CP2001 Post Conference Workshop
Modelling and Problem Formulation

Dec 1, 2001

Coral Beach Hotel and Resort

Paphos, Cyprus

Accepted Papers

Workshop Schedule

Important Dates

September 17, 2001
Submission deadline for workshop papers
October 1, 2001
Notification of invitation to attend the workshop.
December 1, 2001
CP-2001 workshop

Call for Papers and Participation

The choices made in modelling problems as CSPs and subsequently in choosing how to solve them are widely recognised as having a major effect on the usefulness of constraint programming. The lack of a 'theory of modelling' is also recognised as a bottleneck in the practical use of constraint programming technology. This workshop will focus on formulation: the representation of problem entities as variables and values of a CSP. Topics will include but not be limited to the following:

The workshop will be of interest to constraint programming researchers who are applying the technology to real problems and so have been faced with the question of how to model the problem and how to solve the resulting model. A similar workshop was held in CP98 (Pisa) Constraint Problem Reformulation.

NOTE: All workshop attendees must pay the CP/ICLP workshop registration fee.

Submission details

Conference attendees are invited to submit a technical paper (maximum of 8 pages) or a short statement of interest (1 or 2 pages). Papers must be submitted electronically to Patrick Prosser (pat@dcs.gla.ac.uk) no later than the 17th of September. The organising committee will select a number of papers to be presented, in the hope of producing a stimulating workshop. All papers submitted by invited participants will be made available to the workshop attendees, and will be placed on the web.


Barbara Smith
School of Computing & Maths
University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield HD1 3DH
tel: (+44) 1484 472147
email: b.m.smith@hud.ac.uk

Ken Brown
Department of Computing Science
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB24 3UE
Scotland, UK
tel: (+44) 1224 272597
email: kbrown@csd.abdn.ac.uk

Ian Philip Gent
School of Computer Science
University of St Andrews
St Andrews KY16 9SS
Scotland, UK
tel: (+44) 1334 463247
email: ipg@dcs.st-and.ac.uk

Patrick Prosser (contact person)
Computing Science
Glasgow University
Glasgow G12 8RZ
Scotland, UK
tel: (+44) 1413 304934
email: pat@dcs.gla.ac.uk