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LPNMR 2017 : 14th International Conference on Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning


Conference Series : Logic Programming and Non-Monotonic Reasoning
When Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 6, 2017
Where Hanasaari, Espoo, Finland
Abstract Registration Due Feb 5, 2017
Submission Deadline Feb 9, 2017
Notification Due Mar 7, 2017
Final Version Due Mar 17, 2017
Categories    logic programming   non-monotonic reasoning   knowledge representation   logic

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

14th International Conference on
Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning
LPNMR 2017

Hanasaari, Espoo, Finland
July 3-6, 2017

!!! Deadline Extension !!! AIJ&TPLP Fast Tracks !!! Springer BP Prize !!!


LPNMR 2017 is the fourteenth in the series of international meetings
on logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR is a forum
for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, non-monotonic
reasoning, and knowledge representation. The aim of the conference is
to facilitate interactions between researchers and practitioners
interested in the design and implementation of logic-based programming
languages and database systems, and those working in knowledge
representation and nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass
theoretical and experimental studies that have led or will lead to
advances in declarative programming and knowledge representation, as
well as their use in practical applications. This edition of LPNMR
will feature several workshops and a special session dedicated to the
7th ASP Competition. A Doctoral Consortium will also be a part of
the program.


Joao Leite, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Tran Cao Son, New Mexico State University, Las Cruses, New Mexico, USA
Francesca Toni, Imperial College, London, UK


Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished
research on all aspects of non-monotonic approaches in logic programming
and knowledge representation. We invite submissions of both long and
short papers on topics detailed below.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Foundations of LPNMR Systems:
* Semantics of new and existing languages;
* Action languages, causality;
* Formalization of Commonsense Reasoning and understanding
its laws and nature;
* Relationships among formalisms;
* Complexity and expressive power;
* Inference algorithms and heuristics for LPNMR systems;
* Extensions of traditional LPNMR languages such as new logical
connectives or new inference capabilities;
* Updates, revision, and other operations on LPNMR systems;
* Uncertainty in LPNMR systems.

2. Implementation of LPNMR systems:
* System descriptions, comparisons, evaluations;
* Algorithms and novel techniques for efficient evaluation;
* LPNMR benchmarks.

3. Applications of LPNMR:
* Use of LPNMR in Commonsense Reasoning and other areas of KR;
* LPNMR languages and algorithms in planning, diagnosis, argumentation,
reasoning with preferences, decision making and policies;
* Applications of LPNMR languages in data integration and exchange
systems, software engineering and model checking;
* Applications of LPNMR to bioinformatics, linguistics, psychology,
and other sciences;
* Integration of LPNMR systems with other computational paradigms;
* Embedded LPNMR: Systems using LPNMR subsystems.


LPNMR 2017 welcomes submissions of long papers (13 pages) or short papers
(6 pages) in the following categories:

* Technical papers
* System descriptions
* Application descriptions

The indicated number of pages includes title page, references and
figures. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will
appear in the conference proceedings published in the Springer's
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI/LNCS) series. At least one
author of each accepted paper is expected to register for the conference
to present the work. Submissions must be written in English, present
original research, and be formatted according to Springer's guidelines
and technical instructions available at:

Paper submission is now enabled via the LPNMR-17 Easychair site:

Two best papers of general AI interest will be invited for a rapid
publication in the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ). Two best
papers with narrower logic programming focus will be invited for a
rapid publication in Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP).
An additional prize of 1000 EUR, sponsored by Springer, will be
shared out among the best papers of the conference.


LPNMR 2017 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is
under review or has already been published or accepted for publication in
a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit
their papers elsewhere during LPNMR's review period. However, these
restrictions do not apply to previous workshops with a limited audience
and without archival proceedings.


