ARW 2009 -- Automated Reasoning Workshop 2009
(21st-22nd April 2009, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool)
Call for Papers


Continuing the highly successful series of Workshops on Automated Reasoning, this event will provide an informal forum for the automated reasoning community. The workshop aims to bring together researchers from all areas of automated reasoning in order to foster links and facilitate cross-fertilisation of ideas among researchers from various disciplines; among researchers from academia, industry and government; and between theoreticians and practitioners.

Details of the ARW organisation and of previous ARW events can be found at the ARW website.


The workshop will cover the full breadth and diversity of automated reasoning and will include topics such as:

  • Theorem proving in classical and non-classical logics
  • Reasoning systems and mechanisms:
    • Description logics
    • Equational reasoning, unification
    • Induction
    • Constraint Satisfaction
    • Combining reasoning systems
    • Specialised decision procedures
  • Formal methods in software analysis:
    • Verification
    • Formal Modelling
  • Non-classical inference:
    • Non-monotonic reasoning, abduction
    • Intuitionistic reasoning
  • Logic-based knowledge representation:
    • Ontology specification
    • Domain specific reasoning (spatial, temporal, epistemic etc.)
  • Reasoning for agents (or about agents)
  • Interactive theorem proving
  • Implementation issues and empirical results
  • Applications of automated reasoning


We invite the submission of camera-ready, two-page extended abstracts about recent work, work in progress, or a system description. The abstract can describe work that has already been published elsewhere. Anyone wishing to attend but not interested in presenting should send a shorter position statement (1/2 - 1 page).
The main objective of the abstracts is to spread information about recent work in our community, and we expect to accept most on-topic submissions, but we may ask for revisions.

To prepare your submission, please use the LaTeX style file provided on the workshop web page:
Each submission should include the names and complete addresses (including email) of all authors. Correspondence will be sent to the first author, unless otherwise indicated.

Submissions should be sent in in either Postscript or PDF format by email to the workshop organisers at:


Abstracts will be published in informal workshop notes and be made available on the internet.


Each workshop attendee will be allocated a 5-10 minute slot (depending on time constraints), for a short talk to introduce their research. Each attendee will also be allocated space in a poster session, where they can further present and discuss their work. Please prepare posters for the event.

Student Grants

We have a limited number of grants available to PhD students who wish to attend ARW 2009. To indicate your interest please send a short email to the workshop organisers ( anytime before 10th April 2009.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: 31st March 2009
Notification of acceptance/rejection:   3rd April 2009
Final version due: 10th April 2009
Workshop: 21st - 22nd April 2009

Invited Speakers

To be announced.

Program Committee

Clare Dixon (University of Liverpool)
Jacques Fleuriot (University of Edinburgh)
Alexander Bolotov (University of Westminster)
Simon Colton (Imperial College London)
David Crocker (Escher Technologies)
Louise Dennis (University of Liverpool)
Roy Dyckhoff (University of St Andrews)
Ullrich Hustadt (University of Liverpool)
Mateja Jamnik (Univerity of Cambridge)
Tom Melham(University of Oxford)
Alice Miller (University of Glasgow)
Renate A. Schmidt   (University of Manchester)
Volker Sorge (University of Birmingham)

Conference Venue

The workshop will take place in at the University of Liverpool on 21st and 22nd April 2009.


Please email Ullrich Hustadt ( if you have any queries about the 2009 Automated Reasoning Workshop.