NOV. 29 -- DEC. 4


Escape the Northern winter, come to ICLP'99! I would like to personally invite you to attend the 16th International Conference on Logic Programming, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. There are several reasons why you should attend ICLP'99, some of which I would like to point out to you:

1. The program chair, Danny De Schreye, and the program committee have assembled an excellent program that contains papers on diverse topics, ranging from theory to applications. Listening to these papers will give you a chance to come abreast with state-of-the-art research in Logic Programming. We in the logic programming community believe that logic programming is an importantarea of research within Computer Science; attending the 16th ICLP'99 will give you the opportunity to meet the dynamic researchers who are active in Logic Programming as well as the chance to appreciate the potential and versatility of the Logic Programming paradigm. There are several satellite workshops that will also interest you.

2. Special discount rates have been negotiated with the hotels. You can stay for as little as $25 per night in one of the (quite decent) conference hotels, provided you pair up with someone. A message area has been provided at the ICLP web-site where you can communicate with others to find a room-mate. The registration has been kept to the minimum possible. Just registering for ICLP allows you to attend any one of the 7 ICLP'99 satellite workshop that, for the first time, are being held concurrently with the main program thanks to Danny's vision. Special student registration rate has been provided, which includes the conference proceedings as well as the Banquet.

3.The conference will be held in Las Cruces, a small desert town in southern New Mexico; famous for its red and green Chiles, hot New Mexican food, and its old western traditions. Las Cruces and its surrounding areas have numerous tourist attractions, most of which are listed on the ICLP'99 web-site. Possible 1/2, 1, 2 or 3 day trips are also shown. I hope that you will have the time to visit some of these attractions during your stay. The weather in Las Cruces during the winter is quite mild. If you live in the Northern latitudes, ICLP'99 gives a chance to escape the winter in your homeland, at least for a few days.

4. ICLP'99 is being colocated with the 5th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (located in El Paso, just 40 miles away) as well as the 1999 Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Logic Programming (located in Las Cruces). Special discounts are available if you attend any one of these events together with ICLP'99.

5. A sightseeing trip is planned to the world renowned White Sands National Monument on Friday, Dec. 3rd. (visit the ICLP'99 web-site for more details).

Gopal Gupta
ICLP'99 General Chair

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