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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)


Workshop participation will be by invitation only, and will be limited to 40 participants. Workshop participants will also have to register for the main conference.

If you wish to participate, submit either a full paper of no more than 6 pages (or 6000 words), or a position statement, a short paper, or a problem instance (at most 3 pages or 3000 words). Short papers may address an important problem for further research or describe a practical problem or an interesting lesson learned. In addition, we solicit proposals for short demonstrations (at most 3 pages or 3000 words with software demonstrations taking at most 15 minutes).

Submissions should follow the ECAI-2006 style guide and guidelines pertaining to blind reviewing. Electronic submission will be in PostScript, Microsoft Word or PDF format using the EasyChair conference management system. We require submission of abstracts ten days in advance. Using the following link you can log in to the system and submit your paper:

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Each submission will be subject to peer review by at least two members of the program committee. Refereeing criteria are relevance to workshop topics, significance and novelty of the research, technical content, discussion on relation to previous work and clarity of presentation. A contribution submitted as a long paper may be accepted as a short paper, if the program committee considers it to be inadequate for a long paper but to present an important issue. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the paper.

We will publish short versions (1000-2000 words) of selected workshop papers in a special feature (department) of the January/February 2007 issue of "IEEE Intelligent Systems". Contributions with a survey character have a better chance of being accepted. Topics we would like to have covered by the special feature include

  • Modeling (including a systematic typology of the configuration problem)
  • Integration of configurators into the business process
  • Constraint satisfaction and complementary algorithms
  • User interaction (explanation, preferences, ...)
  • Open problems and upcoming research directions
We may ask authors of journal submissions dealing with the same topic to write a joint article.