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      CoProD 2020

September 6, 2020 -- Szeged, Hungary

CoProD'20 is the thirteenth edition of CoProD. It will be held in Szeged, Hungary on September 6, 2020 (exact location TBA), right before the 19th International Symposium on Scientific Computing, Computer Arithmetic, and Verified Numerical Computation SCAN 2020 (Sept. 7 to 11).

Constraint programming techniques are important components of intelligent systems. They constitute a declarative and efficient methodology to represent and solve many practical problems. They have been applied successfully to a number of fields, such as scheduling of air traffic, software engineering, networks security, chemistry, and biology. Despite the proved usefulness of these techniques, they are still under-utilized in real-life applications. One reason is the perceived lack of effective communication between constraint programming experts and domain practitioners about constraints, in general, and their use in decision making, in particular.


Registration will be collected on site and is not expected to be more than $40.

CoProD 2020 Program and Presentations

The program of CoProD 2020 is expected to be announced some time in July 2020

Objectives of CoProD:

  • To present advances in constraint solving, optimization, and related topics;
  • To develop a network of researchers interested in constraint techniques, in particular researchers and practitioners that use numeric and symbolic approaches (or a combination of them) to solve constraint and optimization problems;
  • To address the gap between the great capacity of these techniques and their limited use.

CoProD aims at encouraging presentation and discussion of on-going work. In particular, please note that there is room for presentation of ideas, as opposed to results only. It also aims at facilitating networking opportunities as well as cross-fertilization between the approaches used in the different attending communities. Therefore, besides active researchers in decision making and constraint programming techniques, we expect to have a wide attendance and participation of domain scientists - whose input is highly valued in this workshop.

Invited Speakers and Program:

This year, our invited speakers are TBA.

The workshop is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. with on-site registration until 5 p.m.. The detailed schedule will follow.

The previous editions of CoProD featured invited talks by highly recognized experts:

  • Purushotham Bangalore, CIS department, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Martin Berz, Michigan State University, USA
  • Stefano Bistarelli, University of Perugia, Italy
  • Alessandro Dal Palu, University of Parma, Italy
  • Rina Dechter, Information and Computer Sciences, University of California Irvine
  • Scott Ferson, Applied Bioinformatics, New York, USA
  • Juan Carlos Figueroa, Universidad Distrital de Bogota, Colombia
  • Patty Hough, Sandia National Lab, Livermore CA
  • Luc Jaulin, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Avancees (ENSTA) Bretagne, France
  • Kyoko Makino, Michigan State University, USA
  • Tiago Oliveira, National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
  • James Raynolds, College of Nanoscale and Engineering, SUNY Albany
  • Bart Selman, CS department, Cornell University
  • Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, Università della Calabria, Italy
  • Sergey Shary, Novosibirsk State University
  • Young Jun Son, The University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Xiaobai Sun, Duke University
  • Alfredo Vaccaro, University of Sannio, Department of Engineering, Benevento, Italy
  • Leticia Velazquez, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Francois Modave, Texas Tech Health Center, El Paso

Participation / Submission:

Participation is encouraged from people doing research in the area of decision making as well as from domain scientists. Submissions of ideas are also encouraged.

Submissions are expected in the form of extended abstracts of at least 2 pages and no more than 5 pages (in general, closer to 2 pages for ideas, to 5 pages for results), formatted using the standard LNCS/LNAI format. The title page should include the name, address, and email address of each author as well as a list of keywords. Submissions have to be sent in pdf format AND latex format to mceberio [at] utep [dot] edu. A contact author should be specified in the submission email.

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2020. One author of each accepted abstracts are expected to participate and present their work at the workshop.

Proceedings / Publication:

A book of abstracts will be made available to each registered participant.
After the workshop, the program committee will invite the authors to submit a full article version of their work to be published (after a review process) in a Springer book series.

Important dates:

April 15th:abstract submission
May 15th:notification of acceptance
July 1st: camera-ready copy of abstracts due
September 6th:workshop in Szeged, Hungary


Organizers:Martine Ceberio, the University of Texas at El Paso, mceberio / utep -o- edu
Vladik Kreinovich, the University of Texas at El Paso, vladik / utep -o- edu



Contact Info

Martine Ceberio and Vladik Kreinovich
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University
El Paso, TX 79968-0518
mceberio / utep -o- edu, vladik / utep -o- edu

Important Dates

  • April 15th: abstract submission
  • May 15th: notification of acceptance
  • July 1st: camera-ready abstracts due
  • September 6th: workshop


  • Martine Ceberio
  • Vladik Kreinovich

Contact Information

Martine Ceberio
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University
El Paso, TX 79968-0518
mceberio (at) utep (dot) edu


On site: TBA