Thursday, April 26, 2018

[DMANET] Workshop on Proof Complexity in Oxford

FLoC workshop on proof complexity - Call for Presentations

Oxford, 7-8 July 2018

The workshop will be part of FLoC and will be affiliated with the conferences SAT'18 and LICS'18.

=== Important Dates ===

1 May 2018 ......... Abstract submission
15 May 2018 ......... Notification to authors
7-8 July 2018 ....... Workshop in Oxford

=== Scope ===

Proof complexity is the study of the complexity of theorem proving procedures. The central question in proof complexity is: given a theorem F (e.g. a propositional tautology) and a proof system P (i.e., a formalism usually comprised of axioms and rules), what is the size of the smallest proof of F in the system P? Moreover, how difficult is it to construct a small proof? Many ingenious techniques have been developed to try to answer these questions, which bare tight relations to intricate theoretical open problems from computational complexity (such as the celebrated P vs. NP problem), mathematical logic (e.g. separating theories of Bounded Arithmetic) as well as to practical problems in SAT/QBF solving.

=== Invited Speakers ===

Christoph Berkholz (Humboldt University Berlin)
Samuel R. Buss (University of California, San Diego)
Nicola Galesi (Sapienza University Rome)
Meena Mahajan (IMSc Chennai)

=== Submissions ===

We welcome 1-2-page abstracts presenting (finished, ongoing, or if clearly stated even recently published) work on proof complexity. Particular topics of interest are

* Proof Complexity
* Bounded Arithmetic
* Relations to SAT/QBF solving
* Relations to Computational Complexity

=== Submission Guidelines ===

Abstracts are invited of ongoing, finished, or (if clearly stated) even recently published work on a topic relevant to the workshop.

The abstracts will appear in electronic pre-proceedings that will be distributed at the meeting.

Abstracts (at most 2 pages, in LNCS style) are to be submitted electronically in PDF via EasyChair

Accepted communications must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

=== Program Committee ===

Olaf Beyersdorff (University of Leeds) - chair
Ilario Bonacina (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Leroy Chew (University of Leeds)
Yuval Filmus (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)
Jan Johannsen (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) - chair
Martina Seidl (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

=== Organizers ===

Olaf Beyersdorff (University of Leeds)
Leroy Chew (University of Leeds)
Jan Johannsen (LMU Munich)

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