|Edinburgh, Scotland UK|
|September 6-8, 2016|
The symposium program can be found here.
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. Formal proceedings are produced only after the symposium so that authors can incorporate this feedback in the published papers.
The 26th International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2016) will be held at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; previous symposia were held in Siena, Canterbury, Madrid, Leuven, Odense, Hagenberg, Coimbra, Valencia, Lyngby, Venice, London, Verona, Uppsala, Madrid, Paphos, London, Venice, Manchester, Leuven, Stockholm, Arnhem, Pisa, Louvain-la-Neuve and Manchester (you might have a look at the contents of past LOPSTR symposia at DBLP). LOPSTR 2016 will be co-located with PPDP 2016 (the ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming) and SAS 2016 (the 23rd Static Analysis Symposium).
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. Both full
papers and extended abstracts describing applications in
these areas are especially welcome. Contributions are welcome on all
aspects of logic-based program development, including, but not limited
Papers must describe original work, be written and presented in English, and must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings may be submitted (please contact the PC chair in case of doubt).
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.
Page numbers (and, if possible, line numbers) should appear on the manuscript to help the reviewers in writing their
report. Submissions cannot exceed 15 pages including
references but excluding well-marked appendices not intended for publication.
Reviewers are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers should be
intelligible without them.
The formal post-conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Full papers can be directly accepted for publication in the formal proceedings, or accepted only for presentation at the symposium and inclusion in informal proceedings. After the symposium, all authors of extended abstracts and full papers accepted only for presentation will be invited to revise and/or extend their submissions in the light of the feedback solicited at the symposium. Then, after another round of reviewing, these revised papers may also be published in the formal proceedings.
A selection of the best papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of a journal. The submissions to the special issue should be substantial extensions of the proceedings versions and will undergo the usual journal reviewing process.
Program Committee Members
You can view or download the Call for Papers as plain text.
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