2014 Quarter 4

###REPORT FROM THE ASSOCIATION FOR CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING

This is a short summary of activities within the ACP during the months October-December 2014.

The 2014 ACP Executive Committee comprises the following people, in alphabetical order:

  • Yves Deville
  • Pierre Flener - Conference Coordinator
  • Willem-Jan van Hoeve - Secretary
  • Barry O'Sullivan (ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Thomas Schiex - Treasurer
  • Helmut Simonis - President
  • Guido Tack
  • Roland Yap

The ACP Executive Committee welcomes feedback and suggestions from the ACP community. We encourage you to engage with the ACP-EC to help design new initiatives that promote constraint programming.

ACP.1. ACP Summer School 2015

The 2015 edition of the ACP Summer School will be held in Toronto (Canada), provisionally from June 14 to June 19, with the topic "New Frontiers in Constraint Programming". It will be organised by André Augusto Ciré, University of Toronto, and David Bergman, University of Connecticut.

The subject of the summer school is to explore some of the most exciting, new, and innovative applications and research directions in Constraint Programming that have a great potential to shape the field in the next few years. The goal of the school is to familiarise PhD students, post-docs, and interested researchers with these new perspectives in the area, so as to foster ideas that can contribute to their own research and to better position themselves in the field.

Details will come up on the school web site at: http://school.a4cp.org/summer2015/.

ACP.2. CP 2015

The 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2015) takes place in Cork, Ireland, from August 31-September 4, 2015 and will be colocated with the 31st International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2015). In addition to the Technical Track, the Application Track, and the Published Journal Paper Track, the conference now also features a Journal Publication Fast Track: Outstanding submissions will be offered to publish their results directly in the Constraints journal through a fast-track review process.

Details of the conference, including paper submission deadlines, can be found at: http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/cp2015

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