Wednesday, September 21, 2016

[DMANET] CP 2017: Call for Thematic Tracks

?CP 2017: Call for Thematic Tracks?

The International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming will take place in Melbourne, Australia, from August 29 to September 1, 2017. This is the 23rd edition of the annual conference on 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.

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Following on the successful introduction of Thematic Tracks at CP 2016, we are seeking proposals for tracks for CP 2017. Each track represents a particular sub-field or application area of constraint computation and has its own program sub-committee to ensure relevant reviewers. Both repeat tracks and new tracks are enthusiastically encouraged.

As an example, the CP 2016 tracks were:

* testing and verification
* CP and biology
* computational sustainability
* preferences, social choice, and optimisation
* music

A far-from-exhaustive set of other suggestions:

* configuration
* CP, data mining, and machine learning
* CP and AI
* CP and Operations Research

Note: track topics are open to any relevant themes including those from CP 2016.

Of course, CP 2017 will continue to have Technical and Application tracks, as usual. This call is for thematic tracks beyond these.

Details for Proposers

Track chairs will have the following responsibilities, working with the CP 2017 organizers:

* Recruitment of a track program committee
* Advertising and encouraging submissions, especially outside the usual CP channels
* Assignment of papers to reviewers
* Membership on the Senior Program Committee with associated reviewing, discussion, and meta-reviewing duties

Track proposals can be in the form of an email to Chris Beck (<>), the CP 2017 Program Chair, containing

* The names and email addresses of at most two track co-chairs (one is fine, too).
* A paragraph justifying and demonstrating the relevance of the theme to the CP community.
* A list of 6 to 10 people who have expressed interest in either serving on the program committee of or submitting a paper to the track.

As a general guideline, track chairs should be confident of at least a half-dozen submissions.

Potential chairs are encouraged to contact Chris Beck (<>) for informal discussions.

Deadline: October 31, 2017

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