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

Call for Workshops

February 11, 2014

Call for Workshop Proposals for CP 2014

The 20th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming
http://cp2014.a4cp.org/

September 8-12, 2014
Lyon, France

The CP 2014 Workshop Chair invites proposals for the Workshops immediately preceding the main conference in Lyon.

The CP workshops offer an informal venue where participants are given the opportunity to present discuss and brainstorm on new ideas, technical topics, exciting new application areas and cross-fertilization with other domains. The forums are meant as a petri dish for new ideas and emerging topics in the field of constraint programming. The topics can overspread many areas ranging from modeling, tools, techniques, algorithms, methodology, discrete and continuous optimization as well as complete and incomplete methods. Relevant areas showcasing or contributing to CP such as cloud computing, cryptography, energy, sustainability, databases, machine learning or data mining --to name just a few-- are all equally encouraged.

All workshops will take place on September 8, 2014 at the site of the main conference. Workshops can follow a half-day or a full-day format. The details of the organization of each workshop are left to its organizers.

Important Dates

Friday, March 21: Proposal submission deadline
Monday, April 7: Acceptance notification
Monday, May 5: Workshop web pages available and linked to the main site. Workshop CFP published.
September 8: CP 2014 Workshops (Electronic workshop proceedings due for online publication)

Proposals

Each workshop proposal should include the following information (in a single PDF):
Title and abstract giving the goals and scope of the workshop
Description of the target audience
List of tentative speakers and / or attendees (if available)
History of the workshop if this is not the first instance
Relevant experience of the organizing committee
Tentative organizing committee members
Contact information for the organizer.

Responsibilities of the workshop organizers

The workshop organizers are responsible for:
Creating and distributing a call-for-papers, call-for-participation and any other relevant advertising.
The calls should make it clear that at least one author of any accepted paper must attend the event and that papers will be withdrawn if no such participation is secured with the payment of the workshop dues. The call should clearly describe the review and selection process. Finally, the calls must be framed to encourage as broad a participation as possible.
Creating and publishing (in a timely manner) a web site with all the relevant information pertaining to the workshop.
Provide an extended abstract for the conference program
Review and select paper submissions
Schedule the presentations within the workshop
It should be noted that the conference organization does not budget for free registration, accommodation or travel expenses for the workshop organizers or their invited speakers. The workshop organizers should therefore secure any source of funding / sponsorship deemed necessary for their invited speakers.
Prepare an electronic proceedings volumes by mid-August 2014.

Responsibilities of the CP 2014 Organizing Committee

The conference organization is responsible for:
Provide publicity for the workshop program as a whole
Provide logistics at the conference venue (meeting room, coffee breaks,É)
Coordinate the allocation of time blocks for each workshop
Coordinate the distribution of the workshop proceedings (i.e., online).
Collect the workshop dues covering the costs of space, breaks and distributed documents.
The CP 2014 Publicity Chair will take care of CFP distributions and publicity.

Submission process

All proposals should be submitted online through EasyChair
- by selecting 'New Submission' and choosing 'Workshop Proposal' in the menu.

CP 2014 Workshop Chair
Michela Milano
michela.milano@unibo.it