Conference Report: CILC 2014

The 29th edition of the Italian Convention of Computational Logic (CILC 2014), the annual meeting organized by GULP (Gruppo ricercatori e Utenti Logic Programming), was hosted by the University of Turin, from June the 16th to June the 18th 2014.

Since the first conference, which took place in Genoa in 1986, the annual conference organized by GULP is the most important occasion for meeting and exchanging ideas and experiences between Italian researchers, working in the field of computational logic. Over the years, CILC has extended its topics of interest, from the traditional logic programming to most general ones, such as the declarative programming and the application of computational logic to Artificial Intelligence and Deductive Databases.

The technical program of CILC 2014 included 29 presentations. Different topics related to computational logic have been addressed, including verification of logic programs, answer set programming, proof theory, computable set theory, machine learning, constraint logic programming, description logics, semantic web, inductive logic programming, argumentation. Associated papers (21 full papers, 8 short contributions) have been selected for publication in the proceedings of the event.

The 29th edition of CILC included also two invited talks:

  • From logic programming to argumentation and back”, given by Francesca Toni from the Department of Computing, Imperial College London;
  •  “Tractable approaches to consistent query answering in ontology-based-data access”, given by Riccardo Rosati from DIAG (Dipartimento di Ingegneria informatica, automatica e gestionale), Sapienza Università di Roma.


(from left to right Francesca Toni, Daniele Theseider Dupré, Emanuele De Angelis, Alberto Policriti, Marianna Nicolosi-Asmundo, Mauro ferrari, Marco Montali, SIlvio Ghilardi, Valentina Gliozzi, Loris Bozzato, Maurizio Proietti, Viviana Mascardi, Stefano Ferilli, Laura Giordano, Marco Gavanelli, Silvia Giannini, Pietro Sala, Stefania Costantini, Alberto Pettorossi, Agostino Dovier, Gianfranco Rossi, Francesca A. Lisi, Mathew Joseph, Fabio Fioravanti, Davide Bresolin, Wolfgang Faber, Roberto Micalizio, Andrea Formisano, Stefano Bistarelli, Francesco Alberti, Cristiano Longo, Flavio Vella, Manuel Striani, Andrea Boccaccio, Iliana Petrova, Luigi Sauro, Riccardo Rosati, Viviana Patti, Gian Luca Pozzato)

The conference proceedings will be published on and a selection of the accepted papers will appear in a special issue of a scientific journal. The complete program with links to full papers is available at

We have been able to organize CILC 2014 thanks to the support of the:

  • Association for Logic Programming (ALP)
  • Department of Computer Science of the University of Turin;
  • Department of Science and Technological Innovation (DISIT) of the University of Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”
  • Gruppo ricercatori e Utenti Logic Programming (GULP)
  • Gruppo Nazionale per il Calcolo Scientifico (GNCS) of the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica (INDAM)
  • Turismo Torino e Provincia.

We would also like to thank all the people who have contributed to the success of CILC 2014, including authors, speakers, reviewers, participants and local organizers, in particular Daniele Theseider Dupré and Matteo Spiotta. A special thanks goes to the President of GULP, Agostino Dovier, and the secretary of GULP, Marco Gavanelli, for their helpful suggestions and support to the organization of the event.


Laura Giordano, Valentina Gliozzi, Gian Luca Pozzato