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Subject: [Boost-interest] LOPSTR 2016 Call for Papers
From: Manuel Hermenegildo (manuel.hermenegildo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-04-30 12:50:38

                   LOPSTR 2016: 1st Call for Papers

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


                  Edinburgh, UK, September 6-8, 2016
               (co-located with PPDP 2016 and SAS 2016)
Abstract submission: June 7, 2016
Paper/Extended abstract submission: June 14, 2016

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: June 7, 2016
 Paper/Extended abstract submission: June 14, 2016
 Notification: August 3, 2016
 Camera-ready (for electronic pre-proceedings): August 19, 2016
 Symposium: September 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).


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
     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 Saclay and LIX, 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)


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