[DL] [CfP] ICLP2020 Main Track: The 36th International Conference on Logic Programming

Laura Pandolfo lpandolfo at uniss.it
Mon Apr 20 16:10:25 CEST 2020


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/_IMPORTANT NOTE:_//The conference general chairs together with the 
program////chairs and the ALP Executive, have decided to hold ICLP2020 
as a fully////virtual conference on the original week. More details will 
be forthcoming./

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*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 <https://iclp2020.unical.it/>*
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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 
sisterconference 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*
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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.
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*Tracks and Special Sessions*
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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, 
evaluationcriteria, and CFP with related submission details (see the 
specific call for papers). In addition to the presentations of accepted 
papers, the technical program willinclude invited talks, advanced 
tutorials, the doctoral consortium, and severalworkshops.

*Submission Details*
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All submissions must be made via the EasyChair conference 
system:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp20200 
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp20200>. Regular papers must 
be in the condensed TPLP format (template here) and not exceed14 pages 
including bibliography. Regular papers may be supplemented with 
appendices for proofs and details of datasets which do not count towards 
the page limit andwhich 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 thestate 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, 
previouslyunpublished 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 
<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 
theconference. So, at least one author per accepted paper is expected to 
register andattend the conference. Authors of accepted papers will, by 
default, be automatically included in the list of ALP members, who will 
receive quarterly updates from theLogic Programming Newsletter at no cost.

*Important Dates*
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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*
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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*
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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 partialfinancial support to attend 
the event and the main conference. The best paper fromthe 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*
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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 openproblems to an interested audience with 
opportunities for intensive discussions andproject collaborations.

*Tutorials*
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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*
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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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