[PlanetKR] RCRA 2014: call for papers

Francesco Ricca ricca at mat.unical.it
Mon Feb 24 23:16:58 EST 2014


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                              Call for papers 

                           The 21st RCRA workshop:
             Experimental evaluation of algorithms for solving
                  problems with combinatorial explosion  

                             --- RCRA 2014 ---

           A FLoC workshop at the Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL 2014)
              Affiliated with SAT 2014, ICLP 2014, IJCAR 2014

                      Vienna, Austria, July 17-18, 2014

  RCRA group web site: http://rcra.aixia.it/
  Workshop web site:   http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2014
  e-mail:              rcra2014 at gmail.com

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  The 21st edition of the RCRA workshop will take place in Vienna during 
  the Vienna Summer of Logic ( VSL - htpp://http://vsl2014.at ) which will 
  be the largest event in the history of logic. VSL will consist of twelve 
  large conferences and many workshops, attracting researchers from all over 
  the world.

  RCRA 2014 is a FLoC workshop affiliated with SAT 2014, ICLP 2014, IJCAR 2014.
  It will be held in the Workshop Block 2 ( see http://vsl2014.at/ataglance ) 
  after SAT 2014 and before ICLP2014 and IJCAR2014.

  As in previous editions (http://rcra.aixia.it/publications), authors of
  papers orally presented at the workshop will have the opportunity to 
  participate to the selection of a special issue that will appear on an 
  international journal.


  * Submission deadline for abstracts:  March 25, 2014
  * Submission deadline for papers:     April 1, 2014
  * Acceptance/reject notification:     May 1, 2014
  * Camera-ready papers due:            May 20, 2014
  * RCRA 2014:                          July 17-18, 2014


  The RCRA workshops are organized by the RCRA (Knowledge Representation 
  & Automated Reasoning) group of the Italian Association for Artificial 

  The last editions have been as follows:

  * RCRA 2013, Rome, Italy - http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2013
    Extended versions of the best papers will appear in a special issue of 
    Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 
  * RCRA 2012 as a workshop of AI*IA 2012, Rome, Italy - http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2012
    Extended versions of the best papers will appear in a special issue of 
    AI Communications
  * RCRA 2011 as a workshop of IJCAI 2011, Barcelona, Spain - http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2011
    Extended versions of the best papers appear in a special issue of 
    AI Communications
  * Previous editions: http://rcra.aixia.it/workshops


  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 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


  * Toni Mancini               Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
  * Marco Maratea              University of Genova, Genova, Italy
  * Francesco Ricca            University of Calabria, Rende, Italy


  The Programme Committee members of RCRA 2014 are listed here:


  Vienna Summer of Logic, Vienna, Austria
  FLoC workshop affiliated with SAT 2014, ICLP 2014, IJCAR 2014


  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.

  At the time of submission, authors are requested to clearly specify whether their
  submission is original or already published.

  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-based 
  RCRA 2014 style available at the workshop web site.
  RCRA 2014 uses EasyChair for the submission of contributions. Details are available 
  on the web-site.

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


  Authors of papers orally presented at the workshop will have the
  opportunity to participate to the selection for the post-proceedings
  by submitting an extended version of their work.

  As in previous editions (http://rcra.aixia.it/publications), workshop
  post-proceedings will appear in a special issue of an international
  journal, provided that a sufficient amount of high quality papers is collected.

  All candidate articles must be original: they cannot have already been published
  in journals, and must contain significant additional material with respect to any
  formal publication.

  Such papers will go through a second formal selection process, and will be 
  reviewed by at least three reviewers. We aim at a short submission process, and 
  at most one re-submission stage will be allowed.

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