24th International Symposium on
Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation

Canterbury, UK
September 9-11, 2014

Co-located with PPDP 2014

o  Conference Description
o  Important Dates
o  Submissions Guidelines
o  Proceedings
o  Invited Speakers
o  Program Committee
o  Contacts
o  Call for Papers
o  Conference Program
o  Registration & Venue
Canterbury Cathedral

Post-conference Proceedings

The post-conference proceedings of LOPSTR 2014 (Springer LNCS Volume 8981) are available online here (free online access till May 22nd, 2015).

Journal Special Issue

A selection of the papers published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science post-proceedings will be invited to a special issue of the Formal Aspects of Computing journal. The submissions to the special issue must be substantial extensions of the proceedings versions and will undergo the usual journal reviewing process.

Important Dates

    Invitation for journal publication:        expired
    Submission of journal version:        expired

Conference Description

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 24th International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2014) will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom; previous symposia were held in 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). LOPSTR 2014 will be co-located with PPDP 2014 (International ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative 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 co-chairs in case of questions).

Important Dates

    Abstract submission:          May 30,2014     June 11, 2014
    Paper submission:        June 6, 2014     June 18, 2014
    Notification (for pre-proceedings):     July 18, 2014
    Camera-ready (for pre-proceedings):     August 25, 2014
    Symposium:     September 9-11, 2014

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 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.
Paper should be submitted via the Easychair submission website for LOPSTR 2014. If electronic submission is impossible, please contact the program co-chairs for information on how to submit hard copies.


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.

The copyright form for the Springer LNCS post-proceedings can be downloaded here.

Invited Speakers

Roberto Giacobazzi (University of Verona, Italy) shared with PPDP
Title: Obscuring Code -- Unveiling and Veiling Information in Programs
Viktor Kuncak (EPFL, Switzerland)
Title: Synthesizing Functions from Relations in Leon

Program Committee

Slim Abdennadher German University of Cairo, Egypt
Étienne André Université Paris 13, France
Martin Brain University of Oxford, UK
Wei-Ngan Chin National University of Singapore, Singapore
Marco Comini University of Udine, Italy
Włodzimierz Drabent IPIPAN, Poland and Linköping University, Sweden
Fabio Fioravanti University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Jürgen Giesl RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Miguel Gómez-Zamalloa Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Arnaud Gotlieb SIMULA Research Laboratory, Norway
Gopal Gupta University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Jacob Howe City University London, UK
Zhenjiang Hu National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Alexei Lisitsa University of Liverpool, UK
Yanhong Annie Liu Stony Brook University, USA
Jorge Navas NASA, USA
Naoki Nishida Nagoya University, Japan
Corneliu Popeea Technische Universität München, Germany
Maurizio Proietti IASI-CNR, Italy (Program Co-Chair)
Tom Schrijvers Ghent University, Belgium
Hirohisa Seki Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan (Program Co-Chair)
Jon Sneyers K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Fausto Spoto University of Verona, Italy
Wim Vanhoof University of Namur, Belgium
Germán Vidal Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain


Program Co-Chairs (contact them for additional information about papers and submissions):

Maurizio Proietti
Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Rome, Italy

Hirohisa Seki
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Nagoya, Japan

Symposium Co-Chairs
Olaf Chitil and Andy King
School of Computing, University of Kent
CT2 7NF Kent, UK
Organizing Committee
Emanuele De Angelis, University of Chieti-Pescara and IASI-CNR, Italy
Fabrizio Smith, IASI-CNR, Italy

Call for Papers

You can view or download the Call for Papers as

Emanuele De Angelis