Last call for papers: Workshop on Termination (WST 2007) - Paris

Last call for papers: Workshop on Termination (WST 2007) - Paris

Post by Alexander » Sat, 21 Apr 2007 16:13:56


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Call for Papers
Ninth International Workshop on Termination (WST 2007)
Paris, France, June 29, 2007
Affiliated with RDP 2007

Termination is a fundamental topic in computer science. Though
termination of
processes is often a strict requirement, it may be hard to establish.
Classical
results state the undecidability of various termination problems, so
research focuses on automated methods that prove termination or
non-termination in practical cases. The topic is challenging both in
theory
(mathematical logic, proof theory) and practice (software development,
formal
methods), and many interesting ramifications are yet to be explored.
The 9th International Workshop on Termination will delve into all
aspects of
termination. It will continue the sequence of successful workshops
held in St.
Andrews (1993), La Bresse (1995), Ede (1997), Dagstuhl (1999), Utrecht
(2001),
Valencia (2003), Aachen (2004), and Seattle (2006). We hope to attain
the same
friendly atmosphere as those past workshops. The intent is to bring
together, in
an informal setting, researchers interested in various aspects of
termination,
whether this interest be practical or theoretical, primary or derived.
The
workshop is hoped to provide a ground for cross-fertilisation of ideas
from term
rewriting and from programming.

Contributions from the imperative, object-oriented, constraint,
functional, and
logic programming communities, and papers investigating new
applications of
termination are particularly welcome.

Paper Submissions:
Extended abstracts in the prescribed format, not exceeding 4 pages,
should be
submitted electronically through EasyChair's WST 2007 submission site
http://www.easychair.org/WST2007/.
A common workshop style file is available on the WST'2007 web site.
Papers should be submitted in PostScript or PDF format. We expect
proceedings to
be made available through the Computing Research Repository, CoRR.

The Termination Competition:
The competition will run again in 2007, and entries are strongly
encouraged.
Detailed instructions for submission of problems and programs will be
made
available at the competition website
http://www.lri.fr/~marche/termination-competition/2007/

Program Committee
Nachum Dershowitz (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Daniel De Schreye (Leuven, Belgium)
Samir Genaim (Madrid, Spain)
Juergen Giesl (Aachen, Germany)
Isabelle Gnaedig (Nancy, France)
Dieter Hofbauer (Kassel, Germany), co-chair
Aart Middeldorp (Innsbruck, Austria)
Etienne Payet (La Reunion, France)
Alexander Serebrenik (Eindhoven, The Netherlands), co-chair

Termination Competition Committee
Claude Marche (Paris, France)
Johannes Waldmann (Leipzig, Germany)
Hans Zantema (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Workshop Themes (non-exhaustive list)
Termination of programs
Termination of rewriting
Normalization of lambda calculi
Implementation of termination methods
Challenging termination problems and proofs
Application of termination methods, e.g. to program transformation and
compilation
Comparison and classification of termination methods
Non-termination detection
Termination methods for theorem provers
Termination in distributed systems
Termination proof methods for liveness and fairness
Derivational complexity
Well-quasi-orderings and ordinal notations

Important Dates:
Deadline for electronic submission of papers : April 23, 20