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LOPSTR 2013 : 23rd International Symposium on Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation


Conference Series : Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation
When Sep 18, 2013 - Sep 20, 2013
Where Madrid, Spain
Abstract Registration Due Jun 4, 2013
Submission Deadline Jun 11, 2013
Notification Due Jul 20, 2013
Final Version Due Jul 27, 2013
Categories    programming languages   program transformation   program analysis

Call For Papers

23rd International Symposium on Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation
Madrid, Spain
September 18-20, 2013

Co-located with PPDP 2013

Conference Description

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. Formal proceedings are produced only after the symposium so that authors can incorporate this feedback in the published papers.

The 23rd International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2013) will be held in Madrid, Spain; previous symposia were held in 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). LOPSTR 2013 will be co-located with PPDP 2013 (International ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming).

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. Both full papers and extended abstracts describing applications in these areas are especially welcome. Contributions are welcome on all aspects of logic-based program development, including, but not limited to:

transformational techniques in SE
program/model manipulation
applications and tools

Survey papers, that present some aspect of the above topics from a new perspective, and application papers, that describe experience with industrial applications, are also welcome.

Papers must describe original work, be written 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).


The formal post-conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: June 4, 2013
Paper submission: June 11, 2013
Notification (for pre-proceedings): July 20, 2013
Camera-ready (for pre-proceedings): July 27, 2013
Symposium: September 18-20, 2013

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be formatted in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science style. They cannot exceed 15 pages including references but excluding well-marked appendices not intended for publication. Referees are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers should be intelligible without them.

Full papers can be directly accepted for publication in the formal proceedings to be published by Springer in the LNCS series or accepted only for presentation at the symposium. After the symposium, all authors of extended abstracts and full papers accepted only for presentation will be invited to revise and/or extend their submissions in the light of the feedback solicited at the symposium. Then, after another round of reviewing, these revised papers may also be published in the formal proceedings.

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the paper (written in English) in PDF or Postscript (Level 2). 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. The keywords will be used to assist us in selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. If electronic submission is impossible, please contact the program chair for information on how to submit hard copies.

Papers should be submitted to the submission website for LOPSTR 2013.

Invited Speakers

Program Committee
Salvador Abreu Universidade de Évora and CENTRIA
Elvira Albert Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Sergio Antoy Portland State University, US
Henning Christiansen Roskilde University, Denmark
Hai Feng Guo University of Nebraska at Omaha
Gopal Gupta University of Texas at Dallas (Program Chair)
Manuel Hermenegildo T.U. Madrid and IMDEA Software Research Institute
Jacob Howe City University
Patricia Hill University of Parma
Michael Leuschel University of Düsseldorf
Paulo Moura Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Ricardo Peña Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Enrico Pontelli New Mexico State University
I. V. Ramakrishnan SUNY Stony Brook
Neda Saeedloei University of Texas at Dallas
Hirohisa Seki Nagoya Institute of Technology
Paul Tarau University of North Texas
Neng-Fa Zhou CUNY Brooklyn College and Graduate Center


Program Chair (contact additional information about papers and submissions):

Gopal Gupta
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas

Symposium Chair

Ricardo Peña
Facultad de Informática
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
28040 Madrid, Spain

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