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.
This track invites submissions of papers on emerging and deployed applications of LP, describing all aspects of the development, deployment, and evaluation of logic programming 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:
In addition to the usual evaluation criteria concerning the quality of the presentation, for the Applications Track the criteria will include:
Concerning reproducibility, whenever possible, datasets, case studies, knowledge repositories and benchmarks must be made public. If this is not possible (e.g, because it would reveal trade secrets of industrial partners), the paper should clearly describe which assets cannot be made reusable and why.
Same as the main track.
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Regular papers (14 pages in TPLP format, including references) must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere.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, 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.
At least one author for each accepted paper is required to register to the conference. All submissions must be made via the EasyChair conference system.
Any additional questions can be directed towards the Application Track Chairs: