6th Workshop on practical aspects of automated reasoning

Workshop description

PAAR provides a forum for developers of automated reasoning tools to discuss and compare different implementation techniques, and for users to discuss and communicate their applications and requirements. The workshop will bring together different groups to concentrate on practical aspects of the implementation and application of automated reasoning tools. It will allow researchers to present their work in progress, and to discuss new implementation techniques and applications.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • automated reasoning in propositional, first-order, higher-order, and non-classical logics;

  • implementation of provers (SAT, SMT, resolution, tableau, instantiation- based, rewriting, logical frameworks, etc.);

  • automated reasoning tools for all kinds of practical problems and applications;

  • pragmatics of automated reasoning within proof assistants;

  • practical experiences, usability aspects, feasibility studies;

  • evaluation of implementation techniques and automated reasoning tools;

  • performance aspects, benchmarking approaches; 

  • non-standard approaches to automated reasoning, non-standard forms of automated reasoning, new applications;

  • implementation techniques, optimisation techniques, strategies and heuristics, fairness;

  • tools or methods that support prover development;

  • system descriptions and demos.

We are particularly interested in contributions that help the community to understand how to build useful reasoning systems in practice, and how to apply existing systems to real problems.  


Researchers interested in participating are invited to submit either an extended abstract (up to 8 pages) or a regular paper (up to 15 pages) via EasyChair. Submissions will be refereed by the program committee, which will select a balanced program of high-quality contributions. Short submissions that could stimulate fruitful discussion at the workshop are particularly welcome.

PAAR proceedings will be published electronically in the EasyChair Proceedings in Computing (EPiC) series or in the CEUR workshop proceedings.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: April 8, 2018
Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2018
Author notification: May 13, 2018
Camera-ready paper versions due: May 27, 2018
Workshop: July 19, 2018

Programme Committee

  • Boris Konev (co-chair), The University of Liverpool, UK
  • Philipp Ruemmer (co-chair), Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Josef Urban (co-chair), Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics
  • TBA