[DL] Call for Nominations - VCLA Awards 2018 for Master and Bachelor theses (deadline: 15 March)

Magdalena Ortiz ortiz at kr.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Feb 2 09:34:47 CET 2018

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VCLA International Student Awards 2018 in Memory of Helmut Veith*

The Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms of TU Wien (Vienna University 
of Technology), calls for the nomination of authors of outstanding 
theses and scientific works in the field of Logic and Computer Science, 
in the following two categories:

·Outstanding Master Thesis Award

·Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award (Bachelor thesis or equivalent, 
1st cycle of the Bologna process)

The main areas of interest are:

  * *Computational Logic*, covering theoretical and mathematical
    foundations such as proof theory, model theory, algorithmic lower
    and upper bounds, Boolean satisfiability (SAT), QBF, constraint
    satisfaction, satisfiability modulo theories, automated deduction
    (resolution, refutation, theorem proving), non-classical logics
    (substructural logics, multi-valued logics, deontic logics, modal
    and temporal logics), computational complexity (complexity analysis,
    parameterized complexity, decomposition methods).
  * *Databases and Artificial Intelligence*, concerned with logical
    methods for modeling, storing, and drawing inferences from data and
    knowledge. This includes subjects like query languages based on
    logical concepts (Datalog, variants of SQL, XML, and SPARQL), novel
    database-theoretical methods (schema mappings, information
    extraction and integration), logic programming, knowledge
    representation and reasoning (ontologies, answer-set programming,
    belief change, inconsistency handling, argumentation, planning).
  * *Verification*, concerned with logical methods and automated tools
    for reasoning about the behavior and correctness of complex
    state-based systems such as software and hardware designs as well as
    hybrid systems. This ranges from model checking, program analysis
    and abstraction to new interdisciplinary areas such as fault
    localization, program repair, program synthesis, and the analysis of
    biological systems.

The award is dedicated to the memory of Helmut Veith, the brilliant 
computer scientist who tragically passed away in March 2016, and aims to 
carry on his  commitment to promoting young talent and promising 
researchers in these areas.


The Outstanding Master Thesis Award is accompanied by a prize of EUR 
1200, and the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award by a prize of EUR 

Additionally, the winners will be invited to present their work at an 
award ceremony during the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) 2018 in Oxford.


The degree must have been awarded between November 15th 2015 and 
December 31st 2017. Students who obtained the degree at TU Wien are 
excluded from the nomination.

Important dates

Submission deadline: March 15, 2018 (anywhere on Earth)
Notification of decision: End of May 2018
Award ceremony: July 2018 (during FLoC, details to be announced)

Nomination Procedures

For nomination instructions, please visit 

Kindly address all inquiries to award at logic-cs.at <mailto:award at logic-cs.at>

VCLA Award Chairs 2018

Robert Ganian (committee co-chair)

Magdalena Ortiz (general chair)

Revantha Ramanayake (committee co-chair)

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