32nd International Symposium on
Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation
LOPSTR 2022
21-23 September 2022 - Tbilisi, Georgia and Virtual
Celebrated as part of CLAS 2022 (including PPDP 2022)

Latest News

  • Invited speakers announced.
  • Deadline extension (see important dates).
  • The PC can also invite up to two papers for rapid publication in the journal of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP).
  • 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 Lecture Notes in Computer Science series at conference time after a single round of reviewing.

Overview

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 Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings may be submitted (please contact the PC chair in case of questions).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 welcome.

Invited Speakers

Important dates (AoE)

Important dates:

Call for papers

The final call for papers can be found here

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:

\pagestyle{plain}
\usepackage{lineno}
\linenumbers


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.

Best Paper Award and Prize

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).

Committees

Program Committee
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

Contact Us

PC Chair
Alicia Villanueva
VRAIN - Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Conference Chair
Besik Dundua
Tbilisi State University / Kutaisi International University, Georgia

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