Call for Participation

                       15th International Conference on
                Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning
                               LPNMR 2019


                            Philadelphia, USA
                              June 3-7, 2019

                  Part of the Philadelphia Logic Week 2019

                            Co-located with 
                          Datalog 2.0 Workshop
        International Workshop on Bidirectional Transformations 
      International Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance 
            !!! Early registration deadline is April 28, 2019!!!


 Early registration deadline is May 4th, 2019. For more information, visit:

 Accepted papers and invited speakers information can be found at



 LPNMR 2019 is the fifteenth in the series of international meetings
 on logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR is a forum
 for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, non-monotonic
 reasoning, and knowledge representation. The aim of the conference is
 to facilitate interactions between researchers and practitioners
 interested in the design and implementation of logic-based programming
 languages and database systems, and those working in knowledge
 representation and nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass
 theoretical and experimental studies that have led or will lead to
 advances in declarative programming and knowledge representation, as
 well as their use in practical applications. A Doctoral Consortium 
 will also be a part of the program.

 This year's edition of the conference seeks to raise submissions devoted 
 towards use of LPNMR techniques in emerging applications stemming from such 
 areas as deep learning, robotics, cybersecurity, modeling cyberphysical 
 systems, and human-aware AI. Aspects that have been studied in commonsense 
 reasoning, inconsistency tolerance, and handling of dynamic knowledge appear 
 essential in enabling these emerging applications to provide 
 explanations and justifications of their outcomes.  LPNMR 2019 aims to 
 bring together researchers from LPNMR core areas and application areas of 
 the aforementioned kind in order to share research experiences, promote 
 collaboration and identify directions for joint future research.

  Esra Erdem, Sabanci University, Turkey
  Michael Gelfond, Texas Tech University, USA
  V.S. Subrahmanian, Dartmouth College, USA

 DATALOG 2.0 Workshop
 International Workshop on Bidirectional Transformations 
 International Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance 


 LPNMR DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM - A mentoring event where PhD students have a 
 chance to present their current research, get feedback from peers and 
 senior researchers, and establish contacts for their future career.

 WORKSHOPS - LPNMR 2019 will include specialized workshops to be held on 
 June 3 and 4:

   * The 12th Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing
     Paradigms (ASPOCP)
     Organizers: Jorge Fandinno and Johannes K. Fichte

   * Causal Reasoning and Explanation in Logic Programming
     Organizers: Emily Leblanc, Joost Vennekens, Son Tran, Pedro Cabalar
     and, Jorge Fandiño

   * The 5th International Workshop on Defeasible and Ampliative
     Reasoning (DARe)
     Organizers: Richard Booth, Giovanni Casini, and Ivan Varzinczak

   * The 5th International Workshop on Grounding and Transformations for
     Theories with Variables (GTTV)
     Organizers: Antonius Weinzierl and Peter Schüller

   * The 3rd International Workshop on User-Oriented Logic Paradigms (IULP)
     Organizers: Stefan Ellmauthaler and Christos Rodosthenous

   * Workshop on the ASP Challenge 2019 (WAC 2019)
     Organizers: Carmine Dodaro, Christoph Redl, and Peter Schüller




 Philadelphia, or the "City of Brotherly Love," is the sixth-largest city 
 in the United States and once served as the nation's capital. Philadelphia
 is an active historical and cultural hub, and has been striving for 
 excellence since 1776. The city's rich history of knowledge and academic 
 prowess has never diminished as it continues to promote and foster higher 
 education. Visitors can explore various attractions in and around 
 Philadelphia, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin 
 Institute, the Barnes Foundation, the Reading Terminal Market, and much 

 Located on the East Coast of the U.S., between New York City and 
 Washington D.C., Philadelphia is easily reachable by air, train, and 
 car. As a testament to Philadelphia's commitment to educational 
 advancement, LPNMR 2019 will be held in one of the city's top colleges, 
 Saint Joseph's University. Saint Joseph's campus is located at the 
 outskirts of the city, in an area that features historic homes, green 
 areas, and a quick connection to Philadelphia's Center City and Old 


 Marcello Balduccini, Saint Joseph's University, USA


 Yuliya Lierler, University of Neraska at Omaha, USA
 Stefan Woltran, TU Wien, Austria


 Gregory Gelfond, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA


 Mario Alviano, University of Calabria, Italy


 Fangkai Yang, MAANA Inc., USA
 Joerg Puehrer, TU Wien, Austria


 Elizabeth Angelucci, Saint Joseph's University, USA
 Kelsey Neri, Saint Joseph's University, USA


 Chitta   Baral         Arizona State University
 Bart     Bogaerts      Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
 Martin   Brain         University of Oxford
 Gerhard  Brewka        Leipzig University
 Pedro    Cabalar       Corunna University
 Francesco Calimeri     University of Calabria
 Stefania Costantini    Univ. di L'Aquila 
 Marina   De Vos        University of Bath
 James    Delgrande     Simon Fraser University
 Agostino Dovier        Univ. di Udine
 Thomas   Eiter         Vienna University of Technology
 Esra     Erdem         Sabanci University
 Wolfgang Faber         Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
 Johannes K. Fichte     TU Dresden
 Paul     Fodor         Stony Brook University
 Andrea   Formisano     Universita di Perugia, Italy
 Gerhard  Friedrich     Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
 Sarah Alice Gaggl      TU Dresden
 Martin   Gebser        University of Potsdam
 Michael  Gelfond       Texas Tech University
 Giovanni Grasso        University of Oxford
 Amelia   Harrison      The University of Texas at Austin
 Anthony  Hunter        University College London
 Giovambattista Ianni   University of Calabria, Italy
 Daniela  Inclezan      Miami University
 Tomi     Janhunen      Aalto University
 Gabriele Kern-Isberner Technische Universitaet Dortmund
 Matthias Knorr         Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
 Joohyung Lee           Arizona State University
 Joao     Leite         Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
 Nicola   Leone         University of Calabria
 Vladimir Lifschitz     University of Texas at Austin
 Fangzhen Lin           Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
 Marco    Maratea       DIBRIS, University of Genova
 Thomas   Meyer         University of Cape Town and CAIR
 Alessandra Mileo       Dublin City University
 Emilia   Oikarinen     Aalto University
 David    Pearce        Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
 Axel     Polleres      Vienna University of Economics and Business - WU Wien
 Enrico   Pontelli      New Mexico State University
 Christoph  Redl        Vienna University of Technology
 Francesco Ricca        University of Calabria
 Orkunt   Sabuncu       TED University, Ankara
 Chiaki   Sakama        Wakayama University
 Torsten  Schaub        University of Potsdam
 Peter    Schüller      Vienna University of Technology
 Guillermo R. Simari    Universidad del Sur in Bahia Blanca
 Mantas   Simkus        Vienna University of Technology 
 Tran Cao Son           New Mexico State University
 Theresa  Swift         NOVALINKS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
 Eugenia  Ternovska     Simon Fraser University
 Daniele  Theseider Dupre'      Universita' del Piemonte Orientale
 Matthias Thimm         Universität Koblenz-Landau
 Hans     Tompits       Vienna University of Technology
 Mirek    Truszczynski  University of Kentucky
 Agustin  Valverde      Universidad de Malaga, Malaga, Spain
 Johannes P. Wallner    Vienna University of Technology
 Kewen    Wang          Griffith University
 Yisong   Wang          Guizhou University
 Renata   Wassermann    University of Sao Paulo
 Antonius Weinzierl     Vienna University of Technology
 Jia-Huai You           University of Alberta
 Yuanlin  Zhang         Texas Tech University
 Yi       Zhou          University of Technology, Sydney

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