[ecoop-info] CFP - 14th Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms (ASPOCP 2021)

Miguel Areias miguel-areias at dcc.fc.up.pt
Mon May 31 19:36:53 CEST 2021

                           CALL FOR PAPERS
             ASPOCP 2021: 14th Workshop on Answer Set Programming and
                        Other Computing Paradigms


    A workshop of 37th International Conference on Logic Programming
                        September 20-27, 2021
                      (the event will be virtual)



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:

* papers describing original research,

* non-original papers already published on formal proceedings or

Original papers must not exceed 13 pages (excluding references) and
must be formatted using the Springer LNCS 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:



* All dates are 'Anywhere on Earth', namely 23:59 UTC-12.
* Abstract registration:      July 1, 2021
* Paper submission:           July 8, 2021
* Notification:               July 31, 2021
* Camera-ready articles due:  August 10, 2021


Authors of all accepted original contributions can opt 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 could
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.



* Jessica Zangari, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
   University of Calabria, Italy

* Markus Hecher, TU Wien, Austria & University of Potsdam, Germany



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