2016 Quarter 2

REPORT FROM THE ASSOCIATION FOR CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING

This is a short summary of activities within the ACP during the months April-June 2016.

The 2016 ACP Executive Committee (EC) comprises the following people, in alphabetical order:

  • Pierre Flener - Conference Coordinator
  • Alan Frisch
  • Willem-Jan van Hoeve - Secretary
  • Christophe Lecoutre - Treasurer
  • Laurent Michel - President
  • Nina Narodytska
  • Helmut Simonis (ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Guido Tack

The ACP EC welcomes feedback and suggestions from the ACP community. We encourage you to engage with the ACP EC to help design new initiatives that promote constraint programming.

ACP.1: CP 2017 Co-location with IJCAI and SAT

CP 2017, the Twenty-Third International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, takes place August 28th to September 1st 2017, in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to the co-location with IJCAI 2017, we are happy to announce that CP will also be co-located with SAT, the International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing.

ACP.2: Events Sponsoring

The ACP EC has decided to sponsor the conference CPAIOR 2016 by (a maximum amount) of EUR 1500. CPAIOR is the International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research Techniques in Constraint Programming. This year it took place in Banff, Canada. It was co-located with CORS, the Canadian Operations Research Conference. See https://symposia.cirrelt.ca/CPAIOR2016/en/home

The ACP EC has decided to sponsor the conference JFPC 2016 by (a maximum amount) of EUR 500.
JFPC is the Journées Francophones de Programmation par Contraintes, and took place in Montpellier, France. It was co-located with the Journées de l'Intelligence Artificielle Fondamentale (JIAF). See https://www.supagro.fr/jfpc_jiaf_2016/

ACP.3: Call for Bids for Summer School 2017

The Association for Constraint Programming invites proposals for organizing the ACP Summer School on Constraint Programming in 2017. Since its establishment, the summer school has been a major success with feedback from student attendees being very positive.

The proposed topic of the school can be on general CP or on a specific research subject. A complete list of ACP summer schools can be found here:
http://www.a4cp.org/events/summer-schools

Members of the CP community who are interested in organizing the 2017 Summer School should send a proposal to secretary@a4cp.org by August 31 2016, covering the following aspects:

  1. topic of the school
  2. location
  3. dates
  4. organizers
  5. tentative list of speakers
  6. provisional budget