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IJCAR 2018 - Call for Papers

From: geoff
Subject: IJCAR 2018 - Call for Papers
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 09:02:43 -0500 (EST)

                           CALL FOR PAPERS

   The 9th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning, IJCAR 2018
            Oxford, UK, July 14-17, 2018.

               Part of The Federated Logic Conference, FLoC 2018,
             Oxford, UK, July 6-19, 2018.

IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all topics in automated
reasoning. The IJCAR technical program will consist of presentations of
high-quality original research papers, system descriptions, and invited talks.

IJCAR 2018 takes place as part of FLoC 2018 and is the merger of leading events
in automated reasoning:

CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction),
FroCoS (Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems) and
TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods)

IJCAR 2018 invites submissions related to all aspects of automated reasoning,
including foundations, implementations, and applications. Original research
papers and descriptions of working automated deduction systems are solicited.

IJCAR topics include the following ones:

- Logics of interest include: propositional, first-order, classical,
  equational, higher-order, non-classical, constructive, modal, temporal,
  many-valued, substructural, description, type theory, etc.
- Methods of interest include: tableaux, sequent calculi, resolution, model-
  elimination, inverse method, paramodulation, term rewriting, induction,
  unification, constraint solving, decision procedures, model generation,
  model checking, semantic guidance, interactive theorem proving, logical
  frameworks, AI-related methods for deductive systems, proof presentation,
  automated theorem provers, combination of decision procedures, SAT and SMT
  solving, etc.
- Applications of interest include: verification, formal methods, program
  analysis and synthesis, computer mathematics, declarative programming,
  deductive databases, knowledge representation, etc.

We welcome papers combining automated-reasoning formalisms & techniques and
with those from other areas of CS and mathematics, including, e.g., computer
algebra, machine learning, formal languages, formal verification, termination.
In particular, high-quality conference papers on the topics of the IJCAR 2018
affiliated workshops ( are welcome.

The proceedings of IJCAR 2018 will be published by Springer in the LNAI/LNCS
series (

Submission details:
Submission is electronic, through
Authors are strongly encouraged to use LaTeX and the Springer "llncs" format,
which can be obtained from
We solicit two categories of submissions:

REGULAR PAPERS. Submissions, not exceeding sixteen (16) pages including
bibliography, should contain original research, and sufficient detail to assess
the merits and relevance of the contribution. For papers reporting experimental
results, authors are strongly encouraged to make their data and software
available with their submission for reproducibility. The PC will take
availability of software and data into account when evaluating submissions.
Submissions reporting on case studies in an industrial context are strongly
invited, and should describe details, weaknesses and strength in sufficient
depth. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with proceedings or
submission of material that has already been published elsewhere is not

SYSTEM DESCRIPTIONS. Submissions, not exceeding eight (8) pages including
bibliography, should describe the implemented tool and its novel features. One
author is expected to be able to perform a demonstration on demand to accompany
a tool presentation. Papers describing tools that have already been presented
in other conferences before will be accepted only if significant and clear
enhancements to the tool are reported and implemented.

Best paper award:
IJCAR 2018 will recognize the most outstanding submission with a best paper
award at the conference.

IJCAR'18 Special Issue of the Journal of Automated Reasoning:
The authors of a selection of the best IJCAR'18 papers will be invited
to produce an extended version of their paper for a special issue of
the Journal of Automated Reasoning.

Invited speakers:
Invited Speakers will be announced later on.

Important dates (provisional):
Abstract submission: January 22nd 2018
Paper submission: January 29th 2018
Notification: March 29th, 2018
Final version of papers due: April 23rd, 2018
IJCAR Conference: July 14-17th, 2018
FLoC Conference: July 6-19th, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: due to very strict FLoC constraints, deadlines are SHARP!

Student travel awards:
Woody Bledsoe Travel Awards will be available to support selected students in
attending the conference.

Conference Chair:
Ian Horrocks, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Program Chairs:
Didier Galmiche, LORIA, Universite de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Stephan Schulz, DHBW Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Roberto Sebastiani, DISI, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

Local Arrangements Chairs:
Daniel Kroening, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Marta Kwiatkowska, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Workshop Chair:
Alberto Griggio, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

Publicity Chair:
Geoff Sutcliffe, University of Miami

Program Committee:
Carlos Areces, FaMA FUniversidad Nacional de Cordoba
Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen
Arnon Avron, Tel-Aviv University
Franz Baader, TU Dresden
Clark Barrett, Stanford University
Peter Baumgartner, Data 61 and CSIRO
Christoph Benzmueller, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research
Jasmin Christian Blanchette, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Maria Paola Bonacina, Universita degli Studi di Verona
Torben Brauener, Roskilde University
Agata Ciabattoni, TU Wien
Leonardo de Moura, Microsoft Research
Hans De Nivelle, Nazarbayev University, Astana
Stephane Demri, CNRS, LSV, ENS Paris-Saclay
Clare Dixon, University of Liverpool
Francois Fages, Inria Universite Paris-Saclay
Pascal Fontaine, Universite de Lorraine - LORIA
Didier Galmiche (Chair), Universite de Lorraine - LORIA
Vijay Ganesh, University of Waterloo
Silvio Ghilardi, Universita degli Studi di Milano
Juergen Giesl, RWTH Aachen
Laura Giordano, DISIT Universite del Piemonte Orientale
Valentin Goranko, Stockholm University
Rajeev Gore, The Australian National University
Alberto Griggio, FBK-IRST
John Harrison, Intel Corporation
Ian Horrocks, University of Oxford
Moa Johansson, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola
Cezary Kaliszyk, University of Innsbruck
Deepak Kapur, University of New Mexico
Konstantin Korovin, The University of Manchester
Laura Kovacs Vienna, University of Technology
George Metcalfe, University of Bern
Dale Miller, INRIA and LIX/Ecole Polytechnique
Claudia Nalon, University of Brasilia
Albert Oliveras, - Technical University of Catalonia
Nicola Olivetti, LSIS Aix-Marseille University
Jens Otten, University of Oslo
Lawrence Paulson, University of Cambridge
Nicolas Peltier, CNRS, LIG
Frank Pfenning, Carnegie Mellon University
Silvio Ranise, FBK-Irst
Christophe Ringeissen, LORIA-INRIA
Philipp Ruemmer, Uppsala University
Katsuhiko Sano, Hokkaido University
Uli Sattler, The University of Manchester
Renate A. Schmidt, The University of Manchester
Stephan Schulz (Chair), DHBW Stuttgart
Roberto Sebastiani (Chair), DISI University of Trento
Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans, University Koblenz-Landau
Thomas Sturm, CNRS
Geoff Sutcliffe, University of Miami
Cesare Tinelli, The University of Iowa
Alwen Tiu, Nanyang Technological University
Ashish Tiwari, SRI International
Josef Urban, Czech Technical University in Prague
Luca Viganò, King's College London
Andrei Voronkov, The University of Manchester
Uwe Waldmann, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Christoph Weidenbach, Max Planck Institute for Informatics

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