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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: WRS 2007 (Reduction Strategies in Rewriting and Programming)


			      WRS 2007

	          7th International Workshop on
	Reduction Strategies in Rewriting and Programming

	          Paris, France, June 25, 2007

                   held in conjunction with the
4th Federated Conference on Rewriting, Deduction, and Programming (RDP 2007)


    The workshop intends to promote and stimulate international
    research and collaboration in the area of strategies.
    It encourages the presentation of new directions, developments,
    and results as well as surveys and tutorials on existing knowledge
    in this area.

    Reduction strategies study which subexpression(s) of an expression should be
    selected for evaluation and which rule(s) should be applied. These
    choices affect fundamental properties of a computation such as
    laziness, strictness, completeness, and need, to name a few. For this
    reason some programming languages, e.g., Elan, Maude, *OBJ*, and
    Stratego, allow the explicit definition of the evaluation
    strategy, whereas other languages, e.g., Clean, Curry, and Haskell,
    allow its modification.

    In addition to evaluation strategies, WRS 07 also covers the use of
    strategies and tactics in other areas such as theorem proving and
    termination proving.

    Thus, strategies pose challenging theoretical problems and
    play an important role in practical tools such as
    theorem provers, model checkers, and programming languages. In
    implementations of languages, strategies bridge the gap between
    operational principles, e.g., graph and term rewriting, narrowing
    and lambda-calculus, and semantics, e.g., normalization,
    computation of values and head-normalization.

    The previous editions of the workshop were: WRS 2001 (Utrecht, The
    Netherlands), WRS 2002 (Copenhagen, Denmark), WRS 2003 (Valencia,
    Spain), WRS 2004 (Aachen, Germany), WRS 2005 (Nara, Japan), and
    WRS 2006 (Seattle, USA). See also the WRS permanent page at


    Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

    * theoretical foundations for the definition and semantic
      description of reduction strategies

    * strategies in different frameworks such as term rewriting, graph
      rewriting, infinitary rewriting, lambda calculi, higher order
      rewriting, conditional rewriting, rewriting with built-ins,
      narrowing, constraint solving, etc.

    * application of strategies to equational, functional,
      functional-logic, and any other kind of programming language

    * strategies and tactics in theorem proving, termination proving, etc.

    * properties of reduction strategies and corresponding computations,
      e.g., completeness, computability, decidability, complexity,
      optimality, normalization, cofinality, fairness, perpetuality,
      context-freedom, need, laziness, eagerness, strictness

    * interrelations, combinations and applications of reduction under
      different strategies, e.g., evaluation mechanisms in programming
      languages, equivalence conditions for fundamental properties like
      termination and confluence, applications in modularity analysis,
      connections between strategies of different frameworks, etc.

    * program analysis and other semantics-based optimization
      techniques dealing with reduction strategies

    * rewrite systems, tools, implementations with flexible or
      programmable strategies

    * specification of reduction strategies in real languages

    * strategies suitable to software engineering problems and

    * tutorials and systems related to strategies

Program Committee

    * Sergio Antoy (U Portland, USA)
    * Horatiu Cirstea (LORIA Nancy, France)
    * Manuel Clavel (U Madrid, Spain)
    * Francisco Duran (U Malaga, Spain)
    * Maribel Fernandez (KC London, UK)
    * Juergen Giesl (RWTH Aachen, Germany), chair
    * Bernhard Gramlich (U Vienna, Austria)
    * Salvador Lucas (U Valencia, Spain)
    * Aart Middeldorp (U Innsbruck, Austria)
    * Mizuhito Ogawa (JAIST Nomi, Japan)
    * Vincent van Oostrom (U Utrecht, The Netherlands)
    * Jaco van de Pol (CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    * Masahiko Sakai (U Nagoya, Japan)

Important Dates

     April 19, 2007   Deadline for electronic submission of title and abstract
     April 23, 2007   Deadline for electronic submission of papers
     May   18, 2007   Notification of acceptance of papers
     June   8, 2007   Deadline for final versions of accepted papers
     June  25, 2007   Workshop


    The workshop will have both informal and formal proceedings:

    * The informal proceedings contain all accepted submissions
      (of both category (A) and (B), see below).
      They will be distributed at the workshop and will also be available

    * The formal proceedings contain all accepted submissions
      of category (A), see below. The formal proceedings will be published
      by Elsevier as a volume of ENTCS.


    There are two categories of submissions:

     (A) Submissions to the formal proceedings

         These submissions must describe unpublished work.
         All accepted submissions of this category will
         be published both in the informal and in the formal proceedings.

     (B) Submissions to the informal proceedings

         Accepted submissions of this category will be published
         in the informal proceedings, but not in the formal proceedings.
         These submissions may also describe work that

         * may already have been submitted or published elsewhere or
         * will be submitted or published elsewhere or
         * is still in progress

    Accepted submissions of both categories will be presented at
    the workshop (where the talks for papers of both categories
    have the same length).

    The page limit for papers in both category (A) and (B)
    is 15 pages in ENTCS-style. The necessary style files and
    instructions can be found at http://www.entcs.org/prelim.html

    We also explicitly solicit survey and tutorial submissions
    (of either category) which may be longer.

    The submission page for WRS 2007 is


    Juergen Giesl, giesl@informatik.rwth-aachen.de