Thursday, February 19, 2015

[DMANET] PPDP 2015: 2nd call for papers


Call for papers
17th International Symposium on
Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming
PPDP 2015

Special Issue of Science of Computer Programming (SCP)

Siena, Italy, July 14-16, 2015
(co-located with LOPSTR 2015)



PPDP 2015 is a forum that brings together researchers from the
declarative programming communities, including those working in the
logic, constraint and functional programming paradigms, but also
embracing languages, database languages, and knowledge representation
languages. The goal is to stimulate research in the use of logical
formalisms and methods for specifying, performing, and analyzing
computations, including mechanisms for mobility, modularity,
concurrency, object-orientation, security, verification and static
analysis. Papers related to the use of declarative paradigms and tools
in industry and education are especially solicited. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to

* Functional programming
* Logic programming
* Answer-set programming
* Functional-logic programming
* Declarative visual languages
* Constraint Handling Rules
* Parallel implementation and concurrency
* Monads, type classes and dependent type systems
* Declarative domain-specific languages
* Termination, resource analysis and the verification of declarative
* Transformation and partial evaluation of declarative languages
* Language extensions for security and tabulation
* Probabilistic modeling in a declarative language and modeling reactivity
* Memory management and the implementation of declarative systems
* Practical experiences and industrial application

This year the conference will be co-located with the 25th
International Symposium on Logic-Based Program Synthesis and
Transformation (LOPSTR 2015).

The conference will be held in Siena, Italy. Previous symposia were
held at Canterbury (UK), Madrid (Spain), Leuven (Belgium), Odense
(Denmark), Hagenberg (Austria), Coimbra (Portugal), Valencia (Spain),
Wroclaw (Poland), Venice (Italy), Lisboa (Portugal), Verona (Italy),
Uppsala (Sweden), Pittsburgh (USA), Florence (Italy), Montreal
(Canada), and Paris (France). You might have a look at the contents of
past PPDP symposia.

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 chair in case of questions).

After the symposium, a selection of the best papers will be invited to
extend their submissions in the light of the feedback solicited at the
symposium. The papers are expected to include at least 30% extra
material over and above the PPDP version. Then, after another round of
reviewing, these revised papers will be published in a special issue
of SCP with a target publication date by Elsevier of 2016.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 14 March, 2015
Paper submission: 20 March, 2015
Notification: 14 May, 2015
Camera-ready: To be announced

Symposium: 14-16 July, 2015

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the full paper in
PDF. Papers should be submitted to the submission website for PPDP
2015. Each submission must include on its first page the paper title;
authors and their affiliations; abstract; and three to four
keywords. The keywords will be used to assist the program committee in
selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. Papers should consist
of the equivalent of 12 pages under the ACM formatting
guidelines. These guidelines are available online, along with
formatting templates or style files. Submitted papers will be judged
on the basis of significance, relevance, correctness, originality, and
clarity. They should include a clear identification of what has been
accomplished and why it is significant. Authors who wish to provide
additional material to the reviewers beyond the 12-page limit can do
so in clearly marked appendices: reviewers are not required to read
such appendices.


Patrick Cousot, New York University, USA (Jointly with LOPSTR)
Martin Hofmann, LMU Munich, Germany
Program Committee

Michael Adams, University of Utah, USA
Puri Arenas, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Amir Ben-Amram, Tel-Aviv Academic College, Israel
Ines Castro, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Patrick Cousot, New York University, USA
Gregory Duck, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Fabio Fioravanti, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Thom Frühwirth, University of Ulm, Germany
Roberto Giacobazzi, University of Verona, Italy
Michael Hanus, CAU Kiel, Germany
Andy King, University of Kent, UK
F. López-Fraguas, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Ian Mackie, University of Sussex, UK
Dale Miller, INRIA and LIX/Ecole Polytechnique, France
Torsten Schaub, University of Potsdam, Germany
Tom Schrijvers KU Leuven, Belgium
Frank D. Valencia, CNRS and LIX, Ecole Polytechnique, France
German Vidal, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Marina Vos, University of Bath, UK
Nobuko Yoshida, Imperial College London, UK

Program Chair

Elvira Albert
Complutense University of Madrid
C/ Profesor Garcia Santesmases
E-28040 Madrid, Spain

Symposium Chair

Moreno Falaschi
Department of information engineering and mathematics
University of Siena, Italy
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