Call for Abstracts

(WST '01)

Utrecht, The Netherlands

May 20-21, 2001


After the successful international workshops on termination held in

  1. St. Andrews (1993),
  2. La Bresse (1995),
  3. Ede (1997), and
  4. Dagstuhl (1999),
the fifth international workshop on termination will be held in Utrecht in conjunction with the International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA). We hope to attain the same friendly atmosphere as in past workshops, which enabled fruitful exchanges leading to joint research and subsequent publications.



This workshop delves into all aspects of termination of processes.  Though, the halting of computer programs, for example, is undecidable, methods of establishing termination play a fundamental role in many applications and the challenges are both practical and theoretical. From a practical point of view, proving termination is a central problem in software development and formal methods for termination analysis are essential for program verification. From a theoretical point of view, termination is central in mathematical logic and ordinal theory.

Areas of interest to this workshop, include, but are not limited to, the following:


Extended abstracts of papers (1-3 pages) should be submitted electronically by February 19, 2001.  Expect notification by March 1. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to attend and present their paper at the workshop.


The list of accepted papers is here.
The proceedings (extended abstracts) are here.
Final versions of these papers will be maintained here.

Registration Information

To register for the workshop, please fill out the registration form as soon as possible.

Important Dates

 February 2, 2001  Submission deadline 
 February 19, 2001  Extended deadline 
 March 1, 2001   Notification of acceptance 
 April 1, 2001  Registration deadline (tentative)
 May 20-21, 2001   WST Workshop
 May 22-24, 2001  RTA conference

Program Committee

Further Information and Requests


Nachum Dershowitz
School of Computer Science
Tel Aviv University
P.O.B. 39040
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978
Tel.: [+972] 3-640-5356
Fax.: [+972] 3-640-9357

Local Arrangements

Vincent van Oostrom
Department of Philosophy 
Utrecht University 
Heidelberglaan 8 
3584 CS Utrecht
The Netherlands 
Tel.: [+31] 30-253-2761 
Fax.: [+31] 30-253-2816