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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming PPDP'08

ACM PPDP 2008 -  Call For Papers

            10th ACM-SIGPLAN* International Symposium on
        Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming

                Valencia, Spain, July 15-17, 2008


Submission: April 10, 2008
Notification: May 15, 2008
Conference: July 15-17, 2008

SCOPE: PPDP 2008 is a forum for researchers and practitioners in
the declarative programming communities. It solicits papers on all
aspects of logic, constraint and functional programming, as well
as on related paradigms such as visual programming, executable
specification languages, database languages, AI and knowledge
representation languages for the "semantic web".

MAIN TOPICS: Logic, Constraint, and Functional Programming;
Database, AI and Knowledge Representation Languages; Visual
Programming; Executable Specification for Languages; Applications
of Declarative Programming; Methodologies for Program Design and
Development; Declarative Aspects of Object-Oriented Programming;
Concurrent Extensions to Declarative Languages; Declarative Mobile
Computing; Paradigm Integration; Proof Theoretic and Semantic
Foundations; Type and Module Systems; Program Analysis and
Verification; Program Transformation; Abstract Machines and
Compilation; Programming Environments.

PROCEEDINGS: The proceedings will be published by ACM Press*

RELATED EVENTS: PPDP 2008 will be co-located with the 15th
International Static Analysis Symposium (SAS 2008) and the 18th
International Symposium on Logic-Based Program Synthesis and
Transformation (LOPSTR 2008).

SYMPOSIUM CHAIR: Elvira Albert, Complutense University of Madrid
PROGRAM CHAIR: Sergio Antoy, Portland State University

Elvira Albert         Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Sergio Antoy          Portland State University, USA
Maribel Fernandez     King's College, UK
Maurizio Gabbrielli   University of Bologna, Italy
Joxan Jaffar          National University, Singapore
Claude Kirchner       INRIA Bordeaux, France
Herbert Kuchen        University of Muenster, Germany
Kostis Sagonas        Uppsala University, Sweden
Carsten Schurmann     IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Peter Sestoft         IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

*ACM-SIGPLAN approval is pending