IJCAI-17 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Constraint Programming

The Artificial Intelligence and Constraint Programming (CP) communities have overlapped significantly from their early days. This workshop is intended to highlight and encourage past, present and future integration of the two. It complements the CP&AI Workshop recently held at the 2016 Constraint Programming conference.

The workshop will be held in conjunction with IJCAI-17 in Melbourne, Australia. It is particularly timely as CP-17 is co-located with IJCAI-17.

Submissions may be of any length, be position papers or technical papers, review previous work or present new research. They may include, but are not limited to, papers that:

  • Describe prior, current, or proposed work combining constraint reasoning with other forms of AI,
  • Survey work that has combined CP with a specific aspect, topic or field of AI,
  • Identify relationships between constraint reasoning and other aspects of AI,
  • Discuss the role CP can play within AI, in particular how CP can help AI, and vice versa
  • Identify potential new opportunities to integrate CP and AI
  • Propose new research programs or grand challenges that engage CP with the broader AI community.

Submissions are especially welcome from:

  • CP researchers who wish to summarize a body of their work on a particular topic, e.g. applying machine learning to constraint solving or modelling,
  • AI researchers who have encountered constraint satisfaction or optimization problems and wish to avoid “reinventing the wheel” by learning what the CP community has to offer.

Submissions should be in PDF format. They should be submitted through EasyChair, on or before May 8, 2017 (GMT).

The workshop will be organized to encourage interaction and feedback.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: May 8, 2017 (GMT)

Notification: June 8, 2017 (GMT)

Final Version Deadline: July 24, 2017 (GMT)

Workshop: TBD (either August 19, 20, or 21)

Organizing Committee

Eugene C. Freuder, Chair, University College Cork: eugene.freuder@insight-centre.org
Rina Dechter, UC Irvine
Alan Mackworth, University of British Columbia
Francesca Rossi, University of Padova and IBM

Program Committee

Peter van Beek, University of Waterloo
Christian Besierre, CNRS, University of Montpellier
Susan L. Epstein, Hunter College and The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
Boi Faltings, EPFL
Alexander Felfernig, Graz University of Technology
Gerhard Friedrich, University Klagenfurt
Alan Frisch, University of York
Carla Gomes, Cornell University
Eric Grégoire, Université d’Artois (CRIL)
Tias Guns, VUB Brussel
Holger Hoos, Leiden University and University of British Columbia
Zeynep Kiziltan, University of Bologna
Lars Kotthoff, University of British Columbia
Arnaud Lallouet, Huawei Technologies Ltd
Jimmy H.M. Lee, New Asia College
Eric Monfroy, University of Nantes
Barry O’Sullivan, University College Cork
Claude-Guy Quimper, Université Laval
Helmut Simonis, University College Cork
Guido Tack, Monash University
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