Call for Papers

CPAIOR 2010
Seventh International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research techniques in Constraint Programming

DEIS - UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA - ITALY
JUNE 14 - 18, 2010

The Seventh International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research techniques in Constraint Programming will be held in Bologna, Italy, June 14-18, 2010.

The aim of the conference is to bring together interested researchers from Constraint Programming (CP), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Operations Research (OR) to present new techniques or new applications in combinatorial optimization and to provide an opportunity for researchers in one area to learn about techniques in the others. A main objective of this conference series is also to give these researchers the opportunity to show how the integration of techniques from different fields can lead to interesting results on large and complex problems. Therefore papers that actively combine, integrate, or contrast approaches from more than one of the areas are especially solicited. High quality papers from a single area are also welcome, provided that they are of interest to other communities involved. Finally, application papers showcasing CP/AI/OR techniques on innovative and challenging applications or experience reports on such applications are
strongly encouraged.

The program committee invites submissions that include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Relaxation methods: constraint propagation, cutting planes, global constraints, graph algorithms, dynamic programming, Lagrangean and convex relaxations, heuristic functions based on constraint relaxation.
  • Search methods: branch and bound, intelligent backtracking, incomplete search, randomized search, column generation and other decomposition methods, local search, meta-heuristics.
  • Integration methods: static/dynamic problem decomposition, solver communication, transformations between models and solvers, collaboration between concurrent methods, models, and solvers.
  • Modeling methods: comparison of models, symmetry breaking, uncertainty, dominance relationships.
  • Innovative Applications of CP/AI/OR techniques.
  • Implementation of CP/AI/OR techniques and Optimization Systems.

 

PAPER SUBMISSION

Paper submissions are of two types: Long papers and short papers.

INSTRUCTION FOR LONG PAPERS:
Long papers should present original unpublished work and be at most 15 pages in length, and should be prepared in the format used for the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). These papers will undergo rigorous review. The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

LONG PAPER SUBMISSION:
Abstract due : JANUARY 18, 2010 11.59 P.M. PST
Full paper due: FEBRUARY 1, 2010 11.59 P.M. PST
Notification: MARCH 5, 2010
Final version due: MARCH 20, 2010

INSTRUCTION FOR SHORT PAPERS:
Short papers are also encouraged, limited to 5 LNCS pages and should be prepared with the same format as long papers (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Although containing less material, short papers should describe original unpublished work  and will be reviewed to the same criteria of quality as long papers. Short papers will be presented at the conference and published in the conference proceedings.

SHORT PAPER SUBMISSION:
Abstract due : FEBRUARY 1, 2010 11.59 P.M. PST
Paper due: FEBRUARY 10, 2010 11.59 P.M. PST
Notification: MARCH 5, 2010
Final version due: MARCH 20, 2010

SUBMISSION NOTES:
All papers are to be submitted electronically in a PDF or PS format by following the instructions at the URL

https://www.easychair.org/login.cgi?conf=cpaior10

Conference presentations for long papers will be 20 to 30 minutes while for short papers 10 to 15 minutes.

For any queries on the paper submission process, please contact the Programme Co-Chairs on the email cpaior2010@mail.ing.unibo.it.