The second answer set programming competition

Marc Denecker, Joost Vennekens, Stephen Bond, Martin Gebser, Mirosław Truszczyński

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This paper reports on the Second Answer Set Programming Competition. The competitions in areas of Satisfiability checking, Pseudo-Boolean constraint solving and Quantified Boolean Formula evaluation have proven to be a strong driving force for a community to develop better performing systems. Following this experience, the Answer Set Programming competition series was set up in 2007, and ran as part of the International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (LPNMR). This second competition, held in conjunction with LPNMR 2009, differed from the first one in two important ways. First, while the original competition was restricted to systems designed for the answer set programming language, the sequel was open to systems designed for other modeling languages, as well. Consequently, among the contestants of the second competition were a CLP(FD) team and three model generation systems for (extensions of) classical logic. Second, this latest competition covered not only satisfiability problems but also optimization ones. We present and discuss the set-up and the results of the competition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLogic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning - 10th International Conference, LPNMR 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2009
Event10th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning, LPNMR 2009 - Potsdam, Germany
Duration: Sep 14 2009Sep 18 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5753 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning, LPNMR 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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