2018 Quarter 2

REPORT FROM THE ASSOCIATION FOR CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING

This is a short summary of the activities that took place within the ACP during the months April-June 2018.

The 2018 ACP Executive Committee (EC) comprises the following people, in alphabetical order:

  • Alan Frisch
  • Maria Garcia de la Banda - Secretary
  • Christophe Lecoutre - Treasurer
  • Laurent Michel - President
  • Nina Narodytska
  • Claude-Guy Quimper - Conference Coordinator
  • Helmut Simonis (ex-officio, non-voting)
  • Charlotte Truchet

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: Call for Bids for Summer School 2019

The Association for Constraint Programming invites proposals for organizing the ACP Summer School on Constraint Programming in 2019. 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 2019 Summer School should send a proposal to secretary@a4cp.org by August 31 2018, covering the following aspects:

  1. topic of the school
  2. location (and possible co-locations)
  3. dates
  4. organizers
  5. tentative list of speakers
  6. provisional budget

Co-location with related summer schools, such as those organised by SAT or ICAPS, will be viewed favorably.

ACP.2: Elections for Executive Committee Members

This year, the ACP is looking for four new members for its Executive Committee. We have eight candidates, who have presented their election statements at the following web page:

http://www.a4cp.org/node/1209

The term of EC members is 4 years, and four current EC members will end their term by the end of 2018: Alan Frisch, Nina Narodytska, Christophe Lecoutre, and Laurent Michel. The results will be communicated to the ACP members during CP 2018. The Election Committee consists of Charlotte Truchet, Guido Tack and Maria Garcia de la Banda.