[FOM] SAT 2015: Deadlines Extended

Sean Weaver weaversa at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 09:56:48 EDT 2015



              Eighteenth International Conference on
                         --- SAT 2015 ---

                Austin, Texas, September 24-27, 2015

    Abstract submission deadline extended to: April 29, 2015
       Paper submission deadline extended to:   May  6, 2015


The International Conference on Theory and Applications of
Satisfiability Testing (SAT) is the premier annual meeting for
researchers focusing on the theory and applications of the
propositional satisfiability problem, broadly construed. In addition
to plain propositional satisfiability, it also includes Boolean
optimization (such as MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints),
Quantified Boolean Formulas (QBF), Satisfiability Modulo Theories
(SMT), and Constraint Programming (CP) for problems with clear
connections to Boolean-level reasoning.

Many hard combinatorial problems can be tackled using SAT-based
techniques including problems that arise in Formal Verification,
Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research, Computational Biology,
Cryptography, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Mathematics, et
cetera. Indeed, the theoretical and practical advances in SAT research
over the past twenty years have contributed to making SAT technology
an indispensable tool in a variety of domains.

SAT 2015 aims to further advance the field by soliciting original
theoretical and practical contributions in these areas with a clear
connection to Satisfiability. Specifically, SAT 2015 invites
scientific contributions addressing different aspects of SAT
interpreted in a broad sense, including (but not restricted to)
theoretical advances (such as exact algorithms, proof complexity, and
other complexity issues), practical search algorithms, knowledge
compilation, implementation-level details of SAT solvers and SAT-based
systems, problem encodings and reformulations, applications (including
both novel application domains and improvements to existing
approaches), as well as case studies and reports on findings based on
rigorous experimentation.

SAT 2015 takes place in Austin, Texas, and is co-locating with the
FMCAD and MEMOCODE conferences, the PoS, QBF, DIFTS and ACL2
workshops, and the SAT Race. Austin, the capital of Texas, is a
college town and a center of alternative culture away from the major
cities on the American coasts, although the city is rapidly gentrifying
with its rising popularity. Austin's attitude is commonly emblazoned
about town on T-Shirts and bumper stickers that read: "Keep Austin Weird."
Austin is considered a major high tech center due in part to UT Austin
and the many Fortune 500 companies in the area such as AMD, Apple, eBay,
Google, IBM, and Intel, among others. Austin is also marketed as the
"Live Music Capital of the World" due to the large number of live
music venues.


April   29, 2015: Abstract submission deadline
May      6, 2015: Paper submission deadline
June 10-12, 2015: Author response period
June    28, 2015: Author notification
July    26, 2015: Camera-ready versions of papers due

September    23, 2015: Pre-conference workshops
September 24-27, 2015: Main conference

Follow http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~marijn/sat15/ for updates.


SAT 2015 welcomes scientific contributions addressing different
aspects of the satisfiability problem, interpreted in a broad
sense. Domains include MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints,
Quantified Boolean Formulae (QBF), Satisfiability Modulo Theories
(SMT), as well as Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSP). Topics
include, but are not restricted to:

  Theoretical advances (including exact algorithms, proof complexity,
  and other complexity issues);

  Practical search algorithms;

  Knowledge compilation;

  Implementation-level details of SAT solving tools and SAT-based

  Problem encodings and reformulations;

  Applications (including both novel applications domains and
  improvements to existing approaches);

  Case studies and reports on insightful findings based on rigorous

Out of Scope

Papers claiming to resolve a major long-standing open theoretical
question in Mathematics or Computer Science (such as those for which a
Millennium Prize is offered, see
http://www.claymath.org/millennium-problems), are outside the scope of
the conference because there is insufficient time in the schedule to
referee such papers; instead, such papers should be submitted to an
appropriate technical journal.

Paper Categories

Submissions to SAT 2015 are solicited in three paper categories,
describing original contributions:

  REGULAR PAPERS (9 to 15 pages, excluding references)
    Regular papers should contain original research, with 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 implementations available with
    their submission. Submissions reporting on case studies are also
    encouraged, and should describe details, weaknesses, and strengths
    in sufficient depth.

  SHORT PAPERS (up to 8 pages, excluding references)
    The same evaluation criteria apply to short papers as to regular
    papers. They will be reviewed to the same standards of quality as
    regular papers, but will naturally contain less quantity of new
    material. Short papers will have the same status as regular papers
    and be eligible for the same awards (to be announced later).

  TOOL PAPERS (up to 6 pages, excluding references)
    A tool paper should describe the implemented tool and its novel
    features. Here "tools" are interpreted in a broad sense, including
    descriptions of implemented solvers, preprocessors, etc., as well
    as systems that exploit SAT solvers or their extensions to solve
    interesting problem domains. A demonstration is expected to
    accompany a tool presentation. Papers describing tools that have
    already been presented previously are expected to contain
    significant and clear enhancements to the tool.

Submissions should not be under review elsewhere nor be submitted
elsewhere while under review for SAT 2015, and should not consist of
previously published material.

Submissions not consistent with the above guidelines may be returned
without review.

Besides the paper itself, authors may submit a supplement consisting
of one file in the format of a gzipped tarball (.tar.gz or .tgz) or a
gzipped file (.gz) or a zip archive (.zip). Authors are encouraged to
submit a supplement when it will help reviewers evaluate the
paper. Supplements will be treated with the same degree of
confidentiality as the paper itself. For example, the supplement might
contain detailed proofs, examples, software, detailed experimental
data, or other material related to the submission. Individual
reviewers may or may not consult the supplementary material; the paper
itself should be self-contained.

Regular papers and short papers may be considered for a best paper
award. If the main author is a student, both in terms of work and
writing, the paper may be considered for a best student-paper
award. Use the supplement to your submission to state (in a brief
cover letter) if the paper qualifies as a student paper.

Links to information on the Springer LNCS style are available through
the SAT 2015 website at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~marijn/sat15/.

All papers submissions are done exclusively via EasyChair at

One author of each accepted paper is expected to present it at the


All accepted papers are expected to be published in the proceedings of
the conference, which will be published within the Springer LNCS


Marijn Heule           The University of Texas at Austin
Sean Weaver            Trusted Systems Research Group, U.S. Department
of Defense


Albert Oliveras        Technical University of Catalonia


Fahiem Bacchus         University of Toronto
Olaf Beyersdorff       University of Leeds
Armin Biere            Johannes Kepler University
Leonardo De Moura      Microsoft Research
Uwe Egly               Vienna University of Technology
John Franco            University of Cincinnati
Enrico Giunchiglia     University of Genova
Youssef Hamadi         Microsoft Research
Holger Hoos            University of British Colombia
Alexander Ivrii        IBM
Matti Järvisalo        University of Helsinki
Jie-Hong Roland Jiang  National Taiwan University
Oliver Kullmann        Swansea University
Daniel Le Berre        Université d'Artois
Ines Lynce             University of Lisbon
Sharad Malik           Princeton University
Panagiotis Manolios    Northeastern University
Norbert Manthey        Technische Universität Dresden
Joao Marques-Silva     University College Dublin
Alexander Nadel        Intel
Nina Narodytska        Carnegie Mellon University
Jakob Nordström        KTH Royal Institude of Technology
Albert Oliveras        Technical University of Catalonia
Karem Sakallah         University of Michigan
Roberto Sebastiani     University of Trento
Martina Seidl          Johannes Kepler University
Bart Selman            Cornell University
Laurent Simon          Bordeaux Institute of Technology
Carsten Sinz           Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Stefan Szeider         Vienna University of Technology
Xishun Zhao            Sun Yat-Sen University


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