[PlanetKR] FroCoS 2019 call for papers

Andreas HERZIG andreas.herzig at irit.fr
Fri Jan 25 00:19:37 EST 2019

FroCoS 2019

The 12th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems

London, UK, September 4-6, 2019

Website: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/h9vdC91W27HkzGKWFoglNI?domain=frocos2019.org

Contact: chair at frocos2019.org

Submission deadlines: 21 Apr 2019 (abstract), 24 Apr 2019 (paper)


The 12th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems 
(FroCoS 2019) will take place in London. It will be hosted by the 
Department of Computer Science at the Middlesex University London, from 
4 to 6 September 2019.

FroCoS is the main international event for research on the development 
of techniques and methods for the combination and integration of formal 
systems, their modularization and analysis. The first FroCoS symposium 
was held in Munich, Germany, in 1996. Initially held every two years, 
since 2004 it has been organized annually with alternate years forming 
part of IJCAR. If we also count the IJCAR editions, this year FroCoS 
celebrates its 20th edition.

FroCoS 2019 will be co-located with the 28th International Conference on 
Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (TABLEAUX 
2019). The two conferences will provide a rich programme of workshops, 
tutorials, invited talks, paper presentations and system descriptions.


In various areas of computer science, such as logic, computation, 
program development and verification, artificial intelligence, knowledge 
representation, and automated reasoning, there is an obvious need for 
using specialized formalisms and inference systems for selected tasks. 
To be usable in practice, these specialized systems must be combined 
with each other and integrated into general purpose systems. This has 
led to the development of techniques and methods for the combination and 
integration of dedicated formal systems, as well as for their 
modularization and analysis.

FroCoS traditionally focuses on these types of research questions and 
activities. Like its predecessors, FroCoS 2019 seeks to offer a common 
forum for research in the general area of combination, modularization, 
and integration of systems, with emphasis on logic-based methods and 
their practical use.

Topics of interest for FroCoS 2019 include (but are not restricted to):

* combinations of logics (such as higher-order, first-order, temporal, 
modal, description or other non-classical logics)

* combination and integration methods in SAT and SMT solving

* combination of decision procedures, satisfiability procedures, 
constraint solving techniques, or logical frameworks

* combination of logics with probability and/or fuzzy measures

* combinations and modularity in ontologies

* integration of equational and other theories into deductive systems

* hybrid methods for deduction, resolution and constraint propagation

* hybrid systems in knowledge representation and natural language semantics

* combined logics for distributed and multi-agent systems

* logical aspects of combining and modularizing programs and specifications

* integration of data structures into constraint logic programming and 

* combinations and modularity in term rewriting

* methods and techniques for the verification and analysis of 
information systems

* methods and techniques for combining logical reasoning with machine 


The program committee seeks high-quality submissions describing original 
work, written in English, not overlapping with published or 
simultaneously submitted work to a journal or conference with archival 
proceedings. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of 
ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of presentation. 
The page limit in Springer LNCS style is 16 pages in total, including 
references and figures.

Any additional material (going beyond the page limit) can be included in 
a clearly marked appendix. This appendix will be read at the discretion 
of the committee, and must be removed for the camera-ready version.

Papers must be edited in LaTeX using the llncs style and must be 
submitted electronically as PDF files via EasyChair at 

For each accepted paper, at least one of the authors is required to 
attend the conference and present the work. Prospective authors must 
register a title and an abstract three days before the paper submission 

Formatting instructions and the LNCS style files can be obtained at 


Abstract submission: 21 Apr 2019

Paper submission: 24 Apr 2019

Notification of paper decisions: 6 Jun 2019

Camera-ready papers due: 1 Jul 2019

FroCoS conference: 4-6 Sep 2019


The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer series 
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI/LNCS).


The program committee will select the FroCoS 2019 Best Paper, which will 
be awarded 500 Euros. The award will be presented at the conference.


Some funding will be available to support students traveling to FroCoS 
2019. More details will be given on the conference website in due time.


Carlos Areces, FaMAF - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

Alessandro Artale , Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

Franz Baader, TU Dresden, Germany

Christoph Benzmüller, Free University of Berlin, Germany

Jasmin Christian Blanchette, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Torben Braüner, Roskilde University, Denmark

Clare Dixon, University of Liverpool, UK

Marcelo Finger, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Pascal Fontaine, LORIA, INRIA, University of Lorraine, France

Didier Galmiche, LORIA, University of Lorraine, France

Silvio Ghilardi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Jürgen Giesl, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Andreas Herzig, CNRS, IRIT, France

Moa Johansson, Chalmers University, Sweden

Jean Christoph Jung, University of Bremen, Germany

Cezary Kaliszyk, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Ekaterina Komendantskaya, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Roman Kontchakov, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Alessio Lomuscio, Imperial College London, UK

Assia Mahboubi, INRIA, France

Stefan Mitsch, Carnegie Mellon University

Cláudia Nalon, University of Brasília, Brazil

Andrei Popescu, Middlesex University London, UK

Silvio Ranise, Fondazione Bruno Kessler-Irst, Italy

Christophe Ringeissen, LORIA-INRIA, France

Philipp Rümmer, Uppsala University, Sweden

Renate Schmidt, University of Manchester, UK

Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Christian Sternagel, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Andrzej Szalas, Linköping University, Sweden

Cesare Tinelli, University of Iowa, US

Ashish Tiwari, SRI International, US

Christoph Weidenbach, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany


Andreas Herzig, CNRS, IRIT, France

Andrei Popescu, Middlesex University London, UK


Kelly Androutsopoulos, Middlesex University London, UK

Jaap Boender, Middlesex University London, UK

Michele Bottone, Middlesex University London, UK

Florian Kammueller, Middlesex University London, UK

Rajagopal Nagarajan, Middlesex University London, UK

Andrei Popescu, Middlesex University London, UK

Franco Raimondi, Middlesex University London, UK


Franco Raimondi, Middlesex University London, UK

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