The 36th International Conference on Logic Programming

Call for papers - The Research Challenges Track

Are you a researcher in logic programming working on a problem that appears to be particularly challenging? Perhaps you feel a little stuck? Or, are you facing a problem that needs some LP technology you are not familiar with? Would you like to open a discussion for collaboration? The goal of the Research Challenges Track is to help researchers overcome their challenges by providing a venue to invite input from the broader community. Contributors to this less formal track will be given an opportunity to exchange ideas with other researchers who may have come up against, or are currently working on, similar problems. We hope the track will foster discussion and possibly even new collaborations.

Expected contributions

The Research Challenges Track at ICLP 2020 invites submissions describing LP research challenges in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to:

    • Industry-level application of logic programming
    • Applications of logic programming to other sciences and AI (bioinformatics, natural language processing, digital forensics, etc.)
    • Logic programming and big data
    • Machine learning and logic programming
    • Logic programming and other computational paradigms
    • Theoretical foundations of logic programming

Evaluation and Feedback

In this track, the selection process will be less formal. While authors will receive some feedback, the review process will not be typical. We do not expect contributions only from seasoned researchers. Ph.D. students and junior researchers are more than welcome to contribute. Also, contributors outside the LP community will be given special attention. Any contribution that clearly describes a research problem relevant to logic programming will be evaluated positively. The chance to interact with other researchers during the conference will provide additional feedback and hopefully lead to a longer-term discussion/collaboration.

Important Dates

Updated information avaliable in the dedicated page.

Submission Details

All submissions must be written in English. Submissions should be no more than 4 pages in EPTCS format (, including references, and should describe a research problem or challenge. Accepted papers will be presented during the conference. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register to ICLP and present their work.

Any additional questions can be directed towards the Research Challenges Track Chairs

Research Challenges Track Chairs