University of Bologna

Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics

CICM 2011

Bertinoro, Forli (ITALY), 18-23 July 2011
University of Bologna

Call for Papers

Track A: Mathematical Knowledge Management (MKM)

Track B: Calculemus

Track C: Systems & Projects

In addition to the formal tracks above, CICM has historically had associated workshops.

Workshop proposals should be sent to the CICM PC Chair (, DEFINITELY by the end of February 2011.

Mathematical Knowledge Management is an innovative field at the intersection of mathematics, computer science, library science, and scientific publishing. Its development is driven, on the one hand, by new technological possibilities which computer science, the Internet, and intelligent knowledge processing offer, and, on the other hand, by the increasing demand by engineers and scientists for new techniques to help in producing, transmitting, consuming, and managing sophisticated mathematical knowledge.

Calculemus is a series of conferences dedicated to the integration of computer algebra systems (CAS) and systems for mechanised reasoning, the interactive theorem provers or proof assistants (PA) and the automated theorem provers (ATP). Currently, symbolic computation is divided into several (more or less) independent branches: traditional ones (e.g., computer algebra and mechanised reasoning) as well as newly emerging ones (on user interfaces, knowledge management, theory exploration, etc.) The main concern of the Calculemus community is to bring these developments together in order to facilitate the theory, design, and implementation of integrated systems for computer mathematics that will routinely be used by mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers in their every day business.

Common to MKM and Calculemus is a need for their solutions to be implemented and applied. Hence there will also be a "Systems and Projects" track. It aims to provide a broad overview of the developed systems, projects, ideas, and interests of the CICM community. The track welcomes two-page abstracts about fresh systems and projects related to mathematical knowledge management (MKM) and Calculemus topics, and about progress on existing systems and projects.

After successfully colocating as the Conference of Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM), MKM and Calculemus will formally join for CICM 2011. CICM seeks original high-quality submissions in their tracks and the "Systems and Projects" track. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

MKM track Calculemus track
  • Representations of mathematical knowledge
  • Authoring languages and tools
  • Repositories of formalized mathematics
  • Deduction systems
  • Mathematical digital libraries
  • Diagrammatic representations
  • Mathematical OCR
  • Mathematical search and retrieval
  • Math assistants, tutoring and assessment systems
  • MathML, OpenMath, and other mathematical content standards
  • Web presentation of mathematics
  • Data mining, discovery, theory exploration
  • Computer algebra systems
  • Collaboration tools for mathematics
  • Challenges and solutions for mathematical workflows
  • Theorem proving in computer algebra (CAS)
  • Computer algebra in theorem proving (PA and ATP)
  • Case studies and applications that both involve computer algebra and mechanised reasoning
  • Representation of mathematics in computer algebra
  • Adding computational capabilities to PA and ATP
  • Formal methods requiring mixed computing and proving
  • Combining methods of symbolic computation and formal deduction
  • Mathematical computation in PA and ATP
  • Theory, design and implementation of interdisciplinary systems for computer mathematics
  • Theory exploration techniques
  • Input languages, programming languages, types and constraint languages, and modeling languages for mechanised mathematics systems (PA, CAS, and ATP).
  • Infrastructure for mathematical services
Systems and Projects track
  • Systems addressing the MKM and Calculemus topics
  • Projects and long-term visions addressing the MKM and Calculemus topics
Papers on other topics closely related to the above research areas will also be welcomed for consideration.


CICM seeks both formal and work-in-progress submissions.

Formal submissions to tracks A or B must not exceed 15 pages and will be reviewed by blind peer review and evaluated with respect to relevance, clarity, quality, originality, and impact. Shorter papers, e.g., for system descriptions, are welcome. Authors will have an opportunity to respond to their papers' reviews before the programme committee makes a decision.

