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LogTeach 2022: Why & how to teach logic for CS undergraduates?, Haifa (Israel), 31 Jul & 1 Aug 2022

LogTeach-22:  Why and how to tech Logic for CS undergraduates?

Third Call for papers

NEW: This is an in-person meeting. People who want to contribute, but 
cannot attend, are encouraged to submit a short position paper. If 
accepted by the PC these papers will be integrated into the panel 
discussion planned for the workshop. If any form of post-workshop 
publication will be planned, their authors will be contacted in order to 

LogTeach-22: LICS 2022 Workshop (July 31 and August 1, 2022, Haifa)

Why and how to tech Logic for CS undergraduates?

Scientific justification
Logic is one of the pillars of the foundation of Computer Science, together
with Algorithmic Mathematics, Information Theory, and Electronics.
Consequently various versions of Logic courses used to be part of the 
undergraduate syllabus
of Computer Science. However, as witnessed by the variety of conferences 
related to Logic present
at the  FLoC event, the emphasis has moved from the foundation to applications
of Logic in Computer Science. Each of these conferences deal with topics 
suitable for advanced undergraduate
and graduate courses, which require some Logic based prerequisite.
On the other hand, Logic courses in the undergraduate syllabus have been forced 
to make place for
courses deemed more suitable for the education of future specialists and 
practitioners working in IT.
Many of the top Universities worldwide have dropped foundational Logic courses 
for undergraduates
for more practical oriented courses, turning undergraduate CS  programs into 
programs more suitable
for what used to be vocational colleges and professional schools.

Time has come to critically reflect upon and reevaluate the role of Logic in 
the undergraduate syllabus.
It seems clear that the classical Logic in CS courses have no place there 
anymore. They seem to teach
and emphasize the wrong narrative of logic as taught by tradition. However, it 
seems also clear that eliminating
Logic courses all together is counter productive.
The purpose of the workshop is the prepare a proposal for a logic
course Logic-2020 which is useful and acceptable for University undergraduates 
in CS, and which can serve
as a prerequisite for the many diverse branches of applied logic.

"Logic may be not very useful, if you know it, but very harmful, if you ignore 
it" (Georg Kreisel)

Invited speakers
+ confirmed, * tentative

     + Moshe Vardi (Rice University, Houston TA, USA)
     + Matthias Baaz (Technical University, Vienna, Austria)
     + Reinhold Kahle (Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany)
     + Arnon Avron (TA University, Tel Aviv, Israel)
     + Martin Davis (Courant Institute, New York, USA)
     + Thomas Zeume (Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany)
     + Edward Hirsch (Steklov Institute, St. Petersburg, visiting Technion, 
     * Georg Gottlob (Oxford University, Oxford, Great Britain)
     * Samson Abramsky (Oxford University, Oxford, Great Britain)
     * Jeremy Avigad (Carnegy Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, USA)

To be completed


The purpose of the workshop is to prepare a joint position paper to be 
published possibly in the Communications of ACM, or a similar prominent 
place, with recommendations for the future of teaching Logic for 
undergraduate CS-students. We plan to have presentations of position 
papers (30 minutes, including discussion) and invited lectures (60 minutes 
including discussion), followed by a two hour panel discussion.

Workshop organizers and Program Committee
J.A. Makowsky (Technion, Haifa, Israel)
E.V. Ravve (ORT Braude, Karmiel, Israel)
S.N. Artemov (CUNY, New York, USA)
S. Szeider (Technical University, Vienna, Austria)

Dates and Location
FLOC is planned to be a conference with physical presence in Haifa.
People who cannot attend are encouraged to submit position papers,
see at the beginning of this call for submissions.

*    Submission link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=logteach22
*    Deadline for submission of contributions : 30. May, 2022 (NEW)
*    Notification of acceptance: 20. June, 2022

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