[Om-announce] FroCoS 2023 Call for Papers

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Mon Feb 6 18:54:03 CET 2023


The 14th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems FroCoS 2023 will be held at the Czech Technical University in Prague in September, 2023.

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 2023 will be co-located with the 30th International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (TABLEAUX 2023).

Conference website
Submission link

Important Dates

Submission of title and abstract: May 11, 2023
Paper submission deadline:        May 15, 2023
Notification of acceptance:      July  3, 2023
Final version:                  July  21, 2023 
Conference date:         September 20-22, 2023 

Workshops and Tutorials
If you would like to organise a workshop or run a tutorial, please let us know before July 14th, 2023.

--------------- Submission Guidelines ---------------

The program committee seeks high-quality submissions describing original work, written in English, not overlapping with published or simultaneously submitted work to a journal or conference, workshop, symposium, etc. with archival proceedings. Selection criteria include originality of ideas, rigour of evaluation, significance of results, and quality of presentation. The page limit in Springer LNCS style is 15 pages in total excluding references.

Papers must be edited in LaTeX using the LLNCS style and must be submitted electronically as PDF files via EasyChair at

For each accepted paper, at least one of the authors is required to register to the symposium and present the work.

Formatting instructions and the LLNCS style files can be obtained at


The FroCoS 2023 conference proceedings will be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI/LNCS) as Gold Open Access under a CC-BY-4.0-license, for a cost of max. 200 Euros per paper, with at least 5 full sponsorships available for authors lacking funds. Details on how to apply for sponsorship will be announced soon. 

List of Topics
Topics of interest for FroCoS 2023 include (but are not restricted to):

Combinations of 
logics such as higher-order, first-order, temporal, modal, description or other non-classical logics
logics with probability and/or fuzzy measures
reasoning procedures, SAT solvers, constraint solving techniques, logical frameworks, deduction methods, and constraint propagation
logics for distributed and multi-agent systems
term rewriting systems 
logical reasoning with machine learning 
logics, reasoning, and natural language processing/semantics
programs and specifications and their logical aspects, incl. modularisation 

Integration of 
equational and other theories into deductive systems, incl. SMT 
data structures into constraint logic programming and deduction

of/in logics 
in term rewriting

and the application of any of these, for example for knowledge representation, ontology engineering, and the verification or analysis of information systems.

Invited Speakers
To be announced 

Programme Committee (TBC)
Carlos Areces, FaMAF - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Franz Baader, TU Dresden
Peter Baumgartner, CSIRO
Clare Dixon, University of Manchester
Mathias Fleury, University of Freiburg
Didier Galmiche, LORIA - Université de Lorraine
Silvio Ghilardi, Università degli Studi di Milano
Jürgen Giesl, RWTH Aachen University
Andreas Herzig, IRIT at Université Paul Sabatier
Jean Christoph Jung, Universität Bremen
Roman Kontchakov Birkbeck, University of London
Naoki Nishida, Nagoya University
Giles Reger, Amazon Web Services and The University of Manchester
Andrew Reynolds, The University of Iowa
Christophe Ringeissen, LORIA - Université de Lorraine
Philipp Ruemmer, Uppsala University
Uli Sattler, The University of Manchester (Chair)
Renate A. Schmidt, The University of Manchester
Roberto Sebastiani, University of Trento
Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans, University Koblenz-Landau
K. Subramani, West Virginia University
Martin Suda, Czech Technical University in Prague (Chair)
Dmitriy Traytel, University of Copenhagen
Christoph Weidenbach, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Piotr Wojciechowski, West Virginia University

All questions about FroCoS2023 paper submissions should be emailed to the PC Chairs (FroCoS 2023 at easychair.org).

Best Paper Awards

The program committee will select the FroCoS 2023 Best Paper and the Best Paper by a Junior Researcher. 

Researchers will be considered junior if either they are students or their PhD award date is less than two years from the first day of the meeting, 20 September 2023. "Paper by a Junior Researcher" means that the paper's main author is junior, or the paper's main authors are all junior. For a paper to qualify, this information must be indicated in the pdf submission by adding an asterisk (*) at both the title and the main-author name(s). This information (main authorship by junior researcher(s)) is only for the reviewers, and should be removed from the camera-ready version in case of acceptance.

Covid Statement
FroCoS 2023 is planned as a mainly in-person conference, with the possibility of virtual participation for exceptional reasons (Covid, visa, …).

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