FroCoS 2011

FroCoS 2011: 8th International Symposium
Frontiers of Combining Systems

Saarbrücken, Germany, October 5 - 7, 2011

First Call for Papers


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 mechanisms for special tasks.

To be usable in practice, these specialized systems must be combined with each other, and must be integrated into general purpose systems. This has lead in many research areas to the development of general techniques and methods for the combination and integration of special, formally defined systems, as well as for the analysis and modularization of complex systems.

The International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS) traditionally focuses on this type of research questions and activities and aims at promoting progress in the field. Like its predecessors, FroCoS'11 seeks to offer a common forum for research activities in the general area of combination, modularization and integration of systems, with emphasis on logic-based ones, and of their practical use.


Typical topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • combinations of logics such as combined predicate, temporal, modal, or epistemic logics;
  • combinations and modularity in ontologies;
  • combination of decision procedures, of satisfiability procedures, and of constraint solving techniques;
  • combinations and modularity in term rewriting;
  • integration of equational and other theories into deductive systems;
  • combination of deduction systems and computer algebra;
  • integration of data structures into constraint logic programming and deduction;
  • 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.

    [To be announced]


    The program committee seeks high-quality submissions describing original work, written and to be presented in English, not substantially 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. All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by three or more members of the program committee. For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the symposium to present the work. Papers must be edited in LaTeX using the llncs style and must be submitted electronically as PDF files via the EasyChair system:
    The page limit is 16 pages. Prospective authors are required to register a title and an abstract a week before the paper submission deadline (see below). Further information about paper submissions is available at the FroCoS'11 web page.


    It is planned that the proceedings of FroCoS'11 will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNAI/LNCS series.


    Abstract submission deadline: April 22, 2011 May 2, 2011
    Paper submission deadline: April 29, 2011 May 9, 2011
    Notification of acceptance decisions: June 16, 2011
    Camera-ready version of papers due: July 18, 2011


    Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans, MPI Informatik, Saarbruecken


    Cesare Tinelli, The University of Iowa


  • Franz Baader, T.U. Dresden, Germany
  • Clark Barrett, New York University, USA
  • Peter Baumgartner, NICTA, Canberra, Australia
  • Torben Braüner, Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Thom Fruehwirth, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Silvio Ghilardi, University of Milano, Italy
  • Jürgen Giesl, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Valentin Goranko, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Bernhard Gramlich, T.U. Wien, Austria
  • Sava Krstic, Intel Corporation, USA
  • Carsten Lutz, University Bremen, Germany
  • Till Mossakowski, DFKI GmbH Bremen, Germany
  • Silvio Ranise, FBK-Irst, Italy
  • Christophe Ringeissen, LORIA, Nancy, France
  • Philipp Ruemmer, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Renate A. Schmidt, The University of Manchester, UK
  • Roberto Sebastiani, University of Trento, Italy
  • Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans, MPI Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Volker Sorge, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Cesare Tinelli, The University of Iowa, USA (PC chair)
  • Wolfgang Windsteiger, RISC, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Frank Wolter, University of Liverpool, UK

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