Special Issue On
Automated Reasoning Systems
Journal of Automated Reasoning
The past few decades have seen major developments and practical achievements in automated reasoning systems.
For example, SAT solving has become an inherent part of the standard hardware production process;
SMT solvers are now the backbone of most software verification techniques; first-order theorem provers
have pushed the productivity of interactive theorem proving to a new level; computer algebra systems have
solved difficult problems in mathematics and biology; knowledge representation systems have become indispensable
for reasoning in the world wide web; automatic termination checkers routinely prove the termination of complex programs.
This special issue is dedicated to automated reasoning systems in their full variety along the following dimensions:
1) considered logic: propositional (including (D)QBF), first-order modulo theories, modal, temporal, decidable fragments of larger logics, FOL, and HOL;
2) considered problem: satisfiability, interpolation, quantifier elimination, consequence finding, model building, reachability, termination, ...;
3) application area: formal methods, artificial intelligence, mathematics, biology, product development, security, ...;
4) user base: academic, educational, or industrial.
In particular, we welcome papers emphasizing engineering aspects because, while often crucial for the success of automated reasoning tools,
they are typically not given a sufficiently detailed treatment in theory papers or system description papers published at conferences or workshops.
We welcome full-length papers describing past work not previously published in a journal as well as papers of any length describing new
developments. Revised and enhanced versions of papers published in conference proceedings that have not appeared in archival journals
are also eligible for submission. All submissions will be reviewed according to the usual standards of scholarship and originality.
We encourage submissions that include most, if not all, of the following:
(i) theory details
(ii) implementation details
(iii) applications, and
Papers should be in PDF format, following the JAR guidelines for authors, and
be submitted using :
To encourage a speedy review cycle, we will expect authors of submissions
to serve as referees for other submissions as needed.
1 May 2017: Submission deadline
15 Nov 2017: Notification of acceptance/rejection
1 Mar 2018: Final version