The workshop on Unification in Non-Classical Logics will be held in Málaga, as a workshop of the 29-th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2002), which is a very convenient forum for an open discussion of the subject of non-canonical unification, roughly depicted below.
Unification in non-classical logics, with various approaches to handling generalised terms, has drawn more and more attention in recent years. It turns out to be among the most promising areas of research on non-classical logics and its applications. So far, most popular lines of research include fuzzy unification of (conventional) databases and the use of fuzzy concepts in information retrieval. Some international events based on these topics have been held so far, for instance, the 2nd Intl Workshop on Logic Programming and Soft Computing (LPSC'98), or the special session on Advances in Possibilistic Logic and Related Issues at the IFSA Congress in Vancouver, Canada (2001), have non-classical unification among their topics.
This workshop at ICALP is conceived as a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant for the concept of unification in non-classical logics, including, but not limited to, the following topics (practical implementations and experiences as well as theoretical advances):
We expect potential participants from the following areas: multiple-valued logic, fuzzy logic, uncertainty in logic programming, categorical applications to computer science. The workshop will have a limited number of presentations and the organizers will apply a refereeing procedure accordingly.
The format will be as a set of presentations followed by a round table discussion. As the number of participants is estimated not to be very large, time enough will be allocated for each presentation (between 30 and 40 minutes), thus helping to have a relaxed workshop atmosphere in which discussions are encouraged.
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of their papers, presenting original contributions to the workshop themes. Submissions should be written in English and not exceed 15 pages using the ENTCS style, and sent to the organizers in either PS or PDF form, together with a text-only message containig: title, abstract and keywords, the author's full names, and address and e-mail for correspondence.
|Patrik Eklund||Manuel Ojeda-Aciego|
|Dept. Computing Science||Dept. Matemática Aplicada|
|Umeå University||Universidad de Málaga|
|Email: peklund at cs.umu.se||Email: aciego at ctima.uma.es|