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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Short Papers: LPAR-16, Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning


                16th International Conference on Logic for
            Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning

                          April 25 - May 1, 2010
                              Dakar, Senegal

The series of International Conferences on Logic for Programming, Artificial
Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR) is a forum where, year after year, some of
the most renowned researchers in the areas of logic, automated reasoning,
computational logic, programming languages and their applications come to
present cutting-edge results, to discuss advances in these fields, and to
exchange ideas in a scientifically emerging part of the world. The 16th
edition will be held in Dakar, Senegal.

 In keeping with the tradition of LPAR, researchers and practioners are
 encouraged submit short papers reporting on interesting work in progress or
 providing system descriptions. They need not be original. Extended versions
 of the short papers may be submitted concurrently with or after LPAR-16 to
 another conference or a journal.

Logic is a fundamental organizing principle in nearly all areas in Computer
Science. It runs a multifaceted gamut from the foundational to the applied.
At one extreme, it underlies computability and complexity theory and the
formal semantics of programming languages. At the other, it drives billions
of gates every day in the digital circuits of processors of all kinds. Logic
is in itself a powerful programming paradigm but it is also the quintessential
specification language for anything ranging from real-time critical systems
to networked infrastructures. Logical techniques link implementation and
specification through formal methods such as automated theorem proving and
model checking. Logic is also the stuff of knowledge representation and
artificial intelligence. Because of its ubiquity, logic has acquired a
central role in Computer Science education.

New results in the fields of computational logic and applications are welcome.
Also welcome are more exploratory presentations, which may examine open
questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories and practices.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  * Automated reasoning
  * Verification
  * Interactive theorem proving and proof assistants
  * Model checking
  * Implementations of logic
  * Satisfiability modulo theories
  * Rewriting and unification
  * Logic programming
  * Satisfiability checking
  * Constraint programming
  * Decision procedures
  * Logic and the Web
  * Ontologies and large knowledge bases
  * Logic and databases
  * Modal and temporal logics
  * Program analysis
  * Foundations of security
  * Description logics
  * Non-monotonic reasoning
  * Specification using logics
  * Logic in artificial intelligence
  * Logic and types
  * Logical foundations of programming
  * Logical aspects of concurrency
  * Logic and computational complexity
  * Knowledge representation and reasoning
  * Logic of distributed systems

Programme Chairs
  * Ed Clarke
  * Andrei Voronkov

Programme Committee
  * Rajeev Alur
  * Matthias Baaz
  * Peter Baumgartner
  * Armin Biere
  * Nikolaj Bjorner
  * Iliano Cervesato
  * Agata Ciabattoni
  * Hubert Comon-Lundh
  * Nachum Dershowitz
  * Juergen Giesl
  * Guillem Godoy
  * Georg Gottlob
  * Jean Goubault-Larrecq
  * Reiner Haehnle
  * Claude Kirchner
  * Michael Kohlhase
  * Konstantin Korovin
  * Laura Kovacs
  * Orna Kupferman
  * Leonid Libkin
  * Aart Middeldorp
  * Luke Ong
  * Frank Pfenning
  * Andreas Podelski
  * Andrey Rybalchenko
  * Helmut Seidl
  * Geoff Sutcliffe
  * Ashish Tiwari
  * Toby Walsh
  * Christoph Weidenbach

Submission Details
Short papers are limited in length to 5 pages in the EasyChair format. The
class style may be downloaded from
Short papers must be submitted through the EasyChair system using the web
page ...

The short paper proceedings will be available as an EasyChair collection

Authors of accepted papers are required to ensure that at least one of them
will be present at the conference. Papers that do not adhere to this policy
will be removed from the proceedings.

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline:  17 March 2010
Notification of acceptance: 25 March 2010
Final version:               1 April 2010
LPAR-16:                    25 April - 1 May 2010