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LOPSTR 2015: 2nd Call for Papers

FALASCHI MORENO
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                25th International Symposium on
       Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation
                         LOPSTR 2015

         Special Issue of Formal Aspects of Computing

            http://alpha.diism.unisi.it/lopstr15/

        University of Siena, Siena, IT, July 13-15, 2015
                (co-located with PPDP 2015)


DEADLINES
Abstract submission: April 6,  2015
Paper/Extended abstract submission: April 13, 2015

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The aim of the LOPSTR series is to stimulate and promote international
research and collaboration on logic-based program development.  LOPSTR
is  open to  contributions in logic-based  program development in  any
language  paradigm.   LOPSTR  has a  reputation for  being  a  lively,
friendly forum for presenting and discussing work in progress.  Formal
proceedings are produced only after the symposium so that authors  can
incorporate this feedback in the published papers.

The 25th International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis  and
Transformation (LOPSTR 2015) will be held at the University of  Siena,
Siena,  Italy;   previous symposia were held in  Canterbury,   Madrid,
Leuven, Odense, Hagenberg, Coimbra, Valencia, Lyngby, Venice,  London,
Verona, Uppsala, Madrid, Paphos, London, Venice,  Manchester,  Leuven,
Stockholm, Arnhem, Pisa, Louvain-la-Neuve, and Manchester.
LOPSTR 2015 will be co-located with PPDP 2015 (International Symposium
on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming).

Topics of interest cover all aspects of logic-based program
development, all stages of the software life cycle, and issues of both
programming-in-the-small and programming-in-the-large. Both full
papers and extended abstracts describing applications in these areas
are especially welcome. Contributions are welcome on all aspects of
logic-based program development, including, but not limited to:

    * synthesis
    * transformation
    * specialization
    * composition
    * optimization
    * inversion
    * specification
    * analysis and verification
    * testing and certification
    * program and model manipulation
    * transformational techniques in SE
    * applications and tools

Survey papers that present some aspects of the above topics from a new
perspective, and application papers that describe experience with
industrial applications are also welcome.

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).


Important Dates

 Abstract submission:                                       April 6, 2015
 Paper/Extended abstract submission:                        April 13, 2015
 Notification:                                              May 25, 2015
 Camera-ready (for electronic pre-proceedings):   June 15, 2015
 Symposium:                                                 July 13-15,
2015


Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the paper (written in
English) in PDF, formatted in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
style. Each submission must include on its first page  the paper
title; authors and their  affiliations;  contact author's  email;
abstract; and three to four keywords which will be used to assist
the PC in selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. Page numbers
should appear on the manuscript to help the reviewers in writing
their report. Submissions cannot exceed 15 pages including references
but excluding well-marked appendices not intended for publication.
Reviewers are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers
should be intelligible without them.
Papers should be submitted via the Easychair submission website for
LOPSTR 2015, which can be accessed through the website of LOPSTR 2015.


Proceedings

The formal post-conference proceedings will be published by Springer
in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
Full papers can be directly accepted for publication in the formal
proceedings, or accepted only for presentation at the symposium and
inclusion in informal proceedings. After the symposium, all authors
of extended abstracts and full papers accepted only for presentation
will be invited to revise and/or extend their submissions in the light
of the feedback solicited at the symposium. Then, after another round
of reviewing, these revised papers may also be published in the formal
proceedings.


Special journal issue

After the symposium, a selection of the best papers will be invited to
a  special  issue of  the  'Formal Aspects of Computing'  journal. The
submissions to the special issue must be substantial extensions of the
proceedings versions and will  undergo the usual journal reviewing
process.


Invited speakers

Patrick Cousot, New York University, USA (Jointly with PPDP)
Gilles Barthe, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Dale Miller, INRIA and LIX/Ecole Polytechnique, France


Program Committee

  Slim Abdennadher,  German University of Cairo, Egypt
  Maria Alpuente,  Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  Demis Ballis,  University of Udine, Italy
  Olaf Chitil,  University of Kent, UK
  Michael Codish,  Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  Moreno Falaschi,  University of Siena, Italy (Program Chair)
  Jerome Feret,  INRIA and ENS, France
  Maurizio Gabbrielli,  University of Bologna, Italy
  Jurgen Giesl,  RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  Miguel Gomez-Zamalloa,  Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  Arnaud Gotlieb,  SIMULA Research Laboratory, Norway
  Gopal Gupta,  University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  Manuel Hermenegildo,  IMDEA, Spain
  Viktor Kuncak,  EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
  Luigi Liquori,  INRIA Sophia-Antipolis Mediterranee, France
  Alexei Lisitsa,  University of Liverpool, UK
  Narciso Marti-Oliet,  Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  Jorge Navas,  NASA, USA
  Kazuhiro Ogata,  JAIST, Japan
  Carlos Olarte, ECT, Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil
  Catuscia Palamidessi,  INRIA and Ecole Polytechnique, France
  Maurizio Proietti,  IASI-CNR, Italy
  Albert Rubio, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  Wim Vanhoof,  University of Namur, Belgium
     

Program and Symposium Chair:

Moreno Falaschi, Dept. of Information Engineering and Mathematics,
Univ. of Siena, Italy
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Organizing Committee

Monica Bianchini, DIISM, Univ. of Siena, Italy
Sara Brunetti, DIISM, Univ. of Siena, Italy
Andrea Machetti, DIISM, Univ. of Siena, Italy
Simonetta Palmas, DIISM, Univ. of Siena, Italy
Maurizio Proietti,  IASI-CNR, Italy
Simone Rinaldi, DIISM, Univ. of Siena, Italy
Elisa Tiezzi, DIISM, Univ. of Siena, Italy
Sara Ugolini, Dip. Informatica, Univ. of Pisa
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