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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 26th International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods, Sep 25-28, 2017, University of Brasilia, BRAZIL

   TABLEAUX is the main international conference at which research
   on all aspects, theoretical foundations, implementation techniques,
   systems development and applications, of the mechanization of
   tableau-based reasoning and related methods is presented. As
   the first TABLEAUX workshop was held in Lautenbach in 1992, this
   year's conference will include special events celebrating 25 years

   The conference will be held in Brasilia from 25-28 September 2017.
   It will be co-located with both the 11th International Symposium
   on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS 2017) and the 8th
   International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP

   Tableau methods offer a convenient and flexible set of tools for
   automated reasoning in classical logic, extensions of classical
   logic, and a large number of non-classical logics. For large groups
   of logics, tableau methods can be generated automatically. Areas
   of application include verification of software and computer
   systems, deductive databases, knowledge representation and its
   required inference engines, teaching, and system diagnosis.

   Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

     * tableau methods for classical and non-classical logics
       (including first-order, higher-order, modal, temporal,
       description, hybrid, intuitionistic, substructural,
       relevance, non-monotonic logics) and their proof-theoretic
     * related methods (SMT, model elimination, model checking,
       connection methods, resolution, BDDs, translation approaches);
     * sequent calculi and natural deduction calculi for classical
       and non-classical logics, as tools for proof search and proof
     * flexible, easily extendable, light weight methods for theorem
     * novel types of calculi for theorem proving and verification
       in classical and non-classical logics;
     * systems, tools, implementations, empirical evaluations and
       applications (provers, logical frameworks, model checkers, ...);
     * implementation techniques (data structures, efficient
       algorithms, performance measurement, extensibility, ...);
     * extensions of tableau procedures with conflict-driven
       learning, generation of proofs; compact (or humanly readable)
       representation of proofs;
     * decision procedures, theoretically optimal procedures;
     * applications of automated deduction to mathematics, software
       development, verification, deductive and temporal
       databases, knowledge representation, ontologies, fault
       diagnosis or teaching.

   We also welcome papers describing applications of tableau
   procedures to real world examples. Such papers should be tailored
   to the tableau community and should focus on the role of
   reasoning, and logical aspects of the solution.

   To celebrate 25 years TABLEAUX the conference will include a
   special session of invited talks by:

   Reiner Haehnle   Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
   Wolfgang Bibel  Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany


   Carlos Areces      FaMAF - Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
   Katalin Bimbo      University of Alberta, Canada  (joint with FroCoS and
   Jasmin Blanchette  Inria and LORIA, Nancy, France (joint with FroCoS and
   Cesary Kaliszyk    Universitaet Innsbruck, Austria (joint with FroCoS and

   There will be a three-day programme of four workshops and four
   tutorials from 23-25 September.

     12th Logical and Semantic Frameworks with Applications (LSFA 2017)
     Sandra Alves, Renata Wassermann, Flavio L. C. de Moura
     23 and 24 September 2017

     Proof eXchange for Theorem Proving (PxTP)
     Catherine Dubois, Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo
     23 and 24 September 2017

     EPS - Encyclopedia of Proof Systems
     Giselle Reis, Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo
     24 and 25 September 2017

     DaLi - Dynamic Logic: new trends and applications
     Mario Benevides, Alexandre Madeira
     24 September 2017


     General methods in proof theory for modal and substructural logics
     Bjoern Lellmann, Revantha Ramanayake
     23 September 2017

     From proof systems to complexity bounds
     Anupam Das
     24 September 2017

     Proof Compressions and the conjecture NP =3D PSPACE
     Lew Gordeev, Edward Hermann Haeusler
     25 September 2017

     PVS for Computer Scientists
     Cesar Munoz, Mauricio Ayala-Rincon, Mariano Moscato
     25 September 2017

   Details will be published in separate calls and on the conference

   The conference proceedings will published in the Springer
   LNAI/LNCS series, as in previous editions.

