16th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR'16)
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(April 22 - 24 2016)

Call for Papers
NMR 2016

16th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning
April 22-24, 2016
Cape Town, South Africa

NMR is the premier forum for results in the area of Non-Monotonic Reasoning. Its aim is to bring together active researchers in this broad field within knowledge representation and reasoning (KR), including belief revision, uncertain reasoning, reasoning about actions, planning, logic programming, preferences, argumentation, causality, and many other related topics including systems and applications.

NMR 2016 is co-located with KR 2016 (http://kr2016.cs.uct.ac.za/) and DL 2016 (http://dl2016.cs.uct.ac.za/), in particular, NMR 2016 will share a joint session with DL 2016.

Invited speakers: Laura Giordano, Leon van der Torre.

NMR has a long history — it started in 1984, and is held every two years. Recent previous NMR workshops were held in Vienna (2014) Rome (2012), Toronto (2010), Sydney (2008), and Lake District (UK) (2006).

As a novelty, NMR 2016 will no longer have different tracks in order to not force submissions and presentations into a strict format. Instead, we would like to foster connections between the different fields of nonmonotonic reasoning and provide a forum for emerging topics. We especially invite papers on systems and applications, as well as position papers and papers addressing benchmark issues. The workshop will be structured by topical sessions fitting to the scopes of accepted papers.

The workshop will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from April 22-24, 2016. Workshop activities will include invited talks and presentations of technical papers.

NMR 2016 Important Dates

The reference time for all deadlines is 23:59 UTC-12.
If you are "on time" anywhere in the world, you are "on time".


Papers should be at most 10 pages in AAAI style including references, figures, and appendixes, if any; for further instructions on the format, please see the KR 2016 website "http://kr2016.cs.uct.ac.za/. Papers must be submitted in PDF only. Paper submission will be handled electronically by means of the easychair system. The submission page is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nmr2016.

Papers already published or accepted for publication at other conferences are also welcome, provided that the original publication is mentioned in a footnote on the first page. In the same vein, papers under review for other conferences can be submitted with a similar indication on their front page. Papers that have already been published or submitted elsewhere may have overlength.


There are no formal proceedings for NMR. The accepted papers will be published as a technical report and will be made available in the Computing Research Repository (CoRR). After the workshop, we intend to have special issues with selected papers handled by guest editors. The copyright of the papers lies with the authors, and as far as NMR is concerned, they are free to submit to other conferences and workshops as well.

Student Sponsorship

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, NMR will sponsor the joint Doctoral Consortium (DC), KR, DL and NMR registration and accommodation of at least 30 students. Preference will be given to DC participants who also volunteer to help with local organization during the conference. The accommodation will be within walking distance of the conference venue, and will be shared (two persons per room). Depending on the availability of funds, KR may also be able to provide travel support for some students.

In addition to the above, there is dedicated NSF funding available to students from US universities. The funding will be allocated as grants of up to $ 2,000. Preference will be given to DC participants from US universities.

Application for student sponsorship can be made when applying for admittance to the DC program, or on the online registration site.

Young Researcher Sponsorship

A limited number of student sponsorships will be available to young researchers who completed their Doctoral studies in 2012 or later. The sponsorships are subject to funding availability.