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AISB event Bulletin Item

ICLP 2009: Call for workshop proposals


                *** CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS ***

                             ICLP 2009

        25th International Conference on Logic Programming

                     Pasadena, California, USA
                          July 14-17, 2009

             URL: http://www.ist.unomaha.edu/iclp2009/

ICLP 2009, the 25th International Conference on Logic Programming,
be held in Pasadena (USA), from July 14 to 17, 2009.

Workshops  co-located with  international conferences  are one  of the
best venue  for the presentation  and discussion of  preliminary work,
novel ideas, and new open  problems to a wide and interested audience.
Co-located  workshops  also  provide  an  opportunity  for  presenting
specialized  topics and  opportunities for  intensive  discussions and
project collaboration.   The topics  of the workshops  co-located with
ICLP 2009  can cover  any areas related  to logic  programming, (e.g.,
theory,  implementation,  environments,  language issues,  alternative
paradigms,   applications),    including   cross-disciplinary   areas.
However, any workshop proposal will be considered.

The format of the workshop will be decided by the workshop organizers,
but ample time  must be allowed for general  discussion. Workshops can
vary in length, but the optimal duration  will be half a day or a full

Workshop Proposal:

Those interested in organizing a workshop at ICLP 2009 are invited
to submit a workshop proposal. Proposals should be in English and
about two pages in length. They should contain:

 * The title of the workshop.

 * A  brief  technical  description  of  the topics  covered  by  the

 * A discussion of the timeliness and relevance of the workshop.

 * A list of some related workshops held in the last years.

 * The  (preliminary) required  number of  half-days allotted  to the
   workshop and an estimate of the number of expected attendees.

 * The  names, affiliation,  and  contact details  (email, web  page,
   phone,  fax)   of  the  workshop  organizer(s)   together  with  a
   designated contact person.

 * The previous  experience of  the workshop organizing  committee in
   workshop/conference organization.

Proposals are expected in ASCII or PDF format. All proposals should be
submitted to  the Workshop Chair  (Manuel Carro) by email  by February
9th, 2009.

Reviewing Process:

Each submitted  proposal is  reviewed by the  Workshops Chair  and the
Conference  Program Chairs. Proposals  that appear  well-organized and
that fit the  goals and scope of ICLP will  be selected.  The decision
will be  notified by  email to the  responsible organizer  by February
23rd, 2009.

The definitive length of the workshop will be planned according to the
number of submissions received  by the different workshops.  For every
accepted workshop,  the ICLP local  organizers will prepare  a meeting
place and arrange the  distribution of the workshop proceedings, whose
preparation  is however  in charge  to the  workshop  organizers.  The
workshop  registration   fees  will  be  handled   together  with  the
conference fees.

Workshop Organizers' Tasks:

 * Producing a "Call  for Papers" for the workshop  and posting it on
   the net and/or  other means.  Please provide a  web page URL which
   can be linked into the ICLP 2009 home page by March 9th, 2009.

 * Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference

 * Reviewing/accepting submitted papers.

 * Scheduling workshop activities in collaboration with the local
   organizers and the workshop chair.

 * Sending workshop program and workshop proceedings in pdf format to
   the workshop chair for distribution at the conference.

 * The  use  of the  Computing  Research  Repository  (CoRR) for  the
   workshop     proceedings    is     strongly     suggested.     See
   http://www.logicprogramming.org/  for  guidelines.   We  encourage
   reading these  instructions in advance  so that you can  ask paper
   authors to prepare accordingly the final versions of their papers.


All workshops will take place in Pasadena at the site of the main
conference. See the ICLP 2009 web site for location details.

Important Dates:

February  9,   2009: Proposal submission deadline.
February 23,   2009: Notification.
March     9,   2009: Deadline to receive the CFP and URL for the web
                    page of the workshop
June      1,   2009: Deadline for preliminary proceedings.
July  14-17,   2009: ICLP 2009 workshops.

Workshop Chair:

Manuel Carro  [mcarro AT fi dot upm dot es] (www.clip.dia.fi.upm.es/~mcarro)