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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS & WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: 19th International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning, 14-19 Dec 2013, Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA

www.LPAR-19.info

This is the first call for papers for LPAR-19 and a call for workshop
proposals. Information about workshop proposals is included at the end
of this call.

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 19th LPAR
will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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.

Topics
------
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:
   * Abduction and interpolation methods
   * Automated reasoning
   * Constraint programming
   * Decision procedures
   * Description logics
   * Foundations of security
   * Hardware verification
   * Implementations of logic
   * Interactive theorem proving
   * Knowledge representation and reasoning
   * Logic and computational complexity
   * Logic and databases
   * Logic and games
   * Logic and machine learning
   * Logic and the web
   * Logic and types
   * Logic in artificial intelligence
   * Logic of distributed systems
   * Logic programming
   * Logical aspects of concurrency
   * Logical foundations of programming
   * Modal and temporal logics
   * Model checking
   * Non-monotonic reasoning
   * Ontologies and large knowledge bases
   * Probabilistic and fuzzy reasoning
   * Program analysis
   * Rewriting
   * Satisfiability checking
   * Satisfiability modulo theories
   * Software verification
   * Specification using logic
   * Unification theory

Programme Chairs
----------------
   * Ken McMillan
   * Aart Middeldorp
   * Andrei Voronkov

Conference Chairs
----------------
   * Bernd Fischer
   * Geoff Sutcliffe

Workshop Chair
--------------
   * Laura Kovacs

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:
     http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lpar19.
Prospective authors are required to register a title and an abstract a week
before the paper submission deadline (see below).

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

Important Dates
---------------
   * Abstract submission: 22nd July
   * Paper submission: 2nd August
   * Notification of acceptance: 27th September
   * Camera-ready papers: 9th October
   * Conference: 14th-19th December


Workshop Proposals
------------------
LPAR-19 workshops will be held on 14th December either as one-day or half-day
events. If you would like to propose a workshop for LPAR-19, please contact
the workshop chair via email (lkovacs@complang.tuwien.ac.at), by the proposal
deadline.

To help planning, workshop proposals should contain the following data:
   * Name of the workshop.
   * Brief description of the workshop, including workshop topics.
   * Valid web address of the workshop.
   * Contact information of the workshop organizers.
   * An estimate of the audience size.
   * Proposed format of the workshop (for example, regular talks,
     tool demos, poster presentations, etc.).
   * Duration of the workshop (one-day or half-day).
   * Potential invited speakers (if any).
   * Procedures for selecting papers and participants.
   * Special technical or AV needs.

Important workshop dates
------------------------
   * Workshop proposals: 15th July
   * Notification of workshops proposals: 29th July