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CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of TPLP on "Past and Present (and Future) of Parallel and Distributed Computation in (Constraint) Logic Programming"

Special Issue of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming

Past and Present (and Future) of Parallel and Distributed Computation in
(Constraint) Logic Programming

Since its inception, logic programming has been recognized as an ideal paradigm for addressing 
the needs of parallel computing. An extensive literature has been developed exploring issues 
like automated parallelization of logic programs, the use of logic programs to describe parallel 
and distributed computations, and logic programming models to capture concurrency and facilitate 
the development of provably correct concurrent applications.

After over 30 years of research in these domains, the state of the art has reached a stage where 
technologies are highly complex and sophisticated, and applications are plentiful. Yet, the 
continuous development of novel architectures (e.g., the onset of GPU-based computing; the 
widespread use of simple inter-connected  devices, like Arduino and Raspberry Pi; the development 
of affordable multi-core platforms and reconfigurable computing; the widespread use of cloud 
computing), the appearance of new domains and potential applications (e.g., big data), and the 
developments in novel logic programming languages and paradigms are creating new research 
opportunities and fueling new ideas and developments.

The goal of this special issue is to provide a multi-fold perspective of research at the junction 
between parallel and distributed computation and
(constraint) logic programming:

1. Provide well-thought assessments of the state of the art (e.g., in the form of well organized 
surveys, personal perspectives)

2. Describe cutting-edge coverage of new developments (e.g., novel execution models, innovative 
systems and implementations)

3. Describe new research directions, offering clear motivations, new perspectives and solid 
foundations for other researchers to build upon

4. Novel applications (e.g., in big data, cyber-physical systems) that critically rely on the 
use on the integration of parallelism and logic programming


* Title and Abstract: February 15, 2017 [Extended]

* Full Paper: March 31, 2017


Please submit Titles and Abstracts to

Submissions of manuscripts must be made in the TPLP format

and handled through the TPLP Submission site (please select the appropriate option under the 
Special Issue category):


Enrico Pontelli,, New Mexico State University, USA

Ferdinando Fioretto,, New Mexico State University, USA