By Gianfranco Rossi (auth.), Agostino Dovier, Enrico Pontelli (eds.)
This publication celebratesthe twenty fifth anniversaryof GULP—the Italian Associationfor LogicProgramming.Authored by means of Italian researchersat the vanguard in their ?elds, it offers an up to date survey of a wide choice of themes in good judgment programming, making it an invaluable reference for either researchers and scholars. in the course of its 25-year lifestyles, GULP has organised a variety of nationwide and foreign actions, together with either meetings and summer season colleges. it's been in particular lively in aiding and inspiring younger researchers, by way of offering scholarships for GULP occasions and awarding distinct disser- tions. WeintheinternationallogicprogrammingcommunitylookuponGULPwith a mixture of envy, admiration and gratitude. we're happy to wait its meetings and summer season colleges, the place we will be able to know about scienti?c advances, meet up with previous buddies and meet younger scholars. it truly is an honour for me to recognize our appreciation to GULP for its awesome contributions to our ?eld and to precise our greatest needs for its carrying on with prosperity sooner or later. March 2010 Robert Kowalski Imperial collage London Preface On June 18, 1985, a bunch of pioneering researchers, together with representatives from undefined, nationwide learn labs, and academia, attended the constituent meeting of the gang of researchers and clients of common sense Programming (GULP) organization. That was once the place to begin of an extended event in technological know-how, that 1 we're nonetheless experiencing 25 years later. This quantity celebrates this significant event.
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