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.
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 Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings may be submitted (please contact the PC chair in case of questions).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:
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 welcome.
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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lopstr2022
Accepted full papers will be published in the formal LNCS proceedings. The PC can also invite up to two papers for rapid publication in the journal of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP). 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.
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).
|Elvira Albert||Complutense University of Madrid, Spain|
|Roberto Amadini||University of Bologna, Italy|
|Emanuele De Angelis||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|
|Organizing Committee Chair|
|Besik Dundua||Tbilisi State University / Kutaisi International University, Georgia|