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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning, 11-15 March 2012, VENEZUELA

The 18th International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning, Merida (Venezuela)

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 18th LPAR will be held in 
Merida, Venezuela.

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 extreme, 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 games
   * 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
   * Uncertainty reasoning
   * Logics for vague and inconsistent data
   * Specification using logic
   * 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
   * Nikolaj Bjorner
   * Andrei Voronkov

Conference Chair
   * Geoff Sutcliffe

Local Arrangements Chair
   * Blanca Abraham

Submission Details
Submissions of two kinds are welcome:

   * Regular papers that describe solid new research results. They can be
     up to 15 pages long in LNCS style, including figures and references,
     but excluding appendices (that reviewers are not required to read).
   * Experimental and tool papers that describe implementations of systems,
     report experiments with implemented systems, or compare implemented
     systems. They can be up to 8 pages long in the LNCS style.

Both types of papers can be electronically submitted in PDF via EasyChar:
Prospective authors are required to register a title and an abstract a week before the paper 
submission deadline (see below).

Authors of accepted papers are required to ensure that at least one of them will be present at 
the conference.

Important Dates
   * Abstract submission: 23 October 2011
   * Paper submission: 1 November 2011
   * Notification of acceptance: 20 December 2011
   * Camera-ready papers: 10 January 2012
   * Conference: 11-15 March 2012