The eighth International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Operations Research (OR) techniques in Constraint Programming was held May 23-27, 2011, at Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany.
The aim of the conference series is to bring together interested researchers from constraint programming (CP), artificial intelligence (AI) and operations research (OR) to present new techniques or applications in the intersection of these fields and to provide an opportunity for researchers in one area to learn about techniques in the others. A main objective of this conference series is also to give these researchers the opportunity to show how the integration of techniques from different fields can lead to interesting results on large and complex problems. Therefore papers that actively combine, integrate, or contrast approaches from more than one of the areas are especially solicited. High quality papers from a single area are also welcome. Finally, application papers showcasing CP/AI/OR techniques on innovative and challenging applications or experience reports on such applications are strongly encouraged.
After a successful series of five CPAIOR international workshops in Ferrara (Italy), Paderborn (Germany), Ashford (United Kingdom), Le Croisic (France), and Montreal (Canada), in 2004 CPAIOR evolved into a conference. More than 100 participants attended the first meeting held in Nice (France). In the subsequent years, CPAIOR was held in Prague (Czech Republic), Cork (Ireland), Brussels (Belgium), Paris (France), Pittsburgh (USA) and Bologna (Italy). In 2012, the 9th CPAIOR will be held in Nantes. See also the official webpage of the CPAIOR Conference Series.