Since the emergence of the field of logic programming more than 30 years ago, a lot of theoretical work has been done for example with respect to different semantics and their properties. More recently, implementations and IDEs emerged which have been used for various problem-solving applications. However, user-friendliness is still an issue for both experts and non-experts in logic programming; experts benefit for example from features like debugging and heuristic tuning, non-experts from educational material and intuitive visualisations - all of which are ongoing topics of research.
The 3rd International Workshop of User-oriented Logic Paradigms (IULP'20) aims to provide an international forum for researchers in the AI, KR, and applied sciences community to discuss and present advances in making logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning paradigms more user-friendly/oriented, where the "user" could be either a logic programming expert, or a non-expert who simply uses logic programming tools in some application. Both implementational and theoretical results are of interest.
More specifically, IULP'20 aims to bring together researchers from different sub-areas of logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning, such as answer set programming, constraint logic programming, probabilistic logic programming, abductive logic programming, inductive logic programming, argumentation, principles of teaching, etc., as user-friendliness is an important topic in all of these research areas.
We solicit the submission of papers broadly centred on issues and research related to user-friendliness in logic paradigms and related fields. We welcome papers of either theoretical or practical nature including work in progress.
Papers must be formatted in ECAI2020 style and should not exceed 7 pages (plus 1 page for references). All submissions have to be written in proper English and submitted electronically as a PDF through easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iulp2020).
A short system demonstration version which should not exceed 2 pages can be submitted electronically too.
We encourage the submission of original research on all topics as well as relevant results that have been submitted or accepted elsewhere provided that the initial publication is mentioned in a footnote on the first page.
Note that authorship is not anonymous and that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop to present the contribution.