RCRA 2014

21st RCRA International Workshop on

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

A FLoC workshop, part of the Vienna Summer of Logic, co-located with SAT 2014, ICLP 2014, IJCAR 2014

Vienna, Austria, 17-18 July 2014

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria (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.

Important dates
  • Abstract submission: March 25, 2014 --> extended to April 9
  • Paper Submission: April 1, 2014 --> extended to April 13
  • Notification of acceptance/reject: May 1, 2014 --> extended to May 7 --> extended to May 11 (due to an EasyChair black-out, sorry!)
  • Final version due by: May 20, 2014 --> extended to May 28
  • RCRA workshop: July 17-18 2014