COIN 2016

First International Workshop
Consistency and Inconsistency
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in conjunction with DEXA 2016      

5 - 8 September 2016          

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal        



Consistency is an ubiquitous concern in all of computing, and particularly in databases, knowledge-based expert systems and related applications, e.g., of linked and big data. In each of these fields, inconsistency is commonplace. With the unrelented growth of data volumes in computing, the occurence of various forms of inconsistency is dramatically increasing. Many different approaches to prevent, work around, explain, live with, tame, diminish, repair, resolve, or even take advantage of extant inconsistencies, have been proposed or are being used, both in theory and in practice. An obvious example is the ongoing debate around eventual consistency, as manifested in many studies and whitepapers, as well as industrial implementations of NewSQL, NoSQL and big data store systems.

For satisfying the demands of applications and customers in terms of consistency maintenance and handling inconsistency, commercially motivated investigations and developments are leading the way, while theory is struggling to keep up with what is going on in practice. Hence, the COIN workshop intends to provide a forum for encounters of researchers and developers concerned about consistency and inconsistency in contemporary database systems and data-centric applications, for discussing and mutually inspiring each other, and thus for advancing the state of the art in the theory and practice of guaranteeing various degrees of consistency and trading off inconsistency.



We are calling for papers presenting original research, innovative ideas, work in progress, industrial experience, case studies or position statements. Also demonstrations and descriptions of prototype systems and implementations are welcome. Among many related issues, the topics of interst to COIN include the the following subjects and areas where inconsistency may occur.

  • Abductive, Deductive, Inductive Reasoning
  • ACID Transactions
  • Adaptive Logics
  • Ambiguous, Imprecise, Incomplete, Vague Data
  • Argumentation
  • Availabilty and Dependability
  • Belief Revision
  • Big Data
  • Circumscription
  • Cloud Computing
  • Communication, Collaboration, Interaction
  • Counterfactual Reasoning
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Mining
  • Data Modeling and Knowledge Representation
  • Data Quality
  • Data Science
  • Datalog
  • Default Reasoning
  • Degrees of Consistency and Inconsistency
  • Description Logic
  • Diagnosis
  • Direct Logic
  • Eventual Consistency
  • Distribution and Replication
  • Fault Tolerance and Recovery
  • Forensics
  • Hypotetical Reasoning
  • Inconsistency Metrics
  • Inconsistency Tolerance
  • Information Retrieval
  • Integrity Maintenance
  • Legacy Data
  • Linked Data
  • Modalities of Consistency and Inconsistency
  • Natural Language Understanding
  • Nonmonotonic Reasoning
  • NoSQL
  • Null Values
  • Ontology Alignment and Data Integration
  • Paraconsistent Logics
  • Planning
  • Provenance of Data
  • Quantum Information Theory and Processing
  • Quasi-classical logic
  • Remedying and Repairing
  • Requirement Engineering
  • Risk Management
  • Rough, Noisy, Messy, Fuzzy Data
  • Rules and Exceptions
  • Security
  • Semantic Web
  • Semi- and Unstructured Data
  • Streaming Data
  • Truth Maintenance



Please login here and submit an electronic copy (preferably .pdf) of your work. For dates and deadlines, click here. Submissions should be written in English, contain an abstract of about 200 words and should not exceed five double column pages in IEEE format. In case of any problems, please contact the organizers.


All papers submitted to COIN 2016 will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers that are presented at the workshop will be published in an IEEE CSP proceedings volume of the DEXA 2016 workshops.



Hendrik Decker

guest scientist at PMS

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitšt München

Munich, Germany

Leticia Pascual Miret

Instituto Tecnológica de Informática

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Valencia, Spain

Program Committee

Deepthi Akkoorath Technische Universitšt Kaiserslautern, Germany
Ofer Arieli Academic College of Tel Aviv, Israel
Enrique Armendáriz-Íñigo Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Vicent Cholvi Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain
Laurence Cholvy ONERA Toulouse, France
Alfredo Cuzzocrea University of Trieste, Italy
Karen C. Davis University of Cincinnati, USA
Carlos F. Enguix Sydney University, Australia
Sergio Greco Universitá della Calabria, Rende, Italy
Edward Hermann Haeusler Pontifícia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Weiru Liu Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
James Lu Emory University, Atlanta GA, USA
Davide Martinenghi Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Francesc Muñoz-Escoí Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Hitoshi Omori Kyoto University, Japan
Valeria de Paiva Nuance Communications, Sunnyvale CA, USA
Nuno PreguiÁa Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Maarten van Steen University of Twente, The Netherlands
Alejandro Toselli PRHLT Research Center, Valencia, Spain
JÝrgen Villadsen Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Toshiharu Waragai Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Xiaowang Zhang Tianjin University, China


COIN Workshop at DEXA 2016, September 5 - 8, Porto, Portugal