August 9, 2003
The Fourth International Workshop on
Instruction for authors: We will publish selected papers from the workshop (along with selected papers from IJCAI-03 Workshop on Agents and Automated Reasoning) in a volume in the book series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications published by IOS Press. If you submitted a paper to the workshop, you are welcome to submit your final version to the volume. There will be a quick review for each submission.
The 4th International Workshop on Distributed Constraint Reasoning will be held in Acapulco, Mexico, on August 9, 2003. The workshop is a part of the 18th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI-2003, Acapulco, Mexico, August 9-15, 2003.
Distributed Constraint Satisfaction 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 fast evolution of communication technologies.
The new challenges posed by solving Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problems are related to meeting resource restrictions, privacy requirements, exploiting opportunities for cooperation, and designing conflict resolution strategies.
The workshop addresses modeling, formulation and solution of Distributed
Constraint Satisfaction and Optimization Problems. Scientific issues to
be discussed at the workshop include:
Our intention is to invite authors to submit papers based on the work they presented after the conference for a joint publication with the Workshop on Agents and Automated Reasoning in an edited book (published possibly with Kluwer Academic publishers)
Submission InstructionsSubmitted papers shall be written in English, up to 15 pages. Papers are expected in PDF or Postscript format. The submitted papers have to be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: "IJCAI-03 DCR Submission". We strongly encourage electronic submissions, but if this is impossible, a hard copy may be sent by post to the contact address below. We welcome the submission of papers refused at the IJCAI-2003 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
Contact address or inquiryWeixiong Zhang
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Campus Box 1045
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899
Christian Bessiere, LIRMM-CNRS
(34392 MONTPELLIER Cedex 5, France)
Boi Faltings, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
(CH-1015 Ecublens, Switzerland)
Marius Silaghi, Florida Institute of Technology
(Melbourne, Florida 32901, USA)
Makoto Yokoo, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
(Kyoto 619-0237, Japan)
Weixiong Zhang, Computer Science Department, Washington University
(St. Louis, MO 63130, USA)