   Submissions are invited in two categories:

     A  Research papers, which describe original theoretical
        research, original algorithms, or applications, with length
        up to 15 pages.
     B  System descriptions, with length up to 9 pages.

   Submissions will be reviewed by the PC, possibly with the help of
   external reviewers, taking into account readability, relevance
   and originality.

   For category A, theoretical results and algorithms must be
   original, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Submissions
   will be reviewed taking into account correctness, theoretical
   elegance, and possible implementability.

   For category B submissions, a working implementation must be
   accessible via the internet, which includes sources. The aim of a
   system description is to make the system available in such a way
   that users can use it, understand it, and build on it.

   Accepted papers in both categories will be published in the
   conference proceedings. Papers must be edited in LaTeX using the
   llncs style and must be submitted electronically as PDF files via
   the EasyChair system:

   For all accepted papers at least one author is required to attend
   the conference and present the paper. A paper title and a short
   abstract of about 100 words must be submitted before the paper
   submission deadline. Further information about paper submissions
   will be made available at the conference website. Be aware that
   neither plagiarism, nor self-plagiarism, nor duplicate publication
   is acceptable. Formatting instructions and the LNCS style files
   can be obtained via

   The TABLEAUX 2017 Best Paper Award will be presented to the best
   submission nominated and chosen by the Program Committee among
   the accepted papers. The eligibility criteria will place emphasis
   on the originality and significance of the contribution, but
   readability and the overall technical quality, including correctness
   and completeness of results, will also be considered. The TABLEAUX
   Best Paper Award was established in 2015 and is a permanent
   initiative of TABLEAUX.

     18 Apr 2017     Abstract submission
     25 Apr 2017     Paper submission
      8 Jun 2017     Notification of paper decisions
      3 Jul 2017     Camera-ready papers due
  23-25 Sep 2017     Workshops & Tutorials
  25-28 Sep 2017     TABLEAUX Conference

   Peter Baumgartner     National ICT Australia, Canberra
   Maria Paola Bonacina  Universita degli Studi di Verona
   Laura Bozzelli        Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
   Torben Brauener       Roskilde University
   Serenella Cerrito     Ibisc, Universite d'Evry Val d'Essonne
   Agata Ciabattoni      Technische Universitaet Wien
   Clare Dixon           University of Liverpool
   Pascal Fontaine       LORIA, INRIA, Universite de Lorraine
   Didier Galmiche       LORIA, Universite de Lorraine
   Martin Giese          Universitetet i Oslo
   Laura Giordano        DISIT, Universita del Piemonte Orientale
   Rajeev Gore           The Australian National University
   Volker Haarslev       Concordia University
   George Metcalfe       Universitaet Bern
   Angelo Montanari      Universita degli Studi di Udine
   Barbara Morawska      Technische Universitaet Dresden
   Boris Motik           University of Oxford
   Leonardo de Moura     Microsoft Research
   Neil Murray           SUNY at Albany
   Claudia Nalon         Universidade de Brasilia
   Linh Anh Nguyen       Uniwersytet Warszawski
   Hans de Nivelle       Uniwersytet Wroclawski
   Nicola Olivetti       LSIS, Aix-Marseille Universite
   Jens Otten            Universitetet i Oslo
   Valeria de Paiva      Nuance Communications
   Nicolas Peltier       Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,
                               Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
   Elaine Pimentel     Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
   Giselle Reis          Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar
   Philipp Ruemmer   Uppsala Universitet
   Katsuhiko Sano     Hokkaido University
   Renate Schmidt    The University of Manchester
   Cesare Tinelli       The University of Iowa
   Alwen Tiu            Nanyang Technological University
   David Toman         University of Waterloo
   Josef Urban           Ceske vysoke uceni technicke v Praze

   Claudia Nalon, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
   Daniele Nantes Sobrinho, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
   Elaine Pimentel, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
   Joao Marcos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

   Claudia Nalon, University of Brasilia, Brazil

   Claudia Nalon, University of Brasilia, Brazil
   Renate Schmidt, The University of Manchester, UK