The series of International Conferences on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR) is a forum where, year after year, some of the most renowned researchers in the areas of automated reasoning, computational logic, programming languages and their applications come to present cutting-edge results, to discuss advances in these fields, and to exchange ideas in a scientifically emerging part of the world. The 2008 edition will be held in Doha, Qatar, on the premises of the Qatar campus of Carnegie Mellon University.
Logic is a fundamental organizing principle in nearly all areas in Computer Science. It runs a multifaceted gamut from the foundational to the applied. At one extreme, it underlies computability and complexity theory and the formal semantics of programming languages. At the other, it drives billions of gates every day in the digital circuits of processors of all kinds. Logic is in itself a powerful programming paradigm but it is also the quintessential specification language for anything ranging from real-time critical systems to networked infrastructures. It is logical techniques that link implementation and specification through formal methods such as automated theorem proving and model checking. Logic is also the stuff of knowledge representation and artificial intelligence. Because of its ubiquity, logic has acquired a central role in Computer Science education.
Work in progress, system descriptions, and exploratory presentations are welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
It has been a tradition of LPAR to invite some of the most influential researchers in the focus areas to discuss their work and their vision for their fields. We are honored that the following members of the community have accepted this invitation.
In keeping with the tradition of LPAR, researchers and practioners are encouraged submit short papers reporting on interesting work in progress or providing system descriptions. They need not be original. Extended versions of the short papers may be submitted concurrently with or after LPAR'08 to another conference or a journal.
Authors of accepted papers are required to ensure that at least one of them will be present at the conference. Papers that do not adhere to this policy will be removed from the proceedings.
|Paper submission deadline:||05 October 2008|
|Notification of acceptance:||19 October 2008|
|Final version:||26 October 2008|
|LPAR'08 Workshops:||22 November 2008|
|LPAR 2008:||23-27 November 2008|