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ECAI 2006 Workshop on Configuration

August 28 - 29, Riva del Garda, Italy

Affiliated with the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006)

This is the preliminary agenda of the ECAI 2006 Configuration Workshop. You may also want to download a PDF version of the agenda.

Talks are either 30 minutes (full papers), 20 minutes (short papers) or 10 minutes (extended abstracts) in length, and are followed by a 5 minutes discussion each. We will also have an invited talk and two panel discussions.

Day 1 (Monday, August 28)

9:00-9:10Workshop Opening
9:10-10:00 Invited Talk (Markus Stumptner, Title: TBA)
10:00-10:30Coffee Break
10:30-12:15 Session I: Principles & Models (Chair: Esther Gelle)
  1. Albert Haag, Ulrich Junker and Barry O'Sullivan: A Survey on Principal Explanation Techniques for Configurators (30+5 min)
  2. Lothar Hotz: Configuring from Observed Parts (30+5 min)
  3. Thorsten Krebs: Evolution of Configuration Models - A Focus on Correctness (30+5 min)
12:15-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-15:35 Session II: Reasoning & Algorithms (Chair: Barry O'Sullivan)
  1. Nina Narodytska and Toby Walsh: Constraint and Variable Ordering Heuristics for Compiling Configuration Problems (30+5 min)
  2. Esther Gelle and Mihaela Sabin: Direct and Reformulation Solving of Conditional Constraint Satisfaction Problems (30+5 min)
  3. Carsten Sinz: Comparing Different Logic-Based Representations of Automotive Parts Lists (20+5 min)
15:35-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:15 Session III: Business Integration & Interactivity (Chair: Claire Bagley)
  1. Songlin Chen and Mitchell Tseng: Turning a Configurator into a Bargaining Table (20+5 min)
  2. Rick Rabiser, Deepak Dhungana and Paul Gruenbacher: Integrating Knowledge-Based Product Configuration and Product Line Engineering: An Industrial Example (20+5 min)
  3. Alexander Felfernig, Christian Scheer and Peter Loos: How to recommend configurable products? (20+5 min)
17:15-18:00Panel Discussion: Benchmarking Configuration Solutions
18:00-Workshop Dinner, OC Meeting

Day 2 (Tuesday, August 29)

9:00-10:00 Session IV: Applications & Case Studies (Chair: Alexander Felfernig)
  1. Daniel Naus: HP Rack Placement Optimization Case Study (20+5 min)
  2. Juha Tiihonen, Mikko Heiskala, Kaija-Stiina Paloheimo and Andreas Anderson: Configuration of Contract Based Services (30+5 min)
10:00-10:30Coffee Break
10:30-11:45 Session V: Short Presentations (Chair: Carsten Sinz)
  1. Markus Zanker, Markus Aschinger and Marius Silaghi: Knowledge-based composition of recommendations (10+5 min)
  2. Manikandan Sundaram, Rajasekhar Vinnakota and Praveen Vudoagiri: Industry specific Standard Template Libraries for configuration (10+5 min)
  3. Markus Stumptner: Configuration Support for Ubiquitous Workspaces (10+5 min)
  4. Diego Magro: Using Constraint Optimization to Enhance the Diversity in the Set of Computed Configurations (10+5 min)
  5. Gert L. Moeller: Constraints in Array-based Logic (10+5 min)
11:45-12:30Panel Discussion: Future of Configuration