[ecoop-info] [logic-programming] 1st CFP: 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2015)

Ian Miguel ijm at st-andrews.ac.uk
Thu Dec 18 23:47:51 CET 2014

                         Call for Papers

                             CP 2015
                  21st International Conference on
          Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming
                    (colocated with ICLP 2015)

                   August 31 - September 4, 2015
                          Cork, Ireland


The CP conference is the annual international conference on constraint
programming.  It is concerned with all aspects of computing with
constraints, including theory, algorithms, environments, languages,
models, systems, and applications such as decision making, resource
allocation, scheduling, configuration, and planning.

The CP 2015 programme will include presentations of high quality
scientific research papers and applications of constraints technology.
A number of invited talks will also be presented that will describe
important topics relevant to the field. As well as the usual workshop,
tutorial and doctoral programmes, we will repeat last year's published
journal paper track in which important results that have recently
appeared in journals will be presented, and introduce to this conference
a journal publication fast track for outstanding submissions. Special
events are also planned as part of an industry outreach.


We solicit papers that report on significant, original, and previously
unpublished research on all aspects of computing with constraints. Full
paper submissions are limited to 15 LNCS pages plus references while short
paper submissions are limited to 8 LNCS pages plus references. Short
papers will be reviewed to the same standards of quality as full papers
but are not expected to contain as much original material. Short papers
will have the same status as long papers and be eligible for the best
paper prize.


We encourage industrial and academic users of constraint technology to
submit papers on completed or on-going practical projects. Papers
comparing constraint technology to other optimization techniques (MIP,
local search, SAT, etc.) on a realistic application with a sound
experimental evaluation are also encouraged. Papers which clearly define
users' benefits, describe the required effort to build the application
and the time frame in which it was delivered, will match the acceptance
criteria most closely. The novelty of the application domain, while
potentially a plus, is not the only deciding acceptance criterion.
Application papers will be reviewed by a program committee with
significant experience in the use of CP in applications. The writing of
the paper should be guided by providing answers to four main questions:
Problem being solved? Why CP? How CP? Added value of CP?
Formatting, length, and dates for submissions are the same as for the
technical track.


The goal of this track is to provide a forum to discuss important results
in the area of constraint programming that appeared or were accepted
recently (from September 2013) in relevant journals, but have not been
previously presented at CP, CPAIOR, or any major AI conference. Authors of
accepted papers will be invited to give an oral presentation at the
conference and to provide a one-page abstract citing their journal paper
for the conference proceedings.

Papers that are in press may be submitted as long as the final camera-ready
version is available at the time of the conference. Extensions of papers
that have been previously presented in the main technical or application
programmes at CP, CPAIOR, or another major AI conference (such as IJCAI,
AAAI, ECAI) cannot be submitted to this track. Submissions will go through
an expedited selection process. Selection criteria include significance of
the results and relevance to the constraint programming community.


Outstanding submissions to the technical or application tracks will be
offered the opportunity to be published exclusively through a fast-track
process in the Constraints journal: following a second round of minor
review they will be accepted directly in the journal by the time of the
conference. Authors of these papers can opt to extend their paper from 15
to 20 pages plus references. These papers will be acknowledged through a
one-page abstract in the conference proceedings and will be presented
during the conference on the same ground as any other accepted submission.

Authors who decline to fast track their submission revert to a standard
conference submission and are subject to the default formatting, length
and date requirements. Papers that do not clear the second round of
review also revert to standard conference paper status.


The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series. It will contain the accepted papers
that appear in the scientific/technical and application tracks, as well
as abstracts of invited talks, of contributions to the published journal
paper track, and of selections for the journal publication fast track.


Abstract submission deadline (technical and application tracks): April 17, 2015
Paper submission deadline (technical and application tracks): April 22, 2015
Abstract submission deadline (published journal paper track): May 20, 2015
Provisional reviews to authors: May 25, 2015
Author feedback: May 27, 2015
Acceptance/rejection notification: June 10, 2015
Camera ready version: June 22, 2015

Please consult the conference web page for all details about the
submission procedure.


Ken Brown
Barry O'Sullivan

Gilles Pesant

Louis-Martin Rousseau

Thomas Schiex

David Bergman
Marie Pelleau

Willem-Jan van Hoeve

Helmut Simonis

Ian Miguel

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