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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Colloquium on Implementation of Constraint LOgic Programming Systems CICLOPS 2007

 Call For Papers

			     CICLOPS 2007
  Colloquium on Implementation of Constraint LOgic Programming Systems
			   October 8/13, 2007

To be held in conjunction with ICLP 2007 -
   23nd International Conference on Logic Programming
   Porto, Portugal

The last years have witnessed continuous progress in the technology
available both for academic and commercial computing environments.
Examples include more processor performance, increased memory capacity
and bandwidth, faster networking technology, operating system support
for cluster computing and the generalized use of mutiprocessor
systems, including in particular multicore microprocessors.  These
improvements, combined with recent advances in compilation and
implementation technologies, are causing high-level languages to be
regarded as good candidates for programming complex, real world
applications.  Techniques aiming at achieving flexibility in the
language design make powerful extensions easier to implement; on the
other hand, implementations which reach good performance in terms of
speed and memory consumption make declarative languages and systems
amenable to develop non-trivial applications.
Logic Programming and Constraint Programming, in particular, seem to
offer one of the best options, as they couple a high level of
abstraction and a declarative nature with an extreme flexibility in
the design of their implementations and extensions and of their
execution model.  This adaptability is key to, for example, the
implicit exploitation of alternative execution strategies tailored for
different applications (e.g., for domain-specific languages) without
unnecessarily jeopardizing efficiency.
CICLOPS 2007 continues a tradition of successful workshops on
Implementations of Logic Programming Systems, previously held with in
Budapest (1993) and Ithaca (1994), the Compulog Net workshops on
Parallelism and Implementation Technologies held in Madrid (1993 and
1994), Utrecht (1995) and Bonn (1996), the Workshop on Parallelism and
Implementation Technology for (Constraint) Logic Programming Languages
(ParImp) held in Port Jefferson (1997), Manchester (1998), Las Cruces
(1999), and London (2000), and more recently the Colloquium on
Implementation of Constraint and LOgic Programming Systems (CICLOPS)
in Paphos (Cyprus, 2001), Copenhagen (2002), Mumbai (2003), Saint-Malo
(France, 2004), Sitges (Spain, 2005), Seattle (USA, 2006), and the
CoLogNet Workshops on Implementation Technology for Computational
Logic Systems held in Madrid (2002), Pisa (2003) and Saint-Malo
(France, 2004).

Workshop Description
The workshop aims at discussing and exchanging experience on the
design, implementation, and optimization of logic and constraint
(logic) programming systems, or systems intimately related to logic as
a means to express computations.  Preference will be given to the
analysis and description of implemented (or under implementation)
systems and their associated techniques, problems found in their
development or design, and steps taken towards the solutions.

The workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

- Implementation of standard/alternative sequential models
  (generalization and modification of the WAM, translation to
  lower-level and/or general-purpose languages, etc.);
- Implementation of parallel/concurrent models;
- Interaction between high-level optimizations/transformations and
  lower-level issues;
- Compile-time analysis and its application to code generation;
- Balance between compile-time effort and run-time machinery;
- Memory management, indexing, and garbage collection issues;
- Profiling tools and performance evaluation;
- Implementation techniques for declarative programming paradigms with
  basis on, or extending, logic and constraint programming, such as
  non-monotonic reasoning, inductive logic programming, natural
  language processing systems, etc;
- Software design with and for (C)LP systems: components, patterns,
- Design and implementation of programming environments;
- Experiences from using systems in real-life applications.

Workshop Format
  The workshop will emphasize discussion and cross-fertilization, so
  presentations will be balanced with discussion time.  In this
  direction, the workshop is seeking high quality papers that address
  cutting-edge research in this field, and that can contribute to the
  discussion.  The agenda will include paper presentations, a panel
  discussion, and possibly an invited speaker. At least one author of
  each accepted submission is expected to attend the workshop.

Important Dates
   Paper Submission Deadline:       July 1st, 2007 (strict)
   Notifications to Authors:  	    August 1st, 2007
   Camera-ready Version Deadline:   August 20th, 2007
   CICLOPS 2007 Workshop:     	    September 8 or 13, 2007 (TBA)

Submission Guidelines
  Participants should submit a paper (maximum 15 pages, PDF format),
  describing their work in topics relevant to the workshop.  Accepted
  papers will be presented during the workshop.  At least one author
  of an accepted contribution is expected to register for the
  workshop, and present the paper.  All submissions should include the
  author's name(s), affiliation, complete mailing address, and email

  Authors are  requested to  prepare their submissions,  following the
  LNCS/LNAI Springer format. Please see:
  for further details.

  The submission should be submitted through the electronic submission
  site, accessible via the workshop web page.  The deadline for
  receipt of submissions is July 1, 2007.  Papers received after this
  date may not be reviewed.  Eligible papers will be peer-reviewed by
  at least three members of the Program Committee.  Authors will be
  notified via email of the results by August 1, 2007.  Authors of
  accepted papers are expected to improve their paper based on
  reviewers' comments and to send a camera ready version of their
  manuscripts by August 20, 2007.

  Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings, which
  will be distributed to the participants.

  Questions about submissions may be directed to

Organizing Committee
  Salvador Abreu, Universidade de vora, Portugal
  Vitor Santos Costa, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Program Committee
  Bart Demoen, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
  David Scott Warren, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
  Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, USA
  Gopal Gupta, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  Hai-Feng Guo, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
  Ins Dutra, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  Kostis Sagonas, Uppsala University, Sweden
  Manuel Carro, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  Mats Carlsson, SICS, Sweden
  Michael Leuschel, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Duesseldorf, Germany
  Michel Ferreira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  Neng-Fa Zhou, City University of New York, USA
  Paul Tarau, University of North Texas, USA
  Paulo Moura, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
  Ricardo Rocha, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  Salvador Abreu, Universidade de Evora, Portugal
  Tom Schrijvers, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
  Vitor Santos Costa, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Contact Information
     Salvador Abreu
     Universidade de Evora
     Departamento de Informatica
     Largo dos Colegiais, 2
     7004-516 Evora - PORTUGAL

     Vitor Santos Costa
     Universidade do Porto
     Departamento de Ciencia da Computacao
     Rua Campo Alegre, 1021/1055,
     4169-007 Porto - PORTUGAL