## CALL FOR PAPERS

## Journal of Symbolic Computation

### Special Issue on

## First-Order Theorem Proving

Submission deadline: June 1st, 2010 (extended)

This special issue is dedicated to the topics of FTP 2009,
namely all aspects of First-Order Theorem Proving as a core
theme of Automated Deduction.
We welcome original contributions on various aspects of
first-order theorem proving, including (but not restricted to):

#### Guest editors:

Nicolas Peltier (CNRS - LIG, France)
Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans (MPI,Saarbrücken, Germany)
## Submission procedure

Submission to this special issue is completely open.
We expect original articles (typically 15-30 pages; submission
of larger papers will be evaluated depending on editorial
constraints) that present high-quality contributions that have
not been previously published in a journal and that must not be
simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere (extended
and/or improved versions of conference papers are acceptable).

The introduction of the paper MUST explicitly address the following
questions in succinct and informal manner:
What is the problem?
Why is the problem important?
What has so far been done on the problem?
What is the contribution of the paper on the problem?
Is the contribution original? Explain why.
Is the contribution non-trivial? Explain why.
All the main definitions, theorems and algorithms must be
illustrated by simple but meaningful examples.
Without these, the paper will not be considered.
Submission to this special issue is via the EasyChair submission system
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ftpjsc2010.

**The deadline for submissions is June 1st, 2010(extended)**

Submissions must comply with JSC's author guidelines.

They must be written in English and should be prepared in LaTeX.

The article should preferably be written using Elsevier's document
class "elsarticle". The Elsevier LaTeX style file package (including
detailed instructions for LaTeX preparation) can be obtained from
**http://www.elsevier.com/latex**.
It consists of the file: elsarticle.cls, complete user
documentation for the class file, bibliographic style files
in various styles, and template files for a quick start.

An older version of the "Elsevier Article Class (elsart.cls)" with
"JSC add-on style (yjsco.sty)" and "Harvard style references
(elsart-harv.bst)" can be obtained as the package "JSC LaTex"
(that contains all the necessary style files and a template) from
**here**.

#### Contact

For further informations please send an e-mail to
Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans (sofronie@mpi-inf.mpg.de)