on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms
ASPOCP 2013 is a workshop of ICLP 2013 to be held on
August 25th, 2013,
in Istanbul, Turkey.
ASPOCP 2013 is the sixth workshop of its type after ASPOCP
2008, ASPOCP 2009, ASPOCP 2010, ASPOCP 2011, and ASPOCP 2012.
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
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
- 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