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THedu'12 1st call for papers
Posted: Feb 27, 2012 7:34 AM
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CALL FOR PAPERS
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THedu'12
TP components for educational software
11 July 2012
http://www.uc.pt/en/congressos/thedu

Workshop at CICM 2012
Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
9-14. July 2012
Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cicm2012/cicm.php
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THedu'12 Scope
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This workshop intends 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 workshop tries to combine and
focus systems of these areas to enhance existing educational software
as well as studying the design of the next generation of mechanised
mathematics assistants (MMA). Elements for next-generation MMA's
include:

* Declarative Languages for Problem Solution: education in applied
sciences and in engineering is mainly concerned with problems,
which involve 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, ATP-systems 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 Euklidian Geometry or languages for graph
theory.

* Consistent Mathematical Content Representation: Libraries of
existing ITP-Systems, in particular those following the LCF-prover
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 inquiry-based 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. However, the complexity of the
knowledge's traceable interrelations poses a challenge to
usability design.

* User-Guidance 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, TP technology makes automated generation of
user-guidance 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, use the methods' knowledge to generate user-guidance
mechanically, this 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 series is to
provide appealing models for MMAs which are interactive and which
explain themselves such that interested students can independently
learn by inquiry and experimentation.


Program Committee
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Ralph-Johan Back, Abo University, Turku, Finland
Francisco Botana, University of Vigo at Pontevedra, Spain
Florian Haftman, Munich University of Technology, Germany
Predrag Janicic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Cezary Kaliszyk, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Julien Narboux, University of Strasbourg, France
Filip Maric, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Walther Neuper, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Pedro Quaresma, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Wolfgang Schreiner, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Laurent Théry, Sophia Antipolis, INRIA, France
Makarius Wenzel, University Paris-Sud, France
Burkhart Wolff, University Paris-Sud, France


Important Dates (by easychair)
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* Extended Abstracts/Demo proposals: 01 May 2012
* Author Notification: 01 Jun 2012
* Final Version: 15 Jun 2012
* Worshop Day: 11 Jul 2012


Submission
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We welcome submission of proposals to present a demo, as well as
submissions of extended abstracts (8 pages max) presenting original
unpublished work which is not been submitted for publication
elsewhere.

Selected extended abstracts will appear in CISUC Technical Report
series (ISSN 0874-338X, [1]). All accepted extended abstracts and
system demos will be presented at the workshop, and the extended
abstracts will be made available online. A publication
post-proceedings (papers, 15 pages max) under EPTCS is under
consideration.

Extended abstracts and demo proposals should be submitted via THedu'12
easychair [2].

Extended abstracts should be no more than 8 pages in length and are to
be submitted in PDF format. They must conform to the EPTCS style
guidelines [3].

At least one author of each accepted extended abstract/demo is
expected to attend THedu'12 and presents her or his extended
abstract/demo.

[1] http://www.uc.pt/en/fctuc/ID/cisuc/RecentPublications/Techreports/
[2] http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=thedu12
[3] http://http://style.eptcs.org/



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