[FOM] TABLEAUX 2009: Second CfP

Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans sofronie at mpi-sb.mpg.de
Tue Dec 9 11:32:46 EST 2008

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                 International Conference

                     TABLEAUX 2009

                 Automated Reasoning with
           Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods

                     Oslo, Norway
                    6.-10. July 2009



Workshop & Tutorial submission:      Friday,   9. Jan 2009
Workshop & Tutorial notification:    Friday   23. Jan

Abstract and Title submission:       Monday,  19. Jan
Paper Submission:                    Monday,  26. Jan
Notification:                        Tuesday, 24. Mar
End of rebuttal phase:               Friday,  27. Mar
Final Notification:                  Friday,  3. Apr
Final Versions:                      Friday,  24. Apr

Workshops:         Monday, 6. July
Conference:        Tuesday, 7. to Friday, 10. July


   This conference is the 18th in a series of international meetings on
   Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods.

   In July 2009, the conference will be held in Oslo, Norway.  The
   conference proceedings will be published in the LNAI series as in
   the previous editions of the conference.

   See http://tableaux09.ifi.uio.no/ for more information on TABLEAUX
   2009, and http://i12www.ira.uka.de/TABLEAUX for information about
   the TABLEAUX conference series.

   Tableaux 2009 will be collocated with FTP 2009, the workshop on
   First-Order Theorem Proving, see


   Tableau methods are a convenient formalism for automating deduction
   in various non-standard logics as well as in classical logic. Areas
   of application include verification of software and computer
   systems, deductive databases, knowledge representation and its
   required inference engines, and system diagnosis. The conference
   brings together researchers interested in all aspects - theoretical
   foundations, implementation techniques, systems development and
   applications - of the mechanization of reasoning with tableaux and
   related methods.

   Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

     * analytic tableaux for various logics (theory and applications)
     * related techniques and concepts, e.g., model checking and BDDs
     * related methods (model elimination, sequent calculi,
       connection method, ...)
     * new calculi and methods for theorem proving in classical and
       non-classical logics (modal, description, intuitionistic, linear,
       temporal, many-valued...)
     * systems, tools, implementations and applications.

   As in previous years, TABLEAUX 2009 puts a special emphasis on
   applications. Papers describing applications of tableaux and related
   methods in areas such as hardware and software verification,
   semantic technologies, knowledge engineering, etc. are particularly

   One or more tutorials will be part of the conference program.


   The conference will include contributed papers, tutorials, system
   descriptions, position papers and invited lectures. Submissions are
   invited in four categories:

     A  Research papers (reporting original theoretical and/or experimental
                         research, up to 15 pages)
     B  System descriptions (up to 5 pages)
     C  Position papers and brief reports on work in progress
     D  Tutorials in all areas of analytic tableaux and related methods
        from academic research to applications (proposals up to 5 pages)

   Submissions in categories A and B will be reviewed by peers,
   typically members of the program committee. They must be unpublished
   and not submitted for publication elsewhere.  For category B
   submissions a working implementation must exist and be available to
   the referees.  After the notification, there will be a rebuttal
   phase of three days during which the authors of rejected papers will
   have the opportunity to respond to the reviews.  Accepted papers in
   these categories will be published in the conference proceedings.

   Submissions in category C will be reviewed by members of the program
   committee and a collection of the accepted papers in this category
   will be published as a Technical Report of the University of Oslo.

   Tutorial submissions (Category D) may be at introductory,
   intermediate, or advanced levels. Novel topics and topics of broad
   interest are preferred. The submission should include the title, the
   author, the topic of the tutorial, its level, its relevance to
   conference topics, and a description of the interest and the
   scientific contents of the proposed tutorial. Tutorial proposals
   will be reviewed by members of the program committee.  Note that the
   deadline for tutorial proposals is Friday, 9. Jan 2009.

   Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the


   TABLEAUX 2009 launches a Call for Workshop Proposal on specialised
   subjects in the range of the conference topics. We can accept up to
   2 proposals.  The proposals are reviewed by members of the PC
   committee. The purpose of a workshop is to offer an opportunity of
   presenting novel ideas, ongoing research, and to discuss the state
   of the art of an area in a less formal but more focused way than the
   conference itself. It is also a good opportunity for young
   researchers to present their own work and to obtain feedback. The
   format of a workshop is left to the the organizers, but it is
   expected to contain significant time for discussion. The intended
   schedule is for one-day workshops.

   To submit a workshop proposal, please send a description of one or
   two pages to the PC chairs by Friday, 9. Jan 2009.


   Apart from significantly reduced conference fees, students will have
   access to budget accommodation at a rate of about 100 EUR for the
   whole week.  If necessary, we will be able to provide further
   financing help.  Lack of funds should not prevent you from
   submitting a paper to Tableaux 2009!


   We are pleased to announce that the following speakers have accepted
   to give invited talks at Tableaux 2009:

   * Patrick Blackburn, INRIA Nancy, France
   * Peter Jeavons, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, UK
   * Pierre Wolper, Université de Liege, France


   PC Chairs

   * Martin Giese, Univ. of Oslo, Norway
   * Arild Waaler, Univ. of Oslo, Norway

   PC Members

   * Peter Baumgartner, NICTA, Canberra, Australia
   * Bernhard Beckert, Univ. of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
   * Christoph Benzmüller, Saarland Univ., Saarbrücken, Germany
   * Marc Bezem, Univ. of Bergen, Norway
   * Torben Braüner, Roskilde Univ., Denmark
   * Agata Ciabattoni, TU Wien, Austria
   * Marta Cialdea Mayer, Univ. of Rome 3, Italy
   * Stéphane Demri, CNRS, Cachan, France
   * Roy Dyckhoff, Univ. of St Andrews, Scotland
   * Ulrich Furbach, Univ. of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
   * Didier Galmiche, LORIA, Henri Poincaré Univ., Nancy, France
   * Valentin Goranko, Univ.of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
   * Rajeev Goré, The Australian National Univ., Canberra, Australia
   * Reiner Hähnle, Chalmers Univ., Göteborg, Sweden
   * Ullrich Hustadt, Univ. of Liverpool, UK
   * Christoph Kreitz, Univ. Potsdam, Germany
   * George Metcalfe, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, USA
   * Neil V. Murray, Univ. at Albany - SUNY, USA
   * Nicola Olivetti, Paul Cézanne University, Marseille, France
   * Jens Otten, Univ. Potsdam, Germany
   * Nicolas Peltier, LIG, Grenoble, France
   * Ulrike Sattler, Univ. of Manchester, UK
   * Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans, MPI, Saarbrücken, Germany
   * Frank Wolter, Univ. of Liverpool, UK


   Conference co-Chairs:

     * Martin Giese, Univ. of Oslo, Norway
     * Arild Waaler, Univ. of Oslo, Norway

   Local organisers:

     * Terje Aaberge
     * Roger Antonsen
     * Roar Fjellheim
     * Christian M. Hansen
     * Bjarne Holen (webmaster)
     * Magdalena Ivanovska
     * Espen H. Lian
     * Martin G. Skjæveland
     * Evgenij Thorstensen

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