LPNMR 2022

by cfp, Jan. 13, 2022

16th International Conference on Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning

[Apologies in case of multiple posting]


                                 Call for Papers


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                    16th International Conference on                  

             Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning            

                              LPNMR 2022                                                                                            


                https://sites.google.com/view/lpnmr2022                                  


                             Genova, Italy                                              

                          September 5-8, 2022                          


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AIMS AND SCOPE


 LPNMR 2022 is the sixteenth 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 non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass theoretical and experimental studies that have led or will lead to advances in declarative programming and knowledge representation, as well as their use in practical applications. A Doctoral Consortium will also be a part of the program.


 LPNMR 2022 aims to bring together researchers from LPNMR core areas and application areas of  the aforementioned kind in order to share research experiences, promote collaboration and identify directions for joint future research.



TOPICS


 Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on all aspects of non-monotonic approaches in logic programming and knowledge representation.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 on topics detailed below.


 Conference topics include, but are not limited to:


 1. Foundations of LPNMR Systems:

   * Semantics of new and existing languages;

   * Action languages, causality;

   * Formalization of Commonsense Reasoning and understanding

     its laws and nature;

   * 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 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 bioinformatics, linguistics, psychology,

     and other sciences;

   * Integration of LPNMR systems with other computational paradigms;

   * Embedded LPNMR: Systems using LPNMR subsystems.



SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION


 LPNMR 2022 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's Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register for the conference to present the work. Submissions must be written in English, present original research, and be formatted according to Springer's guidelines and technical instructions available at:

   https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/conference-proceedings/conference-proceedings-guidelines


 Paper submission is enabled via the LPNMR 2022 Easychair site:

   https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lpnmr2022


 The two best papers of general AI interest will be invited for rapid publication in the Artificial Intelligence Journal.


 Also, the 2-5 best papers with a logic programming focus will be invited for rapid publication in the journal of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming.



MULTIPLE SUBMISSION POLICY


 LPNMR 2022 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.



ASSOCIATED EVENTS


 LPNMR DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM - A mentoring event where PhD students have a chance to present their current research, get feedback from peers and senior researchers, and establish contacts for their future career.



FURTHER INFORMATION


 WWW:           https://sites.google.com/view/lpnmr2022

 Email:         [email protected]((program)

                [email protected] (general matters)

 Facebook:      https://www.facebook.com/lpnmr2022

 Twitter:       https://twitter.com/lpnmr2022

 Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/lpnmr2022



IMPORTANT DATES


   * Paper registration:    April 23, 2022

   * Paper submission:      April 30, 2022

   * Notification:          June 10, 2022

   * Final versions due:    June 30, 2022



VENUE


 The main conference will take place in Genova Nervi, Italy, in the Collegio Emiliani (http://www.collegioemiliani.it/, information available only in Italian on this link), which is a college directly situated on the sea. Nervi is a former fishing village, now a suburb of Genoa. Nervi is 7 km east of central Genova. Genova is the capital of Liguria, stretching along the bay of the same name from Nervi to the east as far as Voltri to the west. The pride of Nervi is the sea promenade, a 2 km walkway along the cliffs. The stunning views make it one of Italy's most beautiful promenades. Nervi is also well known for its Parchi, a park of about 22 acres (9 hectares) created from the gardens of the Villa Grimaldi, Villa Groppallo, and Villa Serra. It has typical Mediterranean plant species and many exotic species. Genova's old town district (reachable by local train, by bus, as well as by boat) is one of the largest in Europe, and hosts some remarkable artistic and architectural treasures, including the Palazzi dei Rolli, fifty or so homes of the aristocracy entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In addition to offering a wealth of cultural attractions, Genova is a fascinating destination for tourists, with its scenic vantage points, sea promenades, aristocratic villas and of course the Riviera to the east and west, both easy to reach: Portovenere and Le Cinque Terre (also UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Portofino and Camogli to the east and Alassio, Sanremo, Bordighera to the west.


 Associated events (workshops) are planned to be held at the University, which is in the city center of Genova.


 Of course, we will continuously monitor the pandemic situation in order to evaluate whether the conference can be indeed held as an in-person event, or we will need to switch to a hybrid event, if not completely on-line.



GENERAL CHAIR


 Georg Gottlob, Oxford University, UK



PROGRAM CHAIRS


 Daniela Inclezan, Miami University, USA

 Marco Maratea, University of Genova, Italy



PUBLICITY CHAIR


 Jessica Zangari, University of Calabria, Italy



WORKSHOPS CHAIR


 Viviana Mascardi, University of Genova, Italy



DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CHAIR


 Martin Gebser, University of Klagenfurt, Austria



LOCAL ORGANIZATION


 Matteo Cardellini, University of Genova, Italy

 Angelo Ferrando, University of Genova, Italy (Chair)

 Marco Mochi, University of Genova, Italy    


PROGRAM COMMITTEE (TBD)