2020 VCLA International Student Awards

  • By Claudia Vitt (edt.)
  • 2020-02-13
  • VCLA
  • Students

Our VCLA calls for nominations of outstanding Master’s and Bachelor’s theses in the field of logic and computer science until March 25.

Our Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms calls for the nomination of authors of outstanding Bachelor´s and Master´s theses in the field of logic and computer science. The degrees needed to be conferred between November 15th, 2018 and December 31st, 2019 (inclusive). The awardees will receive cash prizes from the award fund of 2000EUR and an invitation to present their thesis in Vienna.

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

Main Areas of Interest

  • Computational Logic, covering theoretical and mathematical foundations such as proof theory, model theory, computability theory, 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).
  • Algorithms and Computational Complexity, including design and analysis of discrete algorithms, complexity analysis, algorithmic lower bounds, parameterized and exact algorithms, decomposition methods, approximation algorithms, randomized algorithms, algorithm engineering, as well as algorithmic game theory, computational social choice, parallel algorithms, graph drawing algorithms, and distributed algorithms.
  • 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.
  • Formal Methods for Security and Privacy, covering design and analysis techniques for security and privacy critical systems, such as cryptographic protocols, software, hardware and so on. The category of formal methods is to be meant in a broad sense, including related questions in logic, model checking, static analysis, dynamic monitoring, theorem proving, and artificial intelligence.

Submission

Submission deadline: April 9, 2020 (anywhere on Earth)

Contact and info: https://logic-cs.at/vcla-awards-2020