[DL] FroCoS 2019 (London): DEADLINE EXTENSION and final call for papers

Andreas Herzig Andreas.Herzig at irit.fr
Tue Apr 23 12:33:17 CEST 2019

FroCoS 2019
The 12th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems
London, UK, September 4-6, 2019
Website: https://www.frocos2019.org
Contact: chair at frocos2019.org

Due to requests from potential authors and from current authors wishing 
to polish their papers, we have extended the submission deadlines. The 
new deadlines are:

1 May 2019 (abstract), 8 May 2019 (paper)

Authors who have a good paper and are in doubt whether to send it to 
FroCoS may note some highlights of this year's edition: two affiliated 
workshops, two affiliated tutorials, a financially supported best paper 
award, five outstanding invited speakers (to be announced soon) and some 
support for young researchers traveling to the conference (including 
widely available cheap accommodation). We hope to see many of you this 
September in London -- in the beautiful campus of the Middlesex 
University, located 40 minutes from the city center and 20 minutes from 
Camden Town's iconic music venues!

The 12th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems 
(FroCoS 2019) will take place in London. It will be hosted by the 
Department of Computer Science at the Middlesex University London, from 
4 to 6 September 2019.
FroCoS is the main international event for research on the development 
of techniques and methods for the combination and integration of formal 
systems, their modularization and analysis. The first FroCoS symposium 
was held in Munich, Germany, in 1996. Initially held every two years, 
since 2004 it has been organized annually with alternate years forming 
part of IJCAR. If we also count the IJCAR editions, this year FroCoS 
celebrates its 20th edition.
FroCoS 2019 will be co-located with the 28th International Conference on 
Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (TABLEAUX 
2019). The two conferences will provide a rich programme of workshops, 
tutorials, invited talks, paper presentations and system descriptions.

In various areas of computer science, such as logic, computation, 
program development and verification, artificial intelligence, knowledge 
representation, and automated reasoning, there is an obvious need for 
using specialized formalisms and inference systems for selected tasks. 
To be usable in practice, these specialized systems must be combined 
with each other and integrated into general purpose systems. This has 
led to the development of techniques and methods for the combination and 
integration of dedicated formal systems, as well as for their 
modularization and analysis.
FroCoS traditionally focuses on these types of research questions and 
activities. Like its predecessors, FroCoS 2019 seeks to offer a common 
forum for research in the general area of combination, modularization, 
and integration of systems, with emphasis on logic-based methods and 
their practical use.
Topics of interest for FroCoS 2019 include (but are not restricted to):
    * combinations of logics (such as higher-order, first-order, 
temporal, modal, description or other non-classical logics)
    * combination and integration methods in SAT and SMT solving
    * combination of decision procedures, satisfiability procedures, 
constraint solving techniques, or logical frameworks
    * combination of logics with probability and/or fuzzy measures
    * combinations and modularity in ontologies
    * integration of equational and other theories into deductive systems
    * hybrid methods for deduction, resolution and constraint propagation
    * hybrid systems in knowledge representation and natural language 
    * combined logics for distributed and multi-agent systems
    * logical aspects of combining and modularizing programs and 
    * integration of data structures into constraint logic programming 
and deduction
    * combinations and modularity in term rewriting
    * methods and techniques for the verification and analysis of 
information systems
    * methods and techniques for combining logical reasoning with 
machine learning

The program committee seeks high-quality submissions describing original 
work, written in English, not overlapping with published or 
simultaneously submitted work to a journal or conference with archival 
proceedings. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of 
ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of presentation. 
The page limit in Springer LNCS style is 16 pages in total, including 
references and figures.
Any additional material (going beyond the page limit) can be included in 
a clearly marked appendix. This appendix will be read at the discretion 
of the committee, and must be removed for the camera-ready version.
Papers must be edited in LaTeX using the llncs style and must be 
submitted electronically as PDF files via EasyChair at 
For each accepted paper, at least one of the authors is required to 
attend the conference and present the work. Prospective authors must 
register a title and an abstract three days before the paper submission 
Formatting instructions and the LNCS style files can be obtained at 

Abstract submission: 1 May 2019
Paper submission: 8 May 2019
Notification of paper decisions: 6 Jun 2019
Camera-ready papers due: 1 Jul 2019
FroCoS conference: 4-6 Sep 2019

The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer series 
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI/LNCS).

