25th International Conference on Logic Programming
ICLP 2009

July 14-17, 2009

Co-located with International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), July 11-17, 2009

o  Conference Description
o  Call for Papers
o  Important Dates
o  Program Committee
o  Submissions
o  Workshops
o  Doctoral Consortium
o  Conference Program
o  Accepted Papers
o  Invited Talks
o  Tutorials
o  Registration
o  Hotel Information
o  Organization
o  Sponsors

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Here are the two convenient airports to get to Pasadena, California:

  • Burbank Airport (BUR): highly recommended; fast check-out from the airport, 15 miles to Pasadena convention center, about $45 cab fare or $20 shuttle bus to Pasadena.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 28 miles to Pasadena convention center; it could take about one hour to get to Pasadena depending on the traffic.

Besides the conference designated hotels, you may follow this link to find a CHEAP hotel near the Pasadena convention center.

Conference Description

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:

  • Theory: Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Knowledge Representation.
  • Implementation: Compilation, Memory Management, Virtual Machines, Parallelism.
  • Environments: Program Analysis, Program Transformation, Validation and Verification, Debugging, Profiling.
  • Language Issues: Concurrency, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher Order, Types, Modes, Programming Techniques.
  • Related Paradigms: Abductive Logic Programming, Answer Set Programming, Constraint Logic Programming, Inductive Logic Programming, Alternative Inference Engines and Mechanisms.
  • Applications: Deductive Databases, Data Integration, Software Engineering, Natural Language, Web Tools, Internet Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics.

The three broad categories for submissions are: (1) technical papers, where specific attention will be given to work providing novel integrations of the areas listed above, (2) application papers, where the emphasis will be on their impact on the application domain as opposed to the advancement of the the state-of-the-art of logic programming, and (3) short papers, ideal for presenting and discussing current work not yet ready for publication, for PhD thesis summaries and research project overviews.

In addition to papers and posters, the technical program will include invited talks, tutorials, a Doctoral Consortium, and workshops.

ICLP 2009 will be held in Pasadena Convention Center, 10 miles from Los Angeles downtown, California, USA. You can also check previous ICLP conferences.

Call for Papers Flier

iclp2009-cfp.pdf iclp2009-cfp.txt

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal: February 9, 2009
Paper Registration: February 27, 2009
Paper Submission: March 3, 2009
Notification of Authors: April 7, 2009
Doctoral Consortium Submission: April 10, 2009
Camera-ready Copy: May 5, 2009
Conference: July 14-17, 2009

Program Committee

Annalisa BossiUniversità Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy
Pedro CabalarCorunna University, Spain
Mireille DucasseIRISA/INSA of Rennes, France
Esra ErdemSabanci University, Istanbul
Francois FagesINRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France
Thom FrühwirthUniversität Ulm, Germany
Maurizio GabbrielliUniversita' di Bologna, Italy
Maria Garcia de la BandaMonash University, Australia
Hai-Feng GuoUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha
Gopal GuptaUniversity of Texas at Dallas
Michael HanusChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
Patricia HillUniversity of Leeds, United Kingdom
Katsumi InoueNational Institute of Informatics, Japan
Joxan JaffarNational University of Singapore, Singapore
Andy KingKent University, United Kingdom
Nicola LeoneUniversity of Calabria, Italy
Fangzhen LinHong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Paulo MouraUniversity of Beira Interior, Portugal
Steve MuggletonImperial College London, United Kingdom
Gopalan NadathurUniversity of Minnesota, USA
Lee NaishUniversity of Melbourne, Australia
Enrico PontelliNew Mexico State University, USA
Ricardo RochaUniversity of Porto, Portugal
Torsten SchaubUniversity of Potsdam, Germany
Terrance SwiftCENTRIA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Peter SzerediBudapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Mirek TruszczynskiUniversity of Kentucky, USA
Frank ValenciaÉcole Polytechnique, France
Wim VanhoofUniversity of Namur, Belgium
David S. WarrenStony Brook University, USA
Neng-Fa ZhouBrooklyn College, USA

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. Technical and application papers must not exceed 15 pages in the Springer LNCS format. The limit for short papers is 5 pages in the same format. The proceedings, which is expected to be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series, will include all accepted papers.

Submissions must be in the Springer LNCS format via the Easychair submission system.


The ICLP 2009 program will include several workshops. They are perhaps the best places for the presentation of preliminary work, novel ideas, and new open problems to a wide and interested audience. Workshops also provide a venue for presenting specialized topics and opportuni- ties for intensive discussions and project collaboration in any areas related to logic programming, including cross-disciplinary areas. Workshop proposals are due by February 9th, 2009. Please click here to find more information on call for workshops.

Accepted Workshops

Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium on Logic Programming is the 5th doctoral consortium to be offered as a part of ICLP conference series. The DC aims to provide doctoral students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research directions and to obtain feedbacks from peers as well as world-renown experts in the field. The Doctoral Consortium will also offer invited speakers and panels discussions. Please click here to find more information on the doctoral consortium.


Sponsored by

Association for Logic Programming University of Texas at Dallas