[DL] [CfP] CASUAL2020: Workshop on Causal Reasoning and Explanation in Logic Programming

Laura Pandolfo lpandolfo at uniss.it
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Workshop on Causal Reasoning and Explanation in Logic Programming

                               CALL FOR PAPERS

                            *** CAUSAL 2020 ***

                           (September 17 or 18, 2020)

      Workshop on Causal Reasoning and Explanation in Logic Programming

           CAUSAL 2020 is a workshop co-located with ICLP 2020
                  in University of Calabria, Rende, Italy.

*NOTE ABOUT COVID-19: We will follow advice from the ICLP2020 organizers 
on the situation, and we will revise our workshop timeline and other 
procedures accordingly if needed.*

* Paper submission: July 15th 2020
* Notification: July 30th 2020
* Final Versions: August 15th 2020
* Workshop Date: September 17th or 18th 2020

Sophisticated causal reasoning has long been prevalent in human society and
continues to have an undeniable impact on the advancement of science,
technology, medicine, and other significant fields. From the development of
ancient tools to modern roots of causal analysis in business and industry,
reasoning about causality and having the ability to explain causal 
enables us to identify how an outcome of interest came to be and gives
insight into how to bring about, or even prevent, similar outcomes in 

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners of
logic programming with a dedicated focus on methods and trends emerging from
the study of causality and explanation. We welcome the submission of 
papers on
systems, tools, and applications of logic programming methods for causal
reasoning and explanation. In particular, we encourage submissions 
recent developments, including works in progress. The workshop will present
the latest research and application developments in these areas and provide
opportunities to discuss current and future research directions and
relationships to other fields (e.g. Machine Learning, Explainable AI, 
  Natural Language Processing and Understanding, Philosophy of Science). 
An important
expected outcome of this workshop is to collect first-hand feedback from 
the ICLP
community about the role and placement of causal reasoning and 
explanation in
the landscape of modern computer theory as well as in the software industry.

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

* Modeling causal theories in logic programming
* Formalization of types of causes: sufficient, necessary, actual, etc
* Causality, temporal reasoning and action theories
* Causality and counterfactual reasoning
* Causality, learning and experimental design
* Causality and probability
* Causality and equivalence
* Causality and ontology
* Relating LP based causality and Causal Networks
* Challenging problems and benchmark examples
* Justifications and argumentation
* Explanations for diagnosis and debugging
* Tools, systems and applications

Submissions must describe original research and be prepared using the 
LNAI/LNCS format and should be no longer than 13 pages.

Please submit your paper via EasyChair:


At least one co-author of each accepted paper must register for and
attend the workshop.

Please check the ICLP 2020 website for registration procedure and fees.

Emily LeBlanc, US Naval Research Lab, USA, emily.leblanc at nrl.navy.mil

Joost Vennekens, KU Leuven, Belgium

Tran Cao Son, New Mexico State University, USA

Pedro Cabalar, Corunna University, Spain

Jorge Fandiño, University of Potsdam, Germany

Marcello Balduccini, Saint Joseph's University, USA

Yuliya Lierler, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA


*Dona il  5x1000* all'Università degli Studi di Sassaricodice fiscale: 
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