, including foundations, implementations, and applications. IJCAR 2008
is the 4th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning, and is a
merger of the following leading conferences and workshops:
+ CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction),
+ FroCoS (Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems),
+ FTP (Workshop on First-order Theorem Proving)
+ TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods)

Registration, accomodation, and travel/visa information is on the IJCAR 2008
web pages. Book your flight to Sydney today!
Scientific Program
+ Presentation of 4 invited talks
+ Presentation of 26 regular research papers
+ Presentation of 13 system descriptions
+ Presentation of the Herbrand Award to Prof. Edmund Clarke, CMU.
+ Four workshops, four tutorials, the CADE ATP System Competition (CASC-J4)
Invited Speakers
+ Hubert Comon-Lundh
  Challenges in the Automated Verification of Security Protocols
+ Nachum Dershowitz
+ Aarti Gupta
  Software Verification: Roles and Challenges for Automatic Decision Procedures
+ Carsten Lutz
  Query Answering in Description Logics
Workshops, Tutorials
There will be four workshops and four tutorials before IJCAR, 10th and 11th
August. See their individual WWW pages, linked from the IJCAR WWW pages for 
more information.
+ Workshops
  - The 5th International Verification Workshop (VERIFY'08)
  - Practical Aspects of Automated Reasoning/
    Evaluation of Systems for Higher Order Logic (PAAR/ESHOL)
  - Complexity, Expressibility, & Decidability in Automated Reasoning (CEDAR'08)
  - Constraints in Formal Verification
+ Tutorials
  - Introduction to Nominal Isabelle - Christian Urban
  - Formal Methods in Use at Galois, Inc. - Joe Hurd
  - SMT Solvers in Program Analysis and Verification - Nikolaj Bjorner and
    Leonardo de Moura
  - Coalgebraic Logics and Applications (COALA) - Dirk Pattinson
Social Events
+ Welcome reception at the conference hotel.
+ Excursion to the amazing Blue Mountains
+ Conference banquet
+ CASQ-J4 - the CADE Squash Competition
All are included in the conference package, as well as refreshment breaks and 
lunches for all main conference days.
Student Travel Awards
Two award schemes that provide sponsorhips to support student attendance at
IJCAR are available. See the IJCAR 2008 WWW pages for details. We are also 
organizing room sharing at the conference hotel.
Contact: Peter Baumgartner (conference chair)