Parallel and distributed automated reasoning

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Welcome to the workshop on Parallel and Distributed Automated Reasoning 2021

In 2021, the workshop will be affiliated with CADE-28

Goals and Scope of Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on the theory, practice, and application of parallel and distributed automated reasoning. Whilst parallel and distributed computational resources have become more widely abundant, and utilised in many areas of computer science, the area of automated reasoning has not embraced this as fully. Through this workshop we aim to provide a platform for researchers to present and discuss solutions and challenges when considering the parallel or distributed execution of automated reasoners, including those from the fields of CP, SAT, SMT, ASP, (first-order and higher-order) ATP, and CHC, including the full range of algorithmic approaches. The aim is to create a broad forum that allows the cross-fertilisation of ideas e.g. allowing ideas from parallel SAT solving to inspire ATP techniques, or vice-versa.

The workshop is interested in theoretical frameworks, practical implementations, experimental studies, and applications of parallel or distributed reasoning. Relevant parallel or distributed approaches may include (but are not limited to):

Workshop Program and Proceedings

The workshop will involve a mixture of submitted and invited talks. Submissions will include presentation-only papers (e.g. for existing work), position papers, and both short and full technical papers. Submitted and invited talks will be supported by structured discussion either as separated discussion sessions around key challenges highlighted by talks or in the form of a panel (depending on submissions received). A report of discussions will be included in the foreward of the post-proceedings.

We will accept a range of submissions including invited papers/presentations, presentation-only papers (e.g. for existing work), position papers, short papers, and full technical papers. The focus of the event is on discussion. We will seek to publish post-proceedings in either CEUR or EasyChair’s Kalpa series.

Important dates


Workshop chairs

Program committee

Online plans

Depending on the COVID-19 situation the workshop will take place either physically or on-line. The workshop will aim to adapt an approach that is in line with that taken by CADE-28. Both an online and physical version of this workshop will involve plenty of opportunity for discussion, to identify areas of common interest. An online version would include an option for pre-recorded presentations.

Workshop history

This workshop will follow on from a range of previous workshops on related topics. The organisers previously co-chaired the workshop on Parallel Constraint Reasoning 2017 and the workshop on Parallel Logical Reasoning 2018.