The 14th International Conference on Theorem Proving in Higher Order Logics
3-6 September 2001, Edinburgh, Scotland
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TPHOLs 2001 is the fourteenth in a series of international conferences on the applications of higher order logic theorem proving.
The first three (two at Cambridge and one at Århus) were informal users' meetings for the HOL system and there were the only ones without published papers. Between 1991 and 1995 (Davis, Leuven, Vancouver, Malta, Utah) the conference entertained an increasingly wide field of interest.
The evolution resulted in the program committee for the meeting in Turku (1996) deeming that the scope of the conference included all reasoning tools for higher order logics and adopted the name TPHOLs, being an acronym for Theorem Proving in Higher Order Logics. (The final letter being considered necessary to break the direct connection between the conference and the HOL system.) This decision has been strongly endorsed at the business sessions at Turku and Murray Hill (1997).
An extensive collection of links to various aspects of previous conferences in the series may be found below.
An inspection of the proceedings of recent conferences show that the conference accommodates the user communities of a number of theorem proving systems that support higher order logics. The interested reader is referred to the web sites for these provers.
A longstanding convention is that the annual conference should be held in a continent different to the location of the previous meeting.
Another tradition is that the organizers for each meeting handle all aspects of the conference for the whole year in consultation with the previous few organizers. This includes selection of the programme committee, editing the proceedings, fund-raising, programme and local arrangements.
Another responsibility of the organizers in year n is to call for bids and conduct a poll for the selection of the venue for the conference in year n+1. (In late 2000 there will be a call for bids for the 2002 conference, followed by an e-mail election.)