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TIME 2012 : 19th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning

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Conference Series : International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning
 
Link: http://www.tech.dmu.ac.uk/STRL/time12
 
When Sep 12, 2012 - Sep 14, 2012
Where Leicester, UK
Abstract Registration Due Apr 16, 2012
Submission Deadline Apr 20, 2012
Notification Due May 20, 2012
Final Version Due Jun 24, 2012
Categories    computer science   artificial intelligence   null   logic
 

Call For Papers

19th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2012)

Leicester, UK, September 12-14, 2012

http://www.tech.dmu.ac.uk/STRL/time12/

The TIME symposium series is a well-established annual event that brings
together researchers from all areas of computer science that involve temporal
representation and reasoning. This includes, but is not limited to,
artificial intelligence, temporal databases, and the verification of software
and hardware systems. In addition to fostering interdisciplinarity, the TIME
symposia emphasize bridging the gap between theoretical and applied research.

The conference will span three days, and will be organized as a combination
of technical paper presentations, keynote lectures, and tutorials. In
addition, TIME 2012 will feature a special track on Temporal Representation
and Reasoning in Medicine.

* IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission: April 16
Paper Submission: April 20
Paper Notification: May 20
Camera Ready Copy Due: June 24
TIME 2012 Symposium: September 12-14

* TOPICS

The main topics of the conference are:

(1) Temporal Representation and Reasoning in AI
(2) Temporal Database Management
(3) Temporal Logic and Verification in Computer Science
(4) Special Track on Temporal Representation and Reasoning in Medicine

Temporal Representation and Reasoning in AI 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

Temporal Database Management 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 workflow 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
- Novel applications of temporal database management
- Experiences with real applications

Temporal Logic and Verification in Computer Science includes, but is not
limited to:

- Specification and verification of systems
- Verification of web applications
- Synthesis and execution
- Model checking algorithms
- Verification of infinite-state systems
- Reasoning about transition systems
- Temporal architectures
- Temporal logics for distributed systems
- Temporal logics of knowledge
- Hybrid systems and real-time logics
- Interval temporal logics
- Temporal logics: expressiveness, decidability, and complexity
- Tools and practical systems
- Temporal issues in security

* SPECIAL TRACK ON TEMPORAL REPRESENTATION AND REASONING IN MEDICINE

This year, TIME has an additional special track on Temporal Representation and
Reasoning in Medicine organized by Carlo Combi. Submissions for the special
track will be primarily managed by him, though the final decision on
acceptance will be taken by the whole PC.

Representing, maintaining, querying, and reasoning about time-oriented
medical data are a major theoretical and practical research area. Temporal
representation and reasoning deals with storage and retrieval of data that
have heterogeneous temporal dimensions, with the support of various
inference tasks involving time-oriented data, such as planning and
diagnosing, and with the formal specification of temporal systems.

Temporal representation and reasoning in medicine holds a long history and
received an increasing interest over the last 30 years: indeed, it is
important to medical decision making (e.g., in clinical diagnosis and
therapy planning) and in medical data modeling and managing (e.g., for
representation of the patient's medical record).

High quality contributions for the special track are welcome in, but are not
limited to, any of the following sub-areas of research:

- Temporal reasoning and time-oriented diagnosis or therapy-planning in
medicine
- Temporal constraint representation and management in medical databases
- Querying and maintaining time-oriented medical databases
- Modeling and querying time-oriented medical data
- Acquisition, maintenance, sharing, and reuse of temporal medical knowledge
- Handling multiple and heterogeneous time-oriented clinical databases
- Design and implementation of time-oriented medical information systems
- Summarization of time-oriented medical data
- Temporal data mining in medicine
- Visualization of temporal clinical data and knowledge
- Temporal knowledge and medical ontologies
- Clinical guidelines, workflows and temporal information
- Managing multimedia temporal data

* PAPER SUBMISSION

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 by at least three reviewers for quality,
correctness, originality, and relevance. Accepted papers will be presented at
the symposium and included in the proceedings which, as in previous years, are
expected to be published by the IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing
Services (CPS). Acceptance of a paper is contingent on one author
presenting the paper at the symposium.

Submissions should be in PDF format (with the necessary fonts embedded). They
must be formatted according to the IEEE guide-lines described at

ftp://pubftp.computer.org/press/outgoing/
proceedings/8.5x11 - Formatting files/

and must not exceed 8 pages; over-length submissions may be rejected without
review.

Papers are submitted electronically via EasyChair:

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=time12


* CONFERENCE OFFICERS

General Chair:
Ben Moszkowski, De Montfort University, UK

Program Committee Chairs:
Ben Moszkowski, De Montfort University, UK
Mark Reynolds, University of Western Australia, Australia
Paolo Terenziani, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy

Organizational Chairs:
Antonio Cau, De Montfort University, UK
Hongji Yang, De Montfort University, UK

* PROGRAM COMMITTEE includes

Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Alexander Artikis, National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Greece
Claudio Bettini, University of Milan, Italy
Antonio Cau, De Montfort University, UK
Carlo Combi, University of Verona, Italy
Amar Das, Stanford University, USA
Clare Dixon, University of Liverpool, UK
Zhenhua Duan, Xidian University, Xi'an, China
Carlo Alberto Furia, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Antony Galton, University of Exeter, UK
Fabio Grandi, University of Bologna, Italy
Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University, Finland
Jose Juarez, University of Murcia, Spain
Martin Leucker, University of Luebeck, Germany
Silvia Miksch, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Angelo Montanari, University of Udine, Italy
Ben Moszkowski, De Montfort University, UK
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA
Jochen Renz, Australian National University, Australia
Peter Revesz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Mark Reynolds, University of Western Australia, Australia
Lucia Sacchi, Brunel University, UK
Martin Sachenbacher, Technical University Munich, Germany
Cesar Sanchez, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Yuval Shahar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Richard Snodgrass, University of Arizona, USA
Paolo Terenziani, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Richard Trefler, University of Waterloo, Canada
Stefan Woelfl, University of Freiburg, Germany
Naijun Zhan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


* FURTHER INFORMATION

Questions related to submission, reviewing, and program:
time12@dmu.ac.uk

Questions related to local organization:
time12-org@dmu.ac.uk

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