EPIA 2011 – 15th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Thematic Track: COLA – COmputational Logic with Applications October 10-13

Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Overview The development of sophisticated intelligent systems requires more and more sound and appropriate foundations and tools, resulting in new problems and challenges for the computational logic practitioners. Computational logic has been widely used in complex applications in important areas such as the Deductive Databases, Natural Language Processing and Program Analysis, and more recently on the Semantic Web and related Web Tools. These novel applications have exposed the limits of existing approaches, showing the need for research on better languages and more sophisticated implementations of reasoning systems. The COLA thematic track of EPIA 2011 covers the broad area of Computational Logic and its applications, with special interest on topics related with new formalisms, environments, languages, tools, and applications. A non-exhaustive list of topics follows: – Logic based knowledge representation and applications – Declarative semantics of rule languages and applications – Program Analysis, Program Transformation, Validation and Verification, Debugging, Profiling – Implementation of reasoning systems, in particular logic programming, contextual logic programming, and tabling systems – Abductive and Inductive Logic Programming – Ontologies, Description Logics and integration with reasoning systems – Reasoning with incomplete and uncertain information, including non-monotonic reasoning as well as probabilistic and fuzzy logic programming formalisms – Reasoning on the Semantic Web – Applications: Deductive Databases, Data Integration, Natural Language, Semantic Web, and Web Tools

Important Dates Deadline for paper submission: May 10, 2011 Notification of paper acceptance: June 10, 2011 Camera-ready papers: July 1, 2011 Conference dates: October 10-13, 2011

Submission Guidelines All papers should be submitted through the conference management website at: Papers should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe’s Portable Document Format) format and will not be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically without a review. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference. More information about the Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) are available on the Springer LNCS Web site

The best papers (the exact number is decided by the EPIA Chairs) will appear in the proceedings published by Springer in the LNAI series. The remaining accepted papers will be published in a venue TBA.

Organizing Committee Paulo Moura, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal Vitor Nogueira, Universidade de Evora, Portugal

Program Committee Angelika Kimmig, K. University of Leuven, Belgium Axel Pollers, National University of Ireland, Ireland Bart Demoen, K. University of Leuven, Belgium Daniel Diaz, University of Paris 1, France David Warren, University of Stony Brook, USA Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, USA Gopal Gupta, University of Texas at Dallas, USA Joachim Schimpf, Monash University, Australia Joao Leite, CENTRIA and Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal Jose Alferes, CENTRIA and Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal Paulo Gomes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal Peter Robinson, University of Queensland, Australia Roberto Bagnara, University of Parma, Italy Salvador Abreu, Universidade de Evora, Portugal Vi­tor Costa, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

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