[PlanetKR] SAT 2017 Call for papers

Serge Gaspers serggasp at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 13:04:41 EST 2017

                          CALL FOR PAPERS

               Twentieth International Conference on
                          --- SAT 2017 ---

               Sydney, Australia, 28 Aug - 01 Sep 2017

          Abstract submission deadline: 26 April 2017
             Paper submission deadline: 02 May 2017


The International Conference on Theory and Applications of 
Satisfiability Testing (SAT) is the premier annual meeting for 
researchers focusing on the theory and applications of the propositional 
satisfiability problem, broadly construed. In addition to plain 
propositional satisfiability, it also includes Boolean optimization 
(such as MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints), Quantified Boolean 
Formulas (QBF), Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), and Constraint 
Programming (CP) for problems with clear connections to Boolean-level 

Many hard combinatorial problems can be tackled using SAT-based 
techniques including problems that arise in Formal Verification, 
Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research, Computational Biology, 
Cryptography, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Mathematics, etc. Indeed, 
the theoretical and practical advances in SAT research over the past 
twenty years have contributed to making SAT technology an indispensable 
tool in a variety of domains.

SAT 2017 aims to further advance the field by soliciting original 
theoretical and practical contributions in these areas with a clear 
connection to Satisfiability. Specifically, SAT 2017 invites scientific 
contributions addressing different aspects of SAT interpreted in a broad 
sense, including (but not restricted to) theoretical advances (such as 
exact algorithms, proof complexity, and other complexity issues), 
practical search algorithms, knowledge compilation, implementation-level 
details of SAT solvers and SAT-based systems, problem encodings and 
reformulations, applications (including both novel application domains 
and improvements to existing approaches), as well as case studies and 
reports on findings based on rigorous experimentation.

SAT 2017 will take place alongside CP 2017 and ICLP 2017 in Melbourne 
the week immediately following IJCAI 2017. As in previous years, the SAT 
conference hosts several competitive events which run before the 
conference and whose results are disclosed during the conference.


SAT 2017 welcomes scientific contributions addressing different aspects 
of the satisfiability problem, interpreted in a broad sense. Domains 
include MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints, Quantified Boolean 
Formulae (QBF), Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), as well as 
Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSP). Topics include, but are not 
restricted to:
- Theoretical advances (including algorithms, proof complexity, 
parameterized complexity, and other complexity issues);
- Practical search algorithms;
- Knowledge compilation;
- Implementation-level details of SAT solving tools and SAT-based systems;
- Problem encodings and reformulations;
- Applications (including both novel applications domains and 
improvements to existing approaches);
- Case studies and reports on insightful findings based on rigorous 


Submissions to SAT 2017 are solicited in three paper categories, 
describing original contributions.

- Long papers (9 to 15 pages, excluding references)
- Short papers (up to 8 pages, excluding references)
- Tool papers (up to 6 pages, excluding references)

Long and short papers should contain original research, with sufficient 
detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. For 
papers reporting experimental results, authors are strongly encouraged 
to make their data and implementations available with their submission. 
Submissions reporting on case studies are also encouraged, and should 
describe details, weaknesses, and strengths in sufficient depth. Long 
and short papers will be evaluated with the same quality standards, and 
are expected to contain a similar contribution per page ratio.

The authors should choose between a long or a short paper depending on 
the space they need to fully describe their contribution. The 
classification between long and short papers is mainly a way to balance 
the workload of the reviewing process among PC members. It also impacts 
the duration of the presentation of the work during the conference. It 
is the responsibility of the authors to make sure that their paper is 
self-contained in the chosen limit of pages. There will be no 
requalification of the submissions by the PC.

Tool papers must obey to a specific content criteria. A tool paper 
should describe the implemented tool and its novel features. Here 
"tools" are interpreted in a broad sense, including descriptions of 
implemented solvers, preprocessors, etc., as well as systems that 
exploit SAT solvers or their extensions for use in interesting problem 
domains. A demonstration is expected to accompany a tool presentation. 
Papers describing tools that have already been presented previously are 
expected to contain significant and clear enhancements to the tool.


Submissions should not be under review elsewhere nor be submitted 
elsewhere while under review for SAT 2017, and should not consist of 
previously published material.

Submissions not consistent with the above guidelines may be returned 
without review.

Besides the paper itself, authors may submit a supplement consisting of 
one file in the format of a gzipped tarball (.tar.gz or .tgz) or a 
gzipped file (.gz) or a zip archive (.zip). Authors are encouraged to 
submit a supplement when it will help reviewers evaluate the paper. 
Supplements will be treated with the same degree of confidentiality as 
the paper itself. For example, the supplement might contain detailed 
proofs, examples, software, detailed experimental data, or other 
material related to the submission. Individual reviewers may or may not 
consult the supplementary material; the paper itself should be 

All papers submissions are done exclusively via EasyChair in Springer's 
LaTeX llncs2e style.

One author of each accepted paper is expected to present it at the 

          26 Apr 2017: Abstract submission
           2 May 2017: Paper submission
       29-31 May 2017: Author response period
          14 Jun 2017: Notification
          28 Jun 2017: Camera ready deadline
28 Aug - 01 Sep 2017: Conference


All accepted papers are expected to be published in the proceedings of 
the conference, which will be published within the Springer LNCS series.


Long and short papers may be considered for a best paper award. If the 
main author is a student, both in terms of work and writing, the paper 
may be considered for a best student-paper award. Use the supplement to 
your submission to state (in a brief cover letter) if the paper 
qualifies as a student paper. Both the best paper award and the best 
student paper award are sponsored by Springer.

The SAT association will provide partial travel support to students with 
accepted papers to attend SAT 2017.


The 28 August 2017 will be dedicated to half- and full-day workshops. 
Expect a separate call for workshops.


Program Chairs
- Serge Gaspers, UNSW Sydney and Data61, CSIRO
- Toby Walsh, UNSW Sydney and Data61, CSIRO

Local Chair
- Serge Gaspers, UNSW Sydney and Data61, CSIRO

Program Committee
- Gilles Audemard, CRIL
- Fahiem Bacchus, University of Toronto
- Valeriy Balabanov, Mentor Graphics
- Bernd Becker, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
- Olaf Beyersdorff, University of Leeds
- Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler University Linz
- Nadia Creignou, Aix-Marseille Université
- Uwe Egly, TU Wien
- Serge Gaspers, UNSW Sydney and Data61, CSIRO
- Carla Gomes, Cornell University
- Marijn Heule, The University of Texas at Austin
- Alexey Ignatiev, University of Lisbon
- Mikolas Janota, University of Lisbon
- Michael Kaufmann, University of Tuebingen
- Chu-Min Li, Université de Picardie Jules Verne
- Florian Lonsing, TU Wien
- Ines Lynce, INESC-ID, Universidade de Lisboa
- Vasco Manquinho, INESC-ID, University of Lisbon
- Carlos Mencía, University of Oviedo
- Nina Narodytska, Samsung Research America
- Alessandro Previti, University of Lisbon
- Enric Rodríguez Carbonell, Technical University of Catalonia
- Vadim Ryvchin, Technion
- Bart Selman, Cornell University
- Laurent Simon, Labri, Bordeaux Institute of Technology
- Carsten Sinz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- Friedrich Slivovsky, TU Wien
- Ofer Strichman, Technion
- Stefan Szeider, TU Wien
- Allen Van Gelder, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Toby Walsh, Data61, UNSW Sydney and Data61, CSIRO

sat2017 at easychair.org

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