In past editions TIME had the status of a workshop.
In the eight years since its first edition, it evolved attracting papers from the artificial intelligence as well as from the database and logics community. It is now the only multidisciplinary international event dedicated to the topic of time in computer science.
TIME has always had official proceedings published by IEEE, and usually extended version of selected papers from each event are published on international journals.
Starting with the 2000 edition, TIME became an event independent from other conferences.
Based on the above reasons, we thought that the status of a Symposium would be more appropriate for TIME. This evolution into a Symposium is also reflected in a distinction of the research topics in three tracks with separate committees.