The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

A. Foundations and models of rewriting and rewriting logic

  • termination, confluence, coherence, and complexity
  • unification, generalization, narrowing, and partial evaluation
  • constrained rewriting and symbolic algebra
  • graph rewriting, tree automata, and rewriting strategies
  • rewriting-based calculi and explicit substitutions

B. Rewriting as a logical and semantic framework

  • uses of rewriting as a logical framework, including deduction modulo
  • uses of rewriting as a semantic framework for programming languages
  • rewriting semantics of concurrency models and distributed systems
  • rewriting semantics of real-time, hybrid, and probabilistic systems
  • uses of rewriting for compilation and language transformation

C. Rewriting languages

  • rewriting-based declarative languages
  • type systems for rewriting
  • implementation techniques
  • tools supporting rewriting languages

D. Verification techniques

  • confluence, termination, coherence, and sufficient completeness
  • temporal, modal, and reachability logics for rewrite theories
  • model checking techniques for rewrite theories
  • rewriting-based theorem proving
  • rewriting-based constraint solving and satisfiability
  • rewriting-semantics-based verification and analysis of programs

E. Applications

  • applications in logic, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology
  • security specification and verification
  • applications to distributed, network, mobile, and cloud computing
  • applications to cyber-physical and intelligent systems
  • applications to model-based software engineering
  • applications to engineering and planning.

Paper Submission

We solicit submissions of regular papers, tool papers, and work-in-progress papers. Regular papers must contain original contributions, be clearly written, and include appropriate references and comparison with related work. Tool papers have to present a new tool, a new tool component, or novel extensions to an existing tool. Work-in-progress papers present early-stage work or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work.

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Papers must be formatted according to the guidelines for Springer LNCS papers and should not exceed 15 pages (excluding references). Paper submission is done via EasyChair at


All accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and included in the pre-proceedings, which will be available during the workshop. Following the tradition of the last editions, regular, tool, and invited papers will be published as a volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series to be distributed after the workshop.

The authors of a subset of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (JLAMP).

Best Paper Award

The program committee will consider a best paper award (a diploma and 500 euro) for a paper in which at least one author is a junior researcher (a PhD student or the PhD defense was less than two years ago). The PC chair may require the other authors to declare that at least 50% of the contribution was made by the junior researcher.

CFP in txt: cfp-wrla2022.txt