The 20th International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2010) will be held in July 2010 in the Castle of Hagenberg, Austria. It is a part of the RISC Summer 2010, a series of international scientific events organized by the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC) of the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

The aim of the LOPSTR series is to stimulate and promote international research and collaboration on logic-based program development. The symposium 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.

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. Papers 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 and presented in English, and must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with refereed proceedings. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshops proceedings may be submitted.

Previous symposia were held in 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 2010 will be colocated with the 12th International ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming (PPDP 2010).