[FOM] LPAR-16 - Dakar, Senegal - April 2010

Geoff Sutcliffe by way of Martin Davis <martin@eipye.com> geoff at cs.miami.edu
Tue Dec 15 13:49:45 EST 2009

                              CALL FOR PAPERS


                  16th International Conference on Logic for
              Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning

                            April 25 - May 1, 2010
                                Dakar, Senegal

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 16th
edition will be held in Dakar, Senegal.

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, 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.

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:
    * Automated reasoning
    * Verification
    * Interactive theorem proving and proof assistants
    * Model checking
    * Implementations of logic
    * Satisfiability modulo theories
    * Rewriting and unification
    * Logic programming
    * Satisfiability checking
    * Constraint programming
    * Decision procedures
    * Logic and the Web
    * Ontologies and large knowledge bases
    * Logic and databases
    * Modal and temporal logics
    * Program analysis
    * Foundations of security
    * Description logics
    * Non-monotonic reasoning
    * Specification using logics
    * Logic in artificial intelligence
    * Logic and types
    * Logical foundations of programming
    * Logical aspects of concurrency
    * Logic and computational complexity
    * Knowledge representation and reasoning
    * Logic of distributed systems

Programme Chairs
    * Ed Clarke
    * Andrei Voronkov

Programme Committee
    * Rajeev Alur
    * Matthias Baaz
    * Peter Baumgartner
    * Armin Biere
    * Nikolaj Bjorner
    * Iliano Cervesato
    * Agata Ciabattoni
    * Hubert Comon-Lundh
    * Nachum Dershowitz
    * Juergen Giesl
    * Guillem Godoy
    * Georg Gottlob
    * Jean Goubault-Larrecq
    * Reiner Haehnle
    * Claude Kirchner
    * Michael Kohlhase
    * Konstantin Korovin
    * Laura Kovacs
    * Orna Kupferman
    * Leonid Libkin
    * Aart Middeldorp
    * Luke Ong
    * Frank Pfenning
    * Andreas Podelski
    * Andrey Rybalchenko
    * Helmut Seidl
    * Geoff Sutcliffe
    * Ashish Tiwari
    * Toby Walsh
    * Christoph Weidenbach

Submission Details
Submissions of two kinds are welcome:

   * Regular papers containing new results;
   * Experimental papers describing implementation or evaluation of systems.

All submitted papers must be original, and not submitted concurrently to a
journal or another conference. The page limit for all papers is 15 pages
using the EasyChair class file that can be obtained at ....

All papers must be submitted through the EasyChair system using the Web page


Important Dates
    * Abstract submission: January 5, 2010
    * Paper submission: January 12, 2010
    * Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2010
    * Proceedings version: March 15, 2010
    * Short papers submission: March 17, 2010
    * Short papers notification: March 25, 2010
    * Conference: April 25-May 1, 2010

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