CP-AI-OR 2005 May 29 - June 1, 2005. Prague, Czech Republic
International Conference on Integration of AI and OR Techniques
in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems

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Master Class on Metaheuristics and Constraint Programming

May 29, 2005. Prague, Czech Republic

As in previous years, CP-AI-OR'05 will be preceded by a Master Class where leading researchers give introductory and overview talks in a given area. This year, the topic of the Master Class will be Metaheuristics and Constraint Programming. The Master Class is intended for PhD students, researchers, and practitioners.

8.30 - 18.00 Registration
9.25 - 9.30 Welcome and opening remarks
Block A: (Pure) trajectory-based and population-based methods
9.30 - 11.00 Trajectory-based metaheuristics
Michel Gendreau
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 - 13.00 Evolutionary Algorithms for Optimization
Darrell Whitley
13.00 - 14.30 lunch (at Profesní dům)
Block B: Survey of LS/CP hybrid proposals in the literature
14.30 - 15.30 Survey of Local Search / CP Hybrids
Louis-Martin Rousseau
15.30 - 16.00 coffee break
Block C: Systems/languages/toolboxes integrating metaheuristics and CP
16.00 - 16.30 Repair and Local Search in ECLiPSe
Joachim Schimpf
16.30 - 17.00 Constraint-Based Local Search with Comet
Laurent Michel
17.00 - 17.30 Using Genetic Algorithms in ILOG Solver
Paul Shaw

To participate at the Master Class you must register and pay the registration fee (it is not requested to attend the CP-AI-OR conference). A limited number of student grants is available.

Your questions and comments might be addressed to cpaior05 (AT) cpaior05.mff.cuni.cz.


Gilles Pesant, CRT and Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada

Milena Zeithamlová, Action M Agency

Charles University, Czech Republic
Action M Agency, Czech Republic