Call: VCLA International Student Awards 2018

VCLA International Student Awards are 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. Deadline: March 15, 2018. The Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms of TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), calls for the nomination of authors of outstanding theses and scientific works in the field of Logic and Computer Science, in the following two categories:

  • Outstanding Master Thesis Award
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award (Bachelor thesis or equivalent, 1st cycle of the Bologna process)

The main area of interest are:

  • Computational Logic, covering theoretical and mathematical foundations such as proof theory, model 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 (complexity analysis, parameterized complexity, 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, and 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.

Awards

The committee will select a winner for each category. The decisions of the committee are final.
The Outstanding Master Thesis Award is accompanied by a prize of € 1200, and the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award by a prize of € 800.
Additionally, the winners will be invited to present their work at an award ceremony during the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) 2018 in Oxford.

First edition of the VCLA International Student Awards 2015

The Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms of TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) announced the first edition of the VCLA International Student Awards in the course of the largest event in the history of logic taking place in Vienna, in the Summer of 2014. The Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL) consisted of twelve large conferences and numerous workshops, attracting over 2000 researchers from all over the world.

The highly successful first edition of the VCLA International Student Awards was concluded on Friday, May 15, 2015 with the celebration of four winners in two award categories. Details and photo gallery here.

Second edition of the VCLA International Student Awards 2016

The highly successful second edition of the VCLA International Student Awards was concluded on April 16, 2016 with the celebration of two winners. Details and photo gallery here.

Third edition of the VCLA International Student Awards 2018

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 talent and promising researchers in these areas. Another piece of Veith´s legacy, beside Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms, is the Helmut Veith Stipend for Female Master´s Students at TU Wien, Austria. Its mission is to honour the legacy of Helmut Veith in serving the field of Computer science at TU Wien and the society at large by identifying, and supporting the female talents who possess the curiosity in the research fields of the late scholar.

Call for Nominations 2018

Call for nominations for the third edition of VCLA International Student Awards 2018 with a deadline March 15, 2018 here

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