[ecoop-info] 12th International Workshop on Rewriting Logic and its Applications (WRLA 2018): first CfP

vlad Vlad.Rusu at inria.fr
Thu Sep 28 11:52:52 CEST 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below the first call for papers for WRLA 2018, the 12 
International Workshop on Rewriting Logic and Applications. I would be 
very grateful if you could communicate it to potentially interested 
colleagues and, perhaps, considered submitting a paper. All my apologies 
for (inevitable) cross-postings.

Best regards

- Vlad Rusu

======================== Call for Papers =================================
   WRLA 2018, the 12th International Workshop on Rewriting Logic and its 
    An ETAPS 2018 satellite event - Thessaloniki, Greece, April 14-15 2018

     Submission deadline: January 5th 2018
     Author notification: February 16th 201
     Workshop: April 14 -15, 2018.

Rewriting is a natural model of computation and an expressive semantic 
framework for concurrency, parallelism,
communication, and interaction. It can be used for specifying a wide 
range of systems and languages in various application
domains. It also has good properties as a metalogical framework for 
representing logics. Several successful languages based
on rewriting (ASF+SDF, CafeOBJ, ELAN,Maude) have been designed and 
implemented. The aim of WRLA is to bring together
researchers with a common interest in rewriting and its applications, 
and to give them the opportunity to present their recent
work, discuss future research directions, and exchange ideas.
The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

A. Foundations
     foundations and models of rewriting and rewriting logic, including 
termination, confluence   coherence and complexity
     unification, generalization, narrowing, and partial evaluation
     constrained rewriting and symbolic algebra
     graph rewriting
     tree automata
     rewriting strategies
     rewriting-based calculi and explicit substitution

B. Rewriting as a Logical and Semantic Framework
     uses of rewriting and rewriting logic as a logical framework, 
including deduction modulo
     uses of rewriting as a semantic framework for programming language 
     rewriting semantics of concurrency models, distributed systems, and 
network protocols
     rewriting semantics of real-time, hybrid, and probabilistic systems
     uses of rewriting for compilation and language transformation

C. Rewriting Languages
     rewriting-based declarative languages
     type systems for rewriting
     implementation techniques
     tools supporting rewriting langages

D. Verification Techniques
     verification of confluence, termination, coherence, sufficient 
completeness, and related properties
     temporal, modal and reachability logics for verifying dynamic 
properties of rewrite theories
     explicit-state and symbolic model checking techniques for 
verification of rewrite theories
     rewriting-based theorem proving, including (co)inductive theorem 
     rewriting-based constraint solving and satisfiability
     rewriting-semantics-based verification and analysis of programs

E. Applications
     applications in logic, mathematics, physics, and biology
     rewriting models of biology, chemistry, and membrane systems
     security specification and verification
     applications to distributed, network, mobile, and cloud computing
     specification and verification of real-time, hybrid, probabilistic, 
and cyber-physical systems
     specification and verification of critical systems
     applications to model-based software engineering
     applications to engineering and planning.

(to be defined)

The final program of the workshop will include regular papers, tool 
papers, and work-in-progress presentations. The program
will also contain invited talks, invited papers, and tutorials to be 
determined by the program committee.

Regular papers must contain original contributions, be clearly written, 
include appropriate references, and comparison with
related work. They must be unpublished and not submitted simultaneously 
for publication elsewhere.

Tool papers have to present a new tool, a new tool component, or novel 
extensions to an existing tool. They should provide a
short description of the theoretical foundations with relevant 
citations, emphasize the design and implementation, and give a
clear account of the tool’s functionality. The described tools must be 
publicly available via the web.

Work-in-progress papers present early-stage work or other types of 
innovative or thought-provoking work related to the topics
of the workshop. The difference between work-in-progress and regular 
papers is that work-in-progress submissions represent
work that has not reached yet a level of completion that would warrant 
the full refereed selection process. We encourage
researchers and practitioners to submit work-in-progress papers as this 
provides a unique opportunity for sharing valuable
ideas, eliciting useful feedback on ongoing work, and fostering 
discussions and collaborations among colleagues.

All submissions should be formatted according to the guidelines for 
Springer LNCS papers, and should be submitted
electronically using EasyChair. Papers should be submitted 
electronically as a PDF file via the Easychair system at

Regular and work-in-progress papers should not exceed 15 pages including 
references. Tool papers can have a maximum of 6
pages including references and may have an appendix of up to 4 
additional pages with usage details and tool demonstration.

All submissions will be evaluated by the program committee. Regular 
papers, tool papers, and work-in-progress papers that
are accepted will be presented at the workshop and included in the 
pre-proceedings, which will be available during the
workshop. Following the tradition of the last editions, the regular 
papers, tool papers, and invited presentations will be
published as a volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science 
(LNCS) series to be distributed after the workshop.

A special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in 
Programming (JLAMP) will be devoted to extended versions
of selected papers from WRLA 2018.


     Kyungmin Bae, POSTECH, Korea
     Roberto Bruni, University of Pisa, Italy
     Stefan Ciobaca, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
     Francisco Durán, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
     Santiago Escobar, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
     Maribel Fernández, King’s College London, UK
     Thomas Genet, IRISA/Université de Rennes 1, France
     Jürgen Giesl, RWTH Aachen, Germany
     Deepak Kapur, University of New Mexico, USA
     Helene Kirchner, INRIA, France
     Alexander Knapp, Universitat Augsburg, Germany
     Alberto Lluch Lafuente, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
     Dorel Lucanu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
     Salvador Lucas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
     Narciso Martí-Oliet, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
     Ugo Montanari, University of Pisa, Italy
     Pierre-Etienne Moreau, Université de Lorraine, France
     Vivek Nigam, Federal University of Paraíba, Brasil
     Kazuhiro Ogata, JAIST, Japan
     Peter Ölveczky, University of Oslo, Norway
     Christophe Ringeissen, INRIA-Lorraine Nancy, France
     Grigore Rosu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
     Vlad Rusu, INRIA Lille Nord-Europe, France  (chair)
     Ralf Sasse, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
     Traian-Florin Serbanuta, University of Bucharest, Romania
     Mark-Oliver Stehr, SRI International, USA
     Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, USA
     Martin Wirsing, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

For more information, please contact the organizers
   Vlad.Rusu at inria.fr
or visit the workshop's web page

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