[PlanetKR] CfP: 5th Workshop on Formal Reasoning about Causation, Responsibility, & Explanations in Science & Technology

Pretschner, Alexander alexander.pretschner at tum.de
Mon Oct 28 19:32:03 EST 2019

                                               CREST 2020 


                           5th Workshop on Formal Reasoning about

                  Causation, Responsibility, and Explanations

                                 in Science and Technology


                               Dublin, Ireland, 25 April 2020

                              A satellite event of ETAPS 2020




                                            Call for Papers






Today’s IT systems, and the interactions between them, become increasingly
complex. Power grid blackouts, airplane crashes, failures of medical devices
and malfunctioning automotive systems are just a few examples of incidents
that affect system safety. They are often due to component failures and
unexpected interactions of subsystems under conditions that have not been
anticipated during system design and testing. The failure of one component
may entail a cascade of failures in other components; several components may
also fail independently. In the security domain, localizing instructions and
tracking agents responsible for information leakage and other system attacks
is a central problem. Determining the root cause(s) of a system-level
failure and elucidating the exact scenario that led to the failure is today
a complex and tedious task that requires significant expertise. Formal
approaches for automated causality analysis, fault localization, explanation
of events, accountability and blaming have been proposed independently by
several communities - in particular, AI, concurrency, model-based diagnosis,
software engineering, security engineering and formal methods. Work on these
topics has significantly gained speed during the last years.


The goals of this workshop are to bring together and foster exchange between
researchers from the different communities, and to present and discuss
recent advances and new ideas in the field. Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:


- foundation of causal reasoning about systems in the philosophy of sciences

- languages and logics for causal specification and causal analysis

- definitions of causality and explanation

- causality analysis on models, programs, and/or traces

- fault localization

- causal reasoning in security engineering

- causality in accident analysis, safety cases and certification

- fault ascription and blaming

- accountability, explainability of algorithms and systems

- applications, implementations, tools and case studies of the above





Submissions should be prepared in EPTCS style (https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/APZvCZY1WDco9z4ETjGcmv?domain=style.eptcs.org) with
a length of up to 15 pages. All contributions must be submitted via the
EasyChair submission web site for CREST 2020:
https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/MUC6C1WL9zSEN8z1Tp1Tu6?domain=easychair.org. All contributed papers
will be reviewed by at least 3 PC members. Revised versions of selected
papers will be published as formal post-workshop proceedings in the
Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science. At least one of the
authors of an accepted paper needs to register for the workshop and present
the paper in order for it to be included in the post-workshop proceedings.



Important Dates


Paper submission: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Notifications: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Workshop: April 25, 2020

Papers for post-workshop EPTCS proceedings due: Monday, June 1, 2020



Program Committee


Armen Aghasaryan, Nokia Bell Labs

Ebru Aydin Gol, Middle East Technical University

Georgiana Caltais, University of Konstanz

Hana Chockler, King's College London

Bernd Finkbeiner, Saarbrücken University

Ashish Gehani, SRI International

Gregor Goessler, INRIA

Jean Krivine, CNRS

David Landsberg, University College London (co-chair)

Alexander Pretschner, Technical University of Munich (co-chair)




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