ICLP 2010: Call for Papers

ICLP 2010 - Twenty-sixth International Conference on Logic Programming

Edinburgh, UK, July 16-19, 2010

A PDF version of this call can be found here.

Final version, please note the following important changes:

Important dates:

Conference Scope

Since the first conference held in Marseilles in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international conference for presenting research in logic programming. Contributions (papers and posters) are sought in all areas of logic programming including but not restricted to:

In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical program will include plenary invited talks in association with other FLoC conferences, as well as ICLP invited talks, advanced tutorials, the doctoral consortium, and several workshops.

Submission Details

The four broad categories for submissions are:

  1. technical papers for describing technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the state of the art of logic programming;
  2. application papers, where the emphasis will be on their impact on the application domain;
  3. system and tool papers, where the emphasis will be on the novelty, practicality, usability and general availability of the systems and tools described;
  4. technical communications, aimed at describing recent developments, new projects, and other materials that are not ready for main publication as standard papers.

All papers must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. They must be written in English. Technical papers, application papers, and system and tool papers must not exceed 15 pages plus bibliography. The limit for technical communications is 10 pages. Submissions must be in the TPLP format via the Easychair submission system.

Paper Publication

All accepted long papers will be published in the journal Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP), Cambridge U. Press (CUP), in one or more special issues.

In order to ensure the quality of the final version, papers may be subject to more than one round of refereeing (within the decision period) and/or ‘shepherding.’ The program committee may also recommend standard papers to be published as technical communications.

At the time of the conference CUP will make the web page for this(ese) TPLP issue(s) available including volume and issue numbers, table of contents, page numbers, and the papers themselves. All registered attendants at the conference will get a password for on-line access to this web page during the conference and indefinitely from then on (‘lifetime access’), which can be used to read papers on line, download them, or print them for personal use. Attendants will also receive all the papers in a memory stick at the conference.

The collection of technical communications will appear as a volume of the LIPIcs (Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics) series, and published online through the Dagstuhl Research Online Publication Server (DROPS). All technical communications will also get space in the program for presentation. The journal issue(s) will also include a listing of the technical communications, with pointers to the LIPIcs/DROPS volume.


The conference is sponsored by the Association for Logic Programming.

Financial Assistance

The Association for Logic Programming has funds to assist financially disadvantaged participants and, specially, students, in order to be able to attend the conference.


The ICLP 2009 program will include several workshops, held also as part of FLoC. They are perhaps the best places for the presentation of preliminary work, undeveloped novel ideas, and new open problems to a wide and interested audience with opportunities for intensive discussions and project collaboration.

Doctoral Consortium

The 6th Doctoral Consortium (DC) on Logic Programming provides research students with the opportunity to present and discuss their research directions, and to obtain feedback from both peers and world-renown experts in the field. Accepted participants will receive partial financial support to attend the event and the main conference. The best paper and presentation from the DC will be given the opportunity to present in special session of the main ICLP conference.

Conference Venue/Co-Location

In 2010 (as in the previous two FLoC editions) ICLP will be held as part of the Fifth Federated Logic Conference, FLoC 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., July 16-19, 2010. FLoC is held every four years bringing together several international conferences related to mathematical logic and computer science. Other participating conferences are:

Plenary events involving multiple conferences are planned.

Program Chairs

Manuel Hermenegildo, T.U. Madrid (UPM) and IMDEA Software Research Institute, Spain
Torsten Schaub, University of Potsdam, Germany

Program Committee:

María Alpuente, Technical U. Valencia, Spain
Pedro Cabalar, Corunna University, Spain
Manuel Carro, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
Luc De Raedt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Marina De Vos, University of Bath, United Kingdom
James Delgrande, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Mark Denecker, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Agostino Dovier, Univ. di UDINE, Italy
Esra Erdem, Sabanci University, Turkey
Wolfgang Faber, University of Calabria, Italy
Thom Fruehwirth, University of Ulm, Germany
Maurizio Gabbrielli, University of Bologna, Italy
John Gallagher, Roskilde University, Denmark
Samir Genaim, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Hai-Feng Guo, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Joxan Jaffar, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Tomi Janhunen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Michael Leuschel, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
Alan Mycroft, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Gopalan Nadathur, University of Minnesota, United States
Lee Naish, University of Melbourne, Australia
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, United States
Vítor Santos Costa, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Tom Schrijvers, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Tran Cao Son, New Mexico State University, United States
Peter Stuckey, University of Melbourne, Australia
Terrance Swift, CENTRIA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Péter Szeredi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Frank Valencia, LIX, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Wim Vanhoof, University of Namur, Belgium
Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
Stefan Woltran, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Neng-Fa Zhou, CUNY Brooklyn College and Graduate Center, United States

Conference Chair

Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Workshps Chair

Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Marcello Balduccini, Kodak Research Labs, USA
Alessandro del Palù, Univesità degli Studi di Parma, Italy

Prolog Programming Contest Chair

Tom Schrijvers, K.U. Leuven, Belgium