CFP: Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation 2014

24th International Symposium on
Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, September 10-11, 2014

  • Abstract submission: May 30, 2014
  • Paper/Extended abstract submission: June 6, 2014


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 24th International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2014) will be held at the University of Kent,  Canterbury, United Kingdom; previous symposia were held in 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 2014 will be co-located with PPDP 2014 (International ACM SIGPLAN 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 Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings may be submitted (please contact the PC co-chairs in case of questions).

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: May 30, 2014
  • Paper/Extended abstract submission: June 6, 2014
  • Notification: July 18, 2014
  • Camera-ready (for electronic pre-proceedings): August 25, 2014
  • Symposium: September 10-11, 2014

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.
Paper should be submitted via the Easychair submission website for LOPSTR 2014. If electronic submission is impossible, please contact the program co-chairs for information on how to submit hard copies.


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.

Program Committee

Slim Abdennadher German University of Cairo, Egypt
Étienne André Université Paris 13, France
Martin Brain University of Oxford, UK
Wei-Ngan Chin National University of Singapore, Singapore
Marco Comini University of Udine, Italy
Wlodzimierz Drabent IPIPAN, Poland and Linköping University, Sweden
Fabio Fioravanti University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Jürgen Giesl RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Miguel Gómez-Zamalloa Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Arnaud Gotlieb SIMULA Research Laboratory, Norway
Gopal Gupta University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Jacob Howe City University London, UK
Zhenjiang Hu National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Alexei Lisitsa University of Liverpool, UK
Jorge Navas NASA, USA
Naoki Nishida Nagoya University, Japan
Corneliu Popeea Technische Universität München, Germany
Maurizio Proietti IASI-CNR, Italy (Program Co-Chair)
Tom Schrijvers Ghent University, Belgium
Hirohisa Seki Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan (Program Co-Chair)
Jon Sneyers K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Fausto Spoto University of Verona, Italy
Wim Vanhoof University of Namur, Belgium
German Vidal Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Annie-Liu Yanhong Stony Brook University, USA

Program Co-Chairs:

Maurizio Proietti, IASI-CNR, Italy (
Hirohisa Seki, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan (

Symposium Co-Chairs

Olaf Chitil and Andy King
School of Computing
University of Kent
CT2 7NF Kent, UK

Organizing Committee

Emanuele De Angelis, University of Chieti-Pescara and IASI-CNR, Italy
Fabrizio Smith, IASI-CNR, Italy