MC 2020

Workshop on Counting and Sampling 2021


The International Workshop on Counting and Sampling aims to provide a venue for researchers working on model counting such as model counting (mc), weighted model counting/sum of products (wmc), projected model counting (pmc) as well as sampling models within the realm but not restricting to Boolean satisfiability (SAT), satisfiability modulo theories (SMT), Answer set programming (ASP), and constraint programming (CP). It encourages to meet, communicate, and discuss the latest theoretical and practical results, in particular results on novel solvers, related solver technologies, new theoretical advances, practical academic and industrial applications as well as the linking theory and practice. The workshop is also the place for developers of model counters to present their solvers and the presentation of detailed results on the model counting competition.


tba. We aim for SAT2021.




The Workshop on Model Counting allows optional publication: there will be electronic proceedings in which accepted contributions may be published in case the authors wish so. But to allow for publication elsewhere and the submission of work already published, the authors also have the option of their contribution not appearing in the proceedings. Consequently, there we invite two types of submissions:

  • Publishable papers: this type of submission is for work that the authors wish to publish in the proceedings. It should describe original work on a topic of the workshop, including papers whose focus might be too narrow to be published in a conference. System descriptions of model counters and related solver technologies are also welcome. Submissions of this type have to be formatted with the EasyChair style and should consist of at most 14 pages excluding references.
  • Presentation-only contributions: this type of submissions is for work that the authors do not want to appear in the proceedings. Is should describe work on a topic of the workshop. We explicitly also invite work in progress and work that has recently been accepted or published at another conference, but that the community may have missed (including, e.g., domain-specific applications of declarative solvers at the respective domain-specific conferences). Submissions to this category should be abstracts of 1-2 pages in any reasonable format and will be evaluated only on their relevance to the workshop.

For both types of submissions source code and data downloads are appreciated. An appendix or external material is allowed, but will be considered at the reviewers’ discretion. For presentation-only contributions the authors can also add published or preprint version of the submitted work.

The contributions must be submitted electronically through EasyChair as a PDF file in the format described above.

Submissions are not expected to be double-blind, but can be submitted double blind if the authors prefer.

Out of Scope

Papers claiming to resolve a major long-standing open theoretical question in Mathematics or Computer Science are outside the scope of the workshop.




  • Johannes K. Fichte, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Kuldeep Meel, NUS, Singapore
  • Markus Hecher, TU Wien, Austria
  • Mate Soos, NUS, Singapore


For any questions related to the workshop, the preferred solution to contact the organizers is to send an email to mcw at

Johannes Fichte
TU Dresden
Fakultät Informatik
01062 Dresden, Germany

Markus Hecher
Technische Universität Wien
Institut für Logic and Computation 192-02
Forschungsbereich für Datenbanken und Artificial Intelligence
Favoritenstraße 9
A-1040 Wien, Austria