Call for papers

Call for papers


TIME 2015 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium, currently in its 22nd edition, has a wide remit and intends to cater both for theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the key aspects of the time symposium is its interdisciplinarity with attendees from distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond.

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 Submitted papers should contain original, previously unpublished content, should be written in English, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere.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 for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance.

The symposium will encompass three tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in AI, Databases, as well as Logic and Verification.

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 and implementations

  • 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

Important Dates

  • Full papers due: Sunday, May 10th, 23:59 PDT
  • Notification: June 30th

  • final version due: July 14th

  • early registration deadline: July 31st

  • symposium: September 23rd-25th

Invited Speakers

  • Giuseppe de Giacomo, Sapienza Università di Roma

  • Carlo Zaniolo, UCLA

  • Benedikt Bollig, ENS Cachan

Program Committee

  • Thomas Ågotnes, Univ. of Bergen

  • Alessandro Artale, Free Univ. of Bolzano-Bozen

  • Sourav S. Bhowmick, Nanyang Technical Univ.

  • Michael Böhlen, Univ. of Zurich

  • Amedeo Cesta, ISTC-CNR, Rome

  • Carlo Combi, Univ. of Verona

  • Stephane Démri, CNRS, Cachan

  • Clare Dixon, Univ. of Liverpool

  • Curtis Dyreson, Utah State University

  • Johann Eder, Alpen Adria Univ. Klagenfurt

  • Shashi K. Gadia, Iowa State Univ.

  • Rajeev Goré, Australian National Univ., Canberra

  • Fabio Grandi, Univ. of Bologna (PC co-chair)

  • Keijo Heljanko, Aalto Univ.

  • Wojciech Jamroga, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

  • Felix Klaedtke, NEC Research, Heidelberg

  • Martin Lange, Univ. of Kassel (PC co-chair)

  • Francois Laroussinie, Univ. of Paris 7

  • Martin Leucker, Univ. of Lübeck

  • Alessio Lomuscio, Imperial College (PC co-chair)

  • Étienne Lozes, ENS Cachan

  • Federica Mandreoli, Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia

  • Jerzy Marcinkowski, Univ. of Wroclaw

  • Angelo Montanari, Univ. of Udine

  • Ben Moszkowski, Univ. of Newcastle

  • Aniello Murano, Univ. of Napoli "Federico II"

  • Kjetil Nørvåg, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Trondheim

  • Dirk Pattinson, Australian National Univ., Canberra

  • Ram Ramanujam, IMS Chennai

  • Sven Schewe, Univ. of Liverpool

  • Paolo Terenziani, Univ. of Turin

  • Mahesh Viswanathan, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • James Worrell, Univ. of Oxford

  • Robert Wrembel, Poznan Univ. of Technology


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 (US letter format); over-length submissions may be rejected without review. Submissions will be handled electronically by Easychair.


Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the proceedings, which will be published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS), as usual within the TIME series. Acceptance of a paper is contingent on one author registering for and presenting the paper at the symposium.

Journal Special Issue

As in previous years, the authors of the best papers of the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution to a special issue on TIME 2015, to appear in the journal Information & Computation.


TIME2015 will be held at the University of Kassel. The city of Kassel is situated in the center of Germany with convenient train connections to major cities and airports, including Frankfurt. Kassel is a center of culture and art, once home to the famous Brothers Grimm, now hosting an art school of high reputation and the documenta - regarded to be Europe’s most important modern art exhibition taking place every fifth year only. The 300-year-old “Bergpark”, a large park-like area with a castle and monuments at Kassel’s western boundaries, has recently been given the status of a UNESCO heritage site and become a major tourist attraction since.

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