PLP 2019:
The 6th Workshop on Probabilistic Logic Programming ICLP2019-Logo

An ICLP workshop

21st, September 2019, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA


Overview

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.

The workshop encompasses all aspects of combining logic, algorithms, programming and probability.

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 ICLP is intended to encourage collaboration with researchers from the field of logic programming,

This workshop provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, presentation of results and preliminary work, in the following areas

The above list should be interpreted broadly and is by no means exhaustive.

Venue

The workshop will take place at Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.

Invited speakers

Registration

Registration open through ICLP registration: https://shopcart.nmsu.edu/shop/icpl2019

Dates

Papers due: Fri, 26th July 2019 Mon, 19th August 2019
Notification to authors: Fri, 9th August 2019 Sat, 31st August 2019
Camera ready version due: Fri, 23th August 2019 Fri,13th September 2019
Workshop date: 21, September 2019

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

Paper submissions

Submissions will be managed via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=plp2019.

Contributions should be prepared in the LNCS style. A mixture of papers are sought including: new results, work in progress as well as technical summaries of recent substantial contributions. Papers presenting new results should be 6-15 pages in length. Work in progress and technical summaries can be shorter (2-5 pages). The workshop proceedings will clearly indicate the type of each paper.

At least one author of each accepted paper will be required to attend the workshop to present the contribution.

Programme committee

Senior Committee


Last modified: Wed 31 July 2019