Submissions to the Systems & Projects track must not exceed two pages. The accepted abstracts will be presented at CICM in a fast presentation session, followed by an open demo/poster session. System papers must be accompanied by a system demonstration, and project papers must be accompanied by a poster presentation. The two pages of the abstract should be new material, accompanied by links to demos/downloads/project-pages and [existing] system descriptions. Availability of such accompanying material will be a strong prerequisite for acceptance.

Selected formal submissions from all tracks will be published as a volume in the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) by Springer-Verlag. In addition to these formal proceedings, authors are permitted and encouraged to publish the final versions of their papers on

Work-in-progress submissions are intended to provide a forum for the presentation of original work that is not (yet) in a suitable form for submission as a full or system description paper. This includes work in progress and emerging trends. Their size is not limited, but we recommend 5 - 10 pages.

The programme committee may offer authors of rejected formal submissions to publish their contributions as work-in-progress papers instead. Depending on the number of work-in-progress papers accepted, they will be presented at the conference either as short talks or as posters. The work-in-progress proceedings will be published as a technical report.

All papers should be prepared in LaTeX and formatted according to the requirements of the Springer's LNCS series (the corresponding style files can be downloaded from By submitting a paper the authors agree that if it is accepted at least one of the authors will attend the conference to present it.

Electronic submission is done through easychair (only submission of works in progress is still open)

Important Dates

Formal submissions Work-in-progress
  • Abstract submission: 03/March/2011
  • Submission deadline: 11/March/2011
  • Reviews sent to authors: 07/April/2011
  • Rebuttals due: 14/April/2011
  • Notification of acceptance: 21/April/2011
  • Camera ready copies due: 09/May/2011
  • Submission deadline: May 7, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2011
  • Camera ready copies due: June 7, 2011

Programme Committee

General chair: James Davenport (University of Bath)

MKM track Calculemus track
  • Florian Rabe (Jacobs University, Germany) Chair
  • Laurent Bernardin (Maplesoft)
  • Thierry Bouche (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble)
  • Simon Colton (Imperial College)
  • Patrick Ion (American Mathematical Society)
  • Johan Jeuring (University of Utrecht)
  • Fairouz Kamareddine (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Manfred Kerber (University of Birmingham)
  • Andrea Kohlhase (DFKI Bremen)
  • Paul Libbrecht (Curriki Inc and University of Education Karlsruhe)
  • Bruce Miller (National Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Adam Naumowicz (University of Bialystok)
  • Claudio Sacerdoti Coen (University of Bologna)
  • Petr Sojka (Masaryk University)
  • Volker Sorge (University of Birmingham)
  • Masakazu Suzuki (Kyushu University)
  • Enrico Tassi (INRIA)
  • Makarius Wenzel (University of Paris-South)
  • Freek Wiedijk (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • William Farmer (McMaster University, Canada) Chair
  • Thorsten Altenkirch (Nottingham University)
  • Serge Autexier (DFKI Bremen)
  • Christoph Benzmueller (Articulate Software)
  • Anna Bigatti (University of Genoa)
  • Herman Geuvers (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Deepak Kapur (University of New Mexico)
  • Cezary Kaliszyk (University of Tsukuba)
  • Assia Mahboubi (Ecole Polytechnique)
  • Francisco-Jesus Martin-Mateos(University of Seville)
  • Russell O'Connor (INRIA and McMaster University)
  • Grant Passmore (University of Cambridge and University of Edinburgh)
  • Silvio Ranise (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
  • Alan Sexton (University of Birmingham)
  • Adam Strzebonski (Wolfram Research)
Systems and Projects track
  • Josef Urban (Radboud University Nijmegen) Systems and Projects Chair
  • Andrea Asperti (University of Bologna)
  • Michael Beeson (San Jose State University)
  • Jacques Carette (McMaster University)
  • Michael Kohlhase (Jacobs University)
  • Christoph Lange (Jacobs University)
  • Piotr Rudnicki (University of Alberta)
  • members of the MKM and Calculemus programme committees