CfP LOPSTR - 2023, Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal

by jurjo, March 13, 2023

33rd International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and
Transformation (LOPSTR 2023)
Co-located with PPDP 2023 as part of SPLASH 2023

October 23-24, 2023 - Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal

33rd International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and

Transformation (LOPSTR 2023)

Co-located with PPDP 2023 as part of SPLASH 2023

October 23-24, 2023 - Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal

Important dates:

 - Abstract submission: May 19, 2023 (AoE)

 - Paper submission: May 26, 2023 (AoE)

 - Author notification: July 24, 2023 (AoE)

 - Camera-ready: August 18, 2023

 - Symposium: October 23-24, 2023


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.

LOPSTR 2023 will be held in-person at Hotel Cascais Miragem in

Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal and will be co-located with PPDP 2023 as

part of SPLASH 2023. At least one of the authors of the accepted paper

is expected to attend the conference and present the paper. Information

about venue and travel is available on the SPLASH 2023 website.

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, including, but

not limited to:

 - synthesis

 - transformation

 - specialization

 - inversion

 - composition

 - optimisation

 - specification

 - analysis and verification

 - testing and certification

 - program and model manipulation

 - AI-methods for program development

 - verification and testing of AI-based systems

 - transformational techniques in software engineering

 - logic-based methods for security, cyber-physical and distributed


 - applications, tools and industrial practice

Survey papers that present some aspects of the above topics from a new

perspective and papers that describe experience with industrial

applications and case studies are also welcome.


Submissions can be made in two categories:

 - Regular Papers (15 pages max.)

 - Short Papers (8 pages max.)

References do NOT count towards the page limit. Additional pages may

be used for appendices not intended for publication. Reviewers are not

required to read the appendices, and thus papers should be

intelligible without them. All submissions must be written in English.

Submissions must not substantially overlap with papers/tools that have

been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal,

conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings.

Submissions of Regular Papers must describe the original work. Work

that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop

proceedings may be submitted (please contact the PC chair in case of


Submissions of Short Papers may include presentations of exciting if

not fully polished research and tool demonstrations that are of

academic and industrial interest. Tool demonstrations should describe

the relevant system, usability, and implementation aspects of a tool.

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and

published by Springer as a Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)


After the symposium, a selection of a few best papers will be invited

for submission to rapid publication in the Journal of Theory and

Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP). Authors of selected papers will

be invited to revise and/or extend their submissions to be considered

for publication. The papers submitted to TPLP will be subject to the

standard reviewing process of the journal.


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. Authors should consult

Springer's authors' instructions at the author's page, and use their

proceedings templates, either for LaTeX (available also in overleaf)

or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages

authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, upon

acceptance, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf

of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a

Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the

copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the

paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to

the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Page numbers (and, if possible, line numbers) should appear on the

manuscript to help the reviewers in writing their report. So, for

LaTeX, we recommend that authors use:




Papers should be submitted via EasyChair:


Thanks to Springer's sponsorship, two best paper awards (one for each

submission category), with a 500 EUR prize, will be given at LOPSTR

2023. The program committee will select the winning papers based on

relevance, originality and technical quality but may also take

authorship into account (e.g. a student paper).


Robert Glück, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Bishoksan Kafle, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain


Daniel Jurjo Rivas, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain


Slim Abdennadher, German International University, Egypt

José Júlio Alferes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Roberto Amadini, University of Bologna, Italy

William Byrd, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Michael Codish, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Gregory Duck, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Isabel García-Contreras, University of Waterloo, Canada

Ashutosh Gupta, IIT Bombay, India

Gopal Gupta, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Michael Hanus, University of Kiel, Germany

Temesghen Kahsai, Amazon, USA

Maja Hanne Kirkeby, Roskilde University, Denmark

Michael Leuschel, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Nai-Wei Lin, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Fred Mesnard, University of Reunion, France

José F. Morales, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain

Carlos Olarte, Universitè Sorbonne Paris Nord, France

Alberto Pettorossi, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

Christoph Reichenbach, Lund University, Sweden

Peter Schachte, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Helge Spieker, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Theresa Swift, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Laura Titolo, National Institute of Aerospace, USA

Kazunori Ueda, Waseda University, Japan

Germán Vidal, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Nisansala Yatapanage, Australian National University, Australia

Florian Zuleger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


LOPSTR is a renowned symposium that has been held for more than 30

years.  The first meeting was held in Manchester, UK in

1991. Information about previous symposia: You might have a look at the contents of

past LOPSTR symposia at DBLP

( and past LNCS

proceedings at Springer (