[loginf] 2nd call for submissions - Workshop on Comparing Logical Decision Methods at FLoC'10

Martin Lange lange.martin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 07:29:57 CET 2010

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Workshop on Comparing Logical Decision Methods


Edinburgh, July 15th, 2010
affiliated with LICS and IJCAR at FLoC'10

Methods for deciding satisfiability of formulae are of vital
importance for both the theoretical relevance and practical
impact of a logic. Different logics require different decision
procedures. Nevertheless, certain methodologies like
terminating semantic tableaux, automata, games, SAT/SMT
methods, resolution, reductions, etc. have proved to be
successful in providing decidability results for several, even
quite different logics.
   Perception of some methodology being better than others has
grown within certain communities, for example regarding
automata-based techniques in automatic verification or
tableau-based techniques in knowledge representation. Such
perception, however, is often not based on systematic
comparative analysis. Sometimes, different methodologies
also turn out to do or even be the same in certain cases.
Yet, few formal technical results to that effect are known,
and the scientific discussions on the pros and cons, and
similarities and differences between different methodologies
have been rather sporadic so far.
   The purpose of this workshop is to provide an expert forum
for such discussion, to provoke and foster discussion between
communities, and to stimulate further research on that topic.
It is a generalization and follow-up of the AutoTab workshop
which was held with TABLEAUX'09 last year.
   The workshop welcomes contributions on comparisons between
different methods, exhibiting differences or similarities, in
theory or in practice, in general or with respect to a certain

Submissions should be in the form of extended abstracts of at
most 5 A4 pages in PDF format, preferably using Springer LNCS
style or a comparable format. Submissions may be based on new
and original, or on already published or submitted work, but
they should address the topic of the workshop.

   The abstracts of the workshop talks will be included in
informal proceedings. No formal proceedings are currently
planned, but informal proceedings with all workshop contributions will be
made available to the participants on USB sticks, and if the workshop
attracts sufficiently many good and original contributions, a journal
special issue will be organized after the event.

   One author of each submission that is accepted for the
workshop must register for and attend the workshop in order
to present the paper.

Submissions deadline:                March 27, 2010
Notification deadline:               April 27, 2010
Finalized workshop programme:        April 30, 2010
Final versions of abstracts
for the informal proceedings:        May 31, 2010
Workshop:                            July 15, 2010

INVITED SPEAKER (more are expected to follow):
     * Jerome Leroux,    CNRS Bordeaux,      F

     * Stephane Demri,   CNRS Cachan,        F
     * Valentin Goranko, DTU Copenhagen,     DK
     * Rajeev Gore,      ANU Canberra,       AUS
     * Felix Klaedtke,   ETH Zurich,         CH
     * Daniel Kröning,   Oxford University,  UK
     * Martin Lange,     LMU Munich,         D
     * Christof Löding,  RWTH Aachen,        D
     * Carsten Lutz,     Univ. of Bremen,    D
     * Renate Schmidt,   Univ. of Liverpool, UK
     * Colin Stirling,   Univ. of Edinburgh, UK


- Workshop dinner: We intend to organize a dinner for the participants of
the workshop on July 15. At this stage the budget of the workshop is
unknown, so we cannot make any commitment for covering, partly or in full,
the cost of the dinner.

- Workshop website:
- FLoC'10 website:
- LICS'10 website:
- IJCAR'10 website:

ENQUIRIES to the organizers:
- Valentin Goranko, http://www2.imm.dtu.dk/~vfgo
- Martin Lange,     http://www.tcs.ifi.lmu.de/~mlange

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