IWC 2016
5th International Workshop on Confluence

Sep 8-9, 2016, Obergurgl, Austria
Part of Computational Logic in the Alps



Confluence provides a general notion of determinism and has been conceived as one of the central properties of rewriting systems. Confluence relates to many topics of rewriting (completion, modularity, termination, commutation, etc.) and had been investigated in many formalisms of rewriting such as first-order rewriting, lambda-calculi, higher-order rewriting, constraint rewriting, conditional rewriting, etc. Recently there is a renewed interest in confluence research, resulting in new techniques, tool support, confluence competition, and certification as well as in new applications. The scope of the workshop is all these aspects of confluence and related topics.

The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers interested in the topic of confluence to exchange and share new developments in the field. The workshop will enable discussion on theoretical results, new problems, applications, implementations and benchmarks, and share the current state-of-the-art on the development of confluence tools.

The workshop is colocated with WST 2016 (International Workshop on Termination), and is part of the Computational Logic in the Alps event. Previous editions of the workshop were held in Nagoya (2012), Eindhoven (2013), Vienna (2014), and Berlin (co-located with CADE-25).

The plan is to have the 5th Confluence Competition (CoCo 2016) take place during the workshop.


The call for papers can be found here: Call for Papers (Second CFP). First Call for Papers is here. Specific topics of interest include:


Online Proceedings can be downloaded from here.


Presentations (in PDF) can be found here.


Workshop program can be found here. List of accepted papers.

Important Dates:

submission June 22, 2016
notification July 12, 2016July 16, 2016
final version August 3, 2016
workshop September 8-9, 2016


We solicit short papers or extended abstracts of at most five pages. There will be no formal reviewing. In particular, we welcome short versions of recently published articles and papers submitted elsewhere. The program committee checks relevance and may provide additional feedback. The accepted papers will be made available electronically before the workshop.

The page limit for papers is 5 pages in EasyChair style. Short papers or extended abstracts must be submitted electronically through

Organizing Committee

Invited Speakers

Program Committee

IWC Steering Committee