28th International Conference on Logic Programming
ICLP 2012

September 4-8, 2012

o  Conference Description
o  Call for Participation
o  Call for Papers
o  Important Dates
o  Program Committee
o  Paper Publication
o  Submissions
o  Workshops
o  Doctoral Consortium
o  Programme Brochure
o  Accepted Papers
o  Invited Talks and Tutorials
o  Registration
o  Hotel Information
o  Travel Information
o  Organization
o  Diversity Grant
o  Sponsors
o  Picture Credits

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Conference Location

The Conference will located in Tulip Inn Budapest Millennium. Budapest is in the center of Hungary, in the heart of Central Europe. Hungary is member of the European Union and belongs to the Schengen area.

Conference Description

Since the first conference held in Marseille in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international conference for presenting research in logic programming. Contributions (papers and posters) are sought in all areas of logic programming including but not restricted to:

  • Theory: Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Non- monotonic Reasoning, Knowledge Representation.
  • Implementation: Compilation, Memory Management, Virtual Machines, Parallelism.
  • Environments: Program Analysis, Transformation, Validation, Verification, Debugging, Profiling, Testing.
  • Language Issues: Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher Order, Types, Modes, Assertions, Programming Techniques.
  • Related Paradigms: Abductive Logic Programming, Inductive Logic Programming, Constraint Logic Programming, Answer-Set Programming.
  • Applications: Databases, Data Integration and Federation, Software Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Web and Semantic Web, Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics.
In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical program will include invited talks, the doctoral consortium, and several workshops.

Call for Participation Flyer

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Call for Papers Flyer

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Important Dates

Workshop Proposals: February 10, 2012
Notification of Workshop Acceptance: February 26, 2012
Paper Registration (Strict): March 11, 2012 March 18, 2012
Paper Submission (Strict): March 18, 2012 March 25, 2012
Notification of Authors (first round): April 28, 2012 May 5, 2012
Revised TPLP Paper Resubmission: June 11, 2012
Notification of Authors (second round): June 10, 2012 June 18, 2012
Camera-ready LIPIcs copy: June 10, 2012 June 18, 2012
Camera-ready TPLP copy: June 28, 2012
Conference: September 4-8, 2012
ICLP 2012 workshops: September 4-8, 2012

Program Committee

Elvira Albert (U.C. Madrid) Sergio Antoy (Portland State Univ.)
Marcello Balduccini (Kodak Research Laboratories)     Manuel Carro (Technical University of Madrid (UPM))
Michael Codish (Ben Gurion Univ.) Verónica Dahl (Simon Fraser Univ.)
Marina De Vos (Univ. of Bath) Alessandro Dal Palù (Universita degli Studi di Parma)
Bart Demoen (K.U. Leuven) Thomas Eiter (T.U. Wien)
Esra Erdem (Sabanci University) Thom Frühwirth (Univ. of Ulm)
Andrea Formisano (Univ. of Perugia) Maria Garcia de la Banda (Monash Univ.)
Marco Gavanelli (University of Ferrara) Hai-Feng Guo (Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha)
Gopal Gupta (Univ. of Texas, Dallas) Katsumi Inoue (National Inst. of Informatics, Japan)
Angelika Kimmig (K.U. Leuven) Joohyung Lee (Arizona State University)
Evelina Lamma (Univ. of Ferrara) Nicola Leone (University of Calabria)
Yuliya Lierler (Univ. of Kentucky) Boon Thau Loo (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Michael Maher (R.R.I., Sydney) Alessandra Mileo (DERI Galway)
Jose Morales (U.P. Madrid) Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico State Univ.)
Gianfranco Rossi (Univ. of Parma) Beata Sarna-Starosta (Cambian, Vancouver)
Torsten Schaub (Univ. of Potsdam) Tom Schrijvers (Universiteit Gent)
Fernando Silva (Univ. of Porto) Tran Cao Son (New Mexico State University)
Terrance Swift (Univ. Nova de Lisboa) Péter Szeredi (Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics)
Francesca Toni (Imperial College London) Mirek Truszczynski (University of Kentucky)
Germán Vidal (U.P. of Valencia) Stefan Woltran (Vienna University of Technology)
Neng-Fa Zhou (CUNY, New York)

Paper Publication

All accepted (long) papers will be published in the journal Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP), Cambridge U. Press (CUP), in one or more special issues. In order to ensure the quality of the final version, papers may be subject to more than one round of refereeing (within the decision period) and/or "shepherding". The program committee may also recommend standard papers to be published as technical communications. At the time of the conference CUP will make the web page for this(ese) TPLP issue(s) available including volume and issue numbers, table of contents, page numbers, and the papers themselves. All registered attendants at the conference will get lifetime access to the web site for the online version of the issue(s). Pointers to the arXiv/CoRR versions of these papers will be guaranteed from the ALP website www.logicprogramming.org. Attendants will also receive all the papers in a memory stick at the conference.

The collection of technical communications will appear as a volume of the LIPIcs (Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics) series, and published online through the Dagstuhl Research Online Publication Server (DROPS). All technical communications will also get space in the program for presentation. The journal issue(s) will also include a listing of the technical communications, with pointers to the LIPIcs/DROPS volume.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. They must be written in English.

The four broad categories for submissions are: (1) technical papers for describing technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the state of the art of logic programming; (2) application papers, where the emphasis will be on their impact on the application domain; (3) system and tool papers, where the emphasis will be on the novelty, practicality, usability and general availability of the systems and tools described; and (4) technical communications, aimed at describing recent developments, new projects, and other materials that are not ready for main publication as standard papers.

Technical papers, application papers, and system and tool papers must not exceed 15 pages plus bibliography. The limit for technical communications is 10 pages. Submissions of 15-page papers must be made in TPLP format via the Easychair submission system. The formatting instructions for technical communications are available from LIPIcs here.


The ICLP 2012 program will include several workshops, held in parallel with the main conference. They are perhaps the best places for the presentation of preliminary work, undeveloped novel ideas, and new open problems to a wide and interested audience with opportunities for intensive discussions and project collaboration. Workshops also provide a venue for presenting specialized topics and opportunities for intensive discussions and project collaboration in any areas related to logic programming, including cross-disciplinary areas.

Accepted Workshops

Doctoral Consortium

The 8th Doctoral Consortium (DC) on Logic Programming provides research students with the opportunity to present and discuss their research directions, and to obtain feedback from both peers and world-renown experts in the field. It will take place on September 4th . Accepted participants will receive partial financial support to attend the event and the main conference. The best paper and presentation from the DC will be given the opportunity to present in a special session of the main ICLP conference.


Travel Information

Detailed tourist and travel information can be obtained from here. Hungary is well-served by transport links from abroad. The main international airport is Budapest Ferihegy. Budapest is linked to 15 European capitals by train, directly or indirectly (details); e.g. a Wien-Budapest trip is less than 3 hours.


The conference is sponsored by the Association for Logic Programming (ALP), by the Artificial Intelligence Section of the John von Neumann Computer Society, by AIT-Budapest (Aquincum Institute of Technology), by Alerant Inc, by Google, through its Conference Grant for female computer scientists, and by Budapest University of Technology and Economics providing computer resources and hosting the conference webpage.

Picture Credits

The Budapest pictures were kindly provided by Alessandro Dal Palù.