[Om-announce] RCRA 2017: Last call for papers.

Marco Maratea marco at dist.unige.it
Fri Jul 21 15:31:21 CEST 2017

Abstract by 27 July
Paper by 31 July


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    The RCRA group (Knowledge Representation & Automated Reasoning) of the
           AI*IA (Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence)

                                organizes the

                             24th RCRA workshop:
               Experimental evaluation of algorithms for solving
               problems with combinatorial explosion  (RCRA 2017)

               workshop of the 16th International Conference of the
                 Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence
                    Bari, November 14th - November 15th, 2017

    RCRA group web site: http://rcra.aixia.it/
    Workshop web site:   http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2017
    e-mail:              rcra2017[AT]easychair[DOT]org

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    This event follows the series of the RCRA (Knowledge Representation
    and Automated Reasoning) annual meetings, held since 1994.
    The success of the previous events shows that RCRA is becoming a major
    forum for exchanging ideas and proposing experimentation methodologies
    for algorithms in Artificial Intelligence.

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  Abstract submission deadline: July 27th, 2017
  Paper submission deadline: July 31st, 2017
  Notification of acceptance: September 10th, 2017
  Final version of accepted original papers:  September 30th, 2017
  Workshop day: November 14th-15th, 2017

  Many problems in Artificial Intelligence show an exponential explosion of
  the search space.  Although stemming from different research areas in AI,
  such problems are often addressed with algorithms that have a common goal:
  the effective exploration of huge state spaces.  Many algorithms developed
  in one research area are applicable to other problems, or can be hybridized
  with techniques in other areas. Artificial Intelligence tools often exploit
  or hybridize techniques developed by other research communities, such as
  Operations Research.
  In recent years, research in Artificial Intelligence has more and
  more focused on experimental evaluation of algorithms, the
  development of suitable methodologies for experimentation and
  analysis, the study of languages and the implementation of systems
  for the definition and solution of problems.

  Scope of the workshop is fostering the cross-fertilization of ideas stemming
  from different areas, proposing benchmarks for new challenging problems,
  comparing models and algorithms from an experimental viewpoint, and, in
  general, comparing different approaches with respect to efficiency, problem
  modeling, and ease of development.

  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  * Experimental evaluation of algorithms for
       o knowledge representation
       o automated reasoning
       o planning
       o scheduling
       o machine learning
       o model checking
       o boolean satisfiability (SAT)
       o constraint programming
       o argumentation
       o temporal reasoning
       o combinatorial optimization
       o quantified boolean formulae and quantified constraints
       o modal logics
       o logic programming
       o answer set programming
       o ontological reasoning
  * Definition and construction of benchmarks
  * Experimentation methodologies
  * Metaheuristics
  * Algorithm hybridization
  * Static analysis of combinatorial problems
  * Languages and systems for definition and solution of problems
  * Comparisons between systems and algorithms
  * Application experiences (visualization, graphics, security, transports,...)

	 Marco Maratea         University of Genova, Italy
	 Ivan Serina	       University of Brescia, Italy

Workshop program committee

Mario Alviano                  (University of Calabria)
Stefano Bistarelli             (Università di Perugia)
Pedro Cabalar                  (University of Corunna
Martine Ceberio                (University of Texas at El Paso)
Federico Chesani               (University of Bologna)
Stefania Costantini            (University of L'Aquila)
Luca Di Gaspero                (University of Udine)
Carmine Dodaro                 (University of Genova)
Wolfgang Faber                 (University of Huddersfield)
Jorge Fandinno                 (Coruña University)
Andrea Formisano               (University of Perugia)
Fabio Gadducci                 (University of Pisa)
Marco Gavanelli                (University of Ferrara)
Matti Järvisalo                (University of Helsinki)
Zeynep Kiziltan                (University of Bologna)
Toni Mancini                   (Sapienza University)
Joao Marques-Silva             (University of Lisbon)
Angelo Oddi                    (ISTC-CNR)
Gian Luca Pozzato              (University of Torino)
Luca Pulina                    (University of Sassari)
Francesco Ricca                (University of Calabria)
Francesco Santini              (University of Perugia)
Torsten Schaub                 (University of Potsdam)
Claudia Schulz                 (TU Darmstadt)
Peter Schüller                 (Marmara University)
Thomas Stützle                 (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Paolo Torroni                  (University of Bologna)
Mirek Truszczynski             (University of Kentucky)
Mauro Vallati                  (University of Huddersfield)
Richard Wallace                (University College Cork)    ;;
Johannes P. Wallner            (TU Wien)
Stefan Woltran                 (TU Wien)
Neng-Fa Zhou                   (CUNY Brooklyn College and Graduate Center)

  University of Bari, Italy

  Authors are invited to submit either original (full or short) papers, or
  papers that appear on conference proceedings.

  Publications showing negative results are welcome, provided that the
  approach was original and very promising in principle, the experimentation
  was well-conducted, the results obtained were unforeseeable and gave
  important hints in the comprehension of the target problem, helping other
  researchers to avoid unsuccessful paths.

  The authors are requested to clearly specify whether their submission is
  original or already published. A footnote in the first page would suffice.

  Workshop submissions must be in PDF format, do not exceed 15 (for full
  papers) or 8 (for short papers) pages, and should be written in LaTeX,
  using the LNCS style.

  RCRA 2017 uses EasyChair for the submission of contributions.

  Contributions must be submitted through this page:


  All submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the
  program committee.

  In case of need, the workshop co-chairs can be contacted by sending
  an email to:

  Accepted original papers will be published online, as an issue of
  the CEUR-WS workshop proceeding series, AI*IA sub-series.

  Moreover, as in previous editions (http://rcra.aixia.it/publications),
  we are considering the possibility of having workshop post-proceedings
  appearing in a special issue of an international journal, provided that
  a sufficient amount of high quality papers is collected.


  * RCRA 2016 as a workshop of AI*IA 2016, Genova, Italy
    Extended versions of the best papers will appear in a special
    issue of JETAI
  * RCRA 2015 as a workshop of AI*IA 2015, Ferrara, Italy
    Extended versions of the best papers will appear in a special
    issue of Fundamenta Informaticae
  * RCRA 2014 as a workshop of SAT 2014, IJCAR 2014 and ICLP 2014,
    Vienna, Austria - http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2014
    Extended versions of the best papers will appear in a special
    issue of AI Communications
  * RCRA 2013, Rome, Italy - http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2013
    Extended versions of the best papers will appear in a special
    issue of JETAI
  * Previous editions: http://rcra.aixia.it/workshops

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