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

Workshop on Optimization for Smart Cities

Policy makers who run the complex network of diverse people, expected services and aging infrastructure are on a constant search for more efficient ways to analyze data, anticipate problems and coordinate resources in their cities.

Developing methods for fulfilling such a need involves, among other things, data analytics and intelligent sensor dissemination, modeling human demands and operations, and planning, often under uncertainty.

This workshop has the purpose of bringing together scholars and practitioners that work on the solution of problems related to the improvement of the quality of life and the use of resources in cities, to make cities smarter.

Techniques of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Constraint Programming
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Hybrid algorithms
  • Interconnection between (multi-agent) Simulation and Optimization;
  • Interconnection between Data mining and analytics and Optimization;
  • Interconnection between Sensors and Optimization;
  • ...

Applications areas include (but are not limited to)

  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Electric mobility
  • Smart grids
  • Waste management
  • Urban planning
  • Natural resources management
  • Modeling human demands
  • Healthcare management
  • ...

This workshop is organized within the CP2013 conference ( in Uppsala, Sweden on Monday September 16, 2013, and will include both invited and contributed talks.
We invite submissions of a short abstract (not more than 4000 characters) describing original work on applications of methods, with special emphasis on optimization, for "making our cities smarter".

Program now available:

Workshop Organization:

Andrea Lodi, Universita' di Bologna, Italy
Michela Milano, Universita' di Bologna, Italy
Pascal Van Hentenryck, NICTA, Australia.