Call for Papers

(Read below or go to the call for papers in EasyChair)


Sets and constructs built upon them like relations, functions, sequences are the main modeling ingredients of formalisms such as VDM, Z, B, or Event-B. Sets also occur in the formalization of mathematics, as evidenced by the large library of the Mizar proof system for example. In addition, still in the domain of theorem proving, there is an increasing interest to automate set theory (which is known to be a difficult problem), with some concrete realizations, such as mp (the "main prover" of Atelier B) or different decision procedures for SAT or SMT solvers. Sets are also the main features of some programming languages like the former SetL language or the more recent {log} language (pronounced as setlog).

The workshop aims at bringing together researchers interested in set theory, especially to design tools for dealing with set theory, such as interactive or automated theorem provers, proof checkers, theories for general purpose proof tools, constraint solvers, programming languages etc. These tools may be dedicated or general purpose tools. Contributions by theoreticians working on set theories or fragments of set theories in the aim of designing concrete tools, and by practitioners using set-based tools are both welcome. We are also interested by contributions providing some comparisons between set modeling techniques and other formalisms, such as type theory (and variants) for instance. Finally, regarding the domains of application, we mainly expect contributions in the framework of formal methods, but not exhaustively, and contributions reporting formalizations of mathematics using set theory for example could be of interest for this workshop as well.


Topics of interest for this workshop include all aspects of set theory and corresponding tools. More specifically, some suggested topics are:

  • Proof tools for sets
  • Constraint solvers for sets
  • Set-based programming languages
  • Automated verification in set theory
  • Encoding of sets in provers
  • Set theories for SMT solvers
  • Use of set-based tools in formal methods
  • Use of set-based tools in mathematics
  • Comparison of set-based tools
  • Comparison between set and type theories
  • Experience reports

Contributions and Proceedings

Submitted papers must be 6-15 pages in length, following the Springer LNCS format. These submissions may be:

  • Research papers providing new concepts and results
  • Position papers and research perspectives
  • Experience reports
  • Tool presentations
  • Journal-first papers. That is, papers that have been published in a journal during the last year but have never been presented at a conference or workshop. The authors should submit an abstract and a reference indicating where the paper was published.
Proceedings, including all the papers selected for the workshop, will be published as online proceedings in the CEUR workshop proceedings series ( together with the other workshop papers and informal submissions of CICM.

Submission Web Site

Contributions must be submitted electronically in PDF using the SETS 2023 EasyChair web site at the following address: