PATAT 2000: Call for Participation


Subject: PATAT 2000: Call for Participation
From: Wilhelm Erben (erben@fh-konstanz.de)
Date: Sat May 20 2000 - 17:21:24 MET DST


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                        CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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                              PATAT 2000

                    The 3rd international conference
         on the Practice And Theory of Automated Timetabling

          Wednesday, 16th August - Friday, 18th August 2000

                        Fachhochschule Konstanz
                    University of Applied Sciences
                          Constance, Germany

This conference is the third in a series of conferences that serve as a
forum for an international community of researchers, practitioners and
vendors on all aspects of computer-aided timetable generation.

Technical Programme
*******************
The programme includes three keynote addresses and over 60 paper or
abstract presentations by academics, practitioners and vendors from
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea,
Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South
Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, USA.

The preliminary programme and the list of presentations can be found at
http://www.fh-konstanz.de/patat2000/programme.htm

All papers and abstracts have been through a rigorous review process to
ensure that they are useful, interesting and relevant to the field. All
attendees will receive a bound copy of the full proceedings including
all papers and abstracts that are being presented at the conference.
A selection of the papers will appear in a post conference volume
published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Vendor Exhibits
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An exhibition of timetabling software forms an important and integral
part of PATAT 2000. It provides an ideal opportunity for promoting
commercial software systems and tools working as assistants to the
timetabler.

As of early May, eleven commercial vendors (from Australia, Botswana,
Finland, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, UK and USA) had expressed
an interest in setting up an exhibit and giving a presentation.

For more information on the vendor exhibition see:
http://www.fh-konstanz.de/patat2000/vendors.htm

Important Dates
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Final version of abstracts/papers
  for the conference proceedings ........... June 16th 2000
Vendor abstracts and adverts
  for the conference proceedings ........... June 16th 2000
Deadline for early registration ............ June 30th 2000
Deadline for early hotel reservation ....... July 14th 2000
Conference ................................. August 16th-18th 2000

Registration
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To register for the conference and/or the vendor exhibition just fill in
the registration form. It can be found at:
http://www.fh-konstanz.de/patat2000/registration.htm

Accomodation
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Accommodation at reasonable rates will be available in university
student residences. We have also reserved a block of rooms in hotels of
different categories.
For more details and booking forms, see:
http://www.fh-konstanz.de/patat2000/accomodation.htm

About the Venue, Travel Hints
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Lake Constance is Europe's second largest inland lake. It lies between
Germany, Switzerland and Austria. At the point where the lake drains
into the river Rhine there was an old Roman fort, which later became the
medieval town of Constance (Konstanz). Today, Constance has a population
of around 76,000 and two universities.

For more details, see:
http://www.fh-konstanz.de/patat2000/venue.htm

You will find travel hints on:
http://www.fh-konstanz.de/patat2000/travel.htm

PATAT 2000 WEB SITE
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Full updated information will always be available from
http://www.fh-konstanz.de/patat2000/

For more information about the series of conferences see
http://www.asap.cs.nott.ac.uk/ASAP/ttg/patat-index.html

Conference Organisation
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Edmund Burke, University of Nottingham, UK
  (Programme Committee Co-Chair)
Wilhelm Erben, FH Konstanz, Germany
  (Organising Committee Chair and Programme Committee Co-Chair)

Contact
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Wilhelm Erben
Fachhochschule Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences
Brauneggerstr. 55
78462 Konstanz
Germany

Fax: ++49 7531 206-559
mailto:erben@fh-konstanz.de



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