Call for Nominations: The ALP Alain Colmerauer Prolog Heritage Prize

by Gopal Gupta, May 16, 2022

To celebrate 50th anniversary of creation of Prolog, the association for logic programming and the Prolog Heritage Association has established the Alain Colmerauer Prize. Nominations are being sought for this prize.

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*** Call for Nominations ***

The ALP Alain Colmerauer Prolog Heritage Prize

Organized by The Association for Logic Programming (ALP) and The Prolog 
Heritage Association

In the  summer of  1972, Alain  Colmerauer and  his team  in Marseille
developed and implemented  the first version of  the logic programming
language Prolog.  Together with both earlier  and later collaborations
with Robert Kowalski  and his colleagues in Edinburgh,  this work laid
the practical  and theoretical  foundations for  the Prolog  and logic
programming of today. Prolog and  its related technologies soon became
key tools of symbolic programming and Artificial Intelligence.

The Year of Prolog celebrates the 50th anniversary of these events and
highlights the continuing significance of Prolog and Logic Programming
both for symbolic, explainable AI, and for computing more generally.

This  celebration  will culminate  with  the  award of  the  inaugural
edition of the  ALP Alain Colmerauer Prolog Heritage  Prize for recent
practical   accomplishments    that   highlight   the    benefits   of
Prolog-inspired computing for the future.  The Prize will be presented
at the Prolog Day Symposium on November 10, 2022, in Paris, France.

Eligibility
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Any  individual or  group of  individuals can  nominate themselves  or
their institution(s)/organization(s) for the Prize.

Selection
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The Prize  will be given for  depth, novelty, and proven  or potential
impact. A shortlist of up to five nominations will also be selected in
the process.

Endowment
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The winner(s)  will receive a  certificate and  a cash Prize  of 2,000
Euros.  The expenses of the shortlisted nominees will be covered up to
1,000 Euros, supported by the Artificial Intelligence Journal.

Timeline
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Deadline for nominations/submissions:
*** September 2, 2022 ***

Notification of the shortlisted candidates:
*** September 30, 2022 ***

For more information and details, see:
https://prologyear.logicprogramming.org/ColmerauerPrize.html

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The Year of Prolog and  its activities, including the Alain Colmerauer
Prize, are  sponsored by  the Association  for Logic  Programming, the
Prolog  Heritage   Association,  the   AI  Journal,   Institut  Carnot
Cognition, and Institut Fredrik Bull, among others.