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RCRA 2022 - 1st call for papers

From: cfp
Subject: RCRA 2022 - 1st call for papers
Date: Wed, 25 May 2022 17:58:03 +0200
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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)             
                     September, 5th, 2022; Genova, Italy                     

    RCRA group web site:
    Workshop web site:   TBA
    e-mail:    ,

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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

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  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


  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

  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

  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
	Mauro Vallati         University of Huddersfield, UK

  University of Genova, Italy

  The workshop will take place in Genova Nervi, Italy, in the 
  Collegio Emiliani (, 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.

  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

  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:

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

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


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

  Moreover, as in some previous editions (,
  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.


  * RCRA 2021 as a workshop of AI*IA 2021, Virtual  
  * RCRA 2020 as a workshop of AI*IA 2020, Virtual  
  * RCRA 2018 as a workshop of FLoC 2018, Oxford, UK   
    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   
    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    
    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 -
    Extended versions of the best papers will appear in a special
    issue of AI Communications
  * Previous editions:

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