Workshop on Optimization for Smart Cities and related applications

Workshop on Optimization for Smart Cities and related applications

To be held in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2012) Quebec City, Canada

Municipal leaders 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.

This workshop is organized within the CP2012 conference, and one invited talk will be delivered by

Lisa Amini, Lab Director, IBM Research – Ireland Smarter Cities Technology Centre

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”.
Techniques and applications of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Constraint Programming
- Mathematical Programming
- Hybrid algorithms
- Interconnection between Simulation and Optimization;
- Intelligent transportation systems
- Electric mobility
- Smart grids
- Waste management
- Urban planning
- Natural resources management
- Data analytics
- Modeling human demands
- …

The submissions will be evaluated by the program committee and a selection of abstracts will be admitted for presentation at the workshop. We encourage the submission of new challenging problems, including data instances.
Note that registration at the CP2012 conference is necessary to attend and present at the workshop.

Abstracts can be submitted by email to Andrea Lodi at

and the webpage is

Important Dates:

- September 15, 2012: Abstract submission due
- September 20, 2012: Notification of acceptance
- October 8, 2012: Workshop

Andrea Lodi, University of Bologna, Italy