14th International Workshop on
Non-Monotonic Reasoning
June 8-10, 2012 - Rome, Italy
Università di Roma "La Sapienza" Association for Logic Programming Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Artificial Intelligence (AIJ)

Call for Papers

NMR 2012

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


Co-located with KR 2012, DL 2012, KiBP 2012 CILC 2012 and AI*IA 2012

Rome, Italy June 8-10, 2012

Aims and Scope

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 (http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php) 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 March 10th, 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.

Important Dates

  • Paper Registration: March 10, 2012
  • Submission deadline: March 17, 2012
  • Notification: April 22, 2012
  • Camera-ready articles due: May 4, 2012
  • Workshop: June 8-10, 2012


The workshop contributions will be published electronically.


The workshop will be held in the conference rooms of Sapienza Università di Roma.

Workshop Co-Chairs

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

Programme Committee

  • Katie Atkinson (University of Liverpool)
  • Marcello Balduccini (Kodak Research Labs)
  • Christoph Beierle (FernUniversitaet in Hagen)
  • Trevor Bench-Capon (University of Liverpool)
  • Guido Boella (Universita' degli Studi di Torino)
  • Richard Booth (University of Luxembourg)
  • Gerhard Brewka (University of Leipzig)
  • Jan Broersen (Universiteit Utrecht)
  • John Cantwell (KTH, Stockholm)
  • Claudette Cayrol (Université Paul Sabatier)
  • Nadia Creignou (University Marseille)
  • Marina De Vos (University of Bath)
  • Jim Delgrande (Simon Fraser University)
  • Juergen Dix (TU Clausthal, Germany)
  • Sylvie Doutre (University of Toulouse)
  • Conrad Drescher (University of Oxford)
  • Ulle Endriss (University of Amsterdam)
  • Wolfgang Faber (University of Calabria)
  • Michael Fink (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Giorgos Flouris (University of Cretey)
  • Martin Gebser (University of Potsdam, Germany)
  • Guido Governatori (National ICT Australia)
  • Sven-Ove Hansson (KTH Stockholm)
  • Zhisheng Huang (Free University of Amsterdam)
  • Matti Järvisalo (University of Helsinki)
  • Gabriele Kern-Isberner (Technische Universitaet Dortmund)
  • Frederic Koriche (Université Montpellier II)
  • Thomas Lukasiewicz (Oxford University)
  • Tommie Meyer (Meraka Institute, Pretoria)
  • Alessandra Mileo (DERI Galway)
  • David Mitchell (Simon Fraser University)
  • Nir Oren (University of Aberdeen)
  • Maurice Pagnucco (University of New South Wales)
  • Laurent Perrussel (Université de Toulouse 1)
  • Reinhard Pichler (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Henri Prade (Université Paul Sabatier)
  • Ken Satoh (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
  • Steven Schockaert (Cardiff University)
  • Guillermo Simari (Universidad Nacional del Sur)
  • Terrance Swift (Stony Brook University)
  • Michael Thielscher (The University of New South Wales)
  • Francesca Toni (Imperial College London)
  • Mirek Truszczynski (University of Kentucky)
  • Joost Vennekens (K.U. Leuven)
  • Bart Verheij (University of Groningen)
  • Renata Wassermann (Universidade de São Paulo)
  • Simon Wells (University of Dundee)
  • Emil Weydert (University of Luxembourg)