[Om-announce] ASPOCP 2015: Last call for papers

Marco Maratea marco at dist.unige.it
Fri Jun 5 16:56:12 CEST 2015

[Apologies for multiple postings.]

                               CALL FOR PAPERS
                                 ASPOCP 2015
     8th Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms
                              August 31, 2015

    Affiliated with the International Conference on Logic Programming 2015
                  (part of "The Year of George Boole")
                               Cork, Ireland
                       August 31 - September 4, 2015


 Since its introduction in the late 1980s, answer set programming (ASP)
 has been widely applied to various knowledge-intensive tasks and
 combinatorial search problems. ASP was found to be closely related to
 SAT, which has led to a method of computing answer sets using SAT
 solvers and techniques adapted from SAT. While this has been the most
 studied relationship which is currently extended towards
 satisfiability modulo theories (SMT), the relationship of ASP to other
 computing paradigms, such as constraint satisfaction, quantified
 boolean formulas (QBF), first-order logic (FOL), or FO(ID) logic is
 also the subject of active research. New methods of computing answer
 sets are being developed based on the relation between ASP and other
 paradigms, such as the use of pseudo-Boolean solvers, QBF solvers, FOL
 theorem provers, and CLP systems.
 Furthermore, the practical applications of ASP also foster work on
 multi-paradigm problem-solving, and in particular language and solver
 integration. The most prominent examples in this area currently are the
 integration of ASP with description logics (in the realm of the
 Semantic Web), constraint satisfaction, and general means of external
 computation.  This workshop will  facilitate the discussion about
 crossing the boundaries of current ASP techniques in theory, solving,
 and applications, in combination with or inspired by other computing

 Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):
 - ASP and classical logic formalisms (SAT/FOL/QBF/SMT/DL).
 - ASP and constraint programming.
 - ASP and other logic programming paradigms, e.g., FO(ID).
 - ASP and other nonmonotonic languages, e.g., action languages.
 - ASP and external means of computation.
 - ASP and probabilistic reasoning.
 - ASP and machine learning.
 - New methods of computing answer sets using algorithms or systems of
   other paradigms.
 - Language extensions to ASP.
 - ASP and multi-agent systems.
 - ASP and multi-context systems.
 - Modularity and ASP.
 - ASP and argumentation.
 - Multi-paradigm problem solving involving ASP.
 - Evaluation and comparison of ASP to other paradigms.
 - ASP and related paradigms in applications.
 - Hybridizing ASP with procedural approaches.
 - Enhanced grounding or beyond grounding.

 Papers must describe original research and should not exceed 15 pages
 in the Springer LNCS format <URL:http://www.springeronline.com/lncs/>.
 Paper submission will be handled electronically by means of the
 Easychair system. The submission page is available at

 Abstract and paper submission deadline:      June 10, 2015
 Notification:                                July 15, 2015
 Camera-ready articles due:                   July 31, 2015
 Workshop:                                    August 31, 2015


 Accepted papers will be made available online.

 We are also considering the possibility of selecting extended and
 revised versions of accepted papers to appear in a special issue of
 an international journal (provided that a sufficient amount of high
 quality papers is collected).

 In case, such papers will go through a second formal selection
 process to meet the high quality standard of the journal.

 The workshop will be held in Cork, Ireland, collocated with
 the International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) 2015.

 Daniela Inclezan, Miami University, USA
 Marco Maratea, DIBRIS - University of Genova, Italy

 Marcello Balduccini, Drexel University, USA
 Gerhard Brewka, University of Leipzig, Germany
 Pedro Cabalar, University of  A Coruña, Spain
 Sandeep Chintabathina, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
 Stefania Constantini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
 Marina De Vos, University of Bath, UK
 Marc Denecker, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
 Wolfgang Faber, University of Huddersfield, UK
 Cristina Feier, University of Oxford, UK
 Johannes Klaus Fichte, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
 Martin Gebser, University of Potsdam, Germany
 Gregory Gelfond, Arizona State University, USA
 Michael Gelfond, Texas Tech University, USA
 Enrico Giunchiglia, University of Genova, Italy
 Joohyung Lee, Arizona State University, USA
 Joao Leite, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
 Nicola Leone, University of Calabria, Italy
 Yuliya Lierler, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
 Vladimir Lifschitz, University of Texas at Austin, USA
 Alessandro Mosca, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
 Emilia Oikarinen, Aalto University, Finland
 Max Ostrowski, University of Potsdam, Germany
 David Pearce, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
 Simona Perri, University of Calabria, Italy
 Torsten Schaub, University of Potsdam, Germany
 Guillermo Ricardo Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
 Eugenia Ternovska, Simon Fraser University, Canada
 Richard Watson, Texas Tech University, USA
 Stefan Woltran, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
 Fangkai Yang, University of Texas at Austin, USA
 Jia-Huai You, University of Alberta, Canada

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