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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Automated Reasoning Workshop


2008 Workshop on Automated Reasoning
Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

30th-31st July 2008

University of Birmingham
In conjunction with Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics

*** 2-side Extended Abstracts Due: 13th June 2008 ***
Invited Speakers

Professor Steve Linton
University of St. Andrews
Title TBA

Dr Andrew Ireland
Heriot-Watt University
Cooperative Reasoning for Automatic Software Verification


The workshop will cover the full breadth and diversity of automated
reasoning and will include topics such as:

Theorem proving in classical and non-classical logics

Reasoning systems and mechanisms:
  Description logics
  Equational reasoning, unification
  Constraint Satisfaction
  Combining reasoning systems
  Specialised decision procedures

Formal methods in software analysis:
  Formal Modelling

Non-classical inference:
  Non-monotonic reasoning, abduction
  Intuitionistic reasoning

Logic-based knowledge representation:
  Ontology specification,
  Domain specific reasoning (spatial, temporal, epistemic etc.)

Reasoning for agents (or about agents)
Interactive theorem proving
Implementation issues and empirical results
Applications of automated reasoning

We invite interested persons to submit a camera-ready, two-page
extended abstract about recent work or work in progress, or a system
description. Anyone wishing to attend but not interested in presenting
should send a shorter position statement (1/2 - 1 page).

Submissions should be sent in in either Postscript or PDF format by
email to the workshop organisers at:

Please use the LaTeX style file provided on the workshop web page:

Each submission should include the names and complete addresses
(including email) of all authors. Correspondence will be sent to the
first author, unless otherwise indicated. The main objective of the
abstracts is to spread information about recent work in our community,
and we expect to accept most in-topic submissions, but we may ask for

Abstracts will be published in informal workshop notes and be made
available on the internet.

Each workshop attendee will be allocated a 5 minute slot (or a 10
minute slot, depending on time constraints), for a short talk to
introduce their research. Each attendee will also be allocated space
in a poster session, where they can further present and discuss their
work. Please prepare posters for the event.

A limited number of studentships will be available to fund travel and
accomodation expenses. Applications for studentships will require
written proof of student status, and must be received by the deadline
below. Payment is made by cheque during or after the symposium.

To indicate your interest, please send a short email to Louise
Dennis ( any time before 1st June 2008.
ARW Meal --------

We will organise a workshop meal. Details coming soon...

The workshop is being organised in conjunction with the Conferences
on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM'08) at the University of

Program Committee

Clare Dixon, Chair (University of Liverpool)
Jacques Fleuriot Secretary/Treasurer (University of Edinburgh)
Brandon Bennett (University of Leeds)
Alexander Bolotov (University of Westminster)
Simon Colton (Imperial College London)
David Crocker (Escher Technologies)
Louise Dennis (University of Liverpool)
Roy Dyckhoff (University of St Andrews)
Ullrich Hustadt (University of Liverpool)
Mateja Jamnik (Univerity of Cambridge)
Tom Melham (University of Oxford)
Alice Miller (university of Glasgow)
Renate Schmidt (University of Manchester)
Volker Sorge (University of Birmingham)
Important Dates

Applications for Studentships: 6th June 2008

Submission of 2-side extended abstracts: 13th June 2008

Notification of decision: 20th June 2008

Camera ready copies required by: 30th June 2008

Automated Reasoning Workshop: 30th and 31st July 2008

Please email Louise Dennis (, Programme
Chair) or Volker Sorge (, Local Arrangements)
if you have any queries about the 2008 Automated Reasoning Workshop.