[Termtools] Termination Competition 2015: Call for Participation

Juergen Giesl giesl at informatik.rwth-aachen.de
Sun Jun 7 12:12:53 CEST 2015

*Termination Competition 2015*
August 5-6


*Call for Participation*
In the last decade, many research groups developed tools for fully
automated termination analysis.

After a tool demonstration at the 2003 Termination Workshop in Valencia,
the community decided to start an annual termination
competition to spur the development of tools and termination techniques.

The termination competition focuses on automated termination analysis for
all kinds of programming paradigms, including categories for term
rewriting, imperative programming, logic programming, and functional
programming. Moreover, there will also be categories for automated
complexity analysis. In all categories, we also welcome the participation
of tools providing certified proofs. The goal of
the termination competition is to demonstrate the power of the leading
tools in each of these areas.

The competition will be part of the 25th International Conference on
Automated Deduction (CADE-25) (http://www.cade-25.info/) and it will take
place "live" during the conference. The competition will be run on the
StarExec platform (http://www.starexec.org/).

In every category, all participating tools of that category are run on a
randomly selected subset of the available problems. A category is only run
if there are at least 2 participants and at least 40 examples for this
category in the underlying termination problem data base.

We strongly encourage all developers of termination tools to participate in
the competition. Moreover, tools are also encouraged to participate in as
many categories of the competition as possible.

If there is no category that is convenient for your tool, you can contact
the organizers, since other categories can be considered as well if enough
participants are guaranteed.

We also encourage the submission of termination problems, especially
problems that come from applications.

For further information, we refer to the website of
the termination competition:

*Important dates*

   - Tool Registration: July 1, 2015
   - Problem Submission: July 7, 2015
   - Updates of Registered Tools: July 15, 2015
   - Competition: August 5-6, 2015
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