RCRA International Workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for Solving Problems with Combinatorial Explosion (RCRA 2015) Call for Papers

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.

Official Web Page: http://rcra.aixia.it/RCRA2015

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Experimental evaluation of algorithms for
    • knowledge representation
    • automated reasoning
    • planning
    • scheduling
    • machine learning
    • model checking
    • boolean satisfiability (SAT)
    • constraint programming
    • argumentation
    • temporal reasoning
    • combinatorial optimization
    • quantified boolean formulae and quantified constraints
    • modal logics
    • logic programming
    • answer set programming
    • 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, ...)

Submission Instructions

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 style (please refer to this page for instructions).

RCRA 2015 uses EasyChair for the submission of contributions. Details will be made available soon.

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

Accepted papers will be published online, as an issue of the CEUR-WS workshop proceeding series.

Moreover, as in previous editions (http://rcra.aixia.it/publications), a selection of extended and revised versions of accepted papers will appear in
a special issue of Fundamenta Informaticae, provided that a sufficient amount of high quality papers is collected.

History of the Recent Workshop Series

  • 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 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

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: June 26th, 2015
Submission Deadline: June 19th, 2015 extended to June 30th, 2015
Acceptance Notification: July 19th, 2015
Camera Ready: August 7th, 2015 extended to August 12th, 2015
Early Registration: July 31st, 2015 extended to August 7th, 2015
Workshop Day: September 22nd, 2015

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Organising Committee

Stefano Bistarelli
University of Perugia

Andrea Formisano
University of Perugia

Marco Maratea (contact person)
University of Genoa