AISB Convention 2015

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Yasemin Erden on BBC

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: ( The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


Lighthill Debates

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position in term rewriting, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA

The Computational Logic research group is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in connection with 
the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) project "Constrained Rewriting and SMT: Emerging Trends in 
Rewriting". The project runs for 3 years starting from 1 May 2012. The project is an international 
project with partners in Vienna and several universities in Japan. The postdoctoral researcher is 
expected to collaborate with researchers at Vienna University of Technology, Nagoya University and 

Candidates must hold a PhD degree in computer science or mathematics. A background in computational 
logic (term rewriting, complexity,constraints) is desired. Knowledge of German and Japanese is not 

Salary is paid according to the FWF funding scheme for postdocs (40 hours) and amounts to 
approximately EUR 47,000 per year (gross).

Applications (including CV and two references) must be send by email to Aart Middeldorp

   aart dot middeldorp at uibk dot ac dot at

no later than 22 April 2012. Informal inquiries are welcome at the same email address.

The city of Innsbruck, which hosted the Olympic Winter Games in 1964, 1976 and 2012 (YOG), is 
superbly located in the beautiful surroundings of the Tyrolean Alps. The combination of the Alpine 
environment and urban life in this historic town provides a high quality of living.

Further information is available from the following links:

Computational Logic:
Institute of Computer Science:
University of Innsbruck:
City of Innsbruck: