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The workshop has been canceled due to the COVID-19 health alert. The plan is to organize it again in 2021. More details will be announced once there is a concrete plan.


The Workshop on Termination (WST) traditionally brings together, in an informal setting, researchers interested in all aspects of termination, whether this interest be practical or theoretical, primary or derived. The workshop also provides a ground for cross-fertilization of ideas from the different communities interested in termination (e.g., working on computational mechanisms, programming languages, software engineering, constraint solving, etc.). The friendly atmosphere enables fruitful exchanges leading to joint research and subsequent publications.

The 17th International Workshop on Termination continues the successful workshops held in St. Andrews (1993), La Bresse (1995), Ede (1997), Dagstuhl (1999), Utrecht (2001), Valencia (2003), Aachen (2004), Seattle (2006), Paris (2007), Leipzig (2009), Edinburgh (2010), Obergurgl (2012), Bertinoro (2013), Vienna (2014), Obergurgl (2016), and Oxford (2018).

The 17th International Workshop on Termination is part of Paris Nord Summer of LoVe 2020, a joint event on LOgic and VErification at Université Paris 13, made of Petri Nets 2020, IJCAR 2020, FSCD 2020, and over 20 satellite events.

Workshop Topics

The 17th International Workshop on Termination welcomes contributions on all aspects of termination. In particular, papers investigating applications of termination (for example in complexity analysis, program analysis and transformation, theorem proving, program correctness, modeling computational systems, etc.) are very welcome.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Termination Competition

Since 2003, the catalytic effect of WST to stimulate new research on termination has been enhanced by the celebration of the Termination Competition and its continuously developing problem databases containing thousands of programs as challenges for termination analysis in different categories. In 2020, the Termination Competition will run shortly before WST and the main venues (IJCAR-FSCD), and the results will be presented at IJCAR or FSCD.

Important dates


Submissions are short papers/extended abstracts which should not exceed 5 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 provides additional feedback for each submission. The accepted papers will be made available electronically before the workshop.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the submission page:

Please, use LaTeX and the LIPIcs style file to prepare your submission.

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