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ECAI 2008 Workshop on Configuration Systems

July 21 - 22, Patras, Greece

Affiliated with the 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2008)


Workshop participation will be limited to 40 persons, priority is given to authors of submitted papers. At least one author of each accepted paper must participate to the workshop. Workshop participants will also have to register for the main conference.

If you wish to participate, submit either a full paper of no more than 6 pages (or 6000 words), or a position statement, a short paper, or a problem instance (at most 3 pages or 3000 words). Short papers may address an important problem for further research or describe a practical problem or an interesting lesson learned. In addition, we solicit proposals for short demonstrations (at most 3 pages or 3000 words with software demonstrations taking at most 15 minutes).

Submissions should follow the ECAI-2008 style guide, except for paper length. To allow for anonymous reviewing, the author names in a submitted paper have to be replaced by the unique tracking number assigned by the conference system at the submission of a summary form with, to be filled in before April 2nd. Authors should avoid identifying selfreferences in their text. Replace phrases like "We have shown in [n] ..." by "In [n] it has been shown...".

Electronic submission will be in PostScript, Microsoft Word or PDF format using the EasyChair conference management system. Using the following link you can log in to the system and submit your paper:

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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 on relation 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 attend the workshop to present the paper.

In order to attract high-quality technical papers, we will publish revised versions of selected papers in a special issue on configuration in "International Journal of Mass Customization". We may ask authors of journal submissions dealing with the same topic to write a joint article.