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			  TIME 2012 Call for Papers

		    Nineteenth International Symposium on
		    Temporal Representation and Reasoning

		     Leicester, UK, September 12-14, 2012

	    TIME 2012 is an official event of THE ALAN TURING YEAR


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

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.


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


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


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
- 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


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
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).
must be formatted according to the IEEE guide-lines described at

		     proceedings/8.5x11 - Formatting files/

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

Papers are submitted electronically via EasyChair:



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


Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Alexander Artikis, National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos",
Philippe Balbiani, Institut de recherche en informatique de Toulouse, France
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
Jean-Francois Raskin, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
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


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| Martin Leucker                                                       |
| Institute for Software Engineering and Programming Languages         |
| University of Luebeck                                                |
| Germany                                                              |
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