As a special type of design activities, configuration involves the selection of suitable components from predefined ones, the association of selected components based on constraints, and the
evaluation of configured products. It requires powerful knowledge representation formalism and acquisition methods to capture the variety and complexity of configurable products. Furthermore, efficient reasoning methods are required to support intelligent interactive behavior, solution search, satisfaction of user preferences, personalization, optimization, reconfiguration, and diagnosis. In the recent years, the applications of configuration principles have been investigated in other fields, such as process planning, supply chain management, and service process design.
The main goal of the workshop is to promote high-quality research in all areas related to configuration. The workshop is of interest for both researchers and practitioners who are interested in the relationship between the configuration technique and business issues/problems. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, evaluations, progresses, and experiences related to configuration activities, the use of AI tools in configuration, and the application of configuration principles in other fields.
Workshop topics include but are not limited to the following ones:
Full papers are limited to 8 pages. Position statements and problem instances can be submitted as short papers limited to 4 pages. Both regular and short papers should be formatted in pdf according to the ECAI 2016 style guide and submitted to the EasyChair system.
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. The proceedings of the event will be edited with an ISBN code (the ISBN code will be provided).
The 19th Configuration workshop 2017 offers two best paper awards:
The 19th Configuration Workshop 2017 continues 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 Tacton, SAP, Oracle, Encoway, or IBM-ILOG, as well as from end-users Siemens, Renault, HP, or DaimlerChrysler).
In 2017, the Configuration Workshop will be a standalone event to be held in La Défense at IÉSEG School of Management from 14th to 15th September 2017. IÉSEG provides the workshop participants a list of its partner hotels with lower tariffs in Paris for accommodation (hotel list).
The registration fee for the Configuration Workshop 2017 is 160€.
This includes sessions for 2 days of workshop, coffee breaks, two lunches, and a dinner.
The payment needs to be made via IÉSEG’s payment platform available in a few weeks.
For detailed information about the previous Configuration Workshop held in Toulouse, France on 5th and 6th September 2016, visit the following website: http://cp2016.a4cp.org/program/workshops/ws-config.html.
Linda Zhang, IÉSEG School of Management, France
Albert Haag, SAP, Germany
Michel Aldanondo, Mines Albi, France
Andres Barco, Mines Albi, France
Andreas Falkner, Siemens AG, Austria
Alexander Felfernig, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Cipriano Forza, Universita di Padova, Italy
Gerhard Friedrich, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria
Albert Haag, SAP SE, Germany
Alois Haselboeck, Siemens AG, Austria
Petri Helo, University of Vassa, Finland
Lothar Hotz, HITeC e.V. / University of Hamburg, Germany
Lars Hvam, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Dietmar Jannach, TU Dortmund, Germany
Thorsten Krebs, encoway GmbH, Germany
Katrin Kristjansdottir, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Yiliu Liu, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Anna Myrodia, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Brian Rodrigues, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Sara Safie, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Alfred Taudes, Vienna University of Economics & Business, Austria
Élise Vareilles, Mines Albi, France
Yue Wang, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong
Linda Zhang, IÉSEG School of Management, France
Céline Le Suün, IÉSEG School of Management, France
Julie Meilox, IÉSEG School of Management, France