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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Temporal Representation and Reasoning", 12-14 September 2011, Germany

TIME 2011 - Eighteenth International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning, Luebeck, Germany

  The TIME symposium series is a well-established annual event that
  brings together researchers from all areas of computer science that
  involve temporal representation and reasoning. This includes, but is
  not limited to, artificial intelligence, temporal databases, and the
  verification of software and hardware systems. In addition to fostering
  interdisciplinarity, the TIME symposia emphasize bridging the gap
  between theoretical and applied research. This year, TIME will
  feature a special track on interval temporal logics.

  The conference will span three days, and will be organized
  as a combination of technical paper presentations, keynote lectures,
  and tutorials.


  Abstract Submission:     April 13
  Paper Submission:        April 17
  Paper Notification:      May 15
  Camera Ready Copy Due:   May 29
  TIME 2011 Symposium:     September 12-14


The main topics of the conference are:

(1) Temporal Representation and Reasoning in AI
(2) Temporal Database Management
(3) Temporal Logic and Verification in Computer Science
(4) Special Track on Interval Temporal logics

Temporal Representation and Reasoning in AI includes, but is not limited to:

  - temporal aspects of agent- and policy-based systems
  - spatial and temporal reasoning
  - reasoning about actions and change
  - planning and planning languages
  - ontologies of time and space-time
  - belief and uncertainty in temporal knowledge
  - temporal learning and discovery
  - time in problem solving (e.g. diagnosis, scheduling)
  - time in human-machine interaction
  - temporal information extraction
  - time in natural language processing
  - spatio-temporal knowledge representation systems
  - spatio-temporal ontologies for the semantic web

Temporal Database Management includes, but is not limited to:

  - temporal data models and query languages
  - temporal query processing and indexing
  - temporal data mining
  - time series data management
  - stream data management
  - spatio-temporal data management, including moving objects
  - data currency and expiration
  - indeterminate and imprecise temporal data
  - temporal constraints
  - temporal aspects of workflow and ECA systems
  - real-time databases
  - time-dependent security policies
  - privacy in temporal and spatio-temporal data
  - temporal aspects of multimedia databases
  - temporal aspects of e-services and web applications
  - temporal aspects of distributed systems
  - novel applications of temporal database management
  - experiences with real applications

Temporal Logic and Verification in Computer Science includes, but is not limited to:

  - specification and verification of systems
  - verification of web applications
  - synthesis and execution
  - model checking algorithms
  - verification of infinite-state systems
  - reasoning about transition systems
  - temporal architectures
  - temporal logics for distributed systems
  - temporal logics of knowledge
  - hybrid systems and real-time logics
  - tools and practical systems
  - temporal issues in security

Special track on Interval Temporal logic
  This year, TIME has an additional special track on Interval Temporal
  Logics. This track is organized by Dimitar Guelev and Ben Moszkowski.
  Submissions on ITL will be primarily managed by them, though the final
  decision on acceptance will be taken by the whole PC. Topics of interest
  include, but are not limited to:

  - expressiveness, decidability, proof systems, model- and validity-checking
    for ITLs
  - modelling of system requirements in terms of time intervals
  - intervals versus time points in temporal modelling
  - Duration Calculus and other extensions and variants of ITLs
  - ITLs, DC, timed automata, timed regular languages and other models of real time
  - interval algebras and spatio-temporal reasoning
  - case studies, applications and tool support for interval-based reasoning


  Submissions of high quality papers describing research results
  are solicited. Submitted papers should contain original,
  previously unpublished content, should be written in English, and must
  not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere.

  Submitted papers will be refereed by at least three reviewers for
  quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. Accepted papers will
  be presented at the symposium and included in the proceedings, which
  will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Acceptance of a
  paper is contingent on one author presenting the paper at the

  Submissions should be in PDF format (with the necessary fonts
  embedded). They must be formatted according to the IEEE guide-
  lines described at
                       proceedings/8.5x11 - Formatting files/

  and must not exceed 8 pages; over-length submissions may be
  rejected without review.

  Papers are submitted electronically via Easychair:


  General Chair:
    Carlo Combi, University of Verona, Italy

  Program Committee Chairs:
    Martin Leucker, University of Luebeck, Germany
    Frank Wolter, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

  Organization Chair:
    Martin Leucker, Universitaet Luebeck, Germany


Alessandro Artale, University of Bolzano, Italy
Philippe Balbiani, IRIT Toulouse, France
Claudio Bettini, University of Milan, Italy
Benedikt Bollig, CNRS, France
Lubos Brim, University of Brno, Czech Republic
Dang Van Hung, Vietnam National University, Vietnam
Clare Dixon, University of Liverpool, UK
Rajeev Gore, ANU, Australia
Dimitar  Guelev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Peter Habermehl, CNRS, France
Ian Hodkinson, Imperial College London, UK
Roman Kontchakov, Birkeck College London, UK
Salvatore La Torre, University of Salerno, Italy
Ranko Lazic, University of Warwick, UK
Kamal Lodaya, IMSc, India
Nicolas Markey, CNRS, France
Angelo Montanari, University of Udine, Italy
Ben Moszkowski, De Montfort University, UK
Dirk Nowotka, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Jean-Francois Raskin, Free University Brussels, Belgium
Peter Revesz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Mark Reynolds, University of Western Australia, Australia
Martin Sachenbacher, Technical University Munich, Germany
Cesar Sanchez, University of Madrid, Spain
Christian Schallhart, University of Oxford, UK
Stefan Woelfl, University of Freiburg, Germany
Naijun Zhan, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, China
Esteban Zimanyi, ULB, Belgium


  Questions related to submission, reviewing, and program:

  Questions related to local organization: