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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Logic Programming, 4-8 Sep 2012, Budapest, HUNGARY


28th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2012)

The International Conference on Logic Programming is the premier venue for 
presenting research in logic programming. ICLP 2012 will take place in 
Budapest, honouring the important contribution that the Hungarian logic 
programming community has given to this field. The ICLP technical program 
will include presentations of accepted papers, invited talks, advanced 
tutorials and panels, a special session on most influential papers, the 
doctoral consortium, the programming contest, and several workshops.

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, Testing.
  - Language Issues: Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher
    Order, Types, Modes, Assertions, Programming Techniques.
  - Related Paradigms: Abductive/Inductive/Constraint Logic Programming,
    Answer-Set Programming.
  - Applications: Databases, Data Integration and Federation, Software
    Engineering, Natural Language Processing, (Semantic) Web,
    Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Declarative

There are four broad categories for submissions:

  (1) technical papers describe technically sound, innovative
      ideas that can advance the state of the art of logic programming;
  (2) application papers present real-world applications of logic 
  (3) system and tool papers focus on the novelty, practicality, usability
      and general availability of the systems and tools described; and
  (4) technical communications aim at describing recent developments,
      new projects, and other materials that are not ready for publication
      as standard papers.

Important Dates

       Workshop Proposals:                     January 29, 2012
       Paper registration (abstract):                 March 11, 2012
       Submission deadline:                    March 18, 2012
       Notification to Authors (first round):         April 28, 201
       Notification to Authors (second round):        June 10, 2012
       Camera-ready LIPIcs copy due:                  June 10, 2012
       Camera-ready TPLP copy due:                    July 1, 2012
       Conference:                                    September 4-8, 2012

General Chair
     Peter Szeredi (Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics)

Program Committee Chairs
     Agostino Dovier (Univ. of Udine)
     Vitor Santos Costa (Univ. of Porto)

Workshop Chair
     Mats Carlsson (SICS, Sweden)

Doctoral Consortium Chairs
     Marco Gavanelli (Univ. of Ferrara)
     Stefan Woltran (T.U. Wien)

Programming Contest
     Tom Schrijvers (Univ. of Gent)

Publicity Chair
     Gergely Lukacsy (Cisco Systems Inc.)

Web Manager
     Janos Csorba (Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics)

Program Committee
     Elvira Albert (U.C. Madrid)
     Sergio Antoy (Portland State Univ.)
     Marcello Balduccini (Kodak Res. Labs)
     Manuel Carro (U.P. Madrid)
     Michael Codish (Ben Gurion Univ.)
     Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser Univ.)
     Marina De Vos (Univ. of Bath)
     Alessandro Dal Palu' (Univ. of Parma)
     Bart Demoen (K.U. Leuven)
     Thomas Eiter (T.U. Wien)
     Esra Erdem (Sabanci Univ.)
     Thom Fruehwirth (Univ. of Ulm)
     Andrea Formisano (Univ. of Perugia)
     Maria Garcia de la Banda (Monash Univ.)
     Marco Gavanelli (Univ. of Ferrara)
     Hai-Feng Guo (Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha)
     Gopal Gupta (Univ. of Texas, Dallas)
     Katsumi Inoue (National Inst. of Informatics, Japan)
     Angelica Kimmig (K.U. Leuven)
     Joohyung Lee (Arizona State Univ.)
     Evelina Lamma (Univ. of Ferrara)
     Nicola Leone (Univ. of Calabria)
     Yuliya Lierler (Univ. of Kentucky)
     Boon Thau Loo (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
     Michael Maher (R.R.I., Sidney)
     Alessandra Mileo (DERI, Galway)
     Jose Morales (U.P. Madrid)
     Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico State Univ.)
     Gianfranco Rossi (Univ. of Parma)
     Beata Sarna-Starosta (Cambian, Vancouver)
     Torsten Schaub (Univ. of Potsdam)
     Tom Schrijvers (Univ. of Gent)
     Fernando Silva (Univ. of Porto)
     Tran Cao Son (New Mexico State Univ.)
     Terrance Swift (Univ. Nova de Lisboa)
     Peter Szeredi (Budapest Univ. of Tech.)
     Francesca Toni (I.C. London)
     Mirek Truszczynski (Univ. of Kentucky)
     German Vidal (U.P. of Valencia)
     Stefan Woltran (T.U. Wien)
     Neng-Fa Zhou (CUNY, New York)

                PAPER PUBLICATION

All accepted (long) papers will be published in the journal Theory and 
Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP), Cambridge U. Press (CUP), in one or 
more special issues.  In order to ensure the quality of the final version, 
papers may be subject to more than one round of refereeing (within the 
decision period) and/or ``shepherding.'' The program committee may also 
recommend standard papers to be published as technical communications.

At the time of the conference CUP will make the web page for this(ese) 
TPLP issue(s) available including volume and issue numbers, table of 
contents, page numbers, and the papers themselves. All registered 
attendants at the conference will get lifetime access to the web site for 
the online version of the issue(s).  Pointers to the arXiv/CoRR versions 
of these papers will be guaranteed from the ALP website 
www.logicprogramming.org.  Attendants will also receive all the papers in 
a memory stick at the conference.

The collection of technical communications will appear as a volume of the 
LIPIcs (Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics) series, and 
published online through the Dagstuhl Research Online Publication Server 
(DROPS).  All technical communications will also get space in the program 
for presentation.  The journal issue(s) will also include a listing of the 
technical communications, with pointers to the LIPIcs/DROPS volume.


The conference is sponsored by the Association for Logic Programming (ALP) 
and the Artificial Intelligence Section of the John von Neumann Computer 

                     FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Association for Logic Programming has funds to assist financially 
disadvantaged participants and, specially, students in order to be able to 
attend the conference.


The ICLP 2012 program will include several workshops, held before, after, 
and in parallel with the main conference.  They are perhaps the best 
places for the presentation of preliminary work, undeveloped novel ideas, 
and new open problems to a wide and interested audience with opportunities 
for intensive discussions and project collaboration.

                 DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

The 8th 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 a 
special session of the main ICLP conference.


ICLP 2012 will also feature the 19th edition of the Prolog Programming 

                    CONFERENCE VENUE

Budapest is located in the center of Hungary, in the heart of Central 
Europe. Hungary is member of the European Union and belongs to the 
Schengen area.

Detailed tourist and travel information can be obtained from 
http://www.budapestinfo.hu/index.php?id=home_en.  Hungary is well-served 
by transport links from abroad.  The main international airport is 
Budapest Ferihegy http://www.bud.hu/english.  Budapest is linked to 15 
European capitals by train (eg. Wien-Budapest trip is less than 3 hours), 
directly or indirectly (see http://www.mav-start.hu/english for details).

The conference is organized by the John von Neumann Computer Society 
http://njszt.hu/en, who handled the ICLP'93 conference and the 1980 Logic 
Programming Workshop in Debrecen.