RTA 2002 Call for papers


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

  • Applications: case studies; rule-based programming; symbolic and algebraic computation; theorem proving; functional and logic programming; proof checking.
  • Foundations: matching and unification; completion techniques; strategies; constraint solving; explicit substitutions.
  • Frameworks: string, term, and graph rewriting; lambda-calculus and higher-order rewriting; conditional rewriting; proof nets; constrained rewriting and deduction; categorical and infinitary rewriting.
  • Implementation: compilation techniques; parallel execution; rewriting tools.
  • Semantics: equational logic; rewriting logic.

Best Paper Award

A prize of 500 EUR 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.


Submissions must be original and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Submissions should fall into one of the following categories:

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. Submissions in the first three categories can be up to 15 proceedings pages long, system descriptions 4 proceedings pages. Authors are strongly encouraged to use LaTeX2e and the Springer llncs class file, available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. The title page should include the submission category. Proofs of theorems should be provided in the paper, or, if space does not permit, should be made accessible otherwise (e.g., as an appendix to the submission or via the Web). Submission is by email: Send a self-contained postscript file to


Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the symposium (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag). Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not allowed.

Important dates

  • Tuesday January 15th, 2002 - title and abstract submission
  • Sunday January 27th, 2002 - (extended) paper submission
  • Friday March 22nd, 2002 - author notification
  • Thursday April 25th, 2002 - final papers due

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