The program committee will select the FroCoS 2019 Best Paper, which will 
be awarded 500 Euros. The award will be presented at the conference.

We have some limited funding for supporting students and young 
researchers traveling to the conference -- courtesy of direct 
sponsorship from Springer and indirect sponsorship from the Association 
for Symbolic Logic. In addition, some funding will be available through 
the EUTypes COST action website. In all cases, authors of accepted 
papers will be given precedence. Please see the conference website for 
more details.
In addition, the Middlesex University is offering accommodation at a £30 
daily rate in some excellently maintained shared flats located close to 
the conference venue 

  * The 25th Workshop on Automated Reasoning (ARW 2019, 
Organizers: Florian Kammueller (Middlesex University) and Alexander 
Bolotov (University of Westminster)
  * Journeys in Computational Logic: Tributes to Roy Dyckhoff
Organizers: Stephane Graham-Lengrand (SRI International), Ekaterina 
Komendantskaya (Heriot-Watt University) and
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary University of London)
  * Formalising concurrent computation: CLF, Celf, and applications 
(joint FroCoS/TABLEAUX tutorial).
Presenters: Sonia Marin (IT-University of Copenhagen), Giselle Reis 
(Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar) and Iliano Cervesato (Carnegie 
Mellon University)
  * How to Build an Automated Theorem Prover - An Introductory Tutorial 
(invited TABLEAUX tutorial). Presenter: Jens Otten (University of Oslo)

Carlos Areces, FaMAF - Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Franz Baader, TU Dresden, Germany
Christoph Benzmüller, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Jasmin Christian Blanchette, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Torben Braüner, Roskilde University, Denmark
Clare Dixon, University of Liverpool, UK
Marcelo Finger, University of S‹o Paulo, Brazil
Pascal Fontaine, LORIA, INRIA, University of Lorraine, France
Didier Galmiche, LORIA, University of Lorraine, France
Silvio Ghilardi, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jürgen Giesl, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Andreas Herzig, CNRS, IRIT, France
Moa Johansson, Chalmers University, Sweden
Jean Christoph Jung, University of Bremen, Germany
Cezary Kaliszyk, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Ekaterina Komendantskaya, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Roman Kontchakov, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Alessio Lomuscio, Imperial College London, UK
Assia Mahboubi, INRIA, France
Stefan Mitsch, Carnegie Mellon University
Claudia Nalon, University of Bras’lia, Brazil
Andrei Popescu, Middlesex University London, UK
Silvio Ranise, Fondazione Bruno Kessler-Irst, Italy
Christophe Ringeissen, LORIA-INRIA, France
Philipp Rümmer, Uppsala University, Sweden
Renate Schmidt, University of Manchester, UK
Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Christian Sternagel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Andrzej Szalas, Linköping University, Sweden
Cesare Tinelli, University of Iowa, US
Ashish Tiwari, SRI International, US
Christoph Weidenbach, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany

Andreas Herzig, CNRS, IRIT, France
Andrei Popescu, Middlesex University London, UK

Kelly Androutsopoulos, Middlesex University London, UK
Jaap Boender, Middlesex University London, UK
Michele Bottone, Middlesex University London, UK
Florian Kammueller, Middlesex University London, UK
Rajagopal Nagarajan, Middlesex University London, UK
Andrei Popescu, Middlesex University London, UK
Franco Raimondi, Middlesex University London, UK

Franco Raimondi, Middlesex University London, UK

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