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AISB event Bulletin Item


First Call for Papers,
                  Call for Tutorials, and
                Call for Workshop Proposals
                       TABLEAUX 2011

                 International Conference

                      TABLEAUX 2011
                  Automated Reasoning with
            Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods

                    Bern, Switzerland
                   4 July - 8 July 2011


Workshop & Tutorial submission:      Monday, 10 Jan 2011
Workshop & Tutorial notification:    Monday, 24 Jan 2011

Abstract and Title submission:       Monday, 24 Jan 2011
Paper Submission:                    Monday, 31 Jan 2011
Notification:                        Monday, 28 Mar 2011
Final Versions:                      Monday, 25 Apr 2011

Workshops:         Monday, 4 July 2011
Conference:        Tuesday, 5 July - Friday, 8 July 2011


    This conference is the 20th in a series of international meetings on
    Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods.

    In July 2011, the conference will be held in Bern, Switzerland.  The
    conference proceedings will be published in the Springer LNAI series as
    in the previous editions of the conference.

    See for more information on TABLEAUX
    2011, and for information about
    the TABLEAUX conference series.


    Tableau methods are a convenient formalism for automating deduction
    in various non-standard logics as well as in classical logic. Areas
    of application include verification of software and computer
    systems, deductive databases, knowledge representation and its
    required inference engines, and system diagnosis. The conference
    brings together researchers interested in all aspects - theoretical
    foundations, implementation techniques, systems development and
    applications - of the mechanization of reasoning with tableaux and
    related methods.

    Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

      * analytic tableaux for various logics (theory and applications)
      * related techniques and concepts, e.g., model checking and BDDs
      * related methods (model elimination, sequent calculi,
        connection method, ...)
      * new calculi and methods for theorem proving in classical and
        non-classical logics (modal, description, intuitionistic, linear,
        temporal, many-valued...)
      * systems, tools, implementations and applications.

    As in previous years, TABLEAUX 2011 puts a special emphasis on
    applications. Papers describing applications of tableaux and related
    methods in areas such as hardware and software verification,
    semantic technologies, knowledge engineering, etc. are particularly

    One or more tutorials will be part of the conference program.


    The conference will include contributed papers, tutorials, system
    descriptions, position papers and invited lectures. Submissions are
    invited in four categories:

      A  Research papers (reporting original theoretical and/or experimental
                          research, up to 15 pages)
      B  System descriptions (up to 5 pages)
      C  Short papers reporting work in progress (up to 5 pages)
      D  Tutorials in all areas of analytic tableaux and related methods
         from academic research to applications (proposals up to 5 pages)

    Submissions in categories A and B will be reviewed by peers,
    typically members of the program committee. They must be unpublished
    and not submitted for publication elsewhere.  For category B
    submissions a working implementation must exist and be available to
    the referees.  Accepted papers in these categories will be published in
    the conference proceedings.

    Submissions in category C will be reviewed by members of the program
    committee and a collection of the accepted papers in this category
    will be published as a Technical Report of the University of Bern.

    Tutorial submissions (Category D) may be at introductory,
    intermediate, or advanced levels. Novel topics and topics of broad
    interest are preferred. The submission should include the title, the
    author, the topic of the tutorial, its level, its relevance to
    conference topics, and a description of the interest and the
    scientific contents of the proposed tutorial. Tutorial proposals
    will be reviewed by members of the program committee.  Note that the
    deadline for tutorial proposals is  Monday, 10. Jan 2011.

    Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the


    TABLEAUX 2011 launches a Call for Workshop Proposal on specialised
    subjects in the range of the conference topics. We can accept up to
    three proposals.  The proposals are reviewed by members of the PC
    committee. The purpose of a workshop is to offer an opportunity of
    presenting novel ideas, ongoing research, and to discuss the state
    of the art of an area in a less formal but more focused way than the
    conference itself. It is also a good opportunity for young
    researchers to present their own work and to obtain feedback. The
    format of a workshop is left to the the organizers, but it is
    expected to contain significant time for discussion. The intended
    schedule is for one-day workshops.

    To submit a workshop proposal, please send a description of one or
    two pages to the PC chairs by Monday, 10. Jan 2011.


    We are pleased to announce that the following speakers have agreed
    to give invited talks at TABLEAUX 2011:

     * Maria Paola Bonacina, University of Verona, Italy
     * Ulrich Furbach, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
     * Kazushige Terui, Kyoto University, Japan


    PC Chairs

     * Kai Brnnler, University of Bern, Switzerland
     * George Metcalfe, University of Bern, Switzerland

    PC Members

     * Arnon Avron, Tel Aviv University, Israel
     * Peter Baumgartner, NICTA, Canberra, Australia
     * Bernhard Beckert, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
     * Torben Braner, Roskilde University, Denmark
     * Agata Ciabattoni, TU Wien, Austria
     * Marta Cialdea, University of Rome 3, Italy
     * Roy Dyckhoff, University of St Andrews, Scotland
     * Martin Giese, University of Oslo, Norway
     * Valentin Goranko, Technical University of Denmark
     * Rajeev Gor, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
     * Reiner Hhnle, Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden
     * Ullrich Hustadt, University of Liverpool, UK
     * Martin Lange, University of Kassel, Germany
     * Dale Miller, INRIA, Saclay, France
     * Neil V. Murray, University at Albany - SUNY, USA
     * Nicola Olivetti, Paul Cézanne University, Marseille, France
     * Jens Otten, University of Potsdam, Germany
     * Dirk Pattinson, Imperial College London, UK
     * Andr Platzer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
     * Renate Schmidt, University of Manchester, UK
     * Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans, MPI, Saarbr?cken, Germany
     * Ulrich Ultes-Nitsche, Fribourg University, Switzerland
     * Luca Vigan, University of Verona, Italy
     * Arild Waaler, University of Oslo, Norway


    Conference Chairs:

     * Kai Brnnler, University of Bern, Switzerland
     * George Metcalfe, University of Bern, Switzerland

    Local Organizers:

     * Samuel Bucheli
     * Lukas Gerber
     * Roman Kuznets
     * Richard McKinley
     * Nia Stephens