ASPOCP10: July 20

Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms

associated with ICLP


Since its introduction in the late 1980s, answer set programming (ASP) has been widely applied to various knowledge-intensive tasks and combinatorial search problems. ASP was found to be closely related to SAT, which has led to a new method of computing answer sets using SAT solvers and techniques adapted from SAT. While this has been the most studied relationship, the relationship of ASP to other computing paradigms, such as constraint satisfaction, quantified boolean formulas (QBF), or first-order logic (FOL) is also the subject of active research. New methods of computing answer sets are being developed based on the relation between ASP and other paradigms, such as the use of pseudo-Boolean solvers, QBF solvers, and FOL theorem provers. Furthermore, the practical application of ASP also fosters work on multi-paradigm problem-solving, and in particular language and solver integration. The most prominent examples in this area currently are the integration of ASP with description logics (in the realm of the Semantic Web) and constraint satisfaction. This workshop will facilitate the discussion about crossing the boundaries of current ASP techniques, in combination with or inspired by other computing paradigms.

More information can be found here.


Invited Talks

Program Chairs

Marcello Balduccini, Kodak Research Laboratories, United States
Stefan Woltran, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Program Committee:

Gerhard Brewka, Leipzig University, Germany
Pedro Cabalar, Corunna University, Spain
Wolfgang Faber, University of Calabria, Italy
Michael Fink, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Martin Gebser, University of Potsdam, Germany
Joohyung Lee, Arizona State University, United States
Vladimir Lifschitz, University of Texas, United States
Fangzhen Lin, HKUST, Hong Kong
Marco Maratea, DIST, University of Genova, Italy
Emilia Oikarinen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Axel Polleres, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Ashish Sabharwal, Cornell University, United States
Guillermo Simari, Department of Computer Science and Eng. - Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna, Italy
Mirek Truszczynski, Computer Science Department, University of Kentucky, United States
Dirk Vermeir, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Jia-Huai You, University of Alberta, Canada