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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2009)

  Call for Papers
     25th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2009)
              Pasadena, California, USA, July 14--17, 2009
        ICLP 2009 will be held in parallel with IJCAI 2009 (see

Conference Scope
   Since the first conference held in Marseilles in 1982, ICLP has been
the premier international conference for presenting research in logic
programming. Contributions are sought in all areas of logic programming
including but not restricted to:

- Theory: Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Non- monotonic Reasoning,
  Knowledge Representation.
- Implementation: Compilation, Memory Management, Virtual Machines,
- Environments: Program Analysis,  Transformation, Validation,
  Verification, Debugging, Profiling.
- Language Issues: Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher
   Order, Types, Modes, Programming Techniques.
- Related Paradigms: Abductive Logic Programming, Inductive Logic
  Programming, Constraint Logic Programming, Answer-Set Programming.
- Applications: Databases, Data Integration and Federation, Software
  Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Web and Semantic Web,
  Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics.

 In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical
program will include invited talks, tutorials, a Doctoral Consortium,
and workshops.

Submission Details
   The four broad categories for submissions are: (1) technical papers
for describing technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the
state of the art of logic programming; (2) application papers, where the
emphasis will be on their impact on the application domain; (3) system
and tool papers, where the emphasis will be on the novelty,
practicality, usability and general availability of the systems and
tools described; and (4) short papers/posters, for ongoing work not yet
ready for full publication and research project overviews.
 All papers must describe original, previously unpublished research,
and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. They
must be written in English. Technical papers, application papers and the
system and tool papers must not exceed 15 pages. The limit for short
papers is 5 pages.
 Submissions must be in the Springer LNCS format
( via the Easychair submission
system, available at
 All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings,
expected to be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series.

Important Dates
Paper registration deadline: February 27, 2009
Submission deadline:         March 3, 2009
Notification of authors:     April 7, 2009
Doctoral Consort. deadline:  April 10th, 2009
Camera-ready copy due:       May 5, 2009
Conference:                  July 14-17, 2009

ICLP 2009 Organization
General Co-chairs:          Hai-Feng Guo, Gopal Gupta
Program Co-chairs:          Patricia Hill, David S Warren
Workshop Chair:             Manuel Carro
Publicity Chair:            Ricardo Rocha
Doctoral Consort.:          Marcello Balduccini, Tom Schrivers
Prolog Programming Contest: Tom Schrivers

Program Committee
Annalisa Bossi           Fangzhen Lin
Pedro Cabalar            Paulo Moura
Mireille Ducasse         Steve Muggleton
Esra Erdem               Gopalan Nadathur
Francois Fages           Lee Naish
Thom Fruehwirth          Enrico Pontelli
Maurizio Gabbrielli      Ricardo Rocha
Maria Garcia de la Banda Torsten Schaub
Haifeng Guo              Terrance Swift
Gopal Gupta              Peter Szeredi
Michael Hanus            Mirek Truszczynski
Patricia Hill (Co-chair) Frank Valencia
Katsumi Inoue            Wim Vanhoof
Joxan Jaffar             David S Warren (Co-chair)
Andy King                Neng-Fa Zhou
Nicola Leone

   The ICLP 2009 program will include several workshops. They are
perhaps the best places for the presentation of preliminary work, novel
ideas, and new open problems to a wide and interested audience with
opportunities for intensive discussions and project collaboration.
Workshop proposals should be submitted by Feb. 9th, 2009.

Doctoral Consortium
   The 5th Doctoral Consortium (DC) on Logic Programming provides
research students with the opportunity to present and discuss their
research directions, and to obtain feedback from both peers and
world-renown experts in the field. Accepted participants will receive
partial financial support to attend the event and the main conference.
The best paper and presentation from the DC will be given the
opportunity to present in special session of the main ICLP conference.