|September 9-11, 2014|
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.
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
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 Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings may be submitted (please contact the PC co-chairs in case of questions).
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.
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.
Program Co-Chairs (contact them for additional information about papers and submissions):
Hirohisa SekiSymposium Co-Chairs
Olaf Chitil and Andy KingOrganizing Committee
Emanuele De Angelis, University of Chieti-Pescara and IASI-CNR, Italy
Call for Papers
You can view or download the Call for Papers as