[DL] Special issue of the Journal of Symbolic Computation on First Order Theorem Proving

Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans sofronie at mpi-sb.mpg.de
Wed Feb 17 00:01:29 CET 2010

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                    CALL FOR PAPERS

            Journal of Symbolic Computation
       Special Issue on First Order Theorem Proving

This special issue is dedicated to the topics of FTP 2009,
namely all aspects of First-Order Theorem Proving as a core
theme of Automated Deduction.

We welcome original contributions on various aspects of
first-order theorem proving, including (but not restricted to):

  * theorem proving in first-order classical, many-valued,
    and modal logics, including:
      - satisfiability in propositional logic,
      - satisfiability modulo theories,
      - specialized decision procedures,
      - constraint reasoning,
      - equational reasoning,
      - term rewriting,
      - resolution,
      - paramodulation/superposition;

  * strategies and complexity of theorem proving procedures;
  * implementation techniques;
  * applications of first-order theorem provers to:
      - program verification,
      - model checking,
      - artificial intelligence,
      - mathematics,
      - computational linguistics.

Guest editors:
  Nicolas Peltier (CNRS - LIG, France)
  Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans (MPI,Saarbruecken, Germany)

Submission procedure

Submission to this special issue is completely open.

We expect original articles (typically 15-30 pages; submission of
larger papers will be evaluated depending on editorial constraints)
that present high-quality contributions that have not been previously
published in a journal and that must not be simultaneously submitted
for publication elsewhere (extended and/or improved versions of
conference papers are acceptable).

* The introduction of the paper MUST explicitly address the following
  questions in succinct and informal manner:
     - What is the problem?
     - Why is the problem important?
     - What has so far been done on the problem?
     - What is the contribution of the paper on the problem?
     - Is the contribution original?     Explain why.
     - Is the contribution non-trivial?  Explain why.

* All the main definitions, theorems and algorithms must be
     illustrated by simple but meaningful examples.

Without these, the paper will not be considered.

Submission to this special issue is via the EasyChair submission system 

The deadline for submissions is
               **** May 1st, 2010 ****

Submissions must comply with JSC's author guidelines.
They must be written in English and should be prepared in LaTeX.
The article should preferably be written using Elsevier's document
class "elsarticle". The Elsevier LaTeX style file package (including
detailed instructions for LaTeX preparation) can be obtained from
It consists of the file: elsarticle.cls, complete user
documentation for the class file, bibliographic style files
in various styles, and template files for a quick start.

An older version of the "Elsevier Article Class (elsart.cls)" with
"JSC add-on style (yjsco.sty)" and "Harvard style references
(elsart-harv.bst)" can be obtained as the package "JSC LaTex"
(that contains all the necessary style files and a template) from

For further informations please send an e-mail to
Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans (e-mail: sofronie at mpi-inf.mpg.de)

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