On the Application of Answer Set Programming to the Conference Paper Assignment Problem

  • Giovanni Amendola
  • Carmine DodaroEmail author
  • Nicola Leone
  • Francesco Ricca
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10037)


Among the tasks to be carried out by conference organizers is the one of assigning reviewers to papers. That problem is known in the literature as the Conference Paper Assignment Problem (CPAP). In this paper we approach the solution of a reasonably rich variant of the CPAP by means of Answer Set Programming (ASP). ASP is an established logic-based programming paradigm which has been successfully applied for solving complex problems arising in Artificial Intelligence. We show how the CPAP can be elegantly encoded by means of an ASP program, and we analyze the results of an experiment, conducted on real-world data, that outlines the viability of our solution.


Answer Set Programming Conference Paper Assignment Problem Applications 



This work was partially supported by MIUR under PON project “Ba2Know (Business Analytics to Know) Service Innovation - LAB”, N. PON03PE_00 001_1, and by MISE under project “PIUCultura (Paradigmi Innovativi per l’Utilizzo della Cultura)”, N. F/020016/01-02/X27.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Amendola
    • 1
  • Carmine Dodaro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nicola Leone
    • 1
  • Francesco Ricca
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of CalabriaRendeItaly

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