Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms

ASPOCP 2015 is a workshop of ICLP 2015 to be held on August 31, 2015 in Cork, Ireland.

ASPOCP 2015 is the eighth workshop of its type after ASPOCP 2008, ASPOCP 2009, ASPOCP 2010, ASPOCP 2011, ASPOCP 2012, ASPOCP 2013, and ASPOCP 2014.

Aims and Scope 

Since its introduction in the late 1980s, answer set programming (ASP) has been widely applied to various knowledge-intensive tasks and combinatorial search problems. ASP was found to be closely related to SAT, which has led to a method of computing answer sets using SAT solvers and techniques adapted from SAT. While this has been the most studied relationship which is currently extended towards satisfiability modulo theories (SMT), the relationship of ASP to other computing paradigms, such as constraint satisfaction, quantified boolean formulas (QBF), first-order logic (FOL), or FO(ID) logic is also the subject of active research. New methods of computing answer sets are being developed based on the relation between ASP and other paradigms, such as the use of pseudo-Boolean solvers, QBF solvers, FOL theorem provers, and CLP systems.
Furthermore, the practical applications of ASP also foster work on multi-paradigm problem-solving, and in particular language and solver integration. The most prominent examples in this area currently are the integration of ASP with description logics (in the realm of the Semantic Web), constraint satisfaction, and general means of external computation. This workshop will  facilitate the discussion about crossing the boundaries of current ASP techniques in theory, solving, and applications, in combination with or inspired by other computing paradigms.

Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):

  • ASP and classical logic formalisms (SAT/FOL/QBF/SMT/DL).
  • ASP and constraint programming.
  • ASP and other logic programming paradigms, e.g., FO(ID).
  • ASP and other nonmonotonic languages, e.g., action languages.
  • ASP and external means of computation.
  • ASP and probabilistic reasoning.
  • ASP and machine learning.
  • New methods of computing answer sets using algorithms or systems of other paradigms.
  • Language extensions to ASP.
  • ASP and multi-agent systems.
  • ASP and multi-context systems.
  • Modularity and ASP.
  • ASP and argumentation.
  • Multi-paradigm problem solving involving ASP.
  • Evaluation and comparison of ASP to other paradigms.
  • ASP and related paradigms in applications.
  • Hybridizing ASP with procedural approaches.
  • Enhanced grounding or beyond grounding.