In conjunction with IJCAI'07
Hyderabad, India, January
Workshop programme (new)
Workshop proceedings (new)
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
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:
unified frameworks for distributed constraint reasoning
algorithms for solving distributed constraint reasoning problems
privacy issues in distributed constraint reasoning
problem solving in systems with self-interested agents
distributed constraint propagation and consistency
applications of distributed constraint reasoning
modeling of distributed constraint reasoning problems
extensions of the distributed constraint reasoning paradigm/framework
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.
Participants should submit a paper (maximum 15 pages), describing
their work on one or more of the topics relevant to the workshop.
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).
Deadline for the submission of full papers (up to 15 pages): October 10, 2006
Notification of acceptance/rejection: October 23, 2006
Deadline for receiving camera-ready papers: November 10th, 2006
Workshop date: January 8th, 2007
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
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Last updated: Tue Jun 13 19:43:54 CEST 2006