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LPNMR 2015 : 13th International Conference on Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning


When Sep 27, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015
Where Lexington, KY, USA
Submission Deadline TBD

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

13th International Conference on
Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning
LPNMR 2015

Lexington, KY, USA
September 27-30, 2015

(Collocated with the 4th Conference on Algorithmic Decision Theory 2015)


LPNMR 2015 is the thirteenth in the series of international meetings on
logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR is a forum for
exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, non-monotonic reasoning,
and knowledge representation. The aim of the conference is to facilitate
interactions between researchers and practitioners interested in the
design and implementation of logic-based programming languages and
database systems, and those working in knowledge representation and
nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass theoretical and
experimental studies that have led or will lead to the construction of
systems for declarative programming and knowledge representation, as well
as their use in practical applications. This edition of LPNMR will feature
several workshops, a special session dedicated to the 6th ASP Systems
Competition, and will be collocated with the 4th Algorithmic Decision
Theory Conference, ADT 2015. Joint LPNMR-ADT Doctoral Consortium will be
a part of the program.

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished
research on all aspects of non-monotonic approaches in logic programming
and knowledge representation. We invite submissions of both long and
short papers.


Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Foundations of LPNMR Systems:
* Semantics of new and existing languages;
* Action languages, causality;
* Relationships among formalisms;
* Complexity and expressive power;
* Inference algorithms and heuristics for LPNMR systems;
* Extensions of traditional LPNMR languages such as new logical
connectives or new inference capabilities;
* Updates, revision, and other operations on LPNMR systems;
* Uncertainty in LPNMR systems.

2. Implementation of LPNMR systems:
* System descriptions, comparisons, evaluations;
* Algorithms and novel techniques for efficient evaluation;
* LPNMR benchmarks.

3. Applications of LPNMR:
* Use of LPNMR in formalization of Commonsense Reasoning and other
areas of KR;
* LPNMR languages and algorithms in planning, diagnosis, argumentation,
reasoning with preferences, decision making and policies;
* Applications of LPNMR languages in data integration and exchange
systems, software engineering and model checking;
* Applications of LPNMR to linguistics, psychology, and other sciences
* Integration of LPNMR systems with other computational paradigms;
* Embedded LPNMR: Systems using LPNMR subsystems.


LPNMR 2015 welcomes submissions of long papers (13 pages) or short papers
(6 pages) in the following categories:

* Technical papers
* System descriptions
* Application descriptions

The indicated number of pages includes title page, references and
figures. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will
appear in the conference proceedings published in the Springer-Verlag
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI/LNCS) series. At least one
author of each accepted paper is expected to register for the conference
to present the work. Submissions must be formatted according to the
Springer LNCS author instructions,

must be written in English, and present original research. Paper
submission will be electronic through the LPNMR-15 Easychair site:

The Program Committee chairs are planning to arrange for the best papers to
be published in a special issue of a premiere journal in the field.


LPNMR 2015 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is
under review or has already been published or accepted for publication in
a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit
their papers elsewhere during LPNMR's review period. However, these
restrictions do not apply to previous workshops with a limited audience
and without archival proceedings.


WORKSHOPS - LPNMR 2015 will include specialized workshops to be held on September 27
prior to the main conference. Currently planned workshops include:

- Grounding, Transforming, and Modularizing Theories with Variables
Organizers: Marc Denecker, Tomi Janhunen

- Action Languages, Process Modeling, and Policy Reasoning
Organizer: Joohyung Lee

- Natural Language Processing and Automated Reasoning
Organizers: Marcello Balduccini, Ekaterina Ovchinnikova, Peter Schueller

- Learning and Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Organizers: Alessandra Russo and Alessandra Mileo

ASP COMPETITION - A special session dedicated to a discussion of the
6th ASP System Competition, including the methodology of the competition,
benchmarks used, lessons learned and, most importantly, the results and
the announcement of the winners.

ALGORITHMIC DECISION THEORY (ADT) 2015 (collocated - same time and place)
Algorithmic Decision Theory is a vibrant and growing area of research
concerned with algorithmic aspects of problems arising in social choice
and economics that involve optimal ways to aggregate preferences. The
area abounds in hard computational problems and may be an axciting area
of applications for ASP. The two conferences will seek ways to identify
and promote synergies between their respective areas of focus.


Details to be announced

- Esra Erdem (LPNMR), Sabanci University, Turkey


* Paper registration: April 13, 2015
* Paper submission: April 20, 2015
* Notification: June 1, 2015
* Final versions due: June 15, 2015


Lexington is a medium size, pleasant and quiet university town. It
is located in the heart of the so-called Bluegrass Region in
Central Kentucky. The city is surrounded by beautiful horse farms
on green pastures dotted with ponds and traditional architecture
stables, and small race tracks, and bordered by white or black
fences. The Horse Museum is as beautifully located as it is
interesting. Overall, the city has a nice feel that mixes well old
and new. The conference will be held in the Hilton Lexington
Downtown hotel.

Victor Marek, University of Kentucky, KY, USA


GB Ianni, University of Calabria, Italy
Mirek Truszczynski, University of Kentucky, KY, USA


Yuliya Lierler, University of Nebrska at Omaha, NE, USA


Francesco Calimeri, University of Calabria, Italy




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