ICLP'03: Call for WORKSHOP proposals


              Nineteenth International Conference
                    on Logic Programming
          URL: http://www.tcs.tifr.res.in/~iclp03

              ***  CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS ***

ICLP'03, the 19th International Conference on Logic Programming will
be held in Mumbai (Bombay), India, from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13, 2003.
We plan to have several workshops in conjunction with the conference.

Workshops have a key role in Logic Programming Conferences. They
provide an ideal platform for the presentation of preliminary work or
novel ideas in a less formal way than the conference itself.  They
also are an opportunity to disseminate work in progress, particularly
for new researchers.  Workshops also provide a venue for presenting
more specialized topics and opportunities for more intensive
discussions, exchange of ideas, and project collaboration.  The topics
of the workshops can cover any area related to logic programming and
any related cross-disciplinary areas.  Workshops are particularly
appropriate for specialized subcommunities of researchers for whom a
conference is not yet justified.

To encourage active participation and exchange of ideas, the
workshops will be kept small, preferably under 40 participants.
The format of the workshop will be determined by the organizer(s)
proposing the workshop, but ample time must be allowed for general
discussion. Workshops can vary in length, but the optimal duration
will be half a day or a full day.  Having two or three co-organizers
for a workshop is strongly advised.

Workshop Proposal:

The persons intending to organize a workshop at ICLP'03 are invited
to submit a workshop proposal. Proposals should be in English and
about two pages in length. They should contain:

  * the title of the workshop
  * a brief technical description of the topics covered by the workshop
  * a discussion of the timeliness and relevance of the workshop
  * the names, affiliation and contact details (email, web page, phone,
    fax, etc) of the workshop organizing committee together with a
    designated contact person as the workshop coordinator
  * a preliminary plan/schedule for organizing the workshop
  * a list of previously-organized related workshops by any of the
    workshop organizing committee. Although previous experience with
    organizing similar workshops is not required, this information will
    be helpful to the Workshop Chairs

Proposals are expected in ASCII or LaTeX format.  All proposals should be
submitted  to the Workshop Chairs by EMAIL, no later than April 6, 2003.

Workshop Organizers' Tasks:

  * Producing a "Call for Papers" for the workshop and posting it
    on the net and/or other means. Please provide a web page URL which can
    be linked into the ICLP'03 home page.
  * Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference
  * Reviewing/accepting submitted papers.
  * Scheduling workshop activities in collaboration with the local
    and the workshop chair.
  * Providing workshop proceedings to the  workshop participants.

Reviewing Process:

Each submitted proposal is reviewed by the Workshop Chair and the
Chair. Proposals that appear well-organized and that fit the goals and
of ICLP will be selected.
The decision will be notified by email to the responsible organizer by
June 1st, 2003. The length of the workshop will be planned according to
number of submissions received by the different workshops.
For every accepted workshop, ICLP Organizing Committee will prepare a
meeting place, but the preparation of workshop proceedings and their
distribution are left to the organizers of each workshop.

Workshop Location:

The workshops will be held in conjunction with the 19th International
Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP03).  ICLP03 will be held in
Mumbai (Bombay), India. The conference will be held at the Tata
Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) campus located at the
southern tip of Mumbai facing the Arabian Ocean. Mumbai formerly known
as Bombay is the financial and commercial capital of India. TIFR
(established in 1945) is a premier research Institute (recently it has
been conferred the status of Deemed University) in India carrying out
research in various areas of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer
Science, Technology, and Science Education. The picturesque campus has
well equipped conference and lecture halls.

Important Dates:

Proposals due:                        April 6, 2003
Notification of acceptance:           June 1, 2003

Workshop Chairs:
N. Raja (TIFR, India)
Vitor Santos Costa (UFRJ, Brasil)

Email:   vitor at,      raja at,
        cos.ufrj.br    tifr.res.in
Phone: +55 21 2562-8648
Fax: +55 21 2562-8676