The 36th International Conference on Logic Programming

Call for papers - Applications Track


Logic programming (LP) has been widely adopted as a powerful declarative programming paradigm to build a variety of applications from research projects to industrial products, including bioinformatics, natural language understanding, robotics, maritime situational awareness, etc. Motivated by such a wide range of applications, ICLP will have a special track dedicated to Applications of LP, to bring together LP researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry, to share the recent advancements, challenges and insight for LP applications.

The goal of the Application Track is two-fold. On the one side, it aims at providing a fresh impulse for the LP community to recast its interests towards solving practical problems and applications. On the other side, its goal is to attract representatives from the wider academia and industrial communities to discuss their challenges related to using LP in practical problems, applications and industrial products, and their expectations from the development of theory and tools from the LP community.

Expected contributions

The Applications Track at ICLP 2020 invites submissions of papers on emerging and deployed applications of LP, describing all aspects of the development, deployment, and evaluation of LP systems to solve real-world problems, including interesting case studies and benchmarks, and discussing lessons learned.

We welcome LP applications in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to:

    • stream reasoning
    • composite event recognition
    • industrial applications
    • commonsense reasoning, knowledge representation
    • declarative problem solving
    • education
    • bioinformatics, computational biology
    • life sciences, genetics, medicine, pharmacology
    • cognitive robotics, social robotics, human-robot interactions
    • intelligent transportation, logistics, maritime situational awareness
    • computer vision, sensing, internet of things
    • data analysis, machine learning
    • creative computing
    • digital forensics, cybersecurity, blockchain
    • economics, game theory, social choice
    • software engineering, intelligent user interfaces
    • multi-agent systems, argumentation, epistemic reasoning
    • constraint programming, SAT, SMT
    • natural language understanding, story telling, question answering
    • explanation generation, diagnosis
    • spatial/temporal/probabilistic reasoning
    • planning and scheduling
    • databases, ontologies, knowledge bases, Semantic Web

Evaluation Criteria

In addition to the usual evaluation criteria concerning the quality of the presentation, for the Applications track the criteria will include:

    • Significance of the real-world problem being addressed.
    • Importance and novelty of using LP technologies to solve this problem.
    • Evaluation and applicability of the system in the real world.
    • Clear evidence of the potential benefits of applying and improving LP tools and techniques.
    • Reproducibility of empirical analysis; reusability of datasets, case studies, knowledge repositories and benchmarks.

Important Dates

Updated information avaliable in the dedicated page.

Submission Details

All submissions must be written in English.

    • Regular papers (14 pages in TPLP format, including references) must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. These restrictions do not apply to previously accepted workshop papers with a limited audience and/or without archival proceedings. The accepted regular papers will be published in TPLP, along with the selected ICLP-TPLP papers. The program committee may recommend some regular papers to be published as technical communications (TCs), along with the selected ICLP-TC papers. The authors of the TCs can also elect to convert their submissions into extended abstracts (2 or 3 pages) for inclusion in the proceedings. This should allow authors to submit a long version elsewhere.
    • Short papers (7 pages in EPTCS format (http://info.eptcs.org/), including references) can describe published research. The accepted short papers that describe original and previously unpublished work will be published as TCs, along with the selected ICLP-TC papers. The accepted short papers that describe published research will be made available at the conference webpage, with the permission of the authors.

All accepted regular papers and technical communications will be presented during the conference. Authors of accepted papers will, by default, be automatically included in the list of ALP members, who will receive quarterly updates from the Logic Programming Newsletter at no cost.

Any additional questions can be directed towards the Application Track Co-Chairs:

Alexander Artikis, University of Piraeus & NCSR Demokritos

Angelika Kimmig, Cardiff University, UK

Applications Track Program Committee (tentative)

    • Nicos Angelopoulos (University of Essex, UK)
    • Chitta Baral (Arizona State University, USA)
    • Alex Brik (Google Inc, USA)
    • François Bry (LMU München, Germany)
    • Francesco Calimeri (University of Calabria, Italy)
    • Angelos Charalambides (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)
    • Martín Diéguez (ENIB, France)
    • Martin Gebser (University of Potsdam, Germany)
    • Gopal Gupta (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
    • Jianmin Ji (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
    • Nikos Katzouris (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)
    • Zeynep Kiziltan (University of Bologna, Italy)
    • Yunsong Meng (Houzz Inc., USA)
    • Fariba Sadri (Imperial College London, UK)
    • Mohan Sridharan (University of Birmingham, UK)
    • Konstantin Schekotihin (Alpen-Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria)
    • Tom Schrijvers (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
    • Paul Tarau (University of North Texas, Denton, USA)
    • David Warren (SUNY Stony Brook, USA)
    • Jan Wielemaker (VU University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    • Shiqi Zhang (SUNY Binghamton, USA)
    • Neng-Fa Zhou (CUNY Brooklyn College and Graduate Center, USA)