[Proof Complexity] Proof Complexity Workshop in Oxford - Call for Presentations
Olaf Beyersdorff
O.Beyersdorff at leeds.ac.uk
Tue Apr 10 12:30:50 CEST 2018
FLoC workshop on proof complexity - Call for Presentations
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Oxford, 7-8 July 2018
http://easychair.org/smart-program/PC2018/
The workshop will be part of FLoC and will be affiliated with the conferences SAT'18 and LICS'18.
=== Important Dates ===
15 April 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
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pc2018
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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