Call for Late Breaking Abstracts

Call for Late Breaking Abstracts


Eighth International Conference on Integration of Artificial
Intelligence and Operations Research Techniques in Constraint


MAY 23 - 27, 2011

Abstract due: APRIL 5, 2011 11.59 P.M. PST
Notification: APRIL 6, 2011


The Eighth International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research Techniques in Constraint Programming will be held in Berlin, Germany, May 23-27, 2011.

The aim of the conference is to bring together interested researchers from Constraint Programming (CP), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Operations Research (OR) to present new techniques or new applications in combinatorial optimization 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.

In addition to short and long papers, this year the program committee invites researchers to submit abstracts about current or recent work in order to provide the opportunity to present exciting results (published or unpublished) or work in progress at the conference. The main goal is to stimulate discussions at the conference and to initiate future collaboration between participants.

The abstracts will not be peer-reviewed nor published in the conference proceedings. The Program Chairs will select the most relevant and highest quality abstracts for presentation. We expect to have time slots of 10 to 15 minutes for each of these talks.

There is no strict limit on the number of pages, but about one or two pages is expected. Please submit your abstracts as a PDF, preferably in LNCS style format (

Suitable topics include but are not limited to the following:

* Inference and relaxation methods: constraint propagation, cutting planes, global constraints, graph algorithms, dynamic programming, Lagrangean and convex relaxations, heuristic functions based on constraint relaxation.

* Search methods: branch and bound, intelligent backtracking, incomplete search, randomized search, column generation and other decomposition methods, local search, meta-heuristics.

* Integration methods: static/dynamic problem decomposition, solver communication, transformations between models and solvers, collaboration between concurrent methods, models, and solvers.

* Modeling methods: comparison of models, symmetry breaking, uncertainty, dominance relationships.

* Innovative Applications of CP/AI/OR techniques.

* Implementation of CP/AI/OR techniques and optimization systems.

All abstracts are to be submitted electronically in PDF format by following the instructions at the URL

For any queries on the abstract submission process, please contact the Program Chairs at the email

Program Chairs
Tobias Achterberg
J. Christopher Beck

Conference Chairs
Timo Berthold
Ambros M. Gleixner
Stefan Heinz
Thorsten Koch