The 20th International Conference on
Principles and Practice of
Constraint Programming
Lyon, France
8-12 September 2014

Call for Journal Paper

February 12, 2014

Call for contributions to the CP 2014 journal track

Deadline: May 5th, 2014

CP 2014, to be held September 8-12 in Lyon, France,
invites submission to the Journal Presentation Track.

The goal of this track, is to allow authors of journal papers containing contributions relevant to the Constraint Programming community to present their work at the CP 2014 conference.
The track is designed to provide a forum to discuss important results in the area of constraint programming that appeared recently (from September 2012) in relevant journals, but have not been previously presented at CP, CPAIOR, or any major AI conference. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to give an oral presentation at the conference and contribute with an extended abstract to the conference proceedings.
The goal of this track is two-fold:

  1. To provide authors an opportunity to present at the conference important results published in journals that might otherwise not be submitted to the conference due to their length and complexity.
  2. To broaden the program with lines of work at the intersection between constraint programming and related fields such as search, SAT, knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning, multi-agent systems, robotics, and operations research.

The scope of CP 2014 includes all aspects of computing with constraints, including theory, algorithms, environments, languages, models, systems, and applications such as decision making, resource allocation, and agreement technologies.We welcome papers on any of these topics. We encourage submissions in core topics for CP as well as other areas related to CP, such as SAT, Search, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Machine Learning, Multi-agent systems, Robotics, and Operation research, that address topics of interest for the CP community.

  • Candidate papers must be published, or at least accepted, in a leading journal such as (but not limited to) AIJ, JAIR, CP, and other relevant, possibly inter-disciplinary leading Journals from September 2012 until the submission deadline.
  • Papers that are in press may be submitted as long as the final camera-ready version is available.
  • Extensions of papers that have been previously presented at CP, CPAIOR, or another major AI conference (such as IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI) cannot be submitted to this track.

Submissions should be in the form of an extended abstract (up to 4 pages, plus references, LNCS style) summarizing the key results and contributions of the published journal paper, and including:

  • a complete citation of the paper;
  • a URL of where the journal paper can be found;
  • a statement explaining what parts of the paper have been previously presented at any conference, and at which conference.

Submissions should be sent through the CP 2014 Easychair site
- when submitting authors should select 'New Submission' and select 'Journal Presentation Submission' from the menu.

Any question should be sent via email to the chair of the Journal Presentation Track: Francesca Rossi (
Submissions will go through an expedited selection process. Selection criteria include significance of the results, relevance to the constraint community, and how well the work fits the objectives of the track and the conference program.
Accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference, and an extended abstract (of up to 4 pages, plus references) will be included in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: May 5, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: May 27, 2014
  • Camera-ready version due: June 10, 2014