Tableau methods have been found to be a convenient formalism for automating deduction in various non-standard logics as well as in classical logic. Areas of application include verification of software and computer systems, deductive databases, knowledge representation and its required inference engines, and system diagnosis.
The International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods brings together researchers interested in all aspects - theoretical foundations, implementation techniques, systems development and applications - of the mechanization of reasoning with tableaux and related methods. It has been held every year since 1992. Starting in 1995, the proceedings have been published in Springer's LNAI series.