RTA 2010: Call for Papers

RTA 2010 - 21st International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications

Edinburgh, UK, July 11-13, 2010

Important Dates


The 21st International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA 2010) is organized as part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLOC 2010), together with the International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2010), the Conference on Automated Verification (CAV 2010), the IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2010), the International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2010), the Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT 2010), the Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP 2010) and many workshops. FLOC 2010 will be held at the Univerity of Edinburgh.

RTA is the major forum for the presentation of research on all aspects of rewriting. Typical areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

Invited Speakers

Georg Gottlob (Oxford, UK) and J. Strother Moore (Austin, USA) will be keynote speakers for the RTA block at FLOC. Mikolaj Bojanczyk (Warsaw, Poland) and Vincent van Oostrom (Utrecht, Netherlands) will be invited speakers at RTA.

Best Paper Award

A prize of 500 Euro will be given to the best paper as judged by the program committee. The program committee may decline to make the award or may split it among several papers.


RTA proceedings will be published by LIPIcs (Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics). LIPIcs is open access, meaning that publications will be available online and free of charge, and authors keep the copyright for their papers. LIPIcs publications are indexed in DBLP. STACS and FSTTCS proceedings also appear in LIPIcs.

Paper Submission

Submissions must be original and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Submissions must fall into one of the following categories (to be indicated at submission):

  1. Regular research papers: describing new results; they will be judged on correctness and significance.
  2. Papers describing the experience of applying rewriting techniques in other areas; they will be judged on relevance and comparison with other approaches.
  3. Problem sets that provide realistic and interesting challenges in the field of rewriting.
  4. System descriptions; they should contain a link to a working system and will be judged on usefulness and design.

All submissions will be judged on originality and quality of presentation. Submissions in the first three categories can be up to 15 proceedings pages long, system descriptions up to 10 proceedings pages. Additional material, for instance proof details, may be given in an appendix which is not subject to the page limit. However, submissions must be self-contained within the respective page limit; reading the appendix should not be necessary to assess the merits of a submission.

Submissions are accepted in either Postscript or PDF format.

Abstracts and papers must be submitted electronically through the EasyChair system here.

Instructions for authors

Submitted works are limited to 15 pages, including references, and must use the LaTeX class lipics-rta.cls, available for download below.

An appendix, at the end of an article, may be included for the purpose of review but will not be included in the text published in the proceedings. An appendix, if included, may or may not be considered by the referees, at their discretion.

Questions concerning submissions may be addressed to the PC chair, Christopher Lynch.

Program Chairs

Christopher Lynch, Clarkson University, United States

Program Committee:

Takahito Aoto, RIEC, Tohoku University, Japan
Hubert Comon-lundh, ENS Cachan and AIST, Japan
Dan Dougherty, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Gilles Dowek, Ecole polytechnique and INRIA, France
Rachid Echahed, CNRS, Laboratoire LIG, France
Santiago Escobar, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Maribel Fernandez, King's College London, Dept. of Computer Science, United Kingdom
Guillem Godoy, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Bernhard Gramlich, Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria
Patricia Johann, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Fairouz Kamareddine, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Delia Kesner, PPS, CNRS and Université Paris 7, France
Georg Moser, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Hitoshi Ohsaki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Sophie Tison, University Lille 1 -LIFL-, France
Femke van Raamsdonk, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Johannes Waldmann, HTWK Leipzig, FB IMN, Germany