Constraint Programming (CP) is a powerful technology to 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):
To submit a paper, send an email to Jimmy Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) with title, authors' names and emails, name of corresponding author, and a URL of the submission 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 and in hardcopy at CP 2007. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop.
This will be a half-day workshop open to anyone interested in the topic. The event will have a strong workshop flavour, with ample time allocated to discussion. All workshop participants must pay the CP 2007 registration fee in addition to the workshop fee.
The workshop features an invited talk by Peter Stuckey on the topic of "Trials and Tribulations of Designing a Modelling Language".
|Submission deadline||July 1, 2007|
|Notification of acceptance||July 21, 2007|
|Camera Ready deadline||August 10, 2007|
|Workshop||September 23, 2007|
|Pierre Flener||Sabanci University, Turkey, and Uppsala University, Sweden.|
|Alan M. Frisch||University of York, United Kingdom.|
|Brahim Hnich||Izmir University of Economics, Turkey|
|Yat-Chiu Law||The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.|
|Jimmy Lee (Co-chair)||The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.|
|Toni Mancini||Universita di Roma, Italy.|
|Ian Miguel||University of St Andrews, United Kingdom.|
|Barbara Smith||University of Leeds, United Kingdom.|
|Peter Stuckey (Co-chair)||University of Melbourne, Australia.|
|Peter van Beek||University of Waterloo, Canada.|
|Toby Walsh||NICTA and University of New South Wales, Australia.|
|Sunday, September 23|
Trials and Tribulations of Designing a Modelling Language
|9:50||GRASPER: A framework for graph CSPs
|10:19||COFFEE + POSTERS
Crossword Grid Composition with a Hierarchical CSP Encoding
Exploiting Problem Data to Enrich Models of Constraint Problems
|10:45||A Rule-based System for Model Transformation
|11:10||A Soft COP Model for Goal Deliberation in a BDI Agent
|11:35||On the Expressive Power of Essence
|12:00||Two Set-Constraints for Modeling and Efficiency