12th International Workshop on Rewriting Logic and its Applications (WRLA 2018): first CfP

by Vlad Rusu, Sept. 26, 2017

An ETAPS 2018 satellite event
Thessaloniki, Greece
April 14-15 2018
Submission deadline: January 5, 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 semantics 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 proving 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. INVITED SPEAKERS (to be defined) SUBMISSION 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 https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wrla2018 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. PUBLICATION 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. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Kyungmin Bae, SRI International, USA 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, R0mania 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 CONTACT INFORMATION For more information, please contact the organizers Vlad.Rusu@inria.fr or visit the workshop's web page https://project.inria.fr/wrla18/