Saturday, April 20, 2019

[DMANET] CP 2019 - Second Call for Papers

*CP 2019 - Second Call for Papers*
The Twenty-Fifth Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint
Programming (CP 2019 <>) will take place in Stamford
(CT), USA, September 30 to October 4, 2019. Stamford is one hour away from
NYC by train.

The CP conference series concerns all aspects of computing with
constraints, including: theory, algorithms, environments, languages,
models, systems, and applications.

The CP 2019 programme will include presentations of high-quality scientific
papers and tutorials on both theory and applications. Invited talks will
describe important topics relevant to the field. The CP programme also
welcomes workshops for discussing in-progress work and provides support to
students through its doctoral program, which includes a dedicated one day
doctoral conference, mentorship by experienced researchers and more.

The conference features a main Technical Track, an Application track and
additional thematic tracks:

- Computational Sustainability
- CP and Life Sciences
- CP, Data science and Machine Learning
- Multi-agent and parallel CP
- Testing and Verification

Papers are submitted directly to each track. Submissions that relate not
only to CP technology but to constraint solving, NP-hard problem solving
and optimization in general, and which are of potential interest to the CP
community, are welcome. Each track has a dedicated chair and subcommittee
to ensure that reviewers have the relevant domain expertise.
Invited speakers and tutorials
Invited talks

- Ian Davidson <>: ML and CP
- Bistra Dilkina <>: ML
for CP and Climate change
- Nina Narodytska
<>: Logic for
Deep Neural Nets
- Phebe Vayanos <>: AI and Optimization
for the social good

- Andrei Bulatov <>: Characterizing
tractable constraint languages
- Philippe Laborie
Planning and Scheduling with CP Optimizer
- Tomas Werner <>: Graphical Model,
Constraint Satisfaction and Optimization
- Neng-Fa Zhou <>: Building a
Fast CP solver with SAT

Important dates
All deadlines are AoE <>.

- 3 May 2019 - Intention to contribute submission deadline
- 10 May 2019 - Abstract and full paper submission deadline
- 17-20 June 2019 - Author response period
- 30 June 2019 - Notification
- 19 July 2019 - Camera-ready

Submissions Instructions

Paper submission is via EasyChair (CP 2019)
<>. Each submission should be
directed to the suitable track.
Length and format
The submissions should be submitted in the form of a PDF file following
Springer's LNCS formatting guidelines
In order to open the conference more widely (e.g., for OR persons), two
types of submissions are expected this year:

- full papers: they can use up to 15 pages (references not included) but
shorter submissions are also welcome. Submissions exceeding the page limits
or improperly formatted will be rejected without review.
- abstracts: they can use a maximum of 2 pages and can cover material
which has already been submitted or published in other journals or
conferences. The abstracts will not appear in the final LNCS proceedings
but will be available on the conference web site and be distributed as an
abstract leaflet.

All full papers and those abstracts which should attract a wide audience
will be allocated time for presentation during the conference. Other
abstracts will be allocated poster space.

Anonymous Submission
To facilitate reviewing management, authors who intend to submit an
abstract or a full paper to CP should submit a very short description of
the contents and contribution of the final submission, with a maximum of
150 words, before the 3 May 2019.

The final abstract and full paper submission must be done before 10 May
2019. Full papers will go through a double blind reviewing process, meaning
that authors and reviewers are anonymous to each other. For this
reason, submitted
full papers should not contain author names, affiliations, or links to
identifying web sites. References should be cited in such a way as not to
reveal the authorship of the paper.
Multiple Submission
A given paper must be submitted to exactly one track. When it looks
necessary, the Program Chairs may move a submission to another, more
suitable track.
At the final submission deadline, any full paper submission that appeared
in, is accepted for, or is under review for another peer-reviewed
conference or journal must be promptly withdrawn from CP.

Submissions that have appeared at workshops or other meetings of lower
status than a conference or only in highly shortened form (e.g., abstracts) can
be submitted as full papers.
Accepted full papers (in all tracks) will appear in conference proceedings
published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
series. The proceedings will be available at the time of the conference.

Authors of certain outstanding accepted full papers will be offered two
publication options: (a) publication in the conference proceedings and, if
desired, submission of an extended version to a special issue of Journal of
Artificial Intelligence Research; (b) publication of an abstract in the
conference proceedings, and publication of an extended version of the paper
on the conference web site and in Constraints after the conference.
Other Information
Questions about the paper submission process may be addressed to the
Program Chairs Simon de Givry <> and Thomas Schiex


Andre Augusto Cire
Assistant Professor in Operations Management
Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough
Rotman School of Management (cross-appoint.)
Phone: +1-416-208-4838 (UTSC), +1-416-978-5454 (Rotman)

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