IJCAI 2007

Eighth International Workshop on Distributed Constraint Reasoning

In conjunction with IJCAI'07

Hyderabad, India, January 8th, 2007

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Workshop Description:

Distributed Constraint Reasoning (DCR) problems arise when pieces of information about variables, constraints or both are relevant to independent but communicating agents. They provide a promising framework to deal with the increasingly diverse range of distributed real world problems emerging from the evolution of computation and communication technologies.

The new challenges posed by solving Distributed Constraint Reasoning Problems include dealing with resource restrictions (such as limits on time and communication), privacy requirements, exploiting opportunities for cooperation, and designing conflict resolution strategies.

The workshop addresses modeling, formulation and solution of Distributed Constraint Reasoning problems, including both Distributed Constraint Satisfaction and Optimization Problems. The workshop encourages submissions on all topics related to Distributed Constraint Reasoning, including (but not limited to) the following:

Workshop Motivation:

The goal of the DCR workshop series is to bring together researchers from the many different areas that are relevant to distributed constraint  reasoning so that commonalities and relationships can be discovered and understanding improved. DCR is an inter-disciplinary research area involving the Constraint Programming, Multiagent Systems and AI communities.
As such, this workshop has historically rotated its location between the three major conferences in each of these areas: CP (2000, 2004), IJCAI (2001, 2003, 2005) and AAMAS (2002,2006). In 2007, DCR will again be held at IJCAI and we invite all members of the broad AI community to participate.

Submission Guidelines:

Participants should submit a paper (maximum 15 pages), describing their work on one or more of the topics relevant to the workshop. Submissions
must all be electronic. Accepted papers will be presented during the workshop and will be published in the workshop proceedings. Other participants may submit a shorter paper (maximum 5 pages) presenting a research statement or perspective on topics relevant to the workshop.
All submissions should include the author's name(s), affiliation, complete mailing address, phone number and email address.
Authors are requested to prepare their papers by following the Springer instructions found at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html .
The submissions should be uploaded electronically in PDF format at http://liawww.epfl.ch/Events/IJCAI07_DCR/submissions/ .

The deadline for receipt of submissions is September 25, 2006. Papers received after this date may not be reviewed. Questions about submissions may be directed to Adrian Petcu.
We welcome the submission of papers rejected from the IJCAI-2007 technical program. Do not forget to mention your contact address and e-mail or
telephone (e.g. in a footnote on the title page).

Important Dates and Deadlines

Organizing Committee

Christian Bessiere, LIRMM, France
Boi Faltings, EPFL, Switzerland
Youssef Hamadi, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Katsutoshi Hirayama, Kobe University
Amnon Meisels, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Pedro Meseguer, IIIA, Spain
Pragnesh Jay Modi, Drexel University, USA
Adrian Petcu (workshop chair) EPFL, Switzerland
Marius Silaghi, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Milind Tambe, University of Southern California, USA
Makoto Yokoo, Kyushu University, Japan
Weixiong Zhang, Washington University, USA

Contact details of chair

Adrian Petcu
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Station 14
1015 Lausanne
FAX: +41-21-693-5225
Tel: +41-21-693-2738

Last updated: Tue Jun 13 19:43:54 CEST 2006