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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Temporal Representation and Reasoning, 12-14 Sep 2012, Leicester (U.K.)

http://www.tech.dmu.ac.uk/STRL/time12/

TIME 2012 is an official event of THE ALAN TURING YEAR http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/

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.

The conference will span three days, and will be organized as a combination of technical paper 
presentations, keynote lectures, and tutorials. In addition, TIME 2012 will feature a special 
track on Temporal Representation and Reasoning in Medicine.

* IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission:     April 16
Paper Submission:        April 20
Paper Notification:      May 20
Camera Ready Copy Due:   June 24
TIME 2012 Symposium:     September 12-14

* TOPICS

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 Temporal Representation and Reasoning in Medicine

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
- Interval temporal logics
- Temporal logics: expressiveness, decidability, and complexity
- Tools and practical systems
- Temporal issues in security

* SPECIAL TRACK ON TEMPORAL REPRESENTATION AND REASONING IN MEDICINE

This year, TIME has an additional special track on Temporal Representation and Reasoning in 
Medicine organized by Carlo Combi.  Submissions for the special track will be primarily managed 
by him, though the final decision on acceptance will be taken by the whole PC.

Representing, maintaining, querying, and reasoning about time-oriented medical data are a major 
theoretical and practical research area.  Temporal representation and reasoning deals with storage 
and retrieval of data that have heterogeneous temporal dimensions, with the support of various 
inference tasks involving time-oriented data, such as planning and diagnosing, and with the formal 
specification of temporal systems.

Temporal representation and reasoning in medicine holds a long history and received an increasing 
interest over the last 30 years: indeed, it is important to medical decision making (e.g., in 
clinical diagnosis and therapy planning) and in medical data modeling and managing (e.g., for 
representation of the patient's medical record).

High quality contributions for the special track are welcome in, but are not limited to, any of 
the following sub-areas of research:

- Temporal reasoning and time-oriented diagnosis or therapy-planning in
   medicine
- Temporal constraint representation and management in medical databases
- Querying and maintaining time-oriented medical databases
- Modeling and querying time-oriented medical data
- Acquisition, maintenance, sharing, and reuse of temporal medical knowledge
- Handling multiple and heterogeneous time-oriented clinical databases
- Design and implementation of time-oriented medical information systems
- Summarization of time-oriented medical data
- Temporal data mining in medicine
- Visualization of temporal clinical data and knowledge
- Temporal knowledge and medical ontologies
- Clinical guidelines, workflows and temporal information
- Managing multimedia temporal data

* PAPER SUBMISSION

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, as in previous years, are expected to be published by the IEEE Computer 
Society's Conference Publishing Services (CPS).  Acceptance of a paper is contingent on one author 
presenting the paper at the symposium.

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

   ftp://pubftp.computer.org/press/outgoing/
 		     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:

   http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=time12


* CONFERENCE OFFICERS

General Chair:
   Ben Moszkowski, De Montfort University, UK

Program Committee Chairs:
   Ben Moszkowski, De Montfort University, UK
   Mark Reynolds, University of Western Australia, Australia
   Paolo Terenziani, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy

Organizational Chairs:
   Antonio Cau, De Montfort University, UK
   Hongji Yang, De Montfort University, UK

* PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy Alexander Artikis, National Centre for 
Scientific Research "Demokritos", Greece Philippe Balbiani, IRIT, France Claudio Bettini, 
University of Milan, Italy Antonio Cau, De Montfort University, UK Carlo Combi, University of 
Verona, Italy Amar Das, Stanford University, USA Clare Dixon, University of Liverpool, UK Zhenhua 
Duan, Xidian University, Xi'an, China Carlo Alberto Furia, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Antony Galton, 
University of Exeter, UK Fabio Grandi, University of Bologna, Italy Keijo Heljanko, Aalto 
University, Finland Jose Juarez, University of Murcia, Spain Martin Leucker, University of Luebeck,
Germany Silvia Miksch, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Angelo Montanari, University of 
Udine, Italy Ben Moszkowski, De Montfort University, UK James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA
 Jean-Francois Raskin, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Jochen Renz, Australian National 
University, Australia Peter Revesz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA Mark Reynolds, University 
of Western Australia, Australia Lucia Sacchi, Brunel University, UK Martin Sachenbacher, Technical 
University Munich, Germany Cesar Sanchez, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain Yuval Shahar, Ben-Gurion 
University of the Negev, Israel Richard Snodgrass, University of Arizona, USA Paolo Terenziani, 
University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy Richard Trefler, University of Waterloo, Canada Stefan 
Woelfl, University of Freiburg, Germany Naijun Zhan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


* FURTHER INFORMATION

Questions related to submission, reviewing, and program:
   time12@dmu.ac.uk

Questions related to local organization:
   time12-org@dmu.ac.uk