1st International Workshop on Practical Aspects of Answer Set Programming (PAoASP 2017) – Espoo, Finland, July 3, 2017

Answer Set Programming (ASP) is a declarative programming paradigm with close relationships to neighboring fields such as ATP, CP, FO(.), SAT, SMT, and others. Since its inception in 2007, the ASP Competition series strives to evaluate and advance the state of the art in ASP solving technology. The International Workshop on Practical Aspects of Answer Set Programming (PAoASP) addresses current developments of systems, tools, and applications in ASP and neighboring fields. To this end, it aims to bring together researchers and practitioners of declarative programming with dedicated focus on, but not limited to, recent methods and trends emerging from the ASP Competition.

The 1st International Workshop on Practical Aspects of Answer Set Programming (PAoASP 2017) is organized in conjunction with the 7th Answer Set Programming Competition (ASPCOMP 2017) and affiliated with the 14th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (LPNMR 2017). We solicit the submission of papers on systems, tools, and applications of declarative programming methods, developed in the area of ASP and neighboring fields. In particular, we encourage submissions presenting recent developments, including work in progress.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Algorithm Selection and Configuration
  • Applications and Benchmarks
  • Empirical Evaluation
  • Grounding and Solving
  • Implementation Techniques
  • Parallel Systems
  • Portfolio Systems
  • Reasoning Tasks
  • Theory Solving
  • Translation Methods
Accepted papers will be published within (informal) online proceedings. Selected submissions will be invited for rapid publication in Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP).


  • March 17, 2017: Paper submission opens
  • February 6, 2017: Program committee nominated
  • January 16, 2017: PAoASP 2017 website goes online

Important Dates (tentative)

  • Paper submission: April 3, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2017
  • Final version due: May 22, 2017
  • Workshop: July 3, 2017


PAoASP 2017 welcomes submissions of papers up to 13 pages (including references and without appendix) in TPLP format. Paper submission is electronic through the PAoASP 2017 EasyChair site.


Workshop Chairs

  • Martin Gebser, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Marco Maratea, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Francesco Ricca, University of Calabria, Italy

Program Committee

  • Marcello Balduccini, Drexel University, USA
  • Bart Bogaerts, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Carmine Dodaro, University of Genova, Italy
  • Agostino Dovier, University of Udine, Italy
  • Daniela Inclezan, Miami University, USA
  • Benjamin Kaufmann, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Claire Lefèvre, University of Angers, France
  • Simona Perri, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Luca Pulina, University of Sassari, Italy
  • Jörg Pührer, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Christoph Redl, TU Vienna, Austria
  • Claudia Schulz, Imperial College London, UK
  • Peter Schüller, Marmara University, Turkey
  • Konstantin Schekotihin, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Shahab Tasharrofi, Aalto University, Finland