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LOPSTR 2022 : 32nd International Symposium on Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation


Conference Series : Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation
When Sep 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Where Tbilisi, Georgia
Abstract Registration Due May 2, 2022
Submission Deadline May 9, 2022
Notification Due Jun 20, 2022
Final Version Due Jul 11, 2022
Categories    programming languages   computer science

Call For Papers

LOPSTR 2022: Fist Call for Papers

32nd International Symposium on
Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation


Tbilisi, Georgia and Virtual -- 21-23 September 2022

(co-located with PPDP 2022 as part of CLAS 2022)

Latest news:

* The conference will be held as a hybrid (blended) meeting, both
in-person and virtual.
* The LOPSTR 2022 proceedings will be published by Springer in the
LNCS series at conference time after a single round of reviewing.
* After the symposium, a selection of the best papers will be invited
for submission to a special issue of the Fundamenta Informaticae


The aim of the LOPSTR series is to stimulate and promote international
research and collaboration on logic-based program development. LOPSTR
is open to contributions in logic-based program development in any
language paradigm. LOPSTR has a reputation for being a lively,
friendly forum for presenting and discussing work in progress.

The 32nd International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and
Transformation (LOPSTR 2022) will be held as a hybrid (blended)
meeting, both in-person (at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State
University -TSU- in Tbilisi, Georgia) and virtual. Previous symposia
were held in Tallin (hybrid event), Bologna (as a virtual meeting),
Porto, Frankfurt am Main, Namur, Edinburgh, Siena, Canterbury, Madrid,
Leuven, Odense, Hagenberg, Coimbra, Valencia, Lyngby, Venice, London,
Verona, Uppsala, Madrid, Paphos, London, Venice, Manchester, Leuven,
Stockholm, Arnhem, Pisa, Louvain-la-Neuve and Manchester. You might
have a look at the contents of past LOPSTR symposia at DBLP
and at the Springer LNCS repository for past
Post-proceedings (

LOPSTR 2022 will be co-located with PPDP 2022 as part of the
Computational Logic Autumn Summit 2022. Information about venue and
travel is available on the CLAS 2022 website

The LOPSTR 2022 proceedings will be published by Springer in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series at conference time after a
single round of reviewing.

Submissions can be made in two categories: Full Papers and Extended
Abstracts. All submissions must be written in English. Submissions of
Full Papers must describe original work, and must not substantially
overlap with papers that have been published or that are
simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with
refereed proceedings. Work that already appeared in unpublished or
informally published workshop proceedings may be submitted (please
contact the PC chair in case of questions). Submissions of Extended
Abstracts may describe work-in-progress research to be presented
during the conference. These contributions will be published in
informal proceedings, if enough papers are accepted.

After the symposium, a selection of the best papers will be invited
for submission to a special issue of the Fundamenta Informaticae
journal ( Authors of selected original
papers will be invited to revise and/or extend their submissions to be
considered for publication in the special issue. The papers submitted
to the special issue will be subject to the standard reviewing process
of the journal.

Topics of interest cover all aspects of logic-based program
development, all stages of the software life cycle, and issues of both
programming-in-the-small and programming-in-the-large, including, but
not limited to:

* synthesis; transformation; specialization; composition; optimisation
* specification; analysis; verification; testing; certification
* program and model manipulation; inversion
* artificial intelligence methods for program development; verification
and testing of AI-based systems
* transformational techniques in SE
* applications and tools

Both full papers and extended abstracts describing foundations and
applications in these areas are welcome. Survey papers that present
some aspects of the above topics from a new perspective and papers
that describe experience with industrial applications are also

Important Dates

* Abstract submission: May 2, 2022
* Paper submission: May 9, 2022
* Notification to authors: June 20, 2022
* Final version: July 11, 2022
* Conference: September 21-23, 2022

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the paper (written in
English) in PDF, formatted in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
style. Each submission must include on its first page the paper title;
authors and their affiliations; contact author's email; abstract; and
three to four keywords which will be used to assist the PC in
selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. Authors should consult
Springer's authors' instructions at the author's page
and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX (available also
in Overleaf) or for Word, for the preparation of their papers.
Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.
In addition, upon acceptance, the corresponding author of each paper,
acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete
and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing
the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the
paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to
the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Page numbers (and, if possible, line numbers) should appear on the
manuscript to help the reviewers in writing their report. So, for
LaTeX, we recommend that authors use:


Full papers cannot exceed 15 pages excluding references. Extended
abstracts cannot exceed 8 pages excluding references. Additional
pages may be used for appendices not intended for publication.
Reviewers are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers
should be intelligible without them.

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair:

Accepted Full Papers will be published in the formal LNCS proceedings.
Accepted Extended Abstracts will be included in the informal
proceedings if enough papers are accepted. The program committee may
recommend some full papers to be accepted only for presentation at the
symposium and to be included in the informal proceedings.

Best paper awards

Thanks to Springer's sponsorship, a best paper award, which will
include a 1000 EUR prize, will be given at LOPSTR 2022. The program
committee will select the winning paper based on relevance,
originality and technical quality but may also take authorship into
account (e.g. a student paper).

Invited Speaker


Program Committee

Elvira Albert -- Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
Roberto Amadini -- University of Bologna (Italy)
Emanuele De Angelis -- IASI, National Research Council (Italy)
Włodzimierz Drabent -- IPI PAN, Poland & Linköping University (Sweden)
Catherine Dubois -- ENSIIE-Samovar (France)
Fabio Fioravanti -- University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy)
Gopal Gupta -- University of Texas at Dallas (USA)
Geoff Hamilton -- Dublin City University (Ireland)
Michael Hanus -- Kiel University (Germany)
Maja Kirkeby -- Roskilde University (Denmark)
Ekaterina Komendantskaya -- Heriot-Watt University (UK)
Temur Kutsia -- RISC J. Kepler University of Linz (Austria)
Maria Chiara Meo -- University G. D'Annunzio, Chieti Pescara (Italy)
Fred Mesnard -- Université de la Réunion (France)
Alberto Momigliano -- University of Milano (Italy)
Naoki Nishida -- Nagoya University (Japan)
Laura Panizo -- University of Málaga, Spain
Laura Titolo -- National Institute of Aerospace (US)
Wim Vanhoof -- University of Namur (Belgium)
Alicia Villanueva (Chair) -- Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)

* Local organization:

Besik Dundua (chair)
Tbilisi State University / Kutaisi International University,

* Contact
For more information, please contact the Program Committee

* In coorperation with
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Kurt Gödel Society

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