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8 July 2014, CICM-2014 workshop "The Notion of Proof", Coimbra, Portugal

Date: 8 July 2014
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Deadline: 31 May 2014

The traditional notion of mathematical proof faces in the 21st century what we will call "the computer challenge". Three different aspects are worth separating. 'Proof search' has its known limitations due to undecidability and complexity results. However, special areas, such as semigroup theory, already enjoy considerable support from computer-generated proofs. 'Proof check' is recently the 'hottest' area, in no small part due to the attempt to formally verify the proof of the Kepler conjecture by its author Hales. 'Proof representation' seems currently be the stumbling block for convincing the mathematical community to accept computer-aided theorem proving as a viable complement to everyday mathematical research.

For our workshop we solicit contributions for discussions about the current state-of-the-art of automated theorem proving (ATP), approaching the topic from the mathematical (or even philosophical) side, as well as from computer science.

For more information, see the workshop homepage at http://cicm-conference.org/2014/cicm.php?event=nop.

In addition to standard scientific/philosophical papers, descriptions and demonstrations of computer systems that bear on these issues are also welcome. Submission deadline is May 31.

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