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ASPOCP 2021 : Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms


When Sep 20, 2021 - Sep 27, 2020
Where Virtual
Abstract Registration Due Jul 1, 2021
Submission Deadline Jul 8, 2021
Notification Due Jul 31, 2021
Final Version Due Aug 10, 2021
Categories    logic   logic programming

Call For Papers

14th Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms
Some day in September 20 - 27, 2021 (ICLP Workshop)

Affiliated with 37th International Conference on Logic Programming
September 20 - 27, 2021


Since its introduction in the late 1980s, Answer Set Programming (ASP) has been widely applied to
various knowledge-intensive tasks and combinatorial search problems. ASP was found to be
closely related to SAT, which led to a new method of computing answer sets using SAT solvers and
techniques adapted from SAT. This has been a much studied relationship, and is currently extended
towards satisfiability modulo theories (SMT). The relationship of ASP to other computing paradigms,
such as constraint satisfaction, quantified Boolean formulas (QBF), Constraint Logic Programming
(CLP), first-order logic (FOL), and FO(ID) is also the subject of active research. Consequently, new
methods of computing answer sets are being developed based on relationships to these formalisms.

Furthermore, the practical applications of ASP also foster work on multi-paradigm problem-solving,
and in particular language and solver integration. The most prominent examples in this area
currently are the integration of ASP with description logics (in the realm of the Semantic Web) and
constraint satisfaction (which recently led to the Constraint Answer Set Programming (CASP)
research direction).

A large body of general results regarding ASP is available and several efficient ASP solvers have
been implemented. However, there are still significant challenges in applying ASP to real life
applications, and more interest in relating ASP to other computing paradigms is emerging. This
workshop will provide opportunities for researchers to identify these challenges and to exchange
ideas for overcoming them.


Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):
- ASP and classical logic formalisms (SAT/FOL/QBF/SMT/DL).
- ASP and constraint programming.
- ASP and other logic programming paradigms, e.g., FO(ID).
- ASP and other nonmonotonic languages, e.g., action languages.
- ASP and external means of computation.
- ASP and probabilistic reasoning.
- ASP and knowledge compilation.
- ASP and machine learning.
- New methods of computing answer sets using algorithms or systems of
other paradigms.
- Language extensions to ASP.
- ASP and multi-agent systems.
- ASP and multi-context systems.
- Modularity and ASP.
- ASP and argumentation.
- Multi-paradigm problem solving involving ASP.
- Evaluation and comparison of ASP to other paradigms.
- ASP and related paradigms in applications.
- Hybridizing ASP with procedural approaches.
- Enhanced grounding or beyond grounding.


The workshop invites two types of submissions:
- original papers describing original research.
- non-original paper already published in formal proceedings or journals.
Original papers must not exceed 13 pages (excluding references) and must be formatted using the CEURART style available here.

Authors are requested to clearly specify whether their submission is original or not with a footnote on the first page.
Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts in PDF via the EasyChair system at the link:

Abstract submission deadline: July 1, 2021
Paper submission deadline: July 8, 2021
Notification: July 31, 2021
Camera-ready articles due: August 10, 2021
Workshop: Some day in September 20-27, 2021


Authors of all accepted original contributions can opt for publishing their work in formal proceedings.
Accepted non-original contributions will be given visibility on the conference web site including a link to the original publication, if already published.

A selection of extended and revised versions of accepted papers will appear in a special issue.
Extended versions of accepted non-original contributions, if not published in a journal yet, might be included in the issue.




Jessica Zangari, University of Calabria, Italy
Markus Hecher, TU Wien, Austria

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