Co-located with PPDP 2024 as part of FM 2024

Latest News

  • Vitor Santos Costa from the University of Porto will give a LOPSTR invited talk.
  • Ningning Xie from the University of Toronto will give an invited talk shared by LOPSTR and PPDP.
  • The deadline for paper submission has been extended to May 19, 2024.
  • Submission open at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lopstr2024.
  • Call for papers is out.

Important Dates

The important conference dates are as follows. All deadlines are AoE.

  • Abstract submission: May 6 May 15, 2024 (Optional)
  • Paper submission: May 10 May 19, 2024
  • Author notification: June 26, 2024
  • Camera-ready: July 17, 2024
  • Symposium: September 9-11, 2024


The aim of the LOPSTR series is to stimulate and promote international research and collaboration on logic-based program development. LOPSTR is open to contributions in logic-based program development in any language paradigm. LOPSTR has a reputation for being a lively, friendly forum for presenting and discussing work in progress.

LOPSTR 2024 will be held in-person at Politecnico Milano in Milan, Italy and, as part of FM 2024, will be co-located with PPDP 2024, TAP 2024, FACS 2024, and FMICS 2024. At least one of the authors of an accepted paper is required to attend the conference and present the paper. Information about venue and travel will be made available later.

Topics of interest cover all aspects of logic-based program development, all stages of the software life cycle, and issues of both programming-in-the-small and programming-in-the-large, including, but not limited to:

  • synthesis
  • transformation
  • specialization
  • inversion
  • composition
  • optimisation
  • specification
  • analysis and verification
  • testing and certification
  • program and model manipulation
  • AI-methods for program development
  • verification and testing of AI-based systems
  • transformational techniques in software engineering
  • logic-based methods for security
  • logic-based methods for cyber-physical and distributed system
  • applications, tools and industrial practice

Survey papers that present some aspects of the above topics from a new perspective and papers that describe experience with industrial applications and case studies are also welcome.


Submissions can be made in two categories:

  • Regular Papers (15 pages max.)
  • Short Papers (8 pages max.)
References do NOT count towards the page limit. Additional pages may be used for appendices not intended for publication. Reviewers are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers should be intelligible without them. All submissions must be written in English. Submissions must not substantially overlap with papers/tools that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings.

Submissions of Regular Papers must describe the original work. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings may be submitted (please contact the PC chairs in case of questions).

Submissions of Short Papers may include presentations of exciting if not fully polished research and tool demonstrations that are of academic and industrial interest. Tool demonstrations should describe the relevant system, usability, and implementation aspects of a tool.

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published by Springer as a Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volume.

After the symposium, a selection of a few best papers will be invited for submission to rapid publication in the Journal of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP). Authors of selected papers will be invited to revise and/or extend their submissions to be considered for publication. The papers submitted to TPLP will be subject to the standard reviewing process of the journal.

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the paper (written in English) in PDF, formatted in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science style. Each submission must include on its first page the paper title; authors and their affiliations; contact author's email; abstract; and three to four keywords which will be used to assist the PC in selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. Authors should consult Springer's author instructions at the author's page, and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX (available also in overleaf) or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCID identifiers in their papers. In addition, upon acceptance, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Page numbers (and, if possible, line numbers) should appear on the manuscript to help the reviewers in writing their report. So, for LaTeX, we recommend that authors use:


Papers should be submitted via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lopstr2024

Call for papers

The call for papers can be found here.

Program Committee

Program Chairs
Juliana Bowles University of St Andrews, Scotland and SCCH, Austria
Harald Søndergaard The University of Melbourne, Australia
Publicity Chair
Daniel Jurjo Rivas IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Program Committee Members
Elvira Albert Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Roberto Amadini University of Bologna, Italy
Juliana Bowles University of St Andrews, Scotland and SCCH, Austria
Maribel Fernández King's College London, England
Fabio Fioravanti University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Didier Galmiche University of Lorraine, France
Robert Glück University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Gopal Gupta University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA
Michael Hanus Kiel University, Germany
Bishoksan Kafle IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Gabriele Keller Utrecht University, Netherlands
Maja Kirkeby Roskilde University, Denmark
Ekaterina Komendantskaya University of Southampton, England
Fred Mesnard University of Reunion, France
Koji Nakazawa Nagoya University, Japan
Pedro Lopez-Garcia Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Harald Søndergaard The University of Melbourne, Australia
Theresa Swift Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Laura Titolo AMA/NASA Research, VA, USA
Hans van Ditmarsch CNRS Toulouse, France
Wim Vanhoof University of Namur, Belgium
German Vidal Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain


Registration information for LOPSTR 2024 will be made available here.


LOPSTR is a renowned symposium that has been held for more than 30 years. The first meeting was held in Manchester, UK in 1991. Information about previous symposia can be found here. You can have a look at the contents of past LOPSTR symposia at DBLP and past LNCS proceedings at the Springer repository.


PC Chairs and Local Organization
Juliana Bowles
University of St Andrews
LOPSTR 2014 PC Co-Chair
Harald Søndergaard
University of Melbourne
LOPSTR 2024 PC Co-Chair
Matteo Pradella
Politecnico Milano
FM 2024 Co-Chair
Matteo Rossi
Politecnico Milano
FM 2024 Co-Chair

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