RCRA 2022 last call for paper (-5 days to deadline)

by cfp, July 5, 2022

29th RCRA workshop on Experimental evaluation of algorithms for solving
problems with combinatorial explosion (RCRA 2022)

 [APOLOGIES FOR MULTIPLE POSTINGS]

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

                              organizes the                                 

                           29th RCRA workshop on                            
              Experimental evaluation of algorithms for solving             
              problems with combinatorial explosion (RCRA 2022)             

         affiliated to the 16th International Conference on Logic           
            Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning (LPNMR 2022)            
                  https://sites.google.com/view/lpnmr2022                   
                    September, 5th, 2022; Genova, Italy                     

    RCRA group web site: http://rcra.aixia.it/
    Workshop web site:   TBA
    e-mail:              [email protected], [email protected]

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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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IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline: July 10th, 2022
Notification of acceptance: August 1st, 2022
Final version of accepted original papers: August 22nd, 2022
RCRA workshop:  September 5th, 2022

AIMS AND SCOPE

  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,...)

WORKSHOP CHAIRS
     Marco Maratea         University of Genova, Italy
     Mauro Vallati         University of Huddersfield, UK

HOST ORGANIZATION AND VENUE
  University of Genova, Italy

  The workshop will take place in Genova Nervi, Italy, in the
  Collegio Emiliani (http://www.collegioemiliani.it/), which is a college
  directly situated on the see.

  Of course, we will continuously monitor the pandemic situation in
  order to evaluate whether the conference can be indeed held as an
  in-person event, or we will need to switch to a hybrid event, if not
  completely on-line.
 
SUBMISSIONS

  Authors are invited to submit either original and non-original papers.
 
  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.

  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 2022 uses EasyChair for the submission of contributions.

  Contributions must be submitted through this page:

      https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rcra2022

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

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

PROCEEDINGS

CEUR-WS Proceedings:
Accepted original papers will be published in the AIxIA series of
CEUR-WS AI*IA Series on CEUR-WS.org (upon authors confirmation)

Moreover, as in some previous editions (http://rcra.aixia.it/publications),
we are considering the possibility of having a special issue of an
international journal, provided that a sufficient amount of high quality
papers is collected. All technical papers, original and non-original,
will be eligible.

HISTORY OF THE RECENT WORKSHOP SERIES

  * RCRA 2021 as a workshop of AI*IA 2021, Virtual
    https://rcra2020.wordpress.com/  
  * RCRA 2020 as a workshop of AI*IA 2020, Virtual
    https://rcra2020.wordpress.com/  
  * RCRA 2018 as a workshop of FLoC 2018, Oxford, UK
    http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra~2018   
    Extended versions of the best papers will appear in a special
    issue of Fundamenta Informaticae
  * RCRA 2017 as a workshop of AI*IA 2017, Bari, Italy
    http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2017   
    Extended versions of the best papers will appear in a special
    issue of Fundamenta Informaticae
  * RCRA 2016 as a workshop of AI*IA 2016, Genova, Italy
    http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2016    
    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
    http://rcra.aixia.it/rcra2015
    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
  * Previous editions: http://rcra.aixia.it/workshops