The last years have witnessed continuous progress in the technology available both for academic and commercial computing environments. Examples include more processor performance, increased memory capacity and bandwidth, faster networking technology, and operating system support for cluster computing. These improvements, combined with recent advances in compilation and implementation technologies, are causing high-level languages to be regarded as good candidates for programming complex, real world applications. Techniques aiming at achieving flexibility in the language design make powerful extensions easier to implement; on the other hand, implementations which reach good performance in terms of speed and memory consumption make declarative languages and systems amenable to develop non-trivial applications.
Logic Programming and Constraint Programming, in particular, seem to offer one of the best options, as they couple a high level of abstraction and a declarative nature with an extreme flexibility in the design of their implementations and extensions and of their execution model. This adaptability is key to, for example, the implicit exploitation of alternative execution strategies tailored for different applications (e.g., for domain-specific languages) without unnecessarily jeopardizing efficiency.
The proposed schedule of important dates for the workshop is as follows:
The workshop aims at discussing and exchanging experience on the design, implementation, and optimization of logic and constraint (logic) programming systems, or systems intimately related to logic as a means to express computations. Preference will be given to the analysis and description of implemented (or under implementation) systems and their associated techniques, problems found in their development or design, and steps taken towards the solutions.
The workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
Manuel Carro, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
Bart Demoen, KUL Leuven, Belgium
Michel Ferreira, University of Porto, Portugal
Hai-Feng Guo, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Gopal Gupta, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, USA
Vitor Santos Costa, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Tom Schrijvers, KUL Leuven, Belgium
Christian Schulte, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Neng-Fa Zhou, City University of New York, USA
This workshop continues a tradition of successful workshops on Implementations of Logic Programming Systems, previously held with in Budapest (1993) and Ithaca (1994), the Compulog Net workshops on Parallelism and Implementation Technologies held in Madrid (1993 and 1994), Utrecht (1995) and Bonn (1996), the Workshop on Parallelism and Implementation Technology for (Constraint) Logic Programming Languages (ParImp) held in Port Jefferson (1997), Manchester (1998), Las Cruces (1999), and London (2000), and more recently the Colloquium on Implementation of Constraint and LOgic Programming Systems (CICLOPS) in Paphos (Cyprus, 2001), Copenhagen (2002), Mumbai (2003), Saint-Malo (France, 2004), and Sitges (Spain, 2005), and the CoLogNet Workshops on Implementation Technology for Computational Logic Systems held in Madrid (2002), Pisa (2003) and Saint-Malo (France, 2004).