Probabilistic logic programming 2017 ILP2017-Logo

An ILP workshop

Orléans, France - 7 September 2017


Informal proceedings will be made available electronically to attendees. They will also be for stored permanently in the form on CEUR Workshop Proceedings.


Probabilistic logic programming (PLP) approaches have received much attention in this century. They address the need to reason about relational domains under uncertainty arising in a variety of application domains, such as bioinformatics, the semantic web, robotics, and many more. Developments in PLP include new languages that combine logic programming with probability theory as well as algorithms that operate over programs in these formalisms.

PLP is part of a wider current interest in probabilistic programming. By promoting probabilities as explicit programming constructs, inference, parameter estimation and learning algorithms can be run over programs which represent highly structured probability spaces. Due to logic programming's strong theoretical underpinnings, PLP is one of the more disciplined areas of probabilistic programming. It builds upon and benefits from the large body of existing work in logic programming, both in semantics and implementation, but also presents new challenges to the field. PLP reasoning often requires the evaluation of large number of possible states before any answers can be produced thus breaking the sequential search model of traditional logic programs.

While PLP has already contributed a number of formalisms, systems and well understood and established results in: parameter estimation, tabling, marginal probabilities and Bayesian learning, many questions remain open in this exciting, expanding field in the intersection of AI, machine learning and statistics.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers in all aspects of probabilistic logic programming, including theoretical work, system implementations and applications. Interactions between theoretical and applied minded researchers are encouraged. The presence of this workshop at ILP is intended to encourage collaboration with researchers from the field of Inductive Logic Programming.


The workshop will take place at LIFO, Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orlèans. How to reach us is described here.


The fee for participating in PLP'17 is 40€, which includes coffee breaks and lunch. The registration for PLP'17 is managed through the ILP registration system. To register, visit ILP registration page.

Registration: from 1 May 2017 to 6 September 2017

Invited talks


Papers due: Sun, 11th 18th 21st June 2017 (EXTENDED)
Notification to authors: Tue, 11th July 2017
Camera ready version due: Tue, 25th July 2017
Registration deadline: Wed, 6th September 2017
Workshop date: Thu, 7th September 2017

(the deadline for all dates is 23:59 BST)

Paper submissions

Full papers: 6-12 pages, short communications 2-5 pages.

Submissions site: easychair.
Call for papers: txt.

Programme committee


Programme committee

Christian Theil Have (Copenhagen University, Denmark) [co-chair]
Riccardo Zese (University of Ferrara, Italy) [co-chair]

Samer Abdallah (University College London)
Elena Bellodi (University of Ferrara, Italy)
Fabio Cozman (University of Sao Paulo, Brasil)
Yoshitaka Kameya (Meijo University, Japan)
Matthias Nickles (NUI Galway, Ireland)
Aline Paes (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
Taisuke Sato (NII/SONAR, Japan)
Herbert Wiklicky (Imperial College London, UK)
Theresa Swift (CENTRIA, Portugal)
Senior Committee
Nicos Angelopoulos (Sanger Institute, UK)
Vitor Santos Costa (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
James Cussens (University of York, UK)
Arjen Hommersom (Open University, The Netherlands)
Angelika Kimmig (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Evelina Lamma (University of Ferrara, Italy)
David Poole (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Luc De Raedt (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Fabrizio Riguzzi (University of Ferrara, Italy)
Alessandra Russo (Imperial College, UK)
Joost Vennekens (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Last modified: Wed 23 January 2017