CPAIOR 2014 2nd Call for Papers

2nd Call for Papers


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

cpaior series:

Cork, Ireland

MAY 19 - 23, 2014


PAPER SUBMISSION (identical for long and short papers):
Abstract due: NOV 20, 2013 11.59 P.M. PST
Paper due: NOV 24, 2013 11.59 P.M. PST
Rebuttal Phase: DEC 20-23, 2013
Final Notification: JAN 10, 2014
Final version due: FEB 10, 2014


The Eleventh International Conference on Integration of Artificial
Intelligence and Operations Research Techniques in Constraint
Programming will be held in Cork, Ireland, May 19-23, 2014 with
Workshops on May 19th, a Master Class on Data Mining, Machine Learning
and Constraint Programming on May 20, and the Main Conference on May
21-23, 2014.

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. 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,
provided that they are of interest to other communities involved.
Finally, application papers showcasing CP/AI/OR techniques on
innovative and challenging applications or experience reports on such
applications are strongly encouraged.

The program committee invites submissions that include but are not
limited to the following topics:

  • 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.


Paper submissions are of two types: Long papers and short papers.

Long papers should present original unpublished work and be at most 15
pages plus references in length, and should be prepared in the format
used for the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series
( These papers will
undergo rigorous review. The proceedings will be published in the
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

NOTE: Unlike previous CPAIOR conferences the page limit for long
papers is 15 LNCS pages plus references.

INSTRUCTION FOR SHORT PAPERS: Short papers are also encouraged,
limited to 8 LNCS pages plus references and should be prepared with
the same format as long papers
( Although containing
less material, short papers should describe original unpublished work
and will be reviewed to the same criteria of quality as long papers.
It is also encouraged to submit short papers about work in progress on
ideas that are interesting but for which the practical or theoretical
relevance is not yet fully identified. Short papers will be presented
at the conference and published in the conference proceedings.

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

For any queries on the submission process, please contact the Program
Chairs using the email .

Helmut Simonis