International School on Rewriting (ISR 2017)

by Femke van Raamsdonk, May 4, 2017


July 3-7, 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Early registration deadline: May 15, 2017


July 3-7, 2017, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Early registration deadline: May 15, 2017 

The 9th International School on Rewriting (ISR 2017) is aimed at master 

and PhD students, researchers, and practitioners interested in the study 

of rewriting concepts and their applications.

The school features lectures by renowned researchers in rewriting, and is 

organized in two parallel tracks: the Basic Track and the Advanced Track.

The BASIC TRACK is intended for students who enter the field. 

The basic track can, if desired, be round off with an examination of 3EC.

The teachers of the Basic Track are

   Aart Middeldorp (University of Innsbruck)

   Sarah Winkler (University of Innsbruck)

The ADVANCED TRACK consists of eight shorter courses.

The (preliminary) program of the Advanced Track is available via the website

The teachers and courses of the Advanced Track are:

  Beniamino Accatoli (INRIA)

  The Complexity of Beta-Reduction

  Carsten Fuhs (Birkbeck, University of London)

  Proving Program Termination via Term Rewriting

  Thomas Genet (IRISA, France)

  Tree Automata for Reachability in Rewriting

  Philippe Malbos (University of Lyon), and 

  Samuel Mimram (Ecole Polytechnique)

  Two-dimensional Rewriting Techniques and Applications

  Temur Kutsia (University of Linz)

  Solving Equational Problems: Matching and Unification

  Julian Nagele (University of Innsbruck), and 

  Vincent van Oostrom (University of Innsbruck)


  Christian Sternagel (University of Innsbruck), and 

  RenĂ© Thiemann (University of Innsbruck)

  Formalizing Rewriting in Isabelle

  Johannes Waldmann (HTWK Leipzig)

  Weighted Automata and Rewriting

Poster Session:

Every participant has the opportunity to participate in the Poster Session.

The posters will be shown during the school, 

and can be presented in the Poster Session on Wednesday.


You can register for ISR 2017 by sending an email to

Please mention your full name, institution, and the track you wish to attend.

It is appreciated if you mention the subjects you are particularly interested in.

Registration fee:

The registration fee is 250 euro for early registrations (before May 15, 2017), 

and 300 euro for late registrations (starting May 16, 2107). Registrations 

includes access to the lectures, printed copies of or electronic access to 

material provided by the lecturers, coffee breaks and lunches on Monday-Friday, 

and the excursion and dinner on Wednesday.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organisers:

Hans Zantema, email:

Femke van Raamsdonk, email:

Margje Mommers-Lenders, email:


International Schools on Rewriting are promoted

by the IFIP Working Group 1.6 Term Rewriting.

Rewriting is a branch of computer science whose origins go back

to the origins of computer science itself (with Thue, Church, Post,

and many other prominent researchers). It has strong links with

mathematics, algebra, and logic, and it is the basis of well-known

programming paradigms like functional and equational programming.

In these programming paradigms and corresponding languages, the notions

of reduction, pattern matching, confluence, termination, strategy,

etc., are essential. Rewriting provides a solid framework for

understanding, using, and teaching all these notions. Rewriting

techniques are also used in many other areas of software engineering

(scripting, prototyping, automated transformation of legacy systems,

refactoring, web services, etc.) Rewriting techniques play a relevant

role in computing research, education, and industry.