ICLP'04 (International Conference on Logic Programming) -- First Call For Papers

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                         FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
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        Twentieth International Conference on Logic Programming
                          6-10 September, 2004
                           Saint-Malo, France
                   URL: http://www.irisa.fr/ICLP04
Conference scope
Since the first conference held in Marseille in 1982, ICLP has been the
premier international conference for presenting research in logic 
Contributions (papers and posters) are sought in all areas of logic
programming including but not restricted to:

Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Knowledge Representation

Compilation, Memory Management, Virtual Machines, Parallelism

Program Analysis, Program Transformation, Validation and Verification
Debugging, Profiling

Language Issues:
Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher Order, Types, Modes
Programming Techniques

Alternative Paradigms:
Constraint Logic Programming, Abductive Logic Programming,
Inductive Logic Programming, Answer Set Programming

Deductive Databases, Software Engineering, Natural Language, Web Tools
Internet Agents, Artificial Intelligence

Specific attention will be given to work providing novel integrations
of these different areas, and to new applications of logic programming
in general. Contributions on applications will be assessed with an
emphasis on their impact and synergy with other areas, as opposed to
technical maturity.

The technical program will include several invited talks and advanced
tutorials, in addition to the presentations of the accepted papers and
posters.  We also plan to have several workshops in parallel with the
conference (see call for workshop proposals on the Conference web

Papers must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must
not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. They must be
written in English and not exceed 15 pages in Springer LNCS format.  The
authors are encouraged, although not obliged, to submit their papers
already in Springer LNCS format. General information about the Springer
LNCS series and the LNCS authors' instructions are available at the
Springer LNCS/LNAI home page

Papers should express their contribution clearly, both in general and
technical terms. It is essential to identify what was accomplished,
describe its significance, and explain how the paper compares with and
advances previous work. Authors should make every effort to make the
technical content understandable to a broad audience.

The primary means of submission will be electronic, in postscript
format. If electronic submission is not possible, five hard copies
should be sent to one of the program co-chairs. More information on
the submission procedure will be available at

Posters provide a forum for presenting work in an informal and
interactive setting.  They are ideal for discussing current work
not yet ready for publication, for PhD thesis summaries and research
project overviews.
Posters must be submitted electronically. More information
on the submission procedure will be available at

Negotiation is under way to have the proceedings of the conference
published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. The proceedings will
include the accepted papers and the abstracts of accepted posters.

Sponsoring and prizes
The conference is sponsored by the Association for Logic Programming.
The ALP has funds to assist financially disadvantaged participants.

The ALP is planning to sponsor two prizes for ICLP'04: for the best
technical paper and for the best application paper.

Important dates
---------------                               PAPERS           POSTERS
   Abstract submission deadline:          19 February
   Submission deadline:                   23 February        10 April
   Notification of authors:               19 April           10 May
   Camera-ready copy due:                 31 May             31 May

Conference venue
ICLP'04 will be held at the "Palais du Grand Large" at Saint-Malo in
Brittany, France. Saint-Malo is a historical pirate town located on
the north coast of Brittany, close to Mont Saint-Michel and to
Rennes. Saint-Malo is often compared to a great vessel preparing to
set out to sea, always searching renewal and adventures. Every street
corner, every shore recalls the city's legendary past, along the
innumerable walks and seafront promenades. The conference will feature
an excursion to Mont Saint-Michel, one of France's best-known
attractions. Surrounded by the most powerful tides in Europe, perched
high on a rocky island, this medieval city and its abbey are a UNESCO
World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site.

Conference Chair:      Mireille Ducasse (INSA Rennes, France)
Program Co-Chairs:     Bart Demoen (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium)
                        Vladimir Lifschitz (University of Texas, USA)
Workshop Chair:        Fausto Spoto (Universita di Verona, Italy)
Publicity Chair:       Arnaud Gotlieb (IRISA Rennes, France)

Program Committee:
Chitta Baral          Arizona State University, USA
Piero Bonatti         Universita di Napoli, Italy
Gerhard Brewka        Leipzig University, Germany
Michael Codish        Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Veronica Dahl         Simon Fraser University, Canada
Bart Demoen           Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Juergen Dix           University of Manchester, UK
Mireille Ducasse      INSA Rennes, France
Francois Fages        INRIA Rocquencourt, France
John Gallagher        Roskilde University, Denmark
Gopal Gupta           University of Texas, USA
Manuel Hermenegildo   Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Antonis Kakas         University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Andy King             University of Kent, UK
Evelina Lamma         University of Ferrara, Italy
Vladimir Lifschitz    University of Texas, USA
Fangzhen Lin          University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Naomi Lindenstrauss   Hebrew University, Israel
Michael Maher         Loyola University, USA
Dale Miller           INRIA Futurs, France
Stephen Muggleton     Imperial College, UK
Ilkka Niemela         Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Andreas Podelski      Max Planck Institute, Germany
Kostis Sagonas        Uppsala University, Sweden
Chiaki Sakama         Wakayama University, Japan
Vitor Santos Costa    Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Zoltan Somogyi        University of Melbourne, Australia
Peter Stuckey         University of Melbourne, Australia
Paul Tarau            University of North Texas, USA

Contact addresses
General chair: iclp04@irisa.fr
Mireille Ducasse
Campus de Beaulieu,
F-35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Program co-chairs:  iclp04-chairs@cs.utexas.edu
Bart Demoen                         Vladimir Lifschitz
Department of Computer Science      Department of Computer Sciences
Celestijnenlaan 200A                The University of Texas at Austin
3001 Leuven                         1 University Station C0500
Belgium                             Austin, TX  78712-0233 USA