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[PVS] Book in memory of Bill McCune -- 2nd call for papers
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
Automated Reasoning and Mathematics:
Essays in Memory of William McCune
Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2012
This is a book of collected articles presenting research in
all aspects of automated reasoning and its applications to
mathematics to honor the memory of William W. (Bill) McCune
and contribute to preserving his legacy.
Bill McCune (http://www.cs.unm.edu/~mccune/) had an enormous
impact on automated reasoning, especially with the development
of a series of systems of astounding power, robustness, and
portability, including the theorem provers Otter, EQP, Prover9,
the parallel prover ROO, the proof checker Ivy, and the model
builder MACE, preceded by the prototype SAT-solver ANL-DP.
Bill McCune applied these systems to solve open problems in
mathematics and logic, culminating with the fully automated
solution in 1996 of the Robbins problem that had challenged
mathematicians for over sixty years. This result brought
unprecedented visibility to the field of automated deduction.
For all his achievements, Bill McCune received the Herbrand
Award in the year 2000 (http://www.cadeinc.org/).
We invite high-quality submissions on the general topic of
automated reasoning and its applications, especially but not
exclusively in mathematics, with connections to any of
Bill McCune's research areas:
* Automated theorem proving
* Automated model building and constraint solving
* Implementation of and practice with automated reasoners
* Algorithmics for automated reasoners: unification,
matching, rewriting, indexing
* Inference control, search plans and semantic guidance
for automated reasoners
* Proof checking, proof presentation, proof explanation
* Application of automated reasoners in mathematics,
logic, combinatory logic, many-valued logic, algebraic
structures and their axiomatizations, set theory
* Applications related to formal methods
It is planned that the book will be published as an LNAI Festschrift
While it is expected that most of the papers will be regular
technical papers, a few papers that combine scientific content
with recollections of Bill McCune's work and personality,
as can be written by those who worked with him, are also sought.
All papers will be refereed by anonymous peer reviewers, and
read by the editors, according to the highest standards in terms
of originality, significance, technical quality, and readability.
Submissions must be in English and standard conforming pdf
format. They must be unpublished and not submitted for
publication elsewhere. However, significantly extended versions
of papers published at conferences are welcome. Submissions
of any length will be considered, but final versions may be
limited by the editors depending on the totality of submissions.
Authors are strongly encouraged to produce their papers in LaTeX.
Formatting instructions and the LNCS style files can be obtained
Electronic submission via EasyChair is open at
also reachable from the book website.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1st, 2012
In order to facilitate the planning of the book, authors are
invited to notify the editors as soon as possible of their
intention to submit with proposed topic and length. Early
submission would be especially helpful for completing the
review process sooner.
Maria Paola Bonacina Universita` degli Studi di Verona
Mark E. Stickel SRI International