2015 Quarter 2

REPORT FROM THE ASSOCIATION FOR CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING

This is a short summary of activities within the ACP during the months April-June 2015.

The 2015 ACP Executive Committee (EC) comprises the following people, in alphabetical order:

  • Pierre Flener - Conference Coordinator
  • Alan Frisch
  • Willem-Jan van Hoeve - Secretary
  • Christophe Lecoutre - Treasurer
  • Laurent Michel - President
  • Nina Narodytska
  • Helmut Simonis (ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Guido Tack

The ACP EC welcomes feedback and suggestions from the ACP community. We encourage you to engage with the ACP EC to help design new initiatives that promote constraint programming.

ACP.1: CP 2012 website archived

The website of CP 2012 (Québec City, Canada) has expired and has been archived on the ACP website.

ACP.2: CP 2014 balance

Yves Deville and Christine Solnon have closed the accounts of CP 2014 (Lyon, France) and wired 10,934 euros to the ACP. The ACP EC thanks them for a well-organised conference and will invest their profit wisely.

ACP.3: CP 2016 website open

The website of CP 2016 is open. Recall that it will be held 5 to 9 September 2016 in Toulouse, France, with Michel Rueher as Programme Chair and a team led by Thomas Schiex as Conference Chair.

ACP.4: CP 2017 in Melbourne, Australia

The ACP EC has awarded CP 2017 to a team led by Guido Tack and Peter Stuckey as Conference Chairs. It will be held 28 August to 1 September 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. It will normally be held on the same premises as IJCAI 2017 the week before: shared events and deadline coordination will take place, and CP 2017 will, as usual, run only under the auspices of the ACP and have its own proceedings. A Programme Chair will be appointed soon.

ACP.5: ACP Summer School 2015 sponsorship

The ACP EC has allocated a maximum of 5,200 euros for fixed expenses to the ACP Summer School 2015 on New Frontiers in Constraint Programming, held 8 to 11 July 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

ACP.6: ACP Summer School 2016: Call For Proposals

The Association for Constraint Programming invites proposals for organizing the ACP Summer School on Constraint Programming in 2016. Since its establishment, the summer school has been a major success with feedback from student attendees being very positive.

The proposed topic of the school can be on general CP or on a specific research subject. A complete list of ACP summer schools can be found here:
http://www.a4cp.org/events/summer-schools

Members of the CP community who are interested in organizing the 2016 Summer School should send a proposal to secretary@a4cp.org by August 31 2015, covering the following aspects:

  1. topic of the school
  2. location
  3. dates
  4. organizers
  5. tentative list of speakers
  6. provisional budget
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