Constraint Programming (CP) is a powerful technology to model and solve combinatorial problems, which are ubiquitous in academia and industry. The last ten years or so have witnessed significant research devoted to modelling and solving problems with constraints. CP is now a mature field and has been successfully used for tackling a wide range of real-life complex applications. However, such a technology is currently accessible to only a small number of experts. For CP to be more widely used by non-experts, more research effort is needed in order to ease the use of the CP technology. We solicit original papers that contribute to widen the use of the CP technology.
Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):
This will be a full-day workshop open to anyone interested in the topic. The event will have a strong workshop flavour, with ample time allocated to discussion.
|09:00 - 10:00|| Invited talk: The Connection of Local Search and Learning (LSCS'08) |
|10:00 - 10:30||Refreshments|
|10:30 - 11:00|| The Many Roads Leading to Rome: Solving Zinc Models by Various Solvers (ModRef'08) |
|11:00 - 11:30|| Automatically Detecting Neighbourhood Constraint Interactions using Comet (LSCS'08) |
|11:30 - 12:00|| Constructive vs Perturbative Local Search for General Integer Linear Programming (LSCS'08) |
|12:00 - 12:30|| A Versatile Intermediate Language for Answer Set Programming (NMR'08) |
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 - 14:00|| Efficient Propagation of Disjunctive Constraints using Watched Literals (ModRef'08) |
|14:00 - 14:30|| Generalizing Backdoors (LSCS'08) |
|14:30 - 15:00|| Kakuro as a Constraint Problem (ModRef'08) |
|15:00 - 15:30||Closing & Refreshments|
|Yves Deville||Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium|
|Esra Erdem||Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey|
|Pierre Flener (co-chair)||Uppsala University, Sweden|
|Alan M. Frisch||University of York, United Kingdom|
|Jimmy Lee||The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China|
|Xavier Lorca||École des Mines de Nantes, France|
|Michela Milano||University of Bologna, Italy|
|Gilles Pesant||Université de Montréal, Canada|
|Helmut Simonis (co-chair)||Cork Constraint Computation Centre, Ireland|
|Barbara Smith||University of Leeds, United Kingdom|
|Pascal Van Hentenryck||Brown University, RI, USA|
|Mark Wallace||Monash University, Australia|
To submit a paper, send an email to both programme chairs (Pierre Flener and Helmut Simonis) with title, author(s)' name(s) and email(s), name of corresponding author, abstract, and a URL of the paper in Postscript or (preferably) in PDF. Submissions must be formatted in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) style and must not exceed 15 pages. Submissions of shorter papers, including position papers, are welcome.
All submissions will be reviewed and those that are well written and make a worthwhile contribution to the topic of the workshop will be accepted for publication in the workshop proceedings. The proceedings will be available electronically at CP'08. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop.
|Submission deadline||Monday 21 July 2008|
|Notification of acceptance||Monday 11 August 2008|
|Camera-Ready Copy deadline||Thursday 21 August 2008|
|Workshop||Monday 15 September 2008|
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