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Section: Highlights of the Year

Highlights of the Year

Jasmin Blanchette was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for his Matryoshka project aiming at fast interactive verification through strong automation for higher-order constructs.

As part of a European network, Pascal Fontaine and Thomas Sturm participate in a new H2020 Coordination and Support Action. (H2020-FETOPEN-2015-CSA-712689, In accordance with the distributed character of Veridis, we are operating nodes at LORIA as well as MPI. Further nodes are located in Austria (University of Linz), Germany (RWTH Aachen; University of Kassel), Italy (Fondazione Bruno Kessler; University of Genova), and the UK (Universties of Bath, Coventry, and Oxford; Maplesoft Europe Ltd.). The CSA aims at improving the integration of communities, methods, and software from SMT solving and symbolic computation [20].

Jasmin Blanchette and Stephan Merz were PC chairs and organizers of the 7th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving in Nancy (August 22–27), the main conference of developers and users of proof assistants.


Mathias Fleury, together with his two supervisors, received the Best Paper Award at IJCAR 2016 for their work on a formalized SAT solver.

Together with Andrew J. Reynolds at the University of Iowa, Jasmin Blanchette was invited to submit a short version of his CADE 2015 paper on a decision procedure for (co)datatypes to the Sister Conference Best Paper Track of IJCAI 2016.

Best Papers Awards:
J. C. Blanchette, M. Fleury, C. Weidenbach.
A Verified SAT Solver Framework with Learn, Forget, Restart, and Incrementality, in: 8th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2016), Coimbra, Portugal, Automated Reasoning - 8th International Joint Conference, IJCAR 2016, Coimbra, Portugal, June 27 - July 2, 2016, Proceedings, June 2016. [ DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-40229-1_4 ]

A. Reynolds, J. C. Blanchette.
A Decision Procedure for (Co)datatypes in SMT Solvers, in: IJCAI 2016, New York City, United States, Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2016, New York, NY, USA, 9-15 July 2016, July 2016.