Re: CADE-14 ATP System Competition
Subject: Re: CADE-14 ATP System Competition
From: Geoff Sutcliffe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 14:15:55 +1000 (EST)
Delivery-Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 23:17:18 -0500
In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> from "Benjamin Pierce" at Mar 31, 97 08:51:18 am
The CADE-14 ATP System Competition (CASC-14)
16 July, 1997
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
The CADE conferences are the major forum for the presentation of new research
in all aspects of automated deduction. In order to stimulate ATP system
development, and to expose ATP systems to interested researchers, a competition
for 1st order ATP systems will be held at CADE-14, on Wednesday 16th July 1997.
The use of type theory, for example through the use of soft typing of untyped
problems, has the potential to significantly improve the performance of ATP
systems. Researchers in type theory who have exploited this possibility are
encouraged to enter their systems into CASC-14.
CASC-14 will evaluate the performance of sound fully automatic ATP systems for
problems in Clause Normal Form (CNF), and offer demonstration sections for
First Order Form (FOF) and special hardware systems. The competition will be
run on SUN Ultra 140s, each with 64MB memory, provided by SUNService Australia.
The evaluation will be in terms of the number of problems solved and the
average time taken for each successful solution. The ATP systems will attempt a
bounded number of eligible problems, chosen from the TPTP Problem Library, and
a specified CPU time limit will be imposed on each solution attempt.
Information regarding the competition divisions, problem selection and
preparation, time limits and timing, system execution, performance evaluation,
demonstration divisions, and the conditions for participation, can be found in
the CASC-14 WWW pages:
The competition is being organized by Christian Suttner and Geoff Sutcliffe.
The competition will be overseen by a panel of knowledgeable researchers who
are not participating in the event; the panel members are Alan Bundy, Claude
Kirchner, and Jeff Pelletier. It is planned to publish the competition results
in a form that includes contributions written by entrants.
Registration for participation closes on 15 May 1997. Please fill in the
registration form on the WWW page (or email one of the organizers). Please
register as early as possible (e.g., right away), so that the organizers can
ensure that sufficient resources are available.
Christian Suttner Geoff Sutcliffe
Institut fuer Informatik Department of Computer Science
TU Muenchen James Cook University
D-80290 Muenchen Townsville, QLD 4811
Tel: [+49] 89 521098 [+61] 77 815085
FAX: [+49] 89 526502 [+61] 77 814029
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
The CADE-14 conference itself will be held from Sunday, 13 July, to Thursday,
17 July, 1997. Further information about CADE-14 can be obtained from the Local
Arrangements Chair or from the CADE-14 WWW site:
CADE-14 Program Chair: CADE-14 Local Arrangements Chair:
William McCune Geoff Sutcliffe
Mathematics and Computer Science Department of Computer Science
Argonne National Laboratory James Cook University
Argonne, IL, 60439-4844 Townsville, QLD 4811
Tel: [+1] 630 2523065 [+61] 77 815085
Fax: [+1] 630 2525986 [+61] 77 814029
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com