23rd International Symposium on
Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation

Madrid, Spain
September 18-19, 2013

Co-located with PPDP 2013

o  Conference Description
o  Conference Program
o  Registration & Venue
o  Proceedings
o  Important Dates
o  Submissions
o  Invited Speakers
o  Program Committee
o  Contacts
o  Call for Papers
Spain Capital Building
Madrid Fountain

Conference Description

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. Formal proceedings are produced only after the symposium so that authors can incorporate this feedback in the published papers.

The 23rd International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2013) will be held in Madrid, Spain; previous symposia were held in Leuven, Odense, Hagenberg, Coimbra, Valencia, Lyngby, Venice, London, Verona, Uppsala, Madrid, Paphos, London, Venice, Manchester, Leuven, Stockholm, Arnhem, Pisa, Louvain-la-Neuve and Manchester (you might have a look at the contents of past LOPSTR symposia). LOPSTR 2013 will be co-located with PPDP 2013 (International ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming).

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. Both full papers and extended abstracts describing applications in these areas are especially welcome. Contributions are welcome on all aspects of logic-based program development, including, but not limited to:
  • specification
  • verification
  • analysis
  • specialization
  • composition
  • certification
  • transformational techniques in SE
  • synthesis
  • transformation
  • optimisation
  • inversion
  • program/model manipulation
  • security
  • applications and tools
Survey papers, that present some aspect of the above topics from a new perspective, and application papers, that describe experience with industrial applications, are also welcome.

Papers must describe original work, be written have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshop proceedings may be submitted (please contact the PC chair in case of questions).


The formal post-conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Important Dates

    Abstract submission (optional):           June 4, 2013     June 22, 2013
    Paper submission:           June 11, 2013     June 24, 2013
    Notification (for pre-proceedings):     July 25, 2013
    Camera-ready (for pre-proceedings):     August 21, 2013
    Symposium:     September 18-19, 2013

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be formatted in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science style. They cannot exceed 15 pages including references but excluding well-marked appendices not intended for publication. Referees are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers should be intelligible without them.

Full papers can be directly accepted for publication in the formal proceedings to be published by Springer in the LNCS series or accepted only for presentation at the symposium. After the symposium, all authors of extended abstracts and full papers accepted only for presentation will be invited to revise and/or extend their submissions in the light of the feedback solicited at the symposium. Then, after another round of reviewing, these revised papers may also be published in the formal proceedings.

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the paper (written in English) in PDF or Postscript (Level 2). 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. The keywords will be used to assist us in selecting appropriate reviewers for the paper. If electronic submission is impossible, please contact the program chair for information on how to submit hard copies.

Papers should be submitted to the submission website for LOPSTR 2013.

Invited Speakers

     Peter Stuckey: "Search is dead: Long live Proof"

     Albert Rubio: "Program Analysis using SMT and MAX-SMT"

Program Committee

Salvador AbreuUniversidade de Évora and CENTRIA
Elvira AlbertComplutense University of Madrid, Spain
Sergio AntoyPortland State University, US
Henning ChristiansenRoskilde University, Denmark
Hai Feng GuoUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha
Gopal GuptaUniversity of Texas at Dallas (Program Chair)
Manuel HermenegildoT.U. Madrid and IMDEA Software Research Institute
Jacob HoweCity University
Patricia Hill BUGSENG srl, Italy, and Univ. of Leeds, UK
Michael LeuschelUniversity of Düsseldorf
Paulo MouraUniversidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Ricardo PeñaUniversidad Complutense de Madrid
Enrico Pontelli New Mexico State University
I. V. RamakrishnanSUNY Stony Brook
Neda SaeedloeiUniversity of Texas at Dallas
Hirohisa SekiNagoya Institute of Technology
Paul TarauUniversity of North Texas
Neng-Fa ZhouCUNY Brooklyn College and Graduate Center


Program Chair (contact additional information about papers and submissions):

Gopal Gupta
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas

Symposium Chair

Ricardo Peña
Facultad de Informática
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
28040 Madrid, Spain

Call for Papers

You can view or download the Call for Papers as

Gopal Gupta