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The 13th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems

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The 13th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems

Welcome to FroCoS 2021

FroCoS 2021 will take place at the Computer Science Department of the Birmingham University, United Kingdom on September 8-10, 2021.

The conference is the 13th in a series of meetings of the International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS).

FroCoS 2021 will be colocated with the 28th International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods TABLEAUX 2021.

Registration

TABLEAUX and FroCoS will be entirely free-of-charge to attend, but registration is mandatory to fully engage with the scientific program. We may choose to also stream talks publicly (with no need for registration), but this will be confirmed at a later date.

The registration form is here.

If you wish to attend physically, you should indicate it and submit your registration form by 13 August at the latest. Note that you are able to edit this response in case of change of circumstances. Depending on the level of interest, we may ask for more information or confirmation of physical attendance at a later point. More information about the conference format will be updated on this page.

Aims

FroCoS is the main international event for research on the development of techniques and methods for the combination and integration of formal systems, their modularization and analysis. The first FroCoS symposium was held in Munich, Germany, in 1996. Initially held every two years, since 2004 it has been organized annually with alternate years forming part of IJCAR.

FroCoS 2021 will be co-located with the 29th International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (TABLEAUX 2021).

The FroCoS 2021 conference proceedings will be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI/LNCS).

Scope

In various areas of computer science, such as logic, computation, program development and verification, artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, and automated reasoning, there is an obvious need for using specialized formalisms and inference systems for selected tasks. To be usable in practice, these specialized systems must be combined with each other and integrated into general purpose systems. This has led to the development of techniques and methods for the combination and integration of dedicated formal systems, as well as for their modularization and analysis.

The International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS) traditionally focuses on these types of research questions and activities. Like its predecessors, FroCoS 2021 seeks to offer a common forum for research in the general area of combination, modularization, and integration of systems, with emphasis on logic-based methods and their practical use.

List of topics

Topics of interest for FroCoS 2021 include (but are not restricted to):

Covid

TABLEAUX 2021 and FroCoS 2021 are intended to be hybrid conferences welcoming both physical and virtual participation. The organisers are closely monitoring the pandemic situation and may choose to make the conference virtual-only if it seems unreasonable to host any sort of physical event. A final decision will be taken before 14 June (12 weeks before the conference) to leave ample time for potential travel plans to be made.