SweConsNet: the Network for Sweden-based researchers and practitioners of Constraint programming
The SOAK 2015 conference by the Swedish society for Operations Analysis (SOAF) is held on Friday 23 October 2015 at Mälardalens Högskola in Västerås, including a tutorial and a session on constraint programming.
The SweConsNet Workshop 2015 was held on Thursday 7 May 2015 at Chalmers in Göteborg.
Constraint programming (CP) is a rather novel set of methods and tools for modelling and solving constraint problems, in a way orthogonal and complementary to other optimisation technologies (such as ILP, MILP, SAT, etc). Constraint problems arise in many application domains, such as scheduling, rostering, planning, configuration, control, design, biology, finance, transport, logistics, and so on. Decisions have to be made (that is, the values of unknowns have to be determined) so that some constraints are satisfied and, optionally, some cost / benefit is minimised / maximised. (Read more)