[DL] RCRA-AI*IA 2016 Preliminary Call for Papers

Andrea Formisano formis at dmi.unipg.it
Wed Jun 15 17:29:40 CEST 2016

Dear all,

on behalf of the program chairs of RCRa 2016, I'm sending
you this CFP.
Please re-distribute. Thanks.



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

                                 organizes the

                              23rd RCRA workshop:
                Experimental evaluation of algorithms for solving
                problems with combinatorial explosion  (RCRA 2016)

                workshop of the 15th International Conference of the
                  Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence
                     Genova, November 28 - December 1, 2016

     RCRA group web site: http://rcra.aixia.it/
     Workshop web site:   http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2016
     e-mail:              rcra2016[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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   Paper submission deadline: September 8th, 2016
   Notification of acceptance: October 10th, 2016
   Final version of accepted original papers:  October 31st, 2016
   Early registration: TBA (early-registration for AI*IA 2016)
   Workshop day: November 28th, 2016

   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,...)

   * Stefano Bistarelli          University of Perugia, Italy
   * Andrea Formisano            University of Perugia, Italy
   * Marco Maratea               University of Genova, Italy



   University of Genova, 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 2016 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 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 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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