TIME International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning


TIME has been for more than twenty years the only yearly multidisciplinary international event dedicated to the topic of time in computer science. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together active researchers in different research areas involving temporal representation and reasoning. The symposium also welcomes research papers on the related topics of spatial and spatio-temporal representation and reasoning. In the early years, most contributions came from the Artificial Intelligence community, but the number of contributions from other areas such as Temporal Logic and Verification and  partly from Temporal Databases has been increasing in the last years.

Symposium Scope

The ... silent, never-resting thing called time, rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing ocean tide ... this is forever very literally a miracle; a thing to strike us dumb

             -- Thomas Carlyle, 1840

The TIME International Symposium Series began in 1994. The first six annual meetings were held as workshops in conjunction with the FLAIRS (Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society) annual conference. As the workshop has grown, in 2000, the organizers decided to hold the annual meeting as an independent event. Over the years, participation of researchers from areas outside of mainstream AI (especially the database community) has grown. For this reason, beginning with TIME-2001, we have opened the meeting to active researchers in temporal, spatial, and spatio-temporal representation and reasoning from all areas. Additionally, since the annual meeting had matured and the format had evolved, since 2001 it changed its status from a workshop to a symposium. Also, beginning with TIME-2001, a track format has been adopted, with AI, DB, and Logic being the three main tracks.

Brief History

Jan Chomicki, Univ. at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA

Carlo Combi, University of Verona, Italy

Stephane Demri CNRS and ENS de Cachan, France

Clare Dixon, University of Liverpool, UK

Luke Hunsberger, Vassar College, USA

Martin Lange, University of Kassel, Germany

Angelo Montanari, University of Udine, Italy

Ben Moszkowski, University of Newcastle, UK

Mark Reynolds, University of Western Australia, Australia

Jef Wijsen, University of Mons, Belgium

Steering Committee

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