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                            ThEdu'16
         Theorem Prover Components for Educational Software
            http://www.uc.pt/en/congressos/thedu/thedu16
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                          at CICM 2016
          Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
               July 25-29, 2016, Bialystok, Poland
               http://www.cicm-conference.org/2016
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Scope:

 Educational software tools have technologies integrated from CAS, from
DGS, from Spreadsheets and others, but not from (Computer) Theorem
Provers (TPs) with few exceptions: the latter have been developed to
model mathematical reasoning in software -- rigorous reasoning as a
companion of calculating, which guarantees the unsurpassed reliability
of mathematics. Providing students with insight in and experience with
this kind of reliability is considered an essential aim of mathematics
education.

 TPs intrude into science as well as into industry: They are used to
tackle difficult proofs in the science of mathematics, like the Four
Color Theorem or the Kepler Conjecture. In industry TPs are successfully
used to verify safety critical software. This workshop addresses a
window of opportunity during the still open development of TPs.

 The workshop provides a meeting place for educators and developers of
educational mathematics software and experts in TP. The discussions
shall clarify the requirements of education, identify advantages and
promises of TP for learning and motivate development of such a novel
kind of educational mathematical tools.

Important Dates

    * Extended Abstracts:    4. June 2016
    * Author Notification:  18. June 2016
    * Final Version:         2. July 2016
    * Workshop Day:         25-29. July 2016

Points of interest include:

  * Adaption of TP -- concepts and technologies for education: knowledge
    representation, simplifiers, reasoners; undefinednes, level of
    abstraction, etc.
  * Requirements on software support for reasoning -- reasoning appears
    as the most advanced method of human thought, so at which age
    which kind of support TP should be provided?
  * Automated TP in geometry -- relating intuitive evidence with logical
    rigor: specific provers, adaption of axioms and theorems, visual
    proofs, etc.
  * Application of TP components in SW for engineers -- Formal Methods
    increasingly advance into engineering practice, so educational
    software based on TP components could anticipate that advancement.
  * Levels of authoring -- in order to cope with generality of TP:
    experts adapt to specifics of countries or levels, teachers adapt
    to courses and students.
  * Adaptive modules, students modeling and learning paths -- services
    for user guidance provided by TP technology: which interfaces
    enable flexible generation of adaptive user guidance?
  * Next-step-guidance -- suggesting a next step when a student gets
    stuck in problem solving: which computational methods can extend
    TP for that purpose?
  * TP as unifying foundation -- for the integration of technologies
    like CAS, DGS, Spreadsheets etc: interfaces for unified support of
    reasoning?
  * Continuous tool chains -- for mathematics education from high-school
    to university, from algebra and geometry to graph theory etc.

Submission

  We welcome submission of extended abstracts and demonstration
  proposals presenting original unpublished work which is not been
  submitted for publication elsewhere.
    All accepted extended abstracts and demonstrations will be presented
  at the workshop. The extended abstracts will be made available
  online.
    Contributions should be submitted via THedu'16 easychair
  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=thedu16.
    Extended abstracts and demonstration proposals should be no more
  than 4 pages in length and are to be submitted in PDF format. They
  must conform to the EPTCS style guidelines (http://style.eptcs.org/).
    At least one author of each accepted extended abstract/demonstration
  proposal is expected to attend THedu'15 and presents his/her extended
  abstract/demonstration. Joint publication in companion with other CICM
  events is under consideration (e.g. http://ceur-ws.org/).

Program Committee

  Francisco Botana, University of Vigo at Pontevedra, Spain
  Roman HaÅek, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
  Filip Maric, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  Walther Neuper, TUG University of Technology, Austria (co-chair)
  Pavel Pech, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
  Pedro Quaresma, University of Coimbra, Portugal (co-chair)
  Vanda Santos, CISUC, Portugal
  Wolfgang Schreiner, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
  Burkhart Wolff, University Paris-Sud, France




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