24th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2017)
Mons, Belgium, 16-18 October, 2017

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                                TIME 2017                                

  24th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning  

                   Mons (Belgium), 16-18 October 2017                    

                            Call for Papers                                     



Aims and scope
TIME 2017 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about 
temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The 
symposium, currently in its 24th edition, has a wide remit and intends to 
cater to both theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the 
key aspects of the symposium is its interdisciplinarity, with attendees from 
distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic 
and verification, and beyond. The symposium will encompass three tracks on 
temporal representation and reasoning in (1) Artificial Intelligence,
(2) Databases and (3) Logic and Verification.

The Artificial Intelligence track includes, but is not limited to:

- temporal aspects of agent- and policy-based systems
- spatial and temporal reasoning
- reasoning about actions and change
- planning and planning languages
- ontologies of time and space-time
- belief and uncertainty in temporal knowledge
- temporal learning and discovery
- time in problem solving (e.g. diagnosis, scheduling)
- time in human-machine interaction
- temporal information extraction
- time in natural language processing
- spatio-temporal knowledge representation systems
- spatio-temporal ontologies for the semantic web
- constraint-based temporal reasoning
- temporal preferences

The Database track includes, but is not limited to:

- temporal data models and query languages
- temporal query processing and indexing
- temporal data mining
- time series data management
- stream data management
- spatio-temporal data management, including moving objects
- data currency and expiration
- indeterminate and imprecise temporal data
- temporal constraints
- temporal aspects of business processes and ECA systems
- real-time databases
- time-dependent security policies
- privacy in temporal and spatio-temporal data
- temporal aspects of multimedia databases
- temporal aspects of e-services and web applications
- temporal aspects of distributed systems
- temporal aspects and big data
- temporal aspects in NoSQL databases
- temporal data warehouses
- temporal healthcare databases and warehouses
- time series analysis and mining
- semistructured temporal data
- novel applications of temporal database management
- novel visualizations and interfaces for temporal data
- experiences with real applications

The Logic and Verification track includes, but is not limited to:

- specification and verification of systems
- verification of web applications
- synthesis and execution
- model-checking algorithms and implementations
- verification of infinite-state systems
- reasoning about transition systems
- temporal architectures
- temporal logics for distributed systems
- temporal logics for games and open systems
- temporal logics of knowledge
- hybrid systems and real-time logics
- cyber-physical systems
- tools and practical systems
- temporal issues in security

Submission and publication
Submissions of high-quality papers describing research results are solicited. 
Submitted papers should contain original, previously unpublished content, 
should be written in English, and must not be simultaneously submitted for 
publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, 
correctness, originality, and relevance.

Detailed submission instructions can be found on the website of TIME 2017:


Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the 
proceedings, which will be published by LIPIcs-Leibniz International 
Proceedings in Informatics, which is a series of high-quality peer-reviewed 
conference proceedings, published according to the principle of OpenAccess. 
At least one author of each accepted paper must register at the conference 
and present the paper.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of 
their contribution to a special issue of the journal Theoretical Computer 

Important Dates
Abstracts due:     May 15, 2017
Full papers due:   May 21, 2017
Notification:      July 3, 2017
Final version due: July 30, 2017
Symposium:         October 16-18, 2017

Program Committee Chairs
Sven Schewe, University of Liverpool, UK
Thomas Schneider, University of Bremen, Germany
Jef Wijsen, University of Mons, Belgium

Program Committee
- Johann Eder (Alpen Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
- Fabio Grandi (University of Bologna, Italy)
- Ernst Moritz Hahn (State Key Laboratory of Computer Science, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
- Michael R. Hansen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
- Fredrik Heintz (Linköping University, Sweden)
- Marcin Jurdzinski (University of Warwick, UK)
- Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
- Jan Kretínský (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
- Bart Kuijpers (Hasselt University, Belgium)
- Martin Lange (University of Kassel, Germany)
- Martin Leucker (University of Lübeck, Germany)
- Cláudia Nalon (University of Brasília, Brazil)
- Andrea Orlandini (National Research Council of Italy ISTC-CNR, Italy)
- Doron Peled (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
- Roberto Posenato (Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy)
- Jean-François Raskin (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
- Peter Z. Revesz (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
- Mark Reynolds (The Univeristy of Western Australia, Australia)
- Sven Schewe (University of Liverpool, UK)
- Renate A. Schmidt (University of Manchester, UK)
- Thomas Schneider (University of Bremen, Germany)
- Paolo Terenziani (University Piemonte Orientale, Italy)
- David Toman (University of Waterloo, Canada)
- Kristian Torp (Aalborg University, Denmark)
- Alejandro A. Vaisman (Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Kristen B. Venable (Tulane University, USA)
- Jef Wijsen (University of Mons, Belgium)
- Stefan Wölfl (University of Freiburg, Germany)
- Martin Zimmermann (Saarland University, Germany)

Invited Speakers
Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Javier Esparza, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Sheila McIlraith, University of Toronto, Canada

TIME 2017 will take place in Mons, a beautiful city in the French-speaking 
part of Belgium, and a former European Capital of Culture.