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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: UNIF 2009 International Workshop on Unification

  UNIF 2009
     23rd International Workshop on Unification
     August 2, 2009, Montreal, Canada

Important Dates

Paper submission:    May 15, 2009
Notification:  	     June 15, 2008
Workshop:            August 2, 2009


UNIF is the main international meeting on unification. The aim of
UNIF 2008 is to bring together people interested in unification,
present recent (even unfinished) work, and discuss new ideas and
trends in unification and related fields. This includes
scientific presentations, but also descriptions of applications
and software using unification as a strong component.

UNIF 2009 is collocated with CADE 2009, the 22nd International
Conference on Automated Deduction. For more information, consult
the UNIF 2009 website.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

* Unification
  Unification Algorithms 
  Higher-Order Unification 
  String Unification 
  Context Unification 
  Combination problems 
  Typed Unification
* Related Topics
  Constraint Solving 
  Tree Descriptions 
* Applications
  Type Checking and Type Inference 
  Automated Deduction 
  Functional and Logic Programming 
  Computational Linguistics
* Implementations

Program Committee
Franz Baader  	        TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Santiago Escobar 	Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain 
Christopher Lynch       Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, USA  -- co-chair
Paliath Narendran       University at Albany--SUNY, Albany, New York, USA -- co-chair
Christophe Ringeissen 	LORIA - INRIA, Nancy, France


Authors are invited to submit a paper of no more than 10 pages in
Postscript or PDF format using the UNIF'08 submission page,
handled by the EasyChair conference system. Authors are
encouraged to use LaTeX2e and the Springer llncs class files.

The necessary style files and instructions can be found at The submission
page for UNIF 2009 is

Informal proceedings of accepted contributions will be available
on-line. A hard copy will be distributed at the workshop to
registered participants.