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## Section: Dissemination

### Promoting Scientific Activities

#### Organization of Scientific Events

##### Member of the Organizing Committees
• Jasmin Blanchette co-organized the (Co)programming in Isabelle/HOL tutorials at ICFP 2017 in Oxford, UK, and at CADE-26 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

• Jasmin Blanchette co-organized the Dagstuhl Seminar on Deduction beyond First-Order Logic held at Schloss Dagstuhl in Germany.

• Jasmin Blanchette co-organized the (Co)programming in Isabelle/HOL tutorials at ICFP 2017 in Oxford, UK, and at CADE-26 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

• Dominique Méry was a member of the organizing committees of the workshops F-IDE [43] and IMPEX'2017.

• The International Summer School on Verification Techniques, Systems, and Applications (VTSA) has been organized since 2008 in the Greater Region (Nancy, Saarbrücken, Luxembourg, Liège, and Koblenz), and Stephan Merz and Christoph Weidenbach are co-organizers of VTSA. In 2017, VTSA took place in July in Saarbrücken, Germany.

• The SC${}^{2}$ Summer School 2017 took place in Saarbrücken, Germany. It has been co-organized by Thomas Sturm. The school introduced graduate students and researchers from academia and industry into research and methodology in both Satisfiability Checking (SAT/SMT) and Symbolic Computation with one focus on their interconnections. It combined a thorough introduction into the theory of both fields with lectures on state-of-the-art software systems and their implementation. This was supplemented with presentations by lecturers from industry discussing the practical relevance of the topics of the school.

• Together with the CADE trustees, Christoph Weidenbach started the first CADE workshop on Automated Reasoning: Challenges, Applications, Directions, Exemplary Achievements (ARCADE 2017)

#### Program Committees

##### Chair of Conference Program Committees
• Stephan Merz co-chaired the program committee of the Fourth International Workshop on Formal Reasoning in Distributed Algorithms (FRiDA), organized in October 2017 as a satellite of DISC in Vienna, Austria.

##### Member of the Conference Program Committees
• Jasmin Blanchette served on the program committees of the Conference on Computer-Aided Verification (CAV 2017), the Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE-26), the International Conference on Tests and Proofs (TAP 2017), and the Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving (AITP 2017). He also served on the following workshop committees: Automated Reasoning: Challenges, Applications, Directions, Exemplary Achievements (ARCADE 2017), International Workshop on the Implementation of Logics (IWIL 2017), Proof Exchange for Theorem Proving (PxTP 2017), and Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT 2017).

• Pascal Fontaine served on the program committees of the International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS 2017), the Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE-26) and the International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (TABLEAUX 2017). He also served on the following workshop committees: Automated Reasoning: Challenges, Applications, Directions, Exemplary Achievements (ARCADE 2017), Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT 2017), Satisfiability Checking and Symbolic Computation (SC${}^{2}$ 2017), Proof Exchange for Theorem Proving (PxTP 2017)

• Stephan Merz served on the program committees of the international conferences Formal Techniques for Distributed Objects, Components, and Systems (FORTE 2017), Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2017), and Formal Engineering Methods (ICFEM 2017), the national conference Modélisation des Systèmes Réactifs (MSR 2017), and of the workshops FMICS-AVoCS and GRSRD.

• Thomas Sturm served on the program committees of the Second International Workshop on Satisfiability Checking and Symbolic Computation (SC${}^{2}$ 2017) and the 19th International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing (CASC 2017).

• Uwe Waldmann served on the program committee of the workshop International Workshop on the Implementation of Logics (IWIL 2017) colocated with LPAR.

• Christoph Weidenbach served on the program committees of the Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE-26) and the International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS 2017). He also served on the workshop committee Automated Reasoning: Challenges, Applications, Directions, Exemplary Achievements (ARCADE 2017).

#### Journals

• Jasmin Blanchette and Stephan Merz are the editors of a special issue of Journal of Automated Reasoning following the international conference Interactive Theorem Proving 2016.

• Dominique Méry is the review book editor of the journal Formal Aspects for Computing.

• Thomas Sturm is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Symbolic Computation (Elsevier) and Mathematics in Computer Science (Springer).

• Christoph Weidenbach is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Automated Reasoning (Springer).

#### Invited Talks

• Jasmin Blanchette was invited to give a joint keynote talk at the FroCoS 2017, ITP 2017, and TABLEAUX 2017 conferences held in Brasília, Brazil. He presented Isabelle/HOL's support for (co)datatypes and (co)recursion [18]. He also gave invited seminar talks at the Big Proof Workshop organized by the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge, UK, at the TeReSe (Term Rewriting Systems) meeting in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and at the Shonan Meeting on Automated Deduction at the Shonan Village Center in Japan.

• Stephan Merz gave an invited presentation on “Formal Methods for the Cloud” at the Cloud Resiliency Workshop 2017 in Shenzhen, China.

• Thomas Sturm was invited to give a keynote talk at the 3ème BIOSS Journées annuelles du groupe de travail in Montpellier, France.

• Uwe Waldmann gave an invited talk on “Saturation Theorem Proving – Basic Ideas, History, and Recent Developments” at the Seminar on Proof Assistants and Related Tools at DTU Lyngby, Denmark in October 2017.

• Christoph Weidenbach gave invited talks on “Design Principles of Automated Reasoning Systems” at VSTTE 2017 and “The Role of Horn Clauses in Automatic Reasoning” at HCVS 2017.

#### Leadership within the Scientific Community

• Jasmin Blanchette was elected as a regular member of the steering committee for the ITP (Interactive Theorem Proving) conference series, after serving for two years as an ex officio member. He is also a regular member of the CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction) Inc. Board of Trustees.

• Pascal Fontaine is an SMT-LIB manager, together with Clark Barrett (Stanford University) and Cesare Tinelli (University of Iowa). He is a member of the FroCoS steering committee. He was an elected CADE trustee since October 2014 until October 2017 and served as a member of the Association for Automated Reasoning (AAR) board until October 2017.

• Stephan Merz is a member of the IFIP Working Group 2.2 on Formal Description of Programming Concepts. He is a member of the steering committee of the workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVoCS).

• Thomas Sturm has been a member of the steering committee of the conference series International Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences (MACIS). His term ended in November 2017. In July 2017 he was elected as a member at large of the steering committee of the conference series International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC).

• Christoph Weidenbach is the president of CADE and a member of the steering committee of IJCAR.

#### Scientific Expertise

• Pascal Fontaine was a panel member for the CASC-26 competition of first-order theorem prover. He served as an expert for the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR).

• Stephan Merz served as an expert for the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and for the European Research Council (ERC).

• Christoph Weidenbach served as an expert for the Austrian Science Fund and the University of Stellenbosch.