The 19th International Conference on
Principles and Practice of
Constraint Programming
Uppsala, Sweden
September 16-20, 2013

Call for Workshop Proposals

CP 2013

Nineteenth International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming

September 16-20, 2013
Uppsala, Sweden

The CP 2013 Workshop Chair invites proposals for the Workshops immediately preceding the main conference in Uppsala.

The CP workshops offer an informal venue where participants are given the opportunity to present discuss and brainstorm on new ideas, technical topics, exciting new application areas and cross-fertilization with other domains. The forums are meant as a petri dish for new ideas and emerging topics in the field of constraint programming. The topics can overspread many areas ranging from modeling, tools, techniques, algorithms, methodology, discrete and continuous optimization as well as complete and incomplete methods. Relevant areas showcasing or contributing to CP such as cloud computing, cryptography, energy, sustainability, databases, machine learning or data mining — to name just a few — are all equally encouraged.

All workshops will take place on September 16, 2013 at the site of the main conference. Workshops can follow a half-day or a full-day format. The details of the organization of each workshop are left to its organizers.

Important Dates

Friday, March 16:Proposal submission deadline
Monday, April 2:Acceptance notification
Monday, April 30:Workshop web pages available and linked to the main site. Workshop CFP published.
September 16:CP 2013 Workshops (Electronic workshop proceedings due for online publication)


Each workshop proposal should include the following information:

  • Title and abstract giving the goals and scope of the workshop
  • Description of the target audience
  • List of tentative speakers and / or attendees (if available)
  • History of the workshop if this is not the first instance
  • Relevant experience of the organizing committee
  • Tentative organizing committee members (at least 2 to 3 members)
  • Contact information for the organizer.

Responsibilities of the workshop organizers

The workshop organizers are responsible for:

  • Creating and distributing a call-for-papers, call-for-participation and any other relevant advertising. The calls should make it clear that at least one author of any accepted paper must attend the event and that papers will be withdrawn if no such participation is secured with the payment of the workshop dues. The call should clearly describe the review and selection process. Finally, the calls must be framed to encourage as broad a participation as possible.
  • Creating and publishing (in a timely manner) a web site with all the relevant information pertaining to the workshop.
  • Provide an extended abstract for the conference program
  • Review and select paper submissions
  • Schedule the presentations within the workshop
  • It should be noted that the conference organization does not budget for free registration, accommodation or travel expenses for the workshop organizers or their invited speakers. The workshop organizers should therefore secure any source of funding / sponsorship deemed necessary for their invited speakers.
  • Prepare an electronic proceedings volumes by mid-August 2013.

Responsibilities of the CP 2013 Organizing Committee

The conference organization is responsible for:

  • Provide publicity for the workshop program as a whole
  • Provide logistics at the conference venue (meeting room, coffee breaks,…)
  • Coordinate the allocation of time blocks for each workshop
  • Coordinate the distribution of the workshop proceedings (i.e., online).
  • Collect the workshop dues covering the costs of space, breaks and distributed documents.
  • The CP 2013 Publicity Chair will take care of CFP distributions and publicity.

Submission process

All proposals should be sent electronically to the workshop chair (Laurent D. Michel).

CP 2013 Workshop Chair
Laurent D. Michel