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[PVS] 2nd CFP Synasc 2013, Timisoara, Romania

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Second Call for Papers

                       SYNASC 2013

              15th International Symposium on
   Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing
         September 23-26, 2013, Timisoara, Romania


SYNASC aims to stimulate the interaction between the two 
scientific communities of symbolic and numeric computing 
and to exhibit interesting applications of the areas both 
in theory and in practice. The choice of the topic is motivated 
by the belief of the organizers that the dialogue between 
the two communities is very necessary for accelerating the 
progress in making the computer a truly intelligent aid for 
mathematicians and engineers.

Important Dates

07 April 2013          :  Special sessions / Workshops / Tutorials proposals
19 May 2013            :  Abstract submission  
26 May 2013            :  Paper submission 
22 July 2013           :  Notification of acceptance
01 September 2013      :  Registration
08 September 2013      :  Revised papers according to the reviews
23-26 September 2013   :  Symposium
30 November 2013       :  Final papers for post-proceedings


    * Symbolic Computation
        + computer algebra
        + symbolic techniques applied to numerics
        + hybrid symbolic and numeric algorithms
        + numerics and symbolics for geometry
        + programming with constraints, narrowing
    * Logic and Programming
        + automatic reasoning
        + formal system verification
        + formal verification and synthesis
        + software quality assessment
        + static analysis
        + timing analysis

    * Artificial Intelligence
        + methods for hard computational problems
        + intelligent systems for scientific computing
        + agent-based complex systems modeling and development
        + scientific knowledge management
        + computational intelligence 
        + machine learning 
        + recommender and expert systems for scientific computing
        + data mining and web mining
        + natural language processing  
        + uncertain reasoning in scientific computing       
        + intelligent hybrid systems

    * Numerical Computing
        + iterative approximation of fixed points
        + solving systems of nonlinear equations
        + numerical and symbolic algorithms for differential equations
        + numerical and symbolic algorithms for optimization
        + parallel algorithms for numerical computing
        + scientific visualization and image processing

    * Distributed Computing
        + parallel and distributed algorithms for clouds, GPUs, HPC, P2P systems, autonomous systems. Work should focus on scheduling, scaling, load balancing, networks, fault-tolerance, gossip algorithms, energy saving
        + applications for parallel and distributed systems, including work on cross disciplinary (scientific) applications for grids/clouds, web applications, workflow platforms, network measurement tools, programming environments
        + architectures for parallel and distributed systems, including self-managing and autonomous systems, negotiation protocols, HPC on clouds, GPU processing, PaaS for (inter)cloud, brokering platforms, mobile computing
        + modelling of parallel and distributed systems including models on resources and networks, semantic representation, negotiation, social networks, trace management, simulators
        + any other topic deemed relevant to the field

    * Advances in the Theory of Computing
       + Data structures and algorithms
       + Combinatorial Optimization
       + Formal languages and Combinatorics on Words
       + Graph-theoretic and Combinatorial methods in Computer Science
       + Algorithmic paradigms, including distributed, online, 
         approximation, probabilistic, game-theoretic algorithms
       + Computational Complexity Theory, including structural complexity, 
         boolean complexity, communication complexity, average-case complexity, 
         derandomization and property testing
       + Logical approaches to complexity, including finite model theory
       + Algorithmic and computational learning theory
       + Aspects of computability theory, including computability in 
         analysis and algorithmic information theory
       + Proof complexity
       + Computational social choice and game theory
       + New computational paradigms: CNN computing, quantum, 
         holographic and other non-standard approaches to Computability
       + Randomized methods, random graphs, threshold phenomena and 
         typical-case complexity
       + Automata theory and other formal models, particularly in
         relation to formal verification methods such as model 
         checking and runtime verification
       + Applications of theory, including wireless and sensor networks, 
         computational biology and computational economics
       + Experimental algorithmics

This list is not intended to be exhaustive.      

Research papers that are accepted and presented at the 
symposium will be collected as post-proceedings published 
by Conference Publishing Service (CPS) (indexed in ISI Web 
of Science, DBLP, SCOPUS).

Invited Speakers 
    * Ivona Brandic,     Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    * Gabriel Ciobanu,   Romanian Academy, Institute of Computer Science, Iasi, Romania
    * Leonardo de Moura, Microsoft Research, USA
    * Grigore Rosu,      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
    * Dan A. Simovici,   University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Honorary Chairs
    * Bruno Buchberger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
    * Stefan Maruster, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Steering Committee
    * Tetsuo Ida, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    * Tudor Jebelean, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
    * Viorel Negru, West University of Timisoara, Romania
    * Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
    * Stephen Watt, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    * Daniela Zaharie, West University of Timisoara, Romania

General Chair
    * Viorel Negru, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Program Chair
    * Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research, US

Track Chairs
    * Symbolic Computation
        + Tetsuo Ida, University of Tsukuba, Japan
        + Stephen Watt, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    * Logic and Programming
        + Tudor Jebelean, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
        + Laura Kovacs, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

    * Artificial Intelligence
        + Andrei Petrovski, Robert Gordon University, UK        
        + Daniela Zaharie, West University of Timisoara, Romania

    * Numerical Computing
        + Yonghong Yao, Tianjin Polytechnic University, China
        + Ioan A. Rus, "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    * Distributed Computing
        + Marc Frincu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
        + Karoly Bosa, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
    * Advances in the Theory of Computing
        + Mircea Marin, West University of Timisoara, Romania
        + Gabriel Istrate, Research Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Romania
Special sessions and workshops chair
    * Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Tutorial chair
    * Adrian Craciun, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Proceedings Chairs
    * Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research, US
    * Daniela Zaharie, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Local Committee Chairs
    * Isabela Dramnesc, West University of Timisoara, Romania
    * Silviu Panica, Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Romania


Submissions of research papers are invited. The papers must contain 
original research results not submitted and not published elsewhere. 

The submission process consists of two steps.  

    * In the first step the authors are invited to express their 
      intention to participate at the conference by submitting a 
      short abstract (1/2 page, at maximum) where it is clearly 
      stated the main contribution(s) of the paper.

    * In the second step the authors should submit the full paper
      (up to 8 pages in the two-columns IEEE conference style).

Both the abstract and the full paper should be submitted electronically 
through http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=synasc2013.

Proposals are also invited for:

    * special sessions
    * satellite workshops
    * tutorials

Special sessions

Proposals are invited for special sessions on any topic relevant to the 
conference. Special sessions are intended to stimulate in-depth  
discussions in special areas and they are fully integrated into the 
main conference. The research papers and the informal presentations 
submitted and accepted for the special sessions follow the same rules 
as the papers submitted to the regular sessions. It is expected that 
the organizers of the special sessions appoint their own chair and 
program committee, which will be integrated in the conference program 
committee and will be supervised by the conference programme chair 
and by the general chair.


Proposals for satellite workshops are also invited. The satellite
workshops should have topics related to SYNASC but the scientific
program of each satellite workshop is managed by the workshop 
organizers. Authors contributing to a workshop would be required 
to register for the symposium. 


Proposals for tutorials are also invited. Tutorials provide fundamental 
exposure to topics ranging from introductory through intermediate to 
advanced. The number and the duration of the tutorials will be decided 
by the tutorial chair under the supervision of the general chair.
Depending on the number and the quality of the proposals for tutorials, 
they may be organized as a SYNASC Autumn School.

West University of Timisoara
Department of Computer Science
Bd. V. Parvan 4, 300223 Timisoara, Romania
tel: + (40) 256 592155, +(40) 256 592195
fax: + (40) 256 592316, +(40) 256 592380
e-mail: synasc13@xxxxxxxxx