CFP: 39th International Conference on Logic Programming

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
The 39th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2023)
https://iclp2023.imperial.ac.uk/

London, UK
July 9-15, 2023

ICLP 2023 will be an in-person event in London, UK.

 

Scope

Since the first conference held in Marseille in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international event for presenting research in logic programming. Contributions are sought in all areas of logic programming, including but not restricted to:

  • Theoretical Foundations.
  • Language Design and Programming Methodologies.
  • Program Analysis and Optimization.
  • Implementation Methodologies.
  • Related Paradigms, Integration, and Synergies.
  • Applications of Logic Programming.

Tracks and Special Sessions

Besides the main track, ICLP 2023 will host additional tracks:

  • Applications Track: we invite submissions of papers on emerging and deployed applications of LP, describing all aspects of the development, deployment, and evaluation of logic programming systems to solve real-world problems, including interesting case studies and benchmarks, and discussing lessons learned.
  • Thematic Tracks: we invite submissions to two thematic tracks, exploring specific roles and potential for logic programming; these thematic tracks are:
    • Logic Programming and Machine Learning
    • Logic Programming and Explainability, Ethics, and Trustworthiness
  • Recently Published Research Track: this track provides a forum to discuss important results related to logic programming that appeared recently (from January 2021 onwards) in selective journals and conferences, but have not been previously presented at ICLP.
  • System Demonstrations: we invite submissions showcasing logic programming systems and implementations in a live setting. This track is not designed to be sales pitches, demonstrations are a way for the community to see the relevance, potential, and innovation of the tool and allow time for discussion with its creator.
  • Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions: we invite proposals for sessions meant to provide an inclusive environment for colleagues with similar interests to meet for informal discussion. Proposers of BoF sessions should serve as discussion leaders only. BoFs are not intended to be presentations.

In addition, ICLP 2023 will host:

  • Doctoral Consortium and Mentoring Sessions: the Doctoral Consortium (DC) on Logic Programming provides students and early career researchers with the opportunity to present and discuss their research directions, obtain feedback from both peers and experts in the field, and participate in mentoring sessions on how to prepare and succeed for a research career. We will have leaders in logic programming research from academia and industry to give invited talks on their research areas. The best paper from the DC will be given the opportunity to make a presentation in a session of the main ICLP conference.
  • Tutorials.
  • Co-located Workshops.
  • Summer School on Logic Programming.
  • Logic Programming Contest.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract registration: January 23, 2023
  • Paper submission (regular, applications, thematic tracks): January 31, 2023
  • Notification to authors: February 28, 2023
  • Revision submission (TPLP papers): March 20, 2023
  • Paper submission (short papers, technical comms, recently published, demo, BoF): April 28, 2023
  • Workshop proposals: March 20, 2023
  • Final notifications (all paper kinds): May 19, 2023
  • Camera-ready copy due (all paper kinds): May 26, 2023
  • Conference: July 9-15, 2023

(Deadlines expire at the end of the day, anywhere on earth.)

Submission Details

All submissions must be written in English.

We note that papers accepted at ICLP may appear either in

  • Theory and Practice of Logic Programming Journal (TPLP), or
  • Technical Communication Proceeding (TC) published by Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS)

TPLP format is described at
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/theory-and-practice-of-logic-programming/information/instructions-contributors

EPTCS format is described at
http://style.eptcs.org/

All accepted papers will be presented during the conference. Authors of accepted papers will, by default, be automatically included in the list of ALP members, who will receive quarterly updates from the Logic Programming Newsletter at no cost.

Expected submissions:

  • For Main Track, Application Track, and Thematic Tracks: All papers must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. These restrictions do not apply to previously accepted workshop papers with a limited audience and/or without archival proceedings.
    • Regular papers (14 pages in TPLP format, including references)
      The accepted regular papers will be published in TPLP. The program committee may recommend some regular papers to be published in Technical Communication Proceeding (TC). In this case, the papers will have to be reformatted into EPTCS format and not exceed 14 pages. Authors who submitted Regular papers that were accepted as TC may elect to convert their submissions into extended abstracts (2 or 3 pages in EPTCS format). This should allow authors to submit a long version elsewhere.
    • Short papers (7 pages in EPTCS format, including references).
      The accepted short papers will be published in the Technical Communication Proceedings.
  • Recently Published Research Track
    • Extended abstract (2 or 3 pages in EPTCS format) describing previously published research (from January 2021 onwards) in selective journals and conferences, but that have not been previously presented at ICLP. A title page should be appended to the submission with (i) details on the venue, where the original paper appeared, (ii) a link to the original paper, (iii) a paragraph describing why the authors believe this work warrants a presentation at ICLP. The extended abstracts will be published in the Technical Communication Proceedings.
  • System Demonstrations and BoF Proposals
    • Extended abstract (2 or 3 pages in EPTCS format). System demonstrations should provide highlights of the novel features of the system, along with information about how to access it. BoF proposals should motivate the choice of the topic and its relevance to logic programming, describe the expected audience, identify discussion leaders and their expertise, and provide a brief description of the activities during the BoF session. We expect BoFs to be inclusive and involve active participation for attendees. Describe how your BoF will use inclusive practices and foster attendee involvement. The extended abstracts will be published in the Technical Communication Proceedings.


Submissions will be done via EasyChair. The submission Web page for ICLP2023 is

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iclp2023


Organization

  • General Chairs
    Alessandra Russo and Francesca Toni, Imperial College London, UK
  • Program Chairs
    Stefania Costantini, Universita’ dell’Aquila, Italy
    Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, USA
  • Publicity Chair
    Guilherme Paulino-Passos and Alex Spies, Imperial College London, UK
  • Workshop Chair
    Wolfgang Faber, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Tutorials Chairs
    Agostino Dovier, University of Udine, Italy
    Esra Erdem, Sabanci University, Turkey
  • Doctoral Consortium Chairs
    Francesco Fabiano, University of Udine, Italy
    Alessandra Mileo, DCU, Ireland
  • Programming Contest Chairs
    Martin Gebser, Graz University of Technology, Austria
    Mario Alviano, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Recently Published Research Track Chair
    Sarah Gaggl, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Application and Systems/Demo Chair
    Carmine Dodaro, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Summer School Organizers
    Simona Perri, University of Calabria, Italy
    Bart Boagerts, VUB, Belgium
  • Thematic Tracks Chairs:
    • LP and Explainability, Ethics and Trustworthiness
      Roberta Calegari, University of Bologna, Italy
    • LP and Machine Learning
      Artur Garcez, City University of London, UK
  • BoF Chair
    Luciano Serafini, FBK, Italy


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Any additional question can be directed towards the ICLP Chairs:

iclp2023@easychair.org
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