WORKSHOPS - LPNMR 2017 will include specialized workshops to be held on
July 3 prior to the main conference. Currently planned workshops include:

- Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms (ASPOCP)
Organizers: Bart Bogaerts and Amelia Harrison

- Defeasible and Ampliative Reasoning (DARe)
Organizers: Richard Booth, Giovanni Casini, and Ivan Varzinczak

- Grounding and Transformations for Theories with Variables (GTTV)
Organizers: Simona Perri and Shahab Tasharrofi

- Knowledge Representation and Planning for
Robotics and Autonomous Systems (KPRAS)
Organizers: Fangkai Yang and Shiqi Zhang

- Practical Aspects of Answer Set Programming (PAoASP)
Organizers: Martin Gebser, Marco Maratea, and Francesco Ricca

- User-Oriented Logic Paradigms (IULP)
Organizers: Stefan Ellmauthaler and Claudia Schulz

ASP COMPETITION - A special session dedicated to a discussion of the
7th ASP System Competition, including the methodology of the competition,
benchmarks used, lessons learned and, most importantly, the results and
the announcement of the winners.

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM - A mentoring event where PhD students have a change
to present their current research, get feedback from peers and senior
researchers, and establish contacts for the future.

email: lpnmr2017 at list dot aalto dot fi


* Paper registration: February 5th, 2017, 23:59 PDT (EXTENDED)
* Paper submission: February 9th, 2017, 23:59 PDT (EXTENDED)
* Notification: March 7th, 2017 (EXTENDED)
* Final versions due: March 17th, 2017


Espoo, the second largest and the fastest growing city in Finland, is
located right next to the capital Helsinki in the coastal Finland. Espoo is
Northern Europe's largest high-tech and innovation hub where science,
business and culture meet the wilderness of Nuuksio National Park and
stunning seaside environment. Espoo's location offers excellent traffic
connections: only half an hour from the international airport and
harbors. The main campus of Aalto University is situated in Espoo.

The LPNMR 2017 conference will be held in the Hanasaari Conference
center that is located on an island of its own and is only 15 minutes
away from Helsinki center by public transport.

Marcello Balduccini, Drexel University, USA
Tomi Janhunen, Aalto University, Finland

Peter Schüller, Marmara University, Turkey

Joohyung Lee, Arizona State University, USA

Marina De Vos, University of Bath, UK

Martin Gebser, University of Potsdam, Germany
Marco Maratea, University of Genoa, Italy
Francesco Ricca, University of Calabria, Italy

Jose Julio Alferes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Marcello Balduccini, Drexel University, USA
Chitta Baral, Arizona State University, USA
Bart Bogaerts, KU Leuven, Belgium
Gerhard Brewka, Leipzig University, Germany
Pedro Cabalar, University of Corunna, Spain
Francesco Calimeri, University of Calabria, Italy
Stefania Costantini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
James Delgrande, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Marc Denecker, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Marina De Vos, University of Bath, UK
Agostino Dovier, University of Udine, Italy
Thomas Eiter, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Wolfgang Faber, University of Huddersfield, UK
Paul Fodor, Stony Brook University, USA
Alfredo Gabaldon, GE Global Research, USA
Martin Gebser, University of Potsdam, Germany
Michael Gelfond, Texas Tech University, USA
Giovanni Grasso, Oxford University, UK
Giovambattista Ianni, University of Calabria, Italy
Daniela Inclezan, Miami University, USA
Tomi Janhunen, Aalto University, Finland
Matthias Knorr, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Joohyung Lee, Arizona State University, USA
Yuliya Lierler, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Vladimir Lifschitz, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Fangzhen Lin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Marco Maratea, University of Genoa, Italy
Alessandra Mileo, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Emilia Oikarinen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
Mauricio Osorio, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico
Ravi Palla, GE Global Research, USA
David Pearce, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Axel Polleres, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, USA
Christoph Redl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Orkunt Sabuncu, University of Potsdam, Germany
Chiaki Sakama, Wakayama University, Japan
Torsten Schaub, University of Potsdam, Germany
Peter Schüller, Marmara University, Turkey
Tran Cao Son, New Mexico State University, USA
Hannes Strass, Leipzig University, Germany
Theresa Swift, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Shahab Tasharrofi, Aalto University, Finland
Eugenia Ternovska, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Hans Tompits, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Mirek Truszczynski, University of Kentucky, USA
Agustin Valverde, Universidad de Màlaga, Spain
Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
Yisong Wang, Guizhou University, China
Stefan Woltran, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jia-Huai You, University of Alberta, Canada
Yi Zhou, University of Western Sydney, Australia

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