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Second round call for papers: LOPSTR 2018

David Sabel
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              LOPSTR 2018: Second Round Call for Papers
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                 28th International Symposium on
         Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation
                           LOPSTR 2018

          http://ppdp-lopstr-18.cs.uni-frankfurt.de/index.html

            Frankfurt, Germany, September 4-6, 2018
           (co-located with PPDP 2018 and WFLP 2018)



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 28th International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis  and
Transformation  (LOPSTR  2018)  will be held at  the Goethe-University
Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 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,
Manchester, Edinburgh,  and Namur.  LOPSTR  2018  will  be  co-located  
with  PPDP  2018 (International  Symposium on  Principles and Practice
of  Declarative Programming) and WFLP 2018 (International  Workshop on
Functional and Logic Programming).

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 to:

* synthesis
* transformation
* specialization
* composition
* optimization
* inversion
* specification
* analysis and verification
* testing and certification
* program and model manipulation
* transformational techniques in SE
* applications and tools

Survey papers that present some aspects of the above topics from a new
perspective,  and application  papers  that  describe experience  with
industrial applications are also welcome.

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 chairs in case of questions).

In order to more closely follow previous LOPSTR timelines, we have added
an additional round of paper submission at a more usual time for LOPSTR.
Papers submitted in the first round may already be accepted before this
round, while rejected papers from the first round can be resubmitted.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: June 26, 2018
Paper/Extended abstract submission: June 30, 2018
Notification: July 30, 2018
Camera-ready (for electronic pre-proceedings): August 15, 2018
Symposium: September 4-6, 2018


Submission Guidelines

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. Papers should be
submitted  via  the  Easychair  submission website  for  LOPSTR  2018.


Best Paper Award and Prize

A best paper award will be granted, which will include a 500 EUR prize
provided by  Springer.  This  award will  be given  to the  best paper
submitted to the conference, based  on the relevance, originality, and
technical quality. The program committee may split the award among two
or more papers, also considering authorship (e.g., student paper).


Invited Talks

LOPSTR/PPDP: Philippa Gardner, Imperial College - formal methods for JavaScript
LOPSTR/PPDP: Jorge Navas, SRI International - SeaHorn and constrained horn clauses for verification
LOPSTR: Laure Gonnord, University of Lyon - expressivity and scalability of program analysis
PPDP: Chung-Chieh Shan, Indiana University - probabilistic programming


Proceedings

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.


Program Committee

  See http://ppdp-lopstr-18.cs.uni-frankfurt.de/lopstr18.html#pc


Program Chairs

  Fred Mesnard, University of Reunion Island, France
  Peter Stuckey, University of Melbourne, Australia


Organizing Committee

  David Sabel (General Chair), Computer Science Institute
  Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 

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