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The 5th Workshop on Probabilistic Logic Programming

September 1st 2018, Ferrara, Italy

Part of Relational Artificial Intelligence Days (RAID)


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.

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.

Co-located Events

ILP 2018

Inductive Logic Programming Conference, 2nd - 4th September 2018

ACAI Summer School 2018

Courses on Statistical Relational Artificial Intelligence, 27th - 31st August 2018


The workshop will take place at the Department of Economics and Management (Polo Adelardi) of the University of Ferrara, in Guglielmo degli Adelardi Street 33, Ferrara. For more information about getting to Ferrara, please see here.




Workshop: Sat, September 1st 2018

The deadline for all dates is 23:59 BST.

Paper submissions


Program Chairs

Elena Bellodi (Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Italy)
Tom Schrijvers ()

Program Committee


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)