CP-AI-OR 2002: 2nd call for papers

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Date: Tue Nov 20 2001 - 20:35:18 MET

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    > CP-AI-OR 2002:
    > Fourth International Workshop on Integration of AI and OR techniques in
    > Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimisation Problems
    >
    > Le Croisic, march 25th -27th 2002
    > http://cpaior.emn.fr:8000/
    >
    > Second Call for Papers
    >
    > The integration of techniques from AI and OR has shown in the past years
    > how it improves algorithm quality for tackling complex and large scale
    > combinatorial problems, especially in terms of efficiency, scaleability
    > and optimality. The value of this integration has been shown in
    > applications such as hoist scheduling, rostering, dynamic scheduling and
    > vehicle routing.
    > At the programming/modelling level, most constraint languages embed OR
    > techniques to reason about collections of constraints, so-called global
    > constraints. A few also provide support for hybridization allowing the
    > programmer to build new integrated algorithms. The resulting
    > multi-paradigm programming framework combines the flexibility and
    > modelling facilities of constraint programming with the special purpose
    > and efficient methods from Operations Research.
    > The CP-AI-OR workshop is becoming a major forum for exchanging ideas and
    > methodologies from both fields, as demonstrated by its success in Ferrara
    > in 1999, in Paderborn in 2000, and in Ashford in 2001. Its aim is to bring
    > together interested researchers from AI and OR, and to give them the
    > opportunity to show how the integration of techniques from AI and OR can
    > lead to interesting results on large scale and complex problems. We
    > explicitly welcome new ideas and methods for integrating OR and AI
    > techniques that have arisen from real-world applications.
    > The workshop is organized by the Ecole des Mines de Nantes and will take
    > place in Le Croisic, a typical village of Brittany the western part of
    > France, close to Nantes.
    >
    > In addition to the workshop, a school is being organized immediately after
    > the workshop with lectures on the basics of combination of hybrid CP/AI/OR
    > techniques for combinatorial optimization.
    >
    > Workshop Organizers
    > Narendra Jussien, École des Mines de Nantes, Narendra.Jussien@emn.fr
    > François Laburthe, Bouygues e-lab, France flaburthe@bouygues.com
    >
    > The conference will be hosted by Port aux rocs, a convention center in a
    > preserved environement, right by the sea,
    > http://www.portauxrocs.com/hten/.
    >
    > Topics
    > The workshop invites submissions related to the following topics:
    > * Integration of constraint handling methods, eg:
    > o Constraint propagation
    > o Constraint rewriting
    > o Cutting planes
    > o Reduced costs
    > o Global constraints
    > o Graph algorithms
    > o Dynamic programming
    > o Lagrangean and convex relaxations
    > * Integration of search and solving methods, eg:
    > o Branch and bound
    > o Heuristic/iterative repair
    > o Nogoods and Intelligent backtracking
    > o Incomplete search
    > o Randomized search
    > o Column generation
    > o Local search
    > o Meta-heuristics
    > * Forms of integration, eg:
    > o Static/dynamic problem decomposition
    > o Single model, multiple solving methods
    > o Multiple models, multiple solving methods
    > o Linking variables and constraints in different
    > solvers
    > o Transformations between models and solvers
    > o Methods using information derived by other solving
    > methods
    > o Collaboration between concurrent methods
    > * Problems, modelling, and applications.
    >
    > Submission Guidelines
    > The final deadline for paper submissions is December 14th, 2001.
    > Papers should not exceed 15 pages. The title page should include the name,
    > address, telephone number, and electronic mailing address for each author,
    > as well as a list of keywords. A contact author should also be provided.
    > Submissions should be made electronically (through
    > http://cpaior.emn.fr:8000/submit.html), either in postscript or PDF
    > format.
    >
    > Important Dates for Authors
    > * 14 Dec 2001 -- Deadline for paper submissions.
    > * 15 Jan 2002 -- Registration opens.
    > * 1 Feb 2002 -- Notification of acceptance.
    > * 7 Feb 2002 -- Registration ends.
    > * 1 March 2002 -- Final paper due.
    > * 25-27 March 2002 -- CP-AI-OR'02.
    > Links
    > www.deis.unibo.it/Events/Deis/Workshops/cp-ai-or99.html
    > www.uni-paderborn.de/~CP-AI-OR/
    > www.icparc.ic.ac.uk/cpAIOR01/
    > http://cpaior.emn.fr:8000
    >
    >
    >
    > ______________________________________________________________________
    > François LABURTHE
    > BOUYGUES e-lab
    > 1, av. Eugène Freyssinet - 78061 St-Quentin-en-Yvelines Cedex - FRANCE
    > Tel. : (33|0) 1 30 60 33 18 - Fax : (33|0) 1 30 60 21 15
    > e-mail : flaburthe@bouygues.com
    >
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