Call for Application Papers
Seventeenth International Conference on Principles and Practice of
12-16th September 2011
Paper submission 22nd April 2011
Paper notification 3rd June 2011
CP 2011 wishes to promote the presentation of CP applications. We
look for industrial and academic users of constraint technology to
papers on completed or on-going practical projects. Papers comparing
technology to other optimization techniques (MIP, local search, SAT,
with a sound experimental evaluation are also encouraged.
Papers which clearly define users' benefits, describe the required
to build the application and the time frame in which it was
will match the acceptance criteria most closely. The novelty of the
application domain, while potentially a plus, is not the only
* Application papers will be reviewed by a program committee with
significant experience in the use of CP in applications.
* The writing of the paper should be guided by providing
answers to four main questions (outlined below).
Application papers will appear in the same proceedings as research
papers: 15 page limit.
Section 1 - The problem
* context, description, definition...
* size of the application (constraint part/others)?
* how important is the problem? (impact...) in which terms?
* what is a solution to this problem? (decision, exemplification,
enumeration, counting, optimisation, approximation, etc.)
Section 2 - Why CP?
* what was used before? (hand made, LP...)
* why change? (didn't it work well? difficult to maintain? ...)
* why/how did you come to CP?
Section 3 - How CP?
* model, implementation
* pure CP or hybrid? (is CP used in conjunction with other problem
techniques such as LP/MIP, SAT, custom heuristic?) which
Section 4 - Added Value of CP?
* cost of development? / time spent developing the application?
* how long has it been in production mode (if development
* what is the feedback from user experience (if applicable)?
* was it difficult/necessary for the end-user to understand
* what is the return on investment (if applicable)?
* do you plan any new CP based development?
* what are the lessons learned from the use of CP?