Call for Papers

The 2022 Configuration Workshop is in the stream of the series of successful workshops started at the AAAI’96 Fall Symposium and continued at IJCAI, AAAI, and ECAI conferences since 1999. Beside researchers from a variety of fields, past events also attracted a significant number of participants from industry (major configurator vendors such as Variantum, Cosling, as well as end-users from Siemens, etc.).

Every year, around 30 people (from all around the world) attend this workshop and more than 15 papers of good quality are accepted. This workshop has its own proceedings with an ISBN number and a specific gala dinner for CWS attendees.

Topics (not limited to)

  1. Configuration Problems and Models
    Structure of configuration problems, knowledge representation, ontologies, fuzzy and incomplete knowledge, standardization of catalog exchange formats, feature models, configuration problems, representations for product and process configuration, product design and configuration.
  2. Techniques for developing & maintaining Configuration Models
    Knowledge acquisition methods, cognitive approaches, machine learning, data extraction methods, ontology integration, reconciliation of knowledge bases, knowledge elicitation, testing and debugging, knowledge understanding.
  3. Reasoning Methods
    Constraint satisfaction problems and extensions, preference based reasoning, description logics, rules, case-based reasoning, SAT-solving, local search, genetic algorithms, neural networks, problem decomposition, optimization, multi-criteria optimization, symmetry breaking, cooperative configuration processes, reconfiguration of existing systems, explanations, distributed problem solving, benchmark proposals, knowledge-based recommendation, knowledge compilation.
  4. Intelligent User Interfaces and Business Process Integration
    Personalization, machine learning, explanations, recommender technologies, configuration web services, related software architectures, distributed configuration, integration into the production and selling process, configuration and mass customization.
  5. Applications and Tools
    Configuration tools, design tools, application reports, case studies, real-world challenges, test environments for configuration knowledge bases, configuration in related fields such as software configuration, service composition, and model-driven engineering, environments for feature model development and maintenance. Issues arising when applying configurators in real world applications. Configurators and Industry 4.0 technologies.

Paper Submission

Full papers are limited to 8 pages (including references). Position statements and problem instances can be submitted as short papers limited to 4 pages (including references). Both regular and short papers should be formatted in pdf according to the ECAI 2020 style guide (http://ecai2020.eu/wp-content/uploads/AuthorsPack-ECAI2020.zip) and submitted to the EasyChair environment. 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 of relationship 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 register at the workshop and to present the paper.

It is possible to submit already published or submitted articles. In that case, submit both a one-page abstract (600 words) and the article, and take note that the article will not be included in the proceedings. A limited number (max 4) of already published articles will be accepted.

Best Paper Award

Configuration Workshop 2022 again plans Best Paper Awards.

Two papers will be recognized: (1) best paper, (2) best PhD student paper.

Important Dates

Full Paper submission: June 14th, 2022

Notification of Authors: July 7th, 2022

Camera-ready papers due: July 25th, 2022

Registration deadline: August 29th, 2022

Workshop dates: Monday & Tuesday, September 12-13, 2022 

Gala Dinner: to be announced

EasyChair Submission Website

The proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted submission must register and participate in ConfWS22 in order for the submission to be published. Submissions need to be sent using EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=splc2022

To find the configuration workshop please select “make a new submission” and then select the Configuration Workshop 2022 to make your submission.