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LOPSTR 2016 : 26th International Symposium on Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation


Conference Series : Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation
When Sep 6, 2016 - Sep 8, 2016
Where Edinburgh, UK
Abstract Registration Due Jun 20, 2016
Submission Deadline Jun 27, 2016
Notification Due Aug 3, 2016
Final Version Due Aug 19, 2016
Categories    program transformation   programming languages   computer science   logic programming

Call For Papers

LOPSTR 2016: Final Call for Papers / Deadline Extension

26th International Symposium on
Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation

Edinburgh, UK, September 6-8, 2016
(co-located with PPDP 2016 and SAS 2016)

Abstract submission (extended): June 20, 2016
Paper/Extended abstract submission (extended): June 27, 2016
Francesco Logozzo (Facebook, USA) [jointly with PPDP]
Greg Morrisett (Cornell University, USA) [jointly with PPDP]
Martin Vechev (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) [jointly with SAS ]

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 26th International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and
Transformation (LOPSTR 2016) will be held at the University of
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; previous symposia were held in Siena,
Canterbury, Madrid, Leuven, Odense, Hagenberg, Coimbra, Valencia,
Lyngby, Venice, London, Verona, Uppsala, Madrid, Paphos, London,
Venice, Manchester, Leuven, Stockholm, Arnhem, Pisa, Louvain-la-Neuve,
and Manchester. LOPSTR 2016 will be co-located with PPDP 2016
(International Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative
Programming) and SAS 2016 (Static Analysis Symposium).

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:

* synthesis
* transformation
* specialization
* composition
* optimization
* inversion
* specification
* analysis and verification
* testing and certification
* program and model manipulation
* transformational techniques in SE
* applications and tools

Survey papers that present some aspects 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 and presented in
English, and must not substantially overlap with papers that 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).

Important Dates

Abstract submission (*extended*): Jun 20, 2016
Paper/Extended abstract submission (*extended*): Jun 27, 2016
Notification: Aug 3, 2016
Camera-ready (for electronic pre-proceedings): Aug 19, 2016
Symposium: Sep 6-8, 2016

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the paper (written in
English) in PDF, formatted in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
style. 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 which will be used to assist the PC in
selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. Page numbers (and, if
possible, line numbers) should appear on the manuscript to help the
reviewers in writing their report. Submissions cannot exceed 15 pages
including references but excluding well-marked appendices not intended
for publication. Reviewers are not required to read the appendices,
and thus papers should be intelligible without them. Papers should be
submitted via the Easychair submission website for LOPSTR 2016:
(can be accessed also through the LOPSTR 2016 web site).

Best Paper Award and Prize

A best paper award will be granted, which will include a 500 EUR prize
provided by Springer. This award will be given to the best paper
submitted to the conference, based on the relevance, originality, and
technical quality. The program committee may split the award among two
or more papers, also considering authorship (e.g., student paper).


The formal post-conference proceedings will be published by Springer
in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Full papers can be
directly accepted for publication in the formal proceedings, or
accepted only for presentation at the symposium and inclusion in
informal proceedings. 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

Program Committee

Slim Abdennadher, German University of Cairo, Egypt
Maria Alpuente, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Sergio Antoy, Portland State University, USA
Michael Codish, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Jerome Feret, CNRS/ENS/INRIA Paris, France.
Fabio Fioravanti, University of Chieti - Pescara, Italy.
Maurizio Gabbrielli, University of Bologna, Italy
Maria Garcia de la Banda, Monash University, Australia
Robert Glueck, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Miguel Gomez-Zamalloa, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Gopal Gupta, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Patricia Hill, Univ. of Leeds, UK and BUGSENG Srl, Italy
Jacob Howe, City University London, UK
Viktor Kuncak , EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Michael Leuschel, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
Heiko Mantel TU Darmstadt, Germany
Jorge A. Navas, NASA, USA
Naoki Nishida, Nagoya University, Japan
Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA, France
C.R. Ramakrishnan, SUNY Stony Brook, USA
Vitor Santos Costa, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Hirohisa Seki, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Peter Schneider-Kamp, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Program Chairs

Manuel Hermenegildo, IMDEA Software Institute and T.U. Madrid (UPM)
Pedro Lopez-Garcia, IMDEA Software Institute and CSIC

Organizing Committee

James Cheney (University of Edinburgh, Local Organizer)
Moreno Falaschi (University of Siena, Italy)

In cooperation with:

The European Association for Theoretical Computer Science
The European Association for Programming Languages and Systems
The Association for Logic Programming
The IMDEA Software Institute

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