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ThEdu'13  call for papers
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Feb 27, 2013 10:24 AM


 Call for Papers  THedu'13 TP components for educational software (http://www.uc.pt/en/congressos/thedu)
Colocated with CICM 2013 Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics 8.12. July 2013 Bath, UK http://www.cicmconference.org/2013/cicm.php 
THedu'13 Scope 
THedu is a forum to gather the research communities for computer Theorem Proving (TP), Automated Theorem Proving (ATP), Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP) as well as for Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) and Dynamic Geometry Systems (DGS). The goal of this union is to combine and focus systems of these areas and to enhance existing educational software as well as studying the design of the next generation of mechanised mathematics assistants.
Important Dates: 
* Extended Abstracts: 06 May 2013 * Author Notification: 03 Jun 2013 * Final Version: 15 Jun 2013 * Workshop Day: (still to be defined, 812 July) * Postproceedings(EPTCS): 15 October 2013
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=thedu13)
Elements for nextgeneration assistants include:
* Declarative Languages for Problem Solution: education in applied sciences and in engineering is mainly concerned with problems, which are understood as operations on elementary objects to be transformed to an object representing a problem solution. Preconditions and postconditions of these operations can be used to describe the possible steps in the problem space; thus, ATPsystems can be used to check if an operation sequence given by the user does actually present a problem solution. Such "Problem Solution Languages" encompass declarative proof languages like Isabelle/Isar or Coq's Mathematical Proof Language, but also more specialized forms such as, for example, geometric problem solution languages that express a proof argument in Euclidean Geometry or languages for graph theory.
* Consistent Mathematical Content Representation: libraries of existing ITPSystems, in particular those following the LCFprover paradigm, usually provide logically coherent and human readable knowledge. In the leading provers, mathematical knowledge is covered to an extent beyond most courses in applied sciences. However, the potential of this mechanised knowledge for education is clearly not yet recognised adequately: renewed pedagogy calls for enquirybased learning from concrete to abstract  and the knowledge's logical coherence supports such learning: for instance, the formula 2.Pi depends on the definition of reals and of multiplication; close to these definitions are the laws like commutativity etc. Clearly, the complexity of the knowledge's traceable interrelations poses a challenge to usability design.
* UserGuidance in Stepwise Problem Solving: Such guidance is indispensable for independent learning, but costly to implement so far, because so many special cases need to be coded by hand. However, CTP technology makes automated generation of userguidance reachable: declarative languages as mentioned above, novel programming languages combining computation and deduction, methods for automated construction with ruler and compass from specifications, etc  all these methods 'know how to solve a problem'; so, using the methods' knowledge to generate userguidance mechanically is an appealing challenge for ATP and ITP, and probably for compiler construction!
In principle, mathematical software can be conceived as models of mathematics: The challenge addressed by this workshop is to provide appealing models for mathematics assistants which are interactive and which explain themselves such that interested students can independently learn by inquiry and experimentation.
Submission 
We welcome submission of extended abstracts (4 pages max) presenting original unpublished work which is not been submitted for publication elsewhere.
All accepted extended abstracts will be presented at the workshop, and the extended abstracts will be made available online. A publication postproceedings (papers, 16 pages max) under EPTCS is under consideration.
Extended abstracts and demo proposals should be submitted via THedu'13 easychair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=thedu13).
Extended abstracts should be no more than 4 pages in length and are to be submitted in PDF format. They must conform to the EPTCS style guidelines (http://http://style.eptcs.org/).
At least one author of each accepted extended abstract/demo is expected to attend THedu'13 and presents her or his extended abstract/demo.
Program Committee  RalphJohan Back, Abo Akademy University, Finland Francisco Botana, University of Vigo at Pontevedra, Spain Roman Ha?ek, University of South Bohemia Predrag Janicic, University of Belgrade, Serbia Julien Narboux, University of Strasbourg, France Filip Maric, University of Belgrade, Serbia Walther Neuper, Graz University of Technology, Austria Pavel Pech, University of South Bohemia Vanda Santos, CISUC, Portugal Wolfgang Schreiner, University of Linz, Austria Dusan Vallo, University of Nitra, Slovakia Makarius Wenzel, University ParisSud, France Burkhart Wolff, University ParisSud, France _________________________________________
 At\'e breve;Deica Logo;\`A bient\^ot;See you later;Vidimo se;
Professor Auxiliar Pedro Quaresma Departamento de Matem\'atica, Faculdade de Ci\^encias e Tecnologia Universidade de Coimbra P3001454 COIMBRA, PORTUGAL correioE: pedro@mat.uc.pt p\'agina: http://www.mat.uc.pt/~pedro/ telef: +351 239 791 137; fax: +351 239 832 568



