[Haskell] CICLOPS 2004: Second CFP

Manuel Carro mcarro at fi.upm.es
Fri Apr 9 17:39:58 EDT 2004

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                       C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                                CICLOPS 2004

 Colloquium on Implementation of Constraint and LOgic Programming Systems

        to be held at Saint-Malo (France) at the occasion of ICLP'04

                              September, 2004



Topics of interest

   This workshop aims at discussing and exchanging experience on the
   design, implementation, and optimization of logic, constraint (logic)
   programming systems, and systems intimately related to logic as a
   means to express computations.  Experience backed up by real
   implementations and their evaluation will be given preference, as
   well as descriptions of work in progress in that direction.

   Topics include, but are not limited to:

     * Standard and alternative sequential implementation schemes
       (e.g., generalization / modification of the WAM, translation to
       lower-level and/or general-purpose languages, etc.)

     * Interaction between high-level optimizations / transformations
       / specialization and low-level issues.

     * Compile-time analysis and its application to code generation.

     * Low-level cost models to guide high-level optimizations.

     * Memory management, indexing, and garbage collection issues.

     * Balance between compile-time effort and run-time machinery.

     * Implementation of parallel and concurrent logic and constraint
       programming systems.

     * Implementation techniques for declarative programming paradigms
       with basis on, or extending, logic and constraint programming,
       such as non-monotonic reasoning, inductive logic programming,

     * Implementation of systems closely related to, or based on,
       logic, such as theorem provers and natural language processing

     * Performance evaluation of logic and constraint programming

     * User oriented tools for performance evaluation and profiling.

     * Software design with and for LP/CP systems: components,
       patterns, etc.

     * Design and implementation of programming environments.

     * Experiences from using systems in real-life applications.

Important dates

     * submission deadline: April 26
     * notification of acceptance: May 24
     * final version due: June 14
     * workshop dates: still to be decided (they depend on the
       organization of ICLP 2004)

Workshop Goals

   Our intent is to bring together, in an informal setting, people
   involved in research on sequential and parallel implementation
   technologies for logic and constraint programming languages and
   systems, in order to promote the exchange of ideas and feedback on
   recent developments. We hope that the workshop will provide a
   meeting point for people working on implementation technology for
   different aspects of logic and constraint-based languages and

Rationale and History

   The last years have witnessed continuous progress in the technology
   available both for academic and commercial computing environments.
   Examples include more processor performance, increased memory
   capacity and bandwidth, faster networking technology, and operating
   system support for cluster computing.  These improvements, combined
   with recent advances in compilation and implementation
   technologies, are causing high-level languages to be regarded as
   good candidates for programming complex, real world
   applications. Techniques aiming at achieving flexibility in the
   language design make powerful extensions easier to implement; on
   the other hand, implementations which reach good performance in
   terms of speed and memory consumption make declarative languages
   and systems amenable to develop non-trivial applications.

   Logic Programming and Constraint Programming, in particular, seem
   to offer one of the best options, as they couple a high level of
   abstraction and a declarative nature with an extreme flexibility in
   the design of their implementations and extensions and of their
   execution model.  This adaptability is key to, for example, the
   implicit exploitation of alternative execution strategies tailored
   for different applications (e.g., for domain-specific languages)
   without jeopardizing efficiency unnecessarily.

   This workshop continues a tradition of successful workshops on
   Implementations of Logic Programming Systems, previously held with
   in Budapest (1993) and Ithaca (1994), the Compulog Net workshops on
   Parallelism and Implementation Technologies held in Madrid (1993
   and 1994), Utrecht (1995) and Bonn (1996), the Workshop on
   Parallelism and Implementation Technology for (Constraint) Logic
   Programming Languages held in Port Jefferson (1997), Manchester
   (1998), Las Cruces (1999), and London (2000), and more recently the
   Colloquium on Implementation of Constraint and LOgic Programming
   Systems in Paphos (Cyprus, 2001), Copenhagen (2002), and Mumbai
   (2003), and the CoLogNet Workshops on Implementation Technology for
   Computational Logic Systems held in Madrid (2002) and Pisa (2003).

Submission Information

   Authors are invited to submit papers written in English and not
   exceeding 12 pages. To speed up the process of refereeing, authors
   are requested to submit their paper in Postscript or PDF form. Hard
   copies may be sent to the contact address below only if access to
   electronic media is not available; please contact the organizers
   beforehand if that is the case.  Submissions should contain full
   return mail and email address (if applicable) and FAX number (if
   applicable) of the contact author. Prospective authors are kindly
   requested to first send an indication of interest together with a
   paper title and abstract, in plain text format, to the organizers
   at the e-mail address at the bottom of the page.

   LaTeX style files are available via WWW at the Workshop web
   site. We strongly encourage their use, both in the preparation of
   submissions and, specially, for the final version.  In order to 
   obtain homogeneous workshop proceedings, authors of accepted papers
   will be requested to send the sources to the organizers. Authors
   who wish to prepare papers in formats other than LaTeX are kindly
   requested to contact the organization beforehand in order to make
   sure that we have available the right tools to process the files
   (if needed), or in order to receive detailed format instructions


Program Committee:

     * Manuel Carro (Spain)
     * Ricardo Lopes (Portugal)
     * José F. Morales (Spain)
     * Enrico Pontelli (USA)
     * Vítor Santos (Brazil)
     * Tom Schrijvers (Belgium)
     * Christian Schulte (Sweden)
     * Paul Tarau (USA)
     * Neng-Fa Zhou (USA)

Workshop Coordinators:

   Manuel Carro (contact person)        José F. Morales
   http://lml.ls.fi.upm.es/~mcarro      http://clip.dia.fi.upm.es/~jfran
   Phone: +34-91-3367455                Phone: +34-91-3367448
   Fax: +34-91-3366595                  Fax: +34-91-3366595

Invited Speaker:

   To be announced


   Please address any question regarding the workshop organization to the
   address ciclops-org at clip.dia.fi.upm.es

|Manuel Carro --- Facultad de Informática -- U. Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) |
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