Call for Application Papers
Sixteenth International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint
6-10th September 2010
Paper submission 13th April 2010, 12 Noon BST = GMT + 1
Paper notification 3rd June 2010
CP 2010 wishes to promote the presentation of CP applications.
Reports on successful applications of constraint technology are therefore
particularly encouraged. Significant practical value, or the demonstrated
utility of constraints technology, will be decisive for Applications Track
* Application papers will be reviewed by program committee members with
significant experience in the use of CP in applications.
* The writing of the paper itself is made simple by framing it around the
answers to four main questions (outlined below).
Application papers will appear in the same proceedings as research papers. The
same page limits as well as the same dates apply. Further author instructions
are provided on the submission page and the call for papers.
Section 1 - The problem
* context, description, definition...
* size of the application (constraint part/others)?
* how important is the problem? (impact...) in which terms? (monetary,
* what is a solution to this problem? (decision, exemplification,
enumeration, counting, optimisation, approximation, etc.)
Section 2 - Why CP?
* what was used before? (hand made, LP...)
* why change? (didn't it work well? difficult to maintain? ...)
* why/how did you come to CP?
Section 3 - How CP?
* model, implementation
* pure CP or hybrid? (is CP used in conjunction with other problem solving
techniques such as LP/MIP, SAT, custom heuristic?) which decomposition
Section 4 - Added Value to CP?
* cost of development? / time spent developing the application?
* how long has it been in production mode (if development completed)?
* what is the feedback from user experience (if applicable)?
* was it difficult/necessary for the end-user to understand constraint
* what is the return on investment (if applicable)?
* do you plan any new CP based development?
* what are the lessons learned from the use of CP?