Call for Papaers CP-AI-OR 2001

Subject: Call for Papaers CP-AI-OR 2001
From: Mark Wallace (
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 15:57:53 MET DST

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Third International Workshop on Integration of AI and OR Techniques
in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems

April 8-10, 2001

Submission deadline: 10 Dec. 2000

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, and in Paderborn in 2000. 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. This year a special sessions will focus on the tight
and dynamic integration of solvers, and on new modelling and
language features that integrate techniques from different

The workshop is organized by IC-PARC. It will take place in Wye
College, part of Imperial College located in the beautiful county
of Kent, close to Ashford In Britain (Eurostar stop from Brussels
and Paris).

For more information see:

The organizers
Carmen GERVET and Mark WALLACE
IC-Parc, Imperial College
London SW7 2AZ, U.K.

Dr. Mark Wallace, IC-Parc,		Phone  +44 (0)20 7594 8434 
William Penney Laboratory, 		Fax    +44 (0)20 7594 8432
Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK.	Email:

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