[PlanetKR] SAT 2013 Revised Call for Papers

Matti Järvisalo matti.jarvisalo at cs.helsinki.fi
Fri Jan 11 08:14:15 EST 2013

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                    2nd Revised CALL FOR PAPERS

                Sixteenth International Conference on
                         --- SAT 2013 ---

                Helsinki, Finland, July 8-12, 2013

          Abstract submission deadline: February  1, 2013
             Paper submission deadline: February  8, 2013

** SAT 2013 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS via EasyChair.
** INVITED SPEAKERS to include Edmund M. Clarke (CMU, USA).
** WORKSHOPS to include SMT, PoS, QBF, LaSh.


The International Conference on Theory and Applications of
Satisfiability Testing (SAT) is the primary annual meeting for
researchers studying the theory and applications of the propositional
satisfiability problem, broadly construed.  Besides plain propositional
satisfiability, it includes Boolean optimization (including MaxSAT and
Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints), Quantified Boolean Formulas (QBF),
Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), and Constraint Programming (CP)
for problems with clear connections to Boolean-level reasoning.

Many hard combinatorial problems can be encoded as SAT instances, in 
broad sense mentioned above, including problems in formal verification
(hardware and software), artificial intelligence, and operations 
More recently, biology, cryptology, data mining, machine learning, and
mathematics have been added to the growing list.

The SAT conference aims to further advance the field by soliciting 
theoretical and practical contributions in these areas with a clear
connection to satisfiability.

SAT 2013 takes place in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Helsinki is a
vibrant Scandinavian and international city with a lot to offer to 
SAT 2013 takes place during the main summer season, allowing one to
experience the white nights during which the sun almost never sets.


(Follow http://sat2013.cs.helsinki.fi/ for updates.)

February  1, 2013: Abstract Submission
February  8, 2013: Paper Submission
March    18, 2013 (approx.): Response from Authors begins, lasts 72 
April     3, 2013: Acceptance Notifications
April    22, 2013: Final Camera-Ready Versions

July   8-12, 2013: Main conference and workshops


SAT 2013 welcomes scientific contributions addressing different aspects 
the satisfiability problem. interpreted in a broad sense.  Domains 
MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints, Quantified Boolean Formulae 
Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), Constraint Satisfaction Problems 

Topics include (but are not restricted to)

   Theoretical advances (including exact algorithms, proof complexity, 
     other complexity issues);

   Practical search algorithms;

   Knowledge compilation;

   Implementation-level details of SAT solving tools and SAT-based 

   Problem encodings and reformulations;

   Applications (including both novel applications domains and
     improvements to existing approaches);

   Case studies and reports on insightful findings based on rigorous


Papers claiming to resolve a major long-standing open theoretical
question in mathematics or computer science (such as those for which a
Millennium Prize is offered, see http://www.claymath.org/millennium)
are outside the scope of the conference because there is insufficient
time in the schedule to referee such papers; instead, such papers
should be submitted to an appropriate technical journal.


Submissions to SAT 2013 are solicited in three paper categories, 
original contributions:

   REGULAR PAPERS (9 to 15 pages, excluding references)
     Regular papers should contain original research, with sufficient 
     to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution.
     For papers reporting experimental results, authors are strongly 
     to make their data and implementations available with their 
     Submissions reporting on case studies are also encouraged, and 
     describe details, weaknesses, and strengths in sufficient depth.

   SHORT PAPERS (up to 8 pages, excluding references)
     The same evaluation criteria apply to short papers as to regular 
     They will be reviewed to the same standards of quality as regular 
     but will naturally contain less quantity of new material.
     Short papers will have the same status as regular papers and be 
     for the same awards (to be announced later).

   TOOL PAPERS (up to 6 pages, excluding references)
     A tool paper should describe the implemented tool and its novel 
     Here "tools" are interpreted in a broad sense, including 
descriptions of
     implemented solvers, preprocessors, etc., as well as systems that 
     SAT solvers or their extensions to solve interesting problem 
domains, etc.
     A demonstration is expected to accompany a tool presentation, and 
     software for the tool should be made publicly available.
     Papers describing tools that have already been presented previously 
     expected to contain significant and clear enhancements to the tool.
     Evaluation criteria include (but are not limited to) accurate
     documentation, usability, and potential for furthering the state of
     the art, with availability of source code being a significant 

For all paper categories, the page limits stated above do not include
references, but do include all other material intended to appear in the
conference proceedings.  Submissions should use the Springer LNCS style
(without space-squeezing modifications), and be written in English.

Submissions should not be under review elsewhere nor be submitted 
while under review for SAT 2013, and should not consist of previously
published material.

Submissions not consistent with the above guidelines may be returned
without review.

Besides the paper itself, authors may submit a supplement consisting
of one file in the format of a gzipped tarball (.tar.gz or .tgz) or
a gzipped file (.gz) or a zip archive (.zip).  Authors are encouraged
to submit such a supplement when it will help reviewers to evaluate
the paper, and such a supplement will be treated with the same degree
of confidentiality as the paper itself.  For example, the supplement 
contain detailed proofs, examples, software, detailed experimental 
or other material related to the submission.  Individual reviewers
may or may not consult the supplementary material; the paper should
be self-contained.

Links to information on the Springer LNCS style is available through
the SAT website at http://sat2013.cs.helsinki.fi/cfp.html .

All papers submissions are done exclusively via EasyChair at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sat2013 .


All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the 
which will be published within the Springer LNCS series.

Matti Jarvisalo        University of Helsinki, Finland
Allen Van Gelder       University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

Gilles Audemard
Fahiem Bacchus
Armin Biere
Maria Luisa Bonet
Lucas Bordeaux
Uwe Bubeck
Samuel Buss
Nadia Creignou
Leonardo de Moura
John Franco
Enrico Giunchiglia
Ziyad Hanna
Marijn Heule
Holger H. Hoos
Jinbo Huang
Tommi Junttila
Matti Jarvisalo
Arist Kojevnikov
Daniel Kroening
Oliver Kullmann
Daniel Le Berre
Florian Lonsing
Ines Lynce
Joao Marques-Silva
Alexander Nadel
Jakob Nordstrom
Albert Oliveras
Ramamohan Paturi
Jussi Rintanen
Olivier Roussel
Ashish Sabharwal
Lakhdar Sais
Roberto Sebastiani
Bart Selman
Peter Stuckey
Stefan Szeider
Naoyuki Tamura
Allen Van Gelder
Toby Walsh

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