RCRA 2013

20th RCRA International Workshop on

"Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for solving problems with combinatorial explosion"

Rome, Italy, 14-15 June 2013
Trinità dei Monti, Rome (source: Wikipedia)

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.

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 hybridised with techniques in other areas. Artificial Intelligence tools often exploit or hybridise techniques developed by other research communities, such as Operations Research. 

In recent years, research in AI has more and more focussed 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-fertilisation 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 modelling, and ease of development.

Workshop Programme

The workshop programme is available here.


A registration form is available here.


Accepted papers will be published online, as an issue of the CEUR-WS workshop proceeding series.
As in the previous years, we aim to publish a selection of the best papers presented at the workshop in a special issue of an international journal.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: 10 March 2013 extended to 17 March 2013
  • Paper Submission: 15 March 2013 extended to 24 March 2013
  • Notification of acceptance/reject: 19 April 2013 extended to 25 April 2013
  • Final version due by: 15 May 2013 extended to 26 May 2013
  • RCRA workshop: 14-15 June 2013