CALL FOR PAPERS

          Eighteenth International Conference on
                     --- SAT 2015 ---

            Austin, Texas, September 24-27, 2015

     Abstract submission deadline: April 22, 2015
        Paper submission deadline: April 29, 2015


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.

Many hard combinatorial problems can be tackled using SAT-based techniques including problems that arise in Formal Verification, Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research, Computational Biology, Cryptography, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Mathematics, et cetera. Indeed, the theoretical and practical advances in SAT research over the past twenty years have contributed to making SAT technology an indispensable tool in a variety of domains.

SAT 2015 aims to further advance the field by soliciting original theoretical and practical contributions in these areas with a clear connection to Satisfiability. Specifically, SAT 2015 invites scientific contributions addressing different aspects of SAT interpreted in a broad sense, including (but not restricted to) theoretical advances (such as exact algorithms, proof complexity, and other complexity issues), practical search algorithms, knowledge compilation, implementation-level details of SAT solvers and SAT-based systems, problem encodings and reformulations, applications (including both novel application domains and improvements to existing approaches), as well as case studies and reports on findings based on rigorous experimentation.

SAT 2015 takes place in Austin, Texas, and is co-locating with the fifteenth Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design (FMCAD) conference. Austin, the capital of Texas, is a college town and a center of alternative culture away from the major cities on the American coasts, although the city is rapidly gentrifying with its rising popularity. Austin’s attitude is commonly emblazoned about town on T-Shirts and bumper stickers that read: “Keep Austin Weird.” Austin is considered a major high tech center due in part to UT Austin and the many Fortune 500 companies in the area such as AMD, Apple, eBay, Google, IBM, and Intel, among others. Austin is also marketed as the “Live Music Capital of the World” due to the large number of live music venues.


  • April 22, 2015: Abstract submission deadline
  • April 29, 2015: Paper submission deadline
  • June 10-12, 2015: Author response period
  • June 28, 2015: Author notification
  • July 26, 2015: Camera-ready versions of papers due
  • September 23, 2015: Pre-conference workshops
  • September 24-27, 2015: Main conference

Follow http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~marijn/sat15/ for updates.


SAT 2015 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), as well as Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSP). Topics include, but are not restricted to:

Theoretical advances (including exact algorithms, proof 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, see http://www.claymath.org/millennium-problems), 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 2015 are solicited in three paper categories, describing original contributions:

REGULAR PAPERS (9 to 15 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.

SHORT PAPERS (up to 8 pages, excluding references) The same evaluation criteria apply to short papers as to regular papers. They will be reviewed to the same standards of quality as regular papers, but will naturally contain less quantity of new material. Short papers will have the same status as regular papers and be eligible for the same awards (to be announced later).

TOOL PAPERS (up to 6 pages, excluding references) 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 to solve 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 should not be under review elsewhere nor be submitted elsewhere while under review for SAT 2015, 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.

Regular papers and short papers may be considered for a best paper award. 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. Use the supplement to your submission to state (in a brief cover letter) if the paper qualifies as a student paper.

Links to information on the Springer LNCS style are available through the SAT 2015 website at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~marijn/sat15/.

All papers submissions are done exclusively via EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sat2015.

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


All accepted papers are expected to be published in the proceedings of the conference, which will be published within the Springer LNCS series.


  • Marijn Heule The University of Texas at Austin, United States
  • Sean Weaver Trusted Systems Research Group, Department of Defense, United States


To be announced