[DL] [2nd CfP] ICLP 2020 -The 36th International Conference on Logic Programming

Laura Pandolfo lpandolfo at uniss.it
Thu Mar 12 16:14:28 CET 2020


[Apologies for cross-posting]
*IMPORTANT NOTE: We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation
from local authorities and the World Health Organization. ICLP 2020 is
half a year away, and we are confident that COVID-19 emergency will pass
over and the conference will be held in September, as planned. And, if
necessary, alternative solutions, such as postponement, remote
presentations, etc will be looked into and identified.*


                           *** Call for Papers ***
                                 ICLP 2020
            The 36th International Conference on Logic Programming
                      September 18 - September 24, 2020
                    University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
                         https://iclp2020.unical.it

The 36th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2020) will
take place from the 18th to the 24nd of September 2020 in Rende (CS),
Italy, with the main program starting immediately after the sister
conference KR 2020. Since the first conference held in Marseille in 1982,
ICLP has been the premier international event for presenting research in
logic programming.

Scope
=====
Contributions are solicited in all areas of logic programming and related
areas, including but not restricted to:

• Foundations: Semantics, Formalisms, Answer-Set Programming, Non-monotonic
   Reasoning, Knowledge Representation.
• Declarative Programming: Inference engines, Analysis, Type and mode
   inference, Partial evaluation, Abstract interpretation, Transformation,
   Validation, Verification, Debugging, Profiling, Testing, Logic-based
   domain-specific languages, constraint handling rules.
• Related Paradigms and Synergies: Inductive and Co-inductive Logic
   Programming, Constraint Logic Programming, Interaction with SAT, SMT and
   CSP solvers, Logic programming techniques for type inference and theorem
   proving, Argumentation, Probabilistic Logic Programming, Relations to
   object-oriented and Functional programming, Description logics,
   Neural-Symbolic Machine Learning, Hybrid Deep Learning and Symbolic
   Reasoning.
• Implementation: Concurrency and distribution, Objects, Coordination,
   Mobility, Virtual machines, Compilation, Higher Order, Type systems,
   Modules, Constraint handling rules, Meta-programming, Foreign interfaces,
   User interfaces.
• Applications: Databases, Big Data, Data Integration and Federation,
   Software Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Web and Semantic Web,
   Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Education, Computational
   life sciences, Education, Cybersecurity, and Robotics.

Tracks and Special Sessions
===========================
Besides the main track, ICLP 2020 will host additional tracks and special
sessions:

• Applications Track: This track invites submissions of papers on emerging
   and deployed applications of LP, describing all aspects of the 
development,
   deployment, and evaluation of logic programming systems to solve 
real-world
   problems, including interesting case studies and benchmarks, and 
discussing
   lessons learned.
• Sister Conferences and Journal Presentation Track: This track provides a
   forum to discuss important results related to logic programming that 
appeared
   recently (from January 2017 onwards) in selective journals and 
conferences
   but have not been previously presented at ICLP.
• Special Session: Women in Logic Programming: This special session will 
include
   invited talks and presentations by women in logic programming.
• Research Challenges in Logic Programming Track: This track invites 
submissions
   of papers describing research challenges that an individual 
researcher or a
   research group is currently attacking. The goal of the track is to 
promote
   discussions, exchange of ideas, and possibly stimulate new 
collaborations.
   Papers submitted to this track do not go through the usual review and 
will not
   be published in the proceedings – they will be distributed at the 
conference as
   a technical report.
Every of the above four tracks will have its own dedicated chairs, PC, 
evaluation
criteria, and CFP with related submission details (see the specific call 
for papers).

In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical 
program will
include invited talks, advanced tutorials, the doctoral consortium, and 
several
workshops.

Submission Details
==================
All submissions must be made via the EasyChair conference system:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp20200.

Regular papers must be in the condensed TPLP format (template here) and 
not exceed
14 pages including bibliography. Regular papers may be supplemented with 
appendices
for proofs and details of datasets which do not count towards the page 
limit and
which will not be made available as appendices to the published paper.

Three kinds of regular papers will be accepted:
• Technical papers for technically sound, innovative ideas that can 
advance the
   state of logic programming;
• Application papers that impact interesting application domains;
• System and tool papers which emphasize novelty, practicality, 
usability, and
   availability of the systems and tools described.
Application, system, and tool papers need to be clearly marked in their 
title.

All submissions must be written in English and describe original, 
previously
unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for 
publication
elsewhere. These restrictions do not apply to previously accepted 
workshop papers
with a limited audience and/or without archival proceedings.

Papers of the highest quality will be selected to be published in the 
journal of
Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP), Cambridge University 
Press (CUP).
In order to ensure the quality of the final version, papers may be 
subject to more
than one round of refereeing (within the decision period).

The program committee may recommend some regular papers to be published 
as Technical
communications in EPTCS format (http://info.eptcs.org). Technical 
communications must
not exceed 14 pages, including the bibliography. The authors of the 
technical
communications can also elect to convert their submissions into extended 
abstracts,
of 2 or 3 pages, for inclusion in the EPTCS proceedings. This should 
allow authors
to submit a long version elsewhere.

All regular papers and technical communications will be presented during 
the
conference. So, at least one author per accepted paper is expected to 
register and
attend the conference. Authors of accepted papers will, by default, be 
automatically
included in the list of ALP members, who will receive quarterly updates 
from the
Logic Programming Newsletter at no cost.

Important Dates
===============
Abstract registration (regular papers): May 8, 2020
Paper submission (regular paper): May 15, 2020
Notification to authors (regular paper): June 19, 2020
Paper Submission (short papers): June 30, 2020
Revision submission (TPLP papers): July 6, 2020
Final notifications (TPLP papers): July 17, 2020
Camera-ready copy due: July 27, 2020
Main Conference starts: September 19, 2020

Autumn School on Logic Programming
==================================
A school on logic programming will be held before the conference. More 
up to date
information is available at the school web page.

Doctoral Consortium
===================
The 16th Doctoral Consortium (DC) on Logic Programming provides students 
with the
opportunity to present and discuss their research directions, and to 
obtain feedback
from both peers and experts in the field. Accepted participants will 
receive partial
financial support to attend the event and the main conference. The best 
paper from
the DC will be given the opportunity to make a presentation in a session 
of the main
ICLP conference.
The DC will have its own CFP, including the submission details. For 
information,
please visit the DC Web Page.

Workshops
=========
The ICLP 2020 program will include several workshops. They are perhaps 
the best places
for the presentation of preliminary work, underdeveloped novel ideas, 
and new open
problems to an interested audience with opportunities for intensive 
discussions and
project collaborations.

Tutorials
=========
The ICLP 2020 program will include several tutorials. They offer the 
participants,
reviews of specific subfields as well as hands-on sessions by leading 
experts.

Conference Organization
=======================
General Chairs:
• Sergio Greco, University of Calabria, Italy
• Nicola Leone, University of Calabria, Italy

Program Chairs:
• Francesco Ricca, University of Calabria, Italy
• Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London

Organizing Chairs:
• Marco Calautti, University of Calabria, Italy
• Carmine Dodaro, University of Calabria, Italy

Publicity Chair:
• Laura Pandolfo, University of Sassari, Italy


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