CALL FOR PAPERS

                       TABLEAUX 2017
  26th International Conference on Automated Reasoning with
           Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods
              University of Brasília, Brazil
                   September 25-28, 2017

             Submission Deadline: 25 Apr 2017

              http://tableaux2017.cic.unb.br/

GENERAL INFORMATION

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 of TABLEAUX.

The conference will be held in Brasília 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 2017).

TOPICS

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
   foundations;

 * 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
   representation;

 * flexible, easily extendable, light weight methods for theorem
   proving;

 * 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.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

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

  • Reiner Hähnle Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Wolfgang Bibel Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

INVITED SPEAKERS:

  • Carlos Areces FaMAF - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
  • Katalin Bimbó University of Alberta, Canada (joint with FroCoS and ITP)
  • Jasmin Blanchette Inria and LORIA, Nancy, France (joint with FroCoS and ITP)
  • Cesary Kaliszyk Universität Innsbruck, Austria (joint with FroCoS and ITP)

WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS

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

Workshops:

 12th Logical and Semantic Frameworks with Applications (LSFA 2017)
 Sandra Alves, Renata Wassermann, Flávio 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

 DaLí – Dynamic Logic: new trends and applications
 Mário Benevides, Alexandre Madeira
 24 September 2017

Tutorials:

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

 From proof systems to complexity bounds
 Anupam Das
 24 September 2017

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

 PVS for Computer Scientists
 César Muñoz, Mauricio Ayala-Rincón, Mariano Moscato
 25 September 2017

Details will be published in separate calls and on the conference website.

PUBLICATION DETAILS

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

SUBMISSIONS

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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tableaux2017

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 http://www.springer.com/br/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines

BEST PAPER AWARD

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 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

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Peter Baumgartner National ICT Australia, Canberra
  • Maria Paola Bonacina Università degli Studi di Verona
  • Laura Bozzelli Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Torben Braüner Roskilde University
  • Serenella Cerrito Ibisc, Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne
  • Agata Ciabattoni Technische Universität Wien
  • Clare Dixon University of Liverpool
  • Pascal Fontaine LORIA, INRIA, Université de Lorraine
  • Didier Galmiche LORIA, Université de Lorraine
  • Martin Giese Universitetet i Oslo
  • Laura Giordano DISIT, Università del Piemonte Orientale
  • Rajeev Gore The Australian National University
  • Volker Haarslev Concordia University
  • George Metcalfe Universität Bern
  • Angelo Montanari Università degli Studi di Udine
  • Barbara Morawska Technische Universität Dresden
  • Boris Motik University of Oxford
  • Leonardo de Moura Microsoft Research
  • Neil Murray SUNY at Albany
  • Cláudia Nalon Universidade de Brasília
  • Linh Anh Nguyen Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • Hans de Nivelle Uniwersytet Wrocławski
  • Nicola Olivetti LSIS, Aix-Marseille Université
  • 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 České vysoké učení technické v Praze

LOCAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

  • Cláudia Nalon, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
  • Daniele Nantes Sobrinho, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
  • Elaine Pimentel, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • João Marcos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

CONFERENCE CHAIR

  • Cláudia Nalon, University of Brasília, Brazil

PC CHAIRS

  • Cláudia Nalon, University of Brasília, Brazil
  • Renate Schmidt, The University of Manchester, UK