TU Wien Informatics

2021 VCLA International Student Awards

  • By Claudia Vitt (edt.)
  • 2021-03-23
  • Students

Our VCLA calls for nominations of outstanding Master’s and Bachelor’s theses in the field of logic and computer science until April 30th.

2021 VCLA International Student Awards

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 need to be conferred between November 15th, 2019 and December 31st, 2020 (inclusive). The awardees will receive cash prizes from the award fund of 2000 EUR and an invitation to present their thesis in Vienna, if the situation allows.

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.

Submission

Submission deadline: April 30th, 2021 (anywhere on Earth)

Contact and Info: https://logic-cs.at/vcla-international-student-awards-2021