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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Workshop on Unification UNIF'07

                        Deadline: May 29, 2006       

                    21th Int. Workshop on Unification

                A satellite workshop of RTA'07 and TLCA'07
		          Paris, France
                        Friday, June 29, 2007

UNIF is the main international meeting on unification. Unification is
concerned with the problem of identifying given terms, either
syntactically or modulo a given logical theory. Syntactic unification
is the basic operation of most automated reasoning systems, and
unification modulo theories can be used, for instance, to build in
special equational theories into theorem provers.

The aim of UNIF'07, as that of the previous meetings, is to 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 softwares using unification as a
strong component.

In 2007, UNIF is organized as part of the 2007 Federated
Conference on Rewriting, Deduction, and Programming (RDP 2007).

This workshop is the twentyfirst in the series: UNIF'87 (Val D'Ajol,
France), UNIF'88 (Val D'Ajol, France), UNIF'89 (Lambrecht, Germany),
UNIF'90 (Leeds, England), UNIF'91 (Barbizon, France), UNIF'92
(Dagstuhl, Germany), UNIF'93 (Boston, USA), UNIF'94 (Val D'Ajol,
France), UNIF'95 (Sitges, Spain), UNIF'96 (Herrsching, Germany),
UNIF'97 (Orlans, France), UNIF'98 (Rome, Italy),
UNIF'99 (Frankfurt, Germany), UNIF'00 (Pittsburgh, USA), UNIF'01
(Siena, Italy), UNIF'02 (Copenhagen, Denmark), UNIF'03 (Valencia,
Spain), UNIF'04 (Cork, Ireland), UNIF'05 (Nara, Japan), UNIF'06
(Seattle, WA, USA).

Topics of Interest:

The meeting will include invited talks, contributed talks, and social
time to discuss current topics of interest, which include (but are not
limited to):

    * Unification
          o E-unification 
          o Unification Algorithms 
          o Higher-Order Unification 
          o String Unification 
          o Context Unification 
          o Nominal Unification 
          o Combination problems 
          o Disunification 
          o Typed Unification
    * Related Topics
          o Constraint Solving 
          o Tree Descriptions 
          o Matching 
          o Narrowing
    * Applications
          o Type Checking and Type Inference 
          o Automated Deduction 
          o Rewriting 
          o Functional and Logic Programming 
          o Grammars 
          o Computational Linguistics
    * Implementations

Important Dates:

      April 23, 2006 	Deadline for submission of papers, 
                        abstracts and system descriptions
      May 21, 2006 	Notification of acceptance
      June 4, 2006 	Deadline for final versions
      June 29, 2007 	Workshop

Program Chair: Evelyne Contejean
               Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI)
               CNRS et Universit Paris-Sud, Orsay, France


Authors are invited to submit an abstract (1-5 pages), a
paper (no longer than 15 pages), or a system description (no more than
5 pages) in Postscript or PDF format. Instructions will be published
on the workshop webpage

Authors have been encouraged to use LaTeX2e and the Springer llncs
class files.  Publication Informal proceedings of accepted
contributions will be available on-line.