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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 15th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning, July 17-19, 2014, Vienna, AUSTRIA


Co-located with KR 2014 [http://kr.org/KR2014/], DL 2014 [http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/dl2014/], FLoC 2014, and Logic Colloquium 2014. KR 2014 is part of the Vienna Summer of Logic [http://vsl2014.at/]

* Aims and Scope *

 The NMR workshop series is the premier specialized forum for
 researchers in non-monotonic reasoning and related areas. This will be
 the 15th workshop in this series. Its aim is to bring together active
 researchers in the broad area of non-monotonic reasoning, including
 belief revision, reasoning about actions, argumentation, declarative
 programming, preferences, non-monotonic reasoning for ontologies,
 uncertainty, and other related topics.

 NMR will share a joint session with the 27th International Workshop on
 Description Logics (DL 2014).

 * Topics *

 NMR 2014 welcomes the submission of papers broadly centered on issues
 and research in non-monotonic reasoning. We welcome papers of either
 theoretical or practical nature. Topics of interest include (but are
 not limited to):

 - abductive reasoning and diagnosis,
 - algorithms and complexity analysis,
 - argumentation and dialog,
 - answer-set programming,
 - belief revision, belief update, and belief merging,
 - benchmarks for non-monotonic reasoning,
 - declarative programming for non-monotonic reasoning,
 - default reasoning,
 - empirical studies of reasoning strategies,
 - foundations of non-monotonic reasoning,
 - hybrid approaches (non-monotonic reasoning combined
       with other computing paradigms),
 - inconsistency handling,
 - implementations and systems,
 - non-monotonic logics in multi-agent interaction, including
       negotiation and dispute resolution,
 - non-monotonic reasoning for ontologies,
 - reasoning and decision making under uncertainty,
 - reasoning with preferences,
 - representing actions and planning,
 - causal reasoning, and
 - similarity based-reasoning.

 * Tracks *

 To focus the different topics of submissions, the workshop comprises
 the following thematic tracks:

 1. Actions, Causality, and Belief Change;
 2. Declarative Programming;
 3. Argumentation and Dialog;
 4. Preferences, Norms, and Trust;
 5. NMR and Uncertainty;
 6. Commonsense and NMR for Ontologies;

 as well as the following special tracks:

 7. Systems and Applications;
 8. Benchmarks for NMR.

 * Systems and Applications Track *

 Recent years witnessed the development of mature solver technology for
 some NMR based formalisms and, accordingly, successful real-world
 applications.  This track welcomes papers on describing implemented
 NMR systems as well as papers presenting applications of NMR
 formalisms and systems. Topics of interest include pure system
 descriptions (providing information on the basic functionality and
 usability of the respective systems), the comparison and evaluation of
 NMR systems, NMR applications in industry and academia, software
 engineering and modeling methodology aspects, and reports from the

 * Benchmarks for NMR special track *

 The aim of the Benchmarks for NMR special track is to discuss the
 construction of benchmarks for NMR. Benchmarks proved useful in a
 variety of domains in order to develop efficient algorithms and
 methods. They are for the moment insufficiently developed for main NMR
 areas. We want to discuss this issue in NMR 2014. Typical questions of
 interested could be:

 - How to obtain benchmarks from real application cases?
 - How to build sensible random benchmarks?
 - How to export existing benchmarks in some formalism into
    other domains formalisms?
 - Etc.

 Papers related to these issues, description of existing systems of
 benchmarks, etc., are welcome.

 * Submissions *

 Papers should be between 4 and 10 pages in AAAI style
 (http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php) including
 references, figures, and appendixes if any. System descriptions can
 typically be on the lower bound of the page range.

 Papers submission will be handled electronically by means of the
 easychair system. Papers must be submitted in PDF only. The submission
 page is available at


 Papers already published at other conferences and that can be of
 interest for an NMR audience are welcomed to NMR 2014, provided that
 the initial publication is mentioned in a footnote on the first page.

 Submissions will have to indicate to which of the above listed tracks
 it is intended to belong to, as well as whether it constitutes new
 research or recently published research.

 * Proceedings *

 There are no formal proceedings for NMR. The accepted papers will be
 published as a technical report and will be made available in the CoRR
 Computing Research Repository, see


 The copyright of the papers lies with the authors, and as far as NMR
 is concerned, they are free to submit to other conferences and
 workshops as well. Similarly, papers already published can be
 submitted (but this has to be indicated in the submission).

 * Important Dates *

 Submission deadline: February 14, 2014
 Notification: April 2, 2014
 Camera-ready articles due:  April 25, 2014
 NMR 2014: July 17-19, 2014

 * Location *

 NMR 2014 will be held at the Vienna University of Technology and is
 part of the Vienna Summer of Logic,


 which will probably be the largest scientific logic event in known

 * Workshop Chairs *

 Sbastien Konieczny (CNRS, Universit d'Artois, France)
 Hans Tompits (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

 Email: nmr14 [at] kr [dot] tuwien [dot] ac [dot] at

 * Homepage *