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TIME 2014 : International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning


Conference Series : International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning
When Sep 8, 2014 - Sep 10, 2014
Where Verona, Italy
Abstract Registration Due Apr 10, 2014
Submission Deadline Apr 17, 2014
Notification Due May 20, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 6, 2014
Categories    computer science   time in ai   temporal databases   temporal logics

Call For Papers

***** The 21st International Symposium on *****

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Verona, Veneto, Italy
8-10 September, 2014

TIME Symposium aims to bring together researchers from distinct research areas involving the management of temporal data as well as the reasoning about temporal aspects of information.
This unique and well-established event (see has as its objectives to bridge theoretical and applied research, as well as to serve as an interdisciplinary forum for exchange among researchers from the areas of artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond.
There are three main tracks in the symposium plus a special track on Interval Temporal Logics, all overseen by the program chairs. The conference is planned as a three-day event, and will be organised as a combination of technical paper presentations, an extended poster session, and keynote talks.

Important Dates
Abstract submission: 10 April 2014
Paper submission: 17 April 2014
Paper Notification: 20 May 2014
Final version due: 6 June 2014
Early Registration: until 6 June 2014
Registration: 1 June - 15 August 2014
Late Registration: since 16 August 2014
TIME Symposium: 8-10 September 2014

Submissions of high quality papers describing research results or on-going work 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 Submitted papers should contain original, previously unpublished content, should be written in English, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere.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 will be published by the IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS), as usual within the TIME series. 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 guidelines and must not exceed 10 pages; over-length submissions may be rejected without review. Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair system at

It is also our intention to organise a special issue of a respected journal, containing extended versions of selected papers from the symposium.

The symposium will encompass:
--three tracks on AI, Databases, Logic and Verification and
--an additional special track on Interval Temporal Logics

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
- constraint-based temporal reasoning
- temporal preferences

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 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
- 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 for games and open systems
- temporal logics of knowledge
- hybrid systems and real-time logics
- tools and practical systems
- temporal issues in security

Special Track on Interval Temporal Logics
This year TIME is planning a special track on Interval Temporal Logics, organized by Davide Bresolin (University of Verona) and Guido Sciavicco (University of Murcia). Submissions for this special track will be primarily managed by them, though the final decision on acceptance will be taken by the whole PC. This track is intended to be a follow-up of the First Workshop on Interval Temporal Logics and Duration Calculi held at ESSLLI 2003 summer school (Wien, Austria), and of the special track on Interval Temporal Logics of TIME 2011 (Lubeck, Germany).

Time representation and reasoning with intervals is a challenging research field of Computer Science, with a recognized impact in AI, Databases and Formal Verification. Interval-based languages are involved at many levels in different applications, such as planning and management of medical information, verification of hardware circuits, model-checking and requirement analysis of hybrid systems.

Non-trivial problems rise at every level: expressive power of the languages, decidability and un-decidability of logics at the first-order and at the modal levels, computational complexity of automatic and semi-automatic deduction techniques, and axiomatic systems.

High quality contributions for this special track are welcome in, but are not limited to, any of the following topics:
- expressiveness and decidability of ITLs
- proof systems (tableaux-based, SMT-based, etc.) for ITLs
- model-checking of ITLs
- modeling of system requirements in terms of time intervals
- intervals versus time points in temporal modeling
- Duration Calculus and other extensions and variants of ITLs
- ITLs for timed automata, hybrid automata, and other models of real time sytems
- interval algebras and (spatio-)temporal reasoning
- case studies, applications and tool support for interval-based reasoning


Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Thomas Brihaye, Univ. of Mons, Belgium
Alessandro Cimatti, FBK, Trento, Italy
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, CNR, Italy
Stephane Demri, CNRS Cachan, France
Johann Eder, Alpen Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria
Rajeev Gore', Australian National University, Camberra, Australia
Keijo Heljanko, Alto University, Finland
Ian Hodkinson, Imperial College, London, UK
Luke Hunsberger, Vassar College, USA
Felix Klaedtke, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Jens Lechtenboerger, University of Muenster, Germany
Martin Leucker, University of Lubeck, Germany
Kamal Lodaya, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India
Jerzy Marcinkowski, University of Warsaw, Poland
Angelo Montanari, University of Udine, Italy
Ben Moszkowski, de Monfort University, UK
Kjetil Norvag, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Ian Pratt-Hartmann, University of Manchester, UK
Gabriele Puppis, LaBRI CNRS, France
Alexander Rabinovich, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Sven Schewe, University of Liverpool, UK
Philippe Schnoebelen, LSV - CNRS & ENS Cachan, France
Volker Stolz, University of Oslo, Norway
Jun Sun, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
David Toman, University of Waterloo, Canada
Yihkuen Tsay, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Kristen Brent Venable, Tulane University and IHMC, USA
Luca Vigano', King's College London, UK
Robert Wrembel, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Neil Yorke-Smith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Esteban Zimanyi, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

- Amedeo Cesta, CNR, Italy
- Carlo Combi, University of Verona, Italy
- Francois Laroussinie, University of Paris 7, France

- Roberto Posenato, University of Verona, Italy

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