Call for Papers

Scope

SAT 2022 welcomes scientific contributions addressing different aspects of the satisfiability problem, interpreted in a broad sense. Domains include MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints, Quantified Boolean Formulae (QBF), Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), model counting, as well as Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSP). Topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • Theoretical advances (including algorithms, proof complexity, parameterized complexity, and other complexity issues);
  • Practical search algorithms;
  • Knowledge compilation;
  • Implementation-level details of SAT solving tools and SAT-based systems;
  • Problem encodings and reformulations;
  • Applications (including both novel applications domains and improvements to existing approaches);
  • Case studies and reports on insightful findings based on rigorous experimentation.

Out of Scope

Papers claiming to resolve a major long-standing open theoretical question in Mathematics or Computer Science (such as those for which a Millennium Prize is offered), are outside the scope of the conference because there is insufficient time in the schedule to referee such papers; instead, such papers should be submitted to an appropriate technical journal.

Paper Categories

Submissions to SAT 2022 are solicited in two paper categories, describing original contributions.

  • Regular papers (up to 15 pages, excluding references)
  • Tool papers (up to 8 pages, excluding references)

Regular papers should contain original research, with sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are strongly encouraged to make their data and implementations available with their submission. Submissions reporting on case studies are also encouraged, and should describe details, weaknesses, and strengths in sufficient depth.

Tool papers must obey to a specific content criteria. A tool paper should describe the implemented tool and its novel features. Here “tools” are interpreted in a broad sense, including descriptions of implemented solvers, preprocessors, etc., as well as systems that exploit SAT solvers or their extensions for use in interesting problem domains. A demonstration is expected to accompany a tool presentation. Papers describing tools that have already been presented previously are expected to contain significant and clear enhancements to the tool.

Submissions

Submissions should not be under review elsewhere nor be submitted elsewhere while under review for SAT 2022, and should not consist of previously published material.

Submissions not consistent with the above guidelines may be returned without review.

Besides the paper itself, authors may submit a supplement consisting of one file in the format of a gzipped tarball (.tar.gz or .tgz) or a gzipped file (.gz) or a zip archive (.zip). Authors are encouraged to submit a supplement when it will help reviewers evaluate the paper. Supplements will be treated with the same degree of confidentiality as the paper itself. For example, the supplement might contain detailed proofs, examples, software, detailed experimental data, or other material related to the submission. Individual reviewers may or may not consult the supplementary material; the paper itself should be self-contained.

One author of each accepted paper is expected to present it at the conference.

Deadlines

  • Abstract submission: February 21
  • Paper submission: February 28
  • Author response period: March 28 – April 1
  • Author notification: Mid-April

Best Paper Awards

If the main author is a student, both in terms of work and writing, the paper may be considered for a best student paper award.


Call for Workshops

The International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) is the premier annual meeting for researchers focusing on the theory and applications of the propositional satisfiability problem, broadly construed. In addition to plain propositional satisfiability, it also includes Boolean optimization (such as MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints), Quantified Boolean Formulas (QBF), Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), and Constraint Programming (CP) for problems with clear connections to Boolean- level reasoning. SAT lies at the heart of the most important open problem in complexity theory (P vs NP) and underlies many applications in, among other examples, artificial intelligence, operations research, and electronic design engineering.

We invite proposals for workshops affiliated with SAT. The purpose of the workshops is to provide an informal venue in which participants can explore specific research areas in-depth. In previous years, the workshop topics included Pragmatics of SAT, QBF, Model Counting, SMT. Workshop proposals for either these or new relevant topics are encouraged.

SAT 2022 will be part of the FLoC 2022 — The 2022 Federated Logic Conference July 31 – August 12, 2022 Haifa, Israel.

The instructions for submission of workshop proposals below are joint for all the conferences participating in FLoC 2022 workshop.

Submission of Workshop Proposals

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops on topics in the field of computer science, related to logic in the broad sense. Each workshop proposal must indicate one affiliated conference of FLoC 2022.

It is strongly suggested that prospective workshop organizers contact the relevant conference workshop chair before submitting a proposal.

Each proposal should consist of the following two parts.

  1. A short scientific justification of the proposed topic, its significance, and the particular benefits of the workshop to the community, as well as a list of previous or related workshops (if relevant).

  2. An organizational part including:

  • contact information for the workshop organizers;
  • proposed affiliated conference;
  • estimate of the number of workshop participants (please note that small workshops, i.e., of less than ~13 participants, will likely be cancelled or merged);
  • proposed format and agenda (e.g. paper presentations, tutorials, demo sessions, etc.);
  • potential invited speakers (note that expenses of workshop invited speakers are not covered by FLoC);
  • procedures for selecting papers and participants;
  • plans for dissemination, if any (e.g. a journal special issue);
  • duration (which may vary from one day to two days);
  • preferred period (pre or post FLoC);
  • virtual/hybrid backup plans (including platform preference).

The FLoC Organizing Committee will determine the final list of accepted workshops based on the recommendations from the Workshop Chairs of the hosting conferences and availability of space and facilities.

Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.

Please see the Workshop Guidelines page for further details and FAQ.

Important Dates

  • Submission of workshop proposals: September 27, 2021
  • Notification: November 1, 2021
  • Pre-FLoC workshops: Sunday & Monday, July 31 – August 1, 2022
  • Post-FLoC workshops: Thursday & Friday, August 11 – 12, 2022

Contact Information

Questions regarding proposals should be sent to the workshop chair:

General questions should be sent to FLoC 2002 workshop chairs: