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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: 2007 Workshop on Automated Reasoning


2007 Workshop on Automated Reasoning
Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

19th-20th April 2007

Department of Computing
Imperial College, London

*** 2-side Extended Abstracts Due: 16th March 2007 ***
Invited Speakers

Geoff Sutcliffe (University of Miami)

Alice Miller (University of Glasgow)

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:

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 Jacques
Fleuriot ( any time before 9th March 2007.
ARW Meal

We will organise a workshop meal in a lovely restaurant in the South
Kensington area. Details coming soon...

The workshop is being organised by the Combined Reasoning Group at
Imperial College:
Program Committee

Clare Dixon, Chair (University of Liverpool)
Jacques Fleuriot Secretary/Treasurer (University of Edinburgh)
Brandon Bennett (University of Leeds)
Simon Colton (Imperial College London)
David Crocker (Escher Technologies)
Louise Dennis (University of Liverpool)
Roy Dyckhoff (University of St Andrews)
Ulle Endriss, (University of Amsterdam)
Alan Frisch (University of York)
Ullrich Hustadt (University of Liverpool)
Mateja Jamnik (Univerity of Cambridge)
Tom Melham (University of Oxford)
Renate Schmidt (University of Manchester)
Volker Sorge (University of Birmingham)
Important Dates

Applications for Studentships: 9th March 2007

Submission of 2-side extended abstracts: 16th March 2007

Notification of decision: 23rd March 2007

Camera ready copies required by: 30th March 2007

Automated Reasoning Workshop: 19th and 20th April 2007

Please email Simon Colton ( if you have any
queries about the 2007 Automated Reasoning Workshop.