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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CP-AI-OR is intended primarily as a forum to focus on the integration and hybridization of the approaches of CP, AI, and OR technologies. A secondary aim is to provide an opportunity for researchers in one area to learn about techniques in others. Therefore, papers that actively combine, integrate or contrast approaches from more than one of the areas are solicited. High quality pure papers from a single area are eligible provided that they are of interest to other communities involved.

The program committee invites submissions that include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Integration of constraint relaxation methods, e.g. Constraint propagation, Cutting planes, Reduced costs, Global constraints, Graph algorithms, Dynamic programming, Lagrangean and convex relaxations, Heuristic functions based on constraint relaxation.
  • Integration of search and solving methods, e.g. Branch and bound, Intelligent backtracking, Incomplete search, Randomized search, Column generation and other decomposition methods, Local search, Meta-heuristics.
  • Forms of integration, e.g. Static/dynamic problem decomposition, Linking variables and constraints in different solvers, Transformations between models and solvers, Methods using information derived by other solving methods, Collaboration between concurrent methods, models, and solvers.
  • Problems, modeling, and applications.

The maximal length of a standard technical paper is 15 pages. The conference proceedings were published as Volume 3524 in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Authors are requested to prepare their papers according to the Springer instructions.

Submissions are now closed!

Important dates
Abstracts: January 10, 2005
Submission: January 16, 2005
Notification: February 21, 2005
Final paper: March 7, 2005
CP-AI-OR'05: May 30-June 1, 2005

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



Roman Bartak, Charles University, Czech Republic
Michela Milano, Universita di Bologna, Italy


Abderrahmane Aggoun, Cosytec, France
Philippe Baptiste, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Roman Bartak, Charles University, Czech Republic
Chris Beck, University of Toronto, Canada
Mats Carlsson, SICS, Sweden
Ond°ej ╚epek, Charles University, Czech Republic
Hani El Sakkout, CISCO, UK
Bernard Gendron, CRT and Univ. of Montreal, Canada
Carmen Gervet, IC-Parc, UK
Carla Gomes, Cornell University, USA
John Hooker, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Narendra Jussien, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Stefan Karisch, Carmen Systems, Canada
Francois Laburthe, Bouygues, France
Andrea Lodi, Univ. of Bologna, Italy
Michela Milano, Univ. of Bologna, Italy
George Nemhauser, Univ. of Georgia Tech, USA
Gilles Pesant, CRT and Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Jean-Francois Puget, ILOG, France
Jean-Charles Regin, Cornell University, USA
Michel Rueher, Univ. of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
Meinolf Sellmann, Brown University, USA
Helmut Simonis, IC-Parc, UK
Sven Thiel, Max Planck Institute, German
Gilles Trombettoni, Univ. of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
Michael Trick, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Pascal van Hentenryck, Brown University, USA
Mark Wallace, Monash University, Australia
Weixiong Zhang, Washington University, USA


Charles University, Czech Republic
Action M Agency, Czech Republic