© 2010

A 25-Year Perspective on Logic Programming

Achievements of the Italian Association for Logic Programming, GULP

  • Agostino Dovier
  • Enrico Pontelli

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6125)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Twenty-Five Years of Logic Programming in Italy

    1. Annalisa Bossi, Maria Chiara Meo
      Pages 15-36
    2. Andrea Formisano, Eugenio G. Omodeo
      Pages 37-63
    3. Marco Gavanelli, Francesca Rossi
      Pages 64-86
    4. Laura Giordano, Francesca Toni
      Pages 87-111
    5. Alberto Pettorossi, Maurizio Proietti, Valerio Senni
      Pages 112-135
    6. Giorgio Delzanno, Roberto Giacobazzi, Francesco Ranzato
      Pages 136-158
    7. Piero Bonatti, Francesco Calimeri, Nicola Leone, Francesco Ricca
      Pages 159-182
    8. Sergio Greco, Francesca A. Lisi
      Pages 183-203
    9. Matteo Baldoni, Cristina Baroglio, Viviana Mascardi, Andrea Omicini, Paolo Torroni
      Pages 204-230
    10. Maurizio Gabbrielli, Catuscia Palamidessi, Frank D. Valencia
      Pages 231-253
    11. Alberto Momigliano, Mario Ornaghi
      Pages 254-270
    12. Maria Alpuente, Demis Ballis, Moreno Falaschi
      Pages 271-299
    13. Alessandro Dal Palù, Paolo Torroni
      Pages 300-328
  3. Back Matter

About this book


This book celebratesthe 25th anniversaryof GULP—the Italian Associationfor LogicProgramming.Authored by Italian researchersat the leading edge of their ?elds, it presents an up-to-date survey of a broad collection of topics in logic programming, making it a useful reference for both researchers and students. During its 25-year existence, GULP has organised a wide range of national and international activities, including both conferences and summer schools. It has been especially active in supporting and encouraging young researchers, by providing scholarships for GULP events and awarding distinguished disser- tions. WeintheinternationallogicprogrammingcommunitylookuponGULPwith a combination of envy, admiration and gratitude. We are pleased to attend its conferences and summer schools, where we can learn about scienti?c advances, catch up with old friends and meet young students. It is an honour for me to acknowledge our appreciation to GULP for its outstanding contributions to our ?eld and to express our best wishes for its continuing prosperity in the future. March 2010 Robert Kowalski Imperial College London Preface On June 18, 1985, a group of pioneering researchers, including representatives from industry, national research labs, and academia, attended the constituent assembly of the Group of researchers and Users of Logic Programming (GULP) association. That was the starting point of a long adventure in science, that 1 we are still experiencing 25 years later. This volume celebrates this important event.


Constraint Debugging Extension agents answer sets automated theorem proving concurrent logic programming databases knowledge logic multi-agent system non-monotonic reasoning program transformations programming verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Agostino Dovier
    • 1
  • Enrico Pontelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Dip. di Matematica e InformaticaUniversità di UdineUdineItaly
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceNew Mexico State UniversityMSC CS, Las CrucesUSA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“Chapters reviews a logic programming (LP) topic of current interest, and the progress made during the last 25 years, with special attention given to the accomplishments of Italian researchers. … Each chapter offers directions for future research in the given area. The chapters are well written, and the uniform style is unusual for a book of this kind. This book should be of interest to seasoned researchers as well as novices. … list of references at the end of each chapter should be especially helpful.” (D. Bollman, ACM Computing Reviews, April, 2011)