The 25th Automated Reasoning Workshop (ARW 2018) will take place at the University of Cambridge on 12-13 April 2018.
The workshop provides an informal forum for the automated reasoning community to discuss recent work, new ideas and applications, and current trends. It aims to bring together researchers from all areas of automated reasoning in order to foster links among researchers from various disciplines; among theoreticians, implementers and users alike.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Theorem proving in classical and non-classical logics;
- Interactive theorem proving, logical frameworks, proof assistants, proof planning
- Reasoning methods:
- Saturation-based, instantiation-based, tableau, SAT
- Equational reasoning, unification
- Constraint satisfaction
- Decision procedures, SMT
- Combining reasoning systems
- Non-monotonic reasoning, commonsense reasoning
- Abduction, induction
- Model checking, model generation, explanation
- Formal methods to specifying, deriving, transforming and verifying computer systems, requirements and software
- Logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning:
- Ontology engineering and reasoning
- Domain specific reasoning (spatial, temporal, epistemic,agents, etc)
- Logic and functional programming, deductive databases
- Implementation issues and empirical results, demos
- Machine learning and automated reasoning systems
- Practical experience and applications of automated reasoning
The workshop will be highly interactive, giving all attendees an opportunity to participate. There will be sessions for displaying posters and open discussion sessions organised around specific topics such as “Automated Reasoning and Artificial Intelligence”.
We invite the submission of camera-ready, two-page extended abstracts about recent work, work in progress, or a system description. The abstract can describe work that has already been published elsewhere. The main objective of the abstracts is to spread information about recent work in our community, and we expect to accept most on-topic submissions, but we may ask for revisions.
The call for papers is available in plain text format.
To prepare your submission, please use the ARW LaTeX style file provided from the workshop website. Each submission should include the names and complete addresses (including email) of all authors. For the final versions we require all sources (TeX file and any input files). Please send your submissions via EasyChair here.
Each workshop participant will be asked to give a short talk (around 10 minutes depending on time constraints) to introduce their research. Each participant will also be allocated space in a poster session (please make your posters A1 size), where they can further present and discuss their work. Please prepare posters for the event.
Ekaterina Komendantskaya (Heriot-Watt University) - Machine learning for mining, understanding and automating computer proofs
April 12th 10:00
As software for mechanised proofs flourishes, we are about to enter the age of "Big Proof" (i.e. a Big Data stage of mechanised proof development). Large corpora of computer proofs, written in a range of programming languages, is already available on the Web. The question is: How much of Big Data technology is applicable in "Big Proof" domain?
In this talk, I will give a comparative overview of several machine learning methods used to mine, analyse and understand the existing corpora of mechanised proofs, and to automate new proofs. I will use the Machine Learning for Proof General (ML4PG) tool for Demos.
Lawrence Paulson (University of Cambridge) - A Career in Research: Mike Gordon and Hardware Verification
April 13th 14:00
The story of Mike Gordon's scientific career is instructive. Mike conceived the radical idea of hardware verification in the late 70s, a surprising choice given the number of other new fields he could have joined. Mike talked to researchers in the systems side of his Department (at Edinburgh). With impressive method, he learned about hardware and designed a small microcoded computer. Then he investigated the problem of how to verify this computer.
First he wanted to model behaviours using recursive domain equations. Then he opted for a CCS-like process calculus and implemented it on top of LCF. Finally he opted for higher-order logic, again a radical choice compared with the favoured alternatives of first-order logic and dependent type theory. Ultimately he realised his ambitions on a grand scale, with the verification of the ARM6 processor and landmark work on verifying assembly language code and proof-producing compilation. His foresight and boldness allowed him to transform the practices of verification and hardware design.
Discussion Panel: Natural language processing and information retrieval for automated reasoning
April 13th 12:00 - 13:00
Ekaterina Komendantskaya, Lawrence Paulson and Yiannos Stathopoulos
The focus of the discussion will be on large-scale mathematical knowledge available in formalised libraries; In particular, on how these libraries can support sophisticated searches using natural language processing and information retrieval technologies. Amongst others, an important aim of developing sophisticated search tools is to provide automated support for construction of formal proofs, for example, by mining libraries for proof patterns and clustering lemmas based on the similarity of the proofs they are used in.
This is a preliminary schedule subject to change.
|April Thursday 12th|
|10:00||Invited Talk (Ekaterina Komendantskaya)|
|13:00||Group Photo and Lunch|
|15:30||Poster Session and Coffee|
|16:30||Screening of a documentary about Bletchley Park. Finishing at 17:30.|
|19:00||Dinner (Clare College Old Court). Dinner is served at 19:00 so please arrive before 18:50.|
|April Friday 13th|
|10:00||Coffee and Poster Session|
|11:30||Coffee and Poster Session|
|14:00||Invited Talk (Larry Paulson)|
|15:00||Coffee and Business meeting|
There is a small number of grants available for PhD students. Applications must include:
- an abstract of at most 2 pages following the formatting details on the submissions page.
- a recommendation letter from their supervisor
- a covering letter from the student
Recipients of grants are expected to present their work in the poster sessions. The abstracts will be published in the workshop notes.
The ARW committee will review the applications. Preference will be given to those who would not otherwise have resources to attend the workshop, and whose attendance would benefit both the applicant and the workshop.
Applicants who receive grants will be allowed to register at a reduced student registration rate.
All applications should be sent to email@example.com using ARW2018 Student Grant as the subject of the email. The deadline for applying for these grants is 1 March 2018.
- Alexander Bolotov (University of Westminster) - Chair
- Jacques Fleuriot (University of Edinburgh) - Secretary/Treasurer
- Simon Colton (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
- Louise Dennis (University of Liverpool)
- Ullrich Hustadt (University of Liverpool)
- Mateja Jamnik (University of Cambridge)
- Florian Kammueller (Middlesex University)
- Ekaterina Komendantskaya (Heriot-Watt University)
- Alice Miller (University of Glasgow)
- Oliver Ray (University of Bristol)
- Renate Schmidt (University of Manchester)
The workshop will take place in the Computer Laboratory (CL) at the Department of Computer Science and Technology (CST) on the West Cambridge site. Directions are available here.View on Google Maps.
The dinner at Clare College will take place at 19:00 on the 12th of April. Please try to arrive before 18:50. The dining hall is in Old Court which is near Kings College Chapel.View on Google Maps.
There are rooms around Cambridge and within colleges which you can book at the links below. We recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible due to limited availability.
- Accommodation at Murray Edwards College
- University of Cambridge Accommodation Service
- Visit Cambridge
Getting to Cambridge
Information on how to get to Cambridge is available at the Visit Cambridge site here.