ILLC, University of
General Information and Call for Participation
In various areas of logic, computation, language processing,
and artificial intelligence there is an obvious need for using
specialized formalisms and inference mechanisms for special
tasks. To be usable in practice, these specialized systems
must be combined with each other, and they must be integrated
into general purpose systems. The development of general
techniques for the combination and integration of special
systems has been initiated in many areas.
The first international workshop on `Frontiers of Combining
was held in Munich in 1996. Like its predecessor `Frontiers
of Combining Systems `98' (FroCoS'98) is intended to offer
a common forum for research activities in the general area of
combination and integration of systems. It also offers the
possibility to present results on particular instances of
combination and integration, and on their practical use.
To register, please visit the registration
Hotel accommodation will be arranged in various different Hotels in
and around the city of Amsterdam. Please ask
Marco de Vries to help you
out when you register for FroCoS'98. Please note that availability of
affordable accommodation will be very limited during the autumn;
please make arrangements as soon as
FroCoS'98 will be held in the Eggertzaal of the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam.
The Nieuwe Kerk is located on Dam Square,
facing the Dampaleis; it is just a 5 minute walk away from Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a historic city of outstanding beauty. It is the capital of the Netherlands and home to over 700,000 people. The Netherlands
have a temperate climate.
Amsterdam Schiphol airport serves
hundreds of destinations daily from
all over the world. From the airport it is a short train journey
to the centre of the city, with trains running day and night.
The railway and road networks in the
Netherlands provide for easy routes from neighbouring countries
(Germany and Belgium) as well as the rest of continental Europe.
There are daily ferry services to and from the United Kingdom.
Public transport in Amsterdam is frequent and reliable.
For more information, see:
The invited speakers are Krzysztof Apt, Doug Howe, Claude Kirchner, and
Andrzej Tarlecki. The full
scientific program is available
on a separate page.
Final Version Style
Further guidelines to prepare the final version of your
contribution to the FroCoS'98 volume can be found
The proceedings of FroCoS'96 were published as a volume in the
Applied Logic Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers. We intend to
publish the proceedings of FroCoS'98 in the same series. Details
will be announced shortly. Final versions of accepted papers are due
September 1, 1998
- Franz Baader
- David Basin
- Jacques Calmet
- Dov Gabbay (co-chair)
- Natasha Kurtonina
- Aart Middeldorp
- István Németi
- Jochen Pfalzgraf
- Maarten de Rijke (co-chair)
- Christophe Ringeissen
- Klaus Schulz
- Amilcar Sernadas
- John Slaney
- Michael Wooldridge
The local organization committee consists of
- Carlos Areces
- Christof Monz
- Maarten de Rijke
- Marco de Vries
FroCoS'98 is sponsored by the Spinoza project
Action' at ILLC, University of Amsterdam.