Call for Submissions: VCLA International Student Awards 2019

The Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms (VCLA) at TU Wien seeks nominations for the VCLA  International Student Awards 2019. The annually awarded VCLA International Student Awards for Outstanding Master and Undergraduate Research (Bachelor) Theses (or equivalent) recognize authors of scientific works across the wide spectrum of Logic and Computer Science. Final deadline for submission of nominations is March 15, 2019.

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, 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.

IN MEMORY OF HELMUT VEITH

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.

AWARD

  • Outstanding Master Thesis Award:  1200 EUR
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research (Bachelor) Award:  800 EUR
  • The winners will be invited to present their work at an award ceremony in Vienna, Austria.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The degree must have been awarded between November 15th, 2017, and December 31st, 2018, (inclusive).
  • Students who obtained their degree at TU Wien are excluded from the nomination.

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARDS

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Tomáš Lamser, Jeremy Liang An Kong, Anna Prianichnikova, Dana Scott at FLOC 2018, Oxford.

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