[DL] ASPOCP 2016: First call for papers

Amelia Harrison amelia.j.harrison at gmail.com
Tue May 10 20:33:02 CEST 2016

[Apologies for multiple postings.]

                         FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
                                 ASPOCP 2016
     9th Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms


                   October 16 or 17, 2016 (preliminary dates)

    Affiliated with the 32nd International Conference on Logic Programming

                              Now York City, USA

                            October 17 - 21, 2016



 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 led to a new method of computing answer sets using SAT
solvers and techniques adapted from SAT. This has been a much

 studied relationship, and is currently extended towards

 satisfiability modulo theories (SMT). The relationship of ASP to other

 computing paradigms, such as constraint satisfaction, quantified

 Boolean formulas (QBF), Constraint Logic Programming (CLP),

 first-order logic (FOL), and FO(ID) is also the subject of active

 research. Consequently, new methods of computing answer sets are being

 developed based on relationships to these formalisms.

 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 (which recently led to

 the Constraint Answer Set Programming (CASP) research direction).

 A large body of general results regarding ASP is available and

 several efficient ASP solvers have been implemented. However, there

 are still significant challenges in applying ASP to real life

 applications, and more interest in relating ASP to other computing

 paradigms is emerging. This workshop will provide opportunities for

 researchers to identify these challenges and to exchange ideas for

 overcoming them.

 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 external means of computation.
 - ASP and probabilistic reasoning.
 - ASP and knowledge compilation.
 - 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


 Abstract and paper submission deadline: June 27, 2016
 Notification:  July 30, 2016
 Camera-ready articles due: August 31, 2016
 Workshop: October 16 or 17, 2016 (TBA)


 Accepted papers will be made available online.


 Accepted papers will be made available online.

 The workshop will be held in New York, collocated with

 the International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) 2016.

 Bart Bogaerts, Aalto University, Finland
 Amelia Harrison, University of Texas at Austin, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed)
 Rehan Abdul Aziz, University of Melbourne and National ICT Australia
 Marcello Balduccini, Drexel University
 Bart Bogaerts (chair), Department of Computer Science  Aalto University

 Gerhard Brewka, Leipzig University
 Pedro Cabalar, University of Corunna
 Stefania Costantini, Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienze
dell'Informazione e Matematica  Univ. dell'Aquila
 Esra Erdem, Sabanci University
 Wolfgang Faber, University of Huddersfield
 Cristina Feier, University of Bremen
 Johannes Klaus Fichte, Institute of Information Systems  Vienna University
of Technology
 Enrico Giunchiglia, DIST - Univ. Genova
Amelia Harrison (chair), University of Texas
 Daniela Inclezan, Miami University
 Tomi Janhunen, Aalto University
 Joohyung Lee, Arizona State University
 Nicola Leone, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science - University
of Calabria
 Vladimir Lifschitz, University of Texas
 Marco Maratea, DIBRIS University of Genova
 Alessandro Mosca, SIRIS Lab - Research division of SIRIS Academic SL

 Guillermo Simari, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering  Universidad
Nacional del Sur in Bahia Blanca
 Mirek Truszczynski, Computer Science Department  University of Kentucky

 Richard Watson, Texas Tech University  Department of Computer Science

 Stefan Woltran, TU Wien
 Fangkai Yang, Schlumberger Limited
 Jia-Huai You, Department of Computing Science  University of Alberta
Edmonton  Alberta  Canada
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