[ecoop-info] ASPOCP 2022: 15th Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms

Víctor Pérez victor.perez at software.imdea.org
Wed Feb 9 17:54:43 CET 2022

                                CALL FOR PAPERS
                                  ASPOCP 2022
   15th Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms
                                  July 31, 2022

      Affiliated with Affiliated with FLOC 2022, the Federated Logic Conference
                           July 31 - August 12, 2022 

AIMS AND SCOPE                                                                  
 Since its introduction in the late 1980s, Answer Set Programming (ASP) has been widely applied to various knowledge-intensive tasks and combinatorial search problems. ASP was found to be closely related to SAT, which led to a new method of computing answer sets using SAT solvers and techniques adapted from SAT. This has been a much studied relationship, and is currently extended towards satisfiability modulo theories (SMT). The relationship of ASP to other computing paradigms, such as constraint satisfaction, quantified Boolean formulas (QBF), Constraint Logic Programming (CLP), first-order logic (FOL), and FO(ID) is also the subject of active research. Consequently, new methods of computing answer sets are being developed based on relationships to these formalisms.                        

 Furthermore, the practical applications of ASP also foster work on multi-paradigm problem-solving, and in particular language and solver integration. The most prominent examples in this area currently are the integration of ASP with description logics (in the realm of the Semantic Web) and constraint satisfaction (which recently led to the Constraint Answer Set Programming (CASP) research direction).

 A large body of general results regarding ASP is available and several efficient ASP solvers have been implemented. However, there are still significant challenges in applying ASP to real life applications, and more interest in relating ASP to other computing paradigms is emerging. This workshop will provide opportunities for researchers to identify these challenges and to exchange ideas for overcoming them.

 Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):                          
 - ASP and classical logic formalisms (SAT/FOL/QBF/SMT/DL).                     
 - ASP and constraint programming.                                              
 - ASP and other logic programming paradigms, e.g., FO(ID).                     
 - ASP and other nonmonotonic languages, e.g., action languages.                
 - ASP and external means of computation.                                       
 - ASP and probabilistic reasoning.                                             
 - ASP and knowledge compilation.                                               
 - ASP and machine learning.                                                    
 - New methods of computing answer sets using algorithms or systems of          
   other paradigms.                                                             
 - Language extensions to ASP.                                                  
 - ASP and multi-agent systems.                                                 
 - ASP and multi-context systems.                                               
 - Modularity and ASP.                                                          
 - ASP and argumentation.                                                       
 - Multi-paradigm problem solving involving ASP.                                
 - Evaluation and comparison of ASP to other paradigms.                         
 - ASP and related paradigms in applications.                                   
 - Hybridizing ASP with procedural approaches.                                  
 - Enhanced grounding or beyond grounding.                                      


 The workshop invites two types of submissions:
  - original papers describing original research.
  - non-original paper already published on formal proceedings or journals.
 Original papers must not exceed 13 pages (excluding references) and must be formatted using the 1-column CEURART style available here.

 Authors are requested to clearly specify whether their submission is original or not with a footnote on the first page.
 Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts in PDF via the EasyChair system at the link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=aspocp2022.

  Abstract submission deadline:                              26 April 2022
  Paper submission deadline:                                 10 May 2022 
  Notification:                                              15 June 2022 
  Camera-ready articles due:                                 24 June 2022  

 Authors of all accepted original contributions can opt for to publish their work on formal proceedings. 
 Accepted non-original contributions will be given visibility on the conference web site including a link to the original publication, if already published.

 A selection of extended and revised versions of accepted papers will appear in a special issue.
 Extended versions of accepted non-original contributions, if not published in a journal yet, might be included in the issue.


 The FLoC organizing committee will make all possible effort to ensure everyone is able to attend in person. 
 We are, however, very much aware that there might be members of the community who cannot travel to Israel and, in cases where travel is not possible, we will ensure people can participate remotely.


 Jessica Zangari, University of Calabria, Italy - zangari at mat.unical.it
 Markus Hecher, TU Wien, Austria - hecher at dbai.tuwien.ac.at



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