CFP: 14th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR 2012)

Co-located with KR 2012, DL 2012, AI*IA 2012
Rome, Italy
June 8-10, 2012

The NMR workshop series is the premier specialized forum for researchers in non-monotonic reasoning and related areas. This will be the 14th workshop in the series. Its aim is to bring together active researchers in the broad area  of non-monotonic reasoning, including belief revision, reasoning about actions, argumentation, declarative programming, preferences, non-monotonic reasoning for ontologies, uncertainty, and other related topics.

In this year, NMR will share a joint session together with the International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2012).

NMR 2012 welcomes the submission of papers broadly centered on issues and research in non-monotonic reasoning. We welcome papers of either a theoretical or practical nature. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • abductive reasoning and diagnosis
  • algorithms and complexity analysis
  • argumentation and argument-based non-monotonic logics
  • answer set programming,
  • belief revision and information fusion
  • belief updating and inconsistency handling
  • declarative programming for non-monotonic reasoning
  • default reasoning
  • empirical studies of reasoning strategies
  • foundations of non-monotonic reasoning
  • hybrid approaches (nonmonotonic reasoning combined with other computing paradigms)
  • implementations and systems
  • non-monotonic logics in multi-agent interaction, including
  • negotiation and dispute resolution
  • non-monotonic reasoning for ontologies
  • reasoning and decision-making under uncertainty
  • reasoning with preferences
  • representing actions and planning
  • similarity-based reasoning

Papers must describe original research and should not exceed 9 pages in AAAI style ( including references, figures, and appendixes if any.

The best paper among the ones written solely by students (i.e. persons not holding a PhD as of February 28th, 2012) will be awarded a prize of 400 Euros. Authors of such papers are requested to indicate their eligibility upon submission at Easychair. Short Papers (max. 4 pages) presenting implemented systems related to NMR  are also welcome!

Paper submission will be handled electronically by means of the Easychair system. Papers must be submitted in PDF only.  The submission page is available at

NMR does not ask authors to sign over the copyright of their papers.  Copyright therefore lies with the authors, and as far as NMR is concerned, they are free to submit to other conferences and workshops as well.

Submission deadline:        February 28, 2012
Notification:               March 31, 2012
Camera-ready articles due:  April 25, 2012
Workshop:                   June 8-10, 2012

The workshop contributions will be published electronically.

The workshop will be held in the conference rooms of Sapienza University of Rome.

Riccardo Rosati       (Sapienza Universit‡ di Roma, Italy)
Stefan Woltran        (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)