The 20th International Conference on Logic Programming 
September 6-10, 2004
Saint-Malo, FRANCE
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Twentieth International Conference on Logic Programming
ICLP'04 6-10 September, 2004
Saint-Malo, France
URL: http://www.irisa.fr/ICLP04

Conference scope

Since the first conference held in Marseilles 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:

Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Knowledge Representation.

Compilation, Memory Management, Virtual Machines, Parallelism.

Program Analysis, Program Transformation, Validation and Verification
Debugging, Profiling.

Language Issues
Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher Order, Types, Modes
Programming Techniques.

Alternative Paradigms
Constraint Logic Programming, Abductive Logic Programming,
Inductive Logic Programming, Answer Set Programming.

Deductive Databases, Software Engineering, Natural Language, Web Tools
Internet Agents, Artificial Intelligence.

Teaching LP
Experience, Environments, Objectives.

Specific attention will be given to work providing novel integrations
of these different areas, and to new applications of logic programming
in general. Contributions on applications will be assessed with an
emphasis on their impact and synergy with other areas, as opposed to
technical maturity.

The technical program will include several invited talks and advanced
tutorials, in addition to the presentations of the accepted papers and
posters. We also plan to have several workshops in parallel with the
conference (see call for workshop proposals on the Conference web


Papers must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must
not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. They must be
written in English and not exceed 15 pages in Springer LNCS format. The
authors are encouraged, although not obliged, to submit their papers
already in Springer LNCS format. General information about the Springer
LNCS series and the LNCS authors' instructions are available at the
Springer LNCS/LNAI home page

Papers should express their contribution clearly, both in general and
technical terms. It is essential to identify what was accomplished,
describe its significance, and explain how the paper compares with and
advances previous work. Authors should make every effort to make the
technical content understandable to a broad audience.

The primary means of submission will be electronic, in postscript
format. If electronic submission is not possible, five hard copies
should be sent to one of the program co-chairs. More information on
the submission procedure will be available at


Posters provide a forum for presenting work in an informal and
interactive setting. They are ideal for discussing current work
not yet ready for publication, for PhD thesis summaries and research
project overviews.
Posters must be submitted electronically. More information
on the submission procedure will be available at


The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag
in the LNCS series. The proceedings will include the accepted papers
and the abstracts of accepted posters.

Sponsoring and prizes

The conference is sponsored by the Association for Logic Programming.
The ALP has funds to assist financially disadvantaged participants.

The ALP is planning to sponsor two prizes for ICLP'04: for the best
technical paper and for the best application/teaching paper.

Important dates


Abstract submission deadline: 19 February

Submission deadline: 23 February 10 April

Notification of authors: 19 April 10 May

Camera-ready copy due: 31 May

Conference venue

ICLP'04 will be held at the "Palais du Grand Large" at Saint-Malo in
Brittany, France. Saint-Malo is a historical pirate town located on
the north coast of Brittany, close to Mont Saint-Michel and to
Rennes. Saint-Malo is often compared to a great vessel preparing to
set out to sea, always searching renewal and adventures. Every street
corner, every shore recalls the city's legendary past, along the
innumerable walks and seafront promenades. The conference will feature
an excursion to Mont Saint-Michel, one of France's best-known
attractions. Surrounded by the most powerful tides in Europe, perched
high on a rocky island, this medieval city and its abbey are a UNESCO
World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site


Conference Chair
Mireille Ducasse (INSA Rennes, France)

Program Co-Chairs
Bart Demoen (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium)
Vladimir Lifschitz (University of Texas, USA)

Workshop Chair
Fausto Spoto (Universita di Verona, Italy)

Publicity Chair
Arnaud Gotlieb (IRISA Rennes, France)

Program Committee
Chitta Baral Arizona State University, USA
Piero Bonatti Universita di Napoli, Italy
Gerhard Brewka Leipzig University, Germany
Michael Codish Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Veronica Dahl Simon Fraser University, Canada
Bart Demoen Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Juergen Dix University of Manchester, UK
Mireille Ducasse INSA Rennes, France
Francois Fages INRIA Rocquencourt, France
John Gallagher Roskilde University, Denmark
Gopal Gupta University of Texas, USA
Manuel Hermenegildo Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Antonis Kakas University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Andy King University of Kent, UK
Evelina Lamma University of Ferrara, Italy
Vladimir Lifschitz University of Texas, USA
Fangzhen Lin University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Naomi Lindenstrauss Hebrew University, Israel
Michael Maher Loyola University, USA
Dale Miller INRIA Futurs, France
Stephen Muggleton Imperial College, UK
Ilkka Niemela Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Andreas Podelski Max Planck Institute, Germany
Kostis Sagonas Uppsala University, Sweden
Chiaki Sakama Wakayama University, Japan
Vitor Santos Costa Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Zoltan Somogyi University of Melbourne, Australia
Peter Stuckey University of Melbourne, Australia
Paul Tarau University of North Texas, USA

Contact addresses

General chair

Mireille Ducasse
Campus de Beaulieu,
F-35042 Rennes Cedex

Program co-chairs

Bart Demoen
Department of Computer Science
Celestijnenlaan 200A
3001 Leuven

Vladimir Lifschitz
Department of Computer Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station C0500
Austin TX 78712-0233

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