8. LPE 1997: Leuven, Belgium

Preface

The Eighth Workshop on Logic Programming Environments (8WLPE) is one in a series of international workshops held in the topic area. The workshops facilitate the exchange ideas and results among researchers and (logic programming) system developers on all aspects of environments for logic programming. Relevant topics for these workshops include user interfaces, human engineering, execution visualization, development tools, providing for new paradigms, and interfacing to language system tools and external systems. This eighth workshop follows the successful Seventh Workshop on Logic Programming Environments, held in December, 1995.

8WLPE features eleven presentations from a broad spectrum of research groups. Six of the presentations are papers, and five are "demos". A majority of the presentations involve, in some way, visualization of computations in Prolog or other logic programming paradigms. Other topics areas addressed include declarative and algorithmic debugging, application building, instructional aids (for learning users), and deductive databases. All presentations are documented herein, either as full papers or extended abstracts.

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