[DL] 2nd CfP ASPOCP 2012: 5th Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms

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                            SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

                                 ASPOCP 2012

     5th Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms


                             September 4th, 2012

    Collocated with the International Conference on Logic Programming 2012

                              Budapest, Hungary

                             September 4-8, 2012



 Since its introduction in the late 1980s, answer set programming (ASP) 
 has been widely applied to various knowledge-intensive tasks and 
 combinatorial search problems. ASP was found to be closely related to 
 SAT, which has led to a new method of computing answer sets using SAT 
 solvers and techniques adapted from SAT. While this has been the most 
 studied relationship which is currently extended towards 
 satisfiability modulo theories (SMT), the relationship of ASP to other 
 computing paradigms, such as constraint satisfaction, quantified 
 boolean formulas (QBF), first-order logic (FOL), or FO(ID) logic is 
 also the subject of active research. New methods of computing answer 
 sets are being developed based on the relation between ASP and other 
 paradigms, such as the use of pseudo-Boolean solvers, QBF solvers, FOL 
 theorem provers, and CLP systems. 

 Furthermore, the practical applications of ASP also foster work on 
 multi-paradigm problem-solving, and in particular language and solver 
 integration. The most prominent examples in this area currently are the
 integration of ASP with description logics (in the realm of the 
 Semantic Web) and constraint satisfaction.  This workshop will 
 facilitate the discussion about crossing the boundaries of current ASP 
 techniques in theory, solving, and applications , in combination with 
 or inspired by other computing paradigms.


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

 - ASP and classical logic formalisms (SAT/FOL/QBF/SMT/DL).
 - ASP and constraint programming.
 - ASP and other logic programming paradigms, e.g., FO(ID).
 - ASP and other nonmonotonic languages, e.g., action languages.
 - ASP and probabilistic reasoning.
 - ASP and machine learning.
 - New methods of computing answer sets using algorithms or systems of 
   other paradigms.
 - Language extensions to ASP.
 - ASP and multi-agent systems.
 - ASP and multi-context systems.
 - Modularity and ASP.
 - ASP and argumentation.
 - Multi-paradigm problem solving involving ASP.
 - Evaluation and comparison of ASP to other paradigms.
 - ASP and related paradigms in applications.
 - Hybridizing ASP with procedural approaches.
 - Enhanced grounding or beyond grounding.


 Papers must describe original research and should not exceed 15 pages
 in the Springer LNCS format <URL:http://www.springeronline.com/lncs/>.

 Paper submission will be handled electronically by means of the
 Easychair system. The submission page is available at



 Submission deadline:        June 19, 2012
 Notification:               July 19, 2012
 Camera-ready articles due:  July 29, 2012
 Workshop:                   September 4, 2012


 The workshop contributions will be published electronically, using
 the Computing Research Repository (CoRR).


 The workshop will be held in Budapest, Hungary, collocated with
 the International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) 2012.


 Michael Fink, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
 Yuliya Lierler, University of Kentucky, USA


 Marcello Balduccini, Kodak Research Labs, USA
 Gerhard Brewka, University of Leipzig, Germany
 Pedro Cabalar, Corunna University, Spain
 Sandeep Chintabathina, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, USA
 Wolfgang Faber, University of Calabria, Italy 
 Martin Gebser, University of Potsdam, Germany 
 Giovambattista Ianni, University of Calabria, Italy 
 Joohyung Lee, Arizona State University, USA 
 Joao Leite, New University of Lisbon, Portugal,
 Vladimir Lifschitz, University of Texas at Austin, USA 
 Marco Maratea, University of Genoa, Italy
 Alessandro Mosca, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
 Emilia Oikarinen, Aalto University, Finland 
 David Pearce, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
 Axel Polleres, Siemens AG Corporate Technology, Austria
 Peter Schueller, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
 Guillermo R. Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina 
 Tran Cao Son, New Mexico State University, USA
 Miroslaw Truszczynski, University of Kentucky, USA 
 Joost Vennekens, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
 Stefan Woltran, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
 Fangkai Yang, University of Texas at Austin, USA
 Jia-Huai You, University of Alberta, Canada 

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