Call for Workshop Proposal

International conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research techniques in Constraint Programming

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 CPAIOR 2010 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Programme.

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.

CPAIOR 2010 workshops will provide an informal setting where workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere that facilitates the active exchange of ideas. It is an opportunity to disseminate work in progress or to promote new and emerging areas on the intersection of CP, AI, and OR.

All workshops will take place on 15 June, 2010 at the site of the main conference. Workshops can be proposed for a full or a half day. The internal format of the workshop will be determined by the organisers of each workshop.

Important Dates

January 15, 2010: Proposal submission deadline
February 1, 2010: Acceptance notification
February 15, 2010: Deadline for receipt of CFP and URL for workshop web page
March 15, 2010: Deadline for workshop paper submission
April 10, 2010: Deadline for workshop paper notification
May 1, 2010: Deadline for workshop working notes
June 15, 2010: CPAIOR 2010 workshops

Writing a Proposal

Proposals for workshops should contain the following information:

  • The title and a brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues it will focus on.
  • A brief discussion of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
  • A list of related workshops held within the last three years, if any, and their relation to the proposed workshop.
  • The names of the proposed organising committee.
  • The name and email address of the main organiser.

Responsibilities of the Workshop Organisers

Each workshop main organiser will be responsible for:

  • Producing a "Call for Papers" and a Web page for their workshop by March 15, 2010. Please provide a web page/URL that can be linked into the CPAIOR 2010 home page. The call must mention that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop, and that all workshop participants must pay the either the CPAIOR registration fee including the workshop fee or only the workshop fee.
  • Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference program.
  • Selecting submitted papers.
  • Scheduling workshop activities in collaboration with the local organisers and the workshop chairs.
  • Providing working pdf notes to be duplicated for the workshop (up to a maximum of 200 pages) by May 1, 2010.

Responsibilities of the CPAIOR 2010 Organising Committee

The CPAIOR 2010 organising committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole.
  • Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop.
  • In conjunction with the organisers, determining the start and end times of the workshop.
  • Duplicating working notes (possibly in electronic form) and distributing them to the participants.

Submitting a Proposal

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail (in ASCII), to the workshop chair.

CPAIOR'10 Workshop Chair:

Meinolf Sellmann
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912