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[PVS] TPHOLs'2008-First Call For Participation-


21st International Conference on Theorem Proving in
              Higher Order Logics
                (TPHOLs 2008)


    August 18-21, 2008, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The 2008 International Conference on Theorem Proving in Higher Order
Logics will be the 21st in a series that dates back to 1988. The
conference will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on 18-21 August 2008.


Registration is now open.  Please visit the TPHOLs 2008 web site,
http://www.ece.concordia.ca/TPHOLs2008/, to register.


Mike Gordon, University of Cambridge, UK.

  Twenty Years of Theorem Proving for HOLs

Steve Miller, Advanced Technology Center, Rockwell Collins, USA

   Will This Be Formal?


   Konrad Slind. A Brief Overview of HOL4

   Sam Owre. A Brief Overview of PVS

   Makarius Wenzel. The Isabelle Framework

   Yves Bertot. A short presentation of Coq

   Matt Kaufmann. An ACL2 Tutorial


Information on accommodation is available on the TPHOLs 2008
web site (click on the registration tab).


On Friday 22 August, the day after TPHOLs 2008 finishes, the UITP
Workshop on User Interfaces for Theorem Proving will take place.
Further information on the UITP workshop
can be found at http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~cxl/uitp/


TPHOLs 2008 is sponsored by the following organizations:

 o NIA
 o Intel
 o Concordia University


Enquiries concerning the conference should be emailed to


Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th: Technical sessions.

Wednesday 20th: Technical sessions; excursion; conference dinner.

Thursday 21st: Technical sessions.

Friday 22nd : UITP workshop.

The preliminary programme is available on the conference web site.


TPHOLs'08 will be be held at the new 19-storey (two underground floors)
Concordia Engineering & Computer Science building, home of the Engenering
and Computer Science faculty. The building is located in downtown
Montreal, an irresistible blend of European charm and
North American effervescence, Montreal's architecture enchants the visitor
with its harmonious contrast of old and new. With some 3.7 million inhabitants
and 80 distinct ethnic cultures, Montéal is a resolutely international city.
A world leader in a wide range of industries, including aeronautics,
information technology and biotechnologies, the city is also renowned for innovation
in medicine, multimedia and arts.  Getting around the city on a day-to-day basis is hassle-free.
Its streets, underground pedestrian network and subway system are safe and easy to navigate.
Montéalers are naturally charming and quite often multilingual, always ready to strike up a
conversation and share a moment of friendship. This spontaneous hospitality has made Montéal
the site of many exciting international festivals, which - much like the city and its
inhabitants - are a manifestation of pure passion!


Klaus Aehlig, Florian Haftmann and Tobias Nipkow.
    A Compiled Implementation of Normalization by Evaluation

Daniel Wasserrab and Andreas Lochbihler.
    Formalizing a Framework for Dynamic Slicing of Program Dependence Graphs in Isabelle/HOL

Ana Bove and Venanzio Capretta.
    A Type of Partial Recursive Functions

Sascha Böhme, Rustan Leino and Burkhart Wolff.
    HOL-Boogie --- An Interactive Prover for the Boogie Program-Verifier

Lukas Bulwahn, Alexander Krauss, Florian Haftmann, Levent Erkok and John Matthews.
    Imperative Functional Programming with Isabelle/HOL

David Cock, Gerwin Klein and Thomas Sewell.
    Secure Microkernels, State Monads and Scalable Refinement

David Lester.
    Real Number Calculations and Theorem Proving: Validation and Use of an Exact Arithmetic

Holger Gast.
    Lightweight Separation

Hasan Amjad.
    LCF-style Propositional Simplification With BDDs and SAT Solvers

Jens Brandt and Klaus Schneider.
    Formal Reasoning about Causality Analysis

Pierre Courtieu, Julien Forest and Xavier Urbain.
    Certifying a Termination Criterion Based on Graphs, without Graphs

Matthieu Sozeau and Nicolas Oury.
    First-Class Type Classes

Yves Bertot, Georges Gonthier, Sidi Ould Biha and Ioana Pasca.
    Canonical Big Operators

Stefan Berghofer and Christian Urban.
    Nominal Inversion Principles

Polyvios Pratikakis, Jeff Foster, Michael Hicks and Iulian Neamtiu.
    Formalizing Soundness of Contextual Effects

Laurent Thery.
    Proof Pearl: Revisiting the Mini-Rubik in Coq

Russell O'Connor.
    Certified Exact Transcendental Real Number Computation in Coq

Sayan Mitra and K. Mani Chandy.
    A Formalized Theory for Verifying Stability and Convergence of Automata in PVS