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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: RTA 2009 Rewriting Techniques and Applications

   RTA 2009                       
            Rewriting Techniques and Applications        
                20th International Conference            
           June 29 - July 1, 2009, Brasilia, Brazil      
                  First Call for Papers                

The 20th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications
(RTA 2009) is organized as part of the Federated Conference on Rewriting,
Deduction, and Programming (RDP 2009), together with the International
Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (TLCA 2009), and
several workshops. The conference will be preceded by the 4th
International School on Rewriting (ISR).

Bras_lia, the federal capital of Brazil, is listed as a World Heritage
Site by UNESCO.  RDP 2009 will be held at Universidade de Bras_lia,
one of the largest and one of the most prestigious universities in
Brazil, on a campus built by highly acclaimed architect Oscar
Niemeyer. Bras_lia is easily reached by plane; air fares are moderate
at that time of the year.

Abstract Submission:  January 19, 2009
Paper Submission:     January 26, 2009
Notification:         March 20, 2009
Final version:        April 10, 2009

RTA is the major forum for the presentation of research on all aspects of
rewriting. Typical areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Applications: case studies; analysis of cryptographic protocols;
  rule-based (functional and logic) programming; symbolic and algebraic
  computation; theorem proving; system synthesis and verification; proof
  checking; reasoning about programming languages and logics; program

* Foundations: matching and unification; narrowing; completion techniques;
  strategies; rewriting calculi, constraint solving; tree automata;
  termination; combination;

* Frameworks: string, term, and graph rewriting; lambda-calculus and
  higher-order rewriting; constrained rewriting/deduction; categorical and
  infinitary rewriting; integration of decision procedures;

* Implementation: implementation techniques; parallel execution; rewrite
  tools; termination checking;

* Semantics: equational logic; rewriting logic; rewriting models of

A prize of 500 Euro will be given to the best paper as judged by the
program committee. The program committee may decline to make the award
or may split it among several papers.

* Mauricio Ayala Rinc_n (Bras_lia, Brazil)

* Takahito Aoto (Sendai, Japan)
* Franz Baader (Dresden, Germany)
* Eduardo Bonelli (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
* Dan Dougherty (Worcester, USA)
* Rachid Echahed (Grenoble, France)
* Santiago Escobar (Valencia, Spain)
* Neil Ghani (Glasgow, GB)
* J_rgen Giesl (Aachen, Germany)
* Jean Goubault-Larrecq (Cachan, France)
* Aart Middeldorp (Innsbruck, Austria)
* Hitoshi Ohsaki (Osaka, Japan)
* Vincent van Oostrom (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
* Elaine Pimentel (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
* Femke van Raamsdonk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
* Manfred Schmidt-Schau_ (Frankfurt, Germany)
* Sophie Tison (Lille, France)
* Ashish Tiwari (Stanford, USA)
* Ralf Treinen, chair (Paris, France) 

RTA'09 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series.

Submissions must be original and not submitted for publication
elsewhere. Submissions must fall into one of the following categories
(to be indicated at submission):

1. Regular Research Papers: describing new results; they will be judged
  on correctness and significance.

2. Papers describing the experience of applying rewriting techniques in
  other areas; they will be judged on relevance and comparison with
  other approaches.

3. Problem sets that provide realistic and interesting challenges in
  the field of rewriting.

4. System descriptions; they should contain a link to a working system
  and will be judged on usefulness and design.

All submissions will be judged on originality and quality of
presentation. Submissions in the first three categories can be up to
15 proceedings pages long, system descriptions up to 10 proceedings
pages. Additional material, for instance proof details, may be given
in an appendix which is not subject to the limitation of
pages. However, submissions must be self-contained within the
respective page limit; reading the appendix should not be necessary to
access the merits of a submission.

Submissions are accepted in either Postscript or PDF format.  Authors
are strongly encouraged to use LaTeX2e and the Springer llncs class
file, available at

Abstracts and papers must be submitted electronically through the
EasyChair system at (the site will be opened later):

Questions concerning submissions may be addressed to the PC chair,
Ralf Treinen, treinen AT