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IFIP Working Group 1.6 is one of the seven working groups of the Technical Committee 1 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). IFIP is the leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences. It is recognized by United Nations and other world bodies, represents IT Societies from 56 countries or regions, covering all 5 continents with a total membership of over half a million.

WG 1.6 Aims

  • To promote research efforts in rewriting and its applications.
  • To establish close cooperation between existing groups and to facilitate the emergence of new ones.
  • To increase awareness of rewriting techniques in the computer science community at large.
  • To foster development of applications of theoretical advances.

WG 1.6 Scope

  • Rewriting for computing and reasoning.
  • Theoretical studies of the rewriting relation of different orders.
  • Complexity issues of rewriting.
  • Compilation techniques and applications.
  • Theory and applications of rewriting logic and calculus.
  • Application of rewriting to constraint solving, theorem proving and algebraic specifications.
  • The design, promotion and teaching of rewrite based techniques and applications.

Minutes of the Meetings

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International School on Rewriting (ISR)

Term rewriting is a powerful model of computation that underlies much of declarative programming and which is heavily used in symbolic computation in mathematics, theorem proving, and protocol verification.

The school is aimed at master and PhD students, researchers, and practitioners interested in the study of rewriting concepts and their applications.

Upcoming editions:

Previous editions:

  • July 16-20, 2012 (Valencia, Spain): web site.
  • July 3-8, 2010 (Utrecht, The Netherlands): web site.
  • June 22-26, 2009 (Brasilia, Brazil): web site.
  • July 21-26, 2008 (Obergurgl, Austria): web site.
  • July 2-6, 2007 (Nancy, France): web site.
  • July 3-7, 2006 (Nancy, France): web site.

General Organization:

  • Steering Committee: Mauricio Ayala-Rincón (chair), Carlos Castro, Gabriele Keller, Salvador Lucas, Vincent van Oostrom, Johannes Waldmann
  • Bylaws

External Links

For more information on IFIP, please check:

For more information on rewriting, please check:

  • The Rewriting Home Page: contains all the information you want concerning rewriting: list of laboratories, researchers, the main conferences and workshops related to rewriting, a list of systems using rewriting, references to books, on-line surveys, courses, bibliographies, and a list of open problems.
  • The Who's who in rewriting (by Aart Middeldorp).
  • The Quality and Safety of Software Repository, where you can find (and add) softwares and lectures.

For more information on related conferences, please check:

  • General information about conferences RTA and CADE.

Contact Information

Chair: Jürgen Giesl


giesl @


Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Informatik 2
RWTH Aachen
Ahornstr. 55
52074 Aachen

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+49 241 80 21230


+49 241 80 22217

Vice-Chair: Hans Zantema


H.Zantema @


Department of Computer Science
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

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+31 40 2472749

Secretary: Peter Schneider-Kamp


petersk @


Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense M

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+45 6550 2327


+45 6550 2325