FOM: conference on logic programming

Stephen G Simpson simpson at
Fri Jun 15 11:02:49 EDT 2001

 From: Logic Programming Rsrch Association <complog at>
 Subject: CFP: CICLOPS 2001
 Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 16:03:10 -0600

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		      Post-Conference Workshop

			    CICLOPS 2001
			   Colloquium on 
		 Implementation of Constraint and LOgic
			 Programming Systems

		      held in conjunction with the
	      International Conference on Logic Programming

			   Paphos, Cyprus

			   December 1, 2001
      see also:

 This workshop is a continuation of the series of workshops on
 Implementations of Logic Programming Systems, previously held with
 considerable success in Budapest (1993), Santa Margherita (1994)
 and Ithaca (1994), as well as the Compulog Net workshops on
 Parallelism and Implementation Technologies held in Madrid (1993-4),
 Utrecht (1995), Bonn (1996), Port Jefferson (1997), Manchester (1998),
 Las Cruces (1999), and London (2000). This year, the event will join
 forces with TRICS (Techniques for Implementing Constraint Programming
 Systems), previously held in Singapore (2000), thus providing coverage
 to implementation technology for both Logic and Constraint Programming.

 The last years have seen continuous progress in the computing technology
 available both for the academic and commercial computing environments.
 Examples include improved processor performance, increased memory capacity
 and bandwidth, faster networking technology, and Operating System support for
 cluster computing. Combined with recent advances in compilation
 technologies, these improvements are causing high-level languages to be
 regarded as good candidates for programming complex, real world

 Logic Programming and Constraint Programming, in particular, seem to offer
 one of the best alternatives, as they couple a very high level of
 abstraction and a declarative nature with an extreme flexibility in the
 design of its execution model. 

 The main intent of this workshop is to bring together, in an informal
 and friendly setting, key researchers on implementation technologies
 for logic and constraint-based languages and systems, in order to promote 
 a much needed exchange of ideas and feedback on recent developments.

 The workshop is focused on design and implementation of logic and 
 constraint programming systems whether sequential, parallel, 
 or concurrent.  Preference will be given to the analysis and description
 of implemented systems (or systems currently under implementation) and
 their associated techniques, problems found in their development or
 design, and steps taken towards the solution of these problems.

 Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

   - standard and non-standard implementation schemes
	 e.g. modification of WAM, translation to C,
	      native-code generation etc.
   - optimizing compilers and static analysis
   - parallelism and concurrency 
   - techniques for the implementation of different extensions of 
	 logic  and constraint programming, e.g., multi-paradigm 
	 languages and systems, non-monotonic reasoning systems, inductive 
	 logic programming
   - benchmarking and performance evaluation
   - Software design aspects of LP/CP systems: components, patterns, 
   - memory management and garbage collection
   - programming environments
   - tools for internet applications
   - experiences from using systems in real-life applications

 Authors are invited to submit papers written in English and not
 exceeding 12 pages (10pts Font, letter-size paper, 1 inch margin).  
 To speed up the process of refereeing, authors 
 are requested to submit their paper in Postscript or PDF form by electronic 
 mail to the workshop coordinator (e-mail address below).
 Conventional paper copies may be sent to the contact address below
 only if access to electronic media is not available.  Submissions
 should contain full return mail and email address (if applicable),
 and FAX number (if applicable) of the contact author.
 Prospective authors are kindly requested to first send an indication of
 interest together with a paper title to the organizers.  Deadline for
 submissions is September 5, 2001.  Authors submitting by electronic mail
 will receive an acknowledgement (also by electronic mail) within 2-3

 Accepted papers:
 Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two referees.  Authors
 will be notified of the acceptance of their papers by September 23, 2001.
 To be included in the workshop proceedings (to be distributed to the
 workshop participants), revised versions of the accepted papers
 must be sent no later than October 5, 2001.  Electronic versions of the
 accepted papers will be also made available through the workshop's

 Workshop Chairs:

	 I. Dutra	(Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
	 M. Henz		(National University of Singapore, Singapore)

 Program committee:

	 M. Carro	(Politechnic Univ. of Madrid, Spain)
	 M. Carlsson 	(SICS, Sweden)
	 B. Demoen	(K.U. Leuven, Belgium)
	 G. Gupta	(Univ. of Texas at Dallas, USA)
	 F. Laburthe	(Bouygues E-lab, France)
	 I. Niemela 	(Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
	 E. Pontelli     (New Mexico State University, USA)
	 V. Santos Costa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
	 C. Schulte	(Universitat des Saarlandes, Germany)
	 F. Silva	(Univ. of Porto, Portugal)

 Important dates:
    Indication of interest:    as soon as possible
    Submission of papers:        September  5, 2001
    Notification of authors:     September 23, 2001
    Final version sent by:       October    5, 2001
    ICLP'01 Conference:      Nov. 26 - Dec. 1, 2001
    Workshop:                    December   1, 2001 

 Contact address for Workshop Coordinator:
	 Enrico Pontelli	
	 Dept. Computer Science
	 New Mexico State University
	 Box 30001/CS, 
	 Las Cruces, NM 88003

	 Phone: +1 (505) 646-6239
	 FAX:   +1 (505) 646-1002
	 email: epontell at

 Workshop Web Site:


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