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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: Automated Reasoning Workshop, 2-4 April 2012, Manchester (U.K.)

ARW 2012

   The 19th Automated Reasoning Workshop (ARW 2012) will be held
   at the University of Manchester from 2 to 4 April 2012. This
   year the workshop will be collocated with the 28th British
   Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science.

   The workshop will provide an informal forum for the automated
   reasoning community to discuss recent work, new ideas and
   applications, and current trends. It aims to bring together
   researchers from all areas of automated reasoning in order to
   foster links and facilitate cross-fertilisation of ideas among
   researchers from various disciplines, from theoreticians, from
   implementers and from users of automated reasoning methodologies.

   Topics include but are not limited to:
     o Theorem proving in classical and non-classical logics
     o Interactive theorem proving, logical frameworks, proof
       assistants, proof planning
     o Reasoning methods
           Saturation-based, instantiation-based, tableau, SAT
           Equational reasoning, unification
           Constraint satisfaction
           Decision procedures, SMT
           Combining reasoning systems
           Non-monotonic reasoning, commonsense reasoning,
           Abduction, induction
           Model checking, model generation, explanation
     o Formal methods to specifying, deriving, transforming and
       verifying computer systems, requirements and software
     o Logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning:
           Ontology engineering and reasoning
 	  Domain specific reasoning (spatial, temporal, epistemic,
           agents, etc)
     o Logic and functional programming, deductive databases
     o Implementation issues and empirical results, demos
     o Practical experiences and applications of automated reasoning

   The workshop will be highly interactive, giving all attendees the
   opportunity to participate. It will contain sessions for
   displaying posters and presenting system demonstrations, and open
   discussion sessions organised around specific topics.

   Reiner Haehnle       Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
   Daniel Kroening      University of Oxford

   We invite the submission of camera-ready, two-page extended
   abstracts about recent work, work in progress, or a system
   description. The abstract can describe work that has already
   been published elsewhere. The main objective of the abstracts
   is to spread information about recent work in our community,
   and we expect to accept most on-topic submissions, but we may
   ask for revisions.

   To prepare your submission, please use the ARW LaTeX style file
   provided from the workshop website. 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.

   Submissions should be sent in PDF format to using *ARW12Submission* as subject of
   the email. For the final versions we require all sources (tex
   file and any input files).

   Abstracts will be published in informal workshop notes and will
   be made available on the internet.

   Each workshop participant will be allocated a 5-10 minute slot
   (depending on time constraints), for a short talk to introduce
   their research. Each participant will also be allocated space
   in a poster session, where they can further present and discuss
   their work. Please prepare posters for the event.

   There is a limited number of grants available to PhD students
   who wish to attend ARW 2012. The application deadline is 23
   February 2012. Please refer to the workshop website for details.

   Registration and accommodation booking for ARW12 are open.
   Please go to and follow the links to
   our registration site and accommodation booking site.  We
   advise early booking, as Manchester hotels can get busy.

   within 3 days  Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection
   of submnission
   23  Feb 2012   Student grant application deadline
   12  Mar 2012   Abstract submission deadline
   22  Mar 2012   Final version due
   2-4 Apr 2012   Workshop

   Please address any queries about the workshop to the local
   organisers at

   Automated Reasoning Workshop
   British Logic Colloquium
   School of Computer Science, University of Manchester
   University of Manchester

   Alexander Bolotov
   Simon Colton
   David Crocker
   Louise Dennis
   Clare Dixon
   Jacques Fleuriot
   Ullrich Hustadt
   Mateja Jamnik
   Ekaterina Komendantskaya
   Alice Miller
   Renate Schmidt
   Volker Sorge

   Renate Schmidt (Chair)
   Mohammad Khodadadi
   Fabio Papacchini
   Dmitry Tishkovsky