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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
        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 All papers must describe original, previously unpublished research,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 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

   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

 * 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  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 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] (

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.