Informatics, TU Vienna

VCLA International Student Awards 2018 in memory of Helmut Veith

Deadline extended: Apply now till March 25, 2018.

The Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms of Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien calls for nominations for VCLA International Student Awards, awarded to authors of Outstanding Master Thesis and Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award (Bachelor). Beside the cash prize, the winners will be invited to present their work at an award ceremony during the Federated Logic Conference FLoC 2018 in Oxford.

Extended Deadline: March 25, 2018

The main area of interest are:

  • Computational Logic, covering theoretical and mathematical foundations such as proof theory, model theory, computability theory, algorithmic lower and upper bounds, Boolean satisfiability (SAT), QBF, constraint satisfaction, satisfiability modulo theories, automated deduction (resolution, refutation, theorem proving), non-classical logics (substructural logics, multi-valued logics, deontic logics, modal and temporal logics), computational complexity and algorithms (complexity analysis, parameterized and exact algorithms, decomposition methods).
  • Databases and Artificial Intelligence, concerned with logical methods for modeling, storing, and drawing inferences from data and knowledge. This includes subjects like query languages based on logical concepts (Datalog, variants of SQL, XML, and SPARQL), novel database-theoretical methods (schema mappings, information extraction and integration), logic programming, knowledge representation and reasoning (ontologies, answer-set programming, belief change, inconsistency handling, argumentation, planning).
  • Verification, concerned with logical methods and automated tools for reasoning about the behavior and correctness of complex state-based systems such as software and hardware designs as well as hybrid systems. This ranges from model checking, program analysis and abstraction to new interdisciplinary areas such as fault localization, program repair, program synthesis, and the analysis of biological systems.

The award is dedicated to the memory of Helmut Veith, VCLA co-founder, and a brilliant computer scientist who tragically passed away in March 2016, and aims to carry on his commitment to promoting young talent and promising researchers in these areas.

VCLA Award Chairs 2018

  • Robert Ganian (committee co-chair)

  • Magdalena Ortiz (general chair)

  • Revantha Ramanayake (committee co-chair)

VCLA Award Committee

  • Federico Aschieri

  • Paolo Baldi

  • Ezio Bartocci

  • Johannes Fichte

  • Ekaterina Fokina

  • Robert Ganian (committee co-chair)

  • Yazmin A. Ibanez-Garcia

  • Roman Kuznets

  • Bjoern Lellmann

  • Nysret Musliu

  • Michael Morak

  • Martin Nöllenburg

  • Sebastian Ordyniak

  • Magdalena Ortiz (general chair)

  • Revantha Ramanayake (committee co-chair)

  • Martin Suda

  • Friedrich Slivovsky