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CFP and Workshop Proposals: ICLP 2009 International Conference on Logic Programming
Call for Papers 25th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2009) Pasadena, California, USA, July 14--17, 2009 http://www.ist.unomaha.edu/iclp2009/ ICLP 2009 will be held in parallel with IJCAI 2009 (see http://ijcai-09.org/). 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, Parallelism. - 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 All papers must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere.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 (http://www.springeronline.com/lncs/) via the Easychair submission system, available at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp2009. 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 Schrijvers Prolog Programming Contest: Tom Schrijvers 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 Workshops ========= 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. 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 workshop. * 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 program. * 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. Location: ========= 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 workshop web page. 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) 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.