Call for Workshop Proposals

We invite proposals for workshops preceding the main conference program, to be held on August 27th.

The purpose of the CP workshops is to provide an informal venue in which participants can:

  • explore specific research areas in depth,
  • discuss new research directions,
  • study specific application areas of CP, or
  • bring together researchers from different fields with shared interests.

In previous years, workshop topics included data analytics, smart cities, packing & placement, cloud computing, configuration, AI planning, teaching, testing & verification, bioinformatics, constraint-based modeling, CP solvers, cross-fertilisation with other solving technologies, etc. We are happy to receive workshop proposals for either the same or new topics, especially those exploring multi-disciplinary ideas and methodologies.

While you are free to have a traditional workshop with submitted papers, we also encourage new ideas and formats that could foster more interaction from your audience. We encourage in particular short papers and position papers, a lightweight review process, and poster sessions.

All workshops will take place at the site of the main conference, and follow either a half-day format or a full-day format.

Incubator Workshop

The Association for Constraint Programming (ACP) will provide a sponsorship for an Incubator Workshop. An Incubator Workshop should address a promising novel topic, be multi-disciplinary in nature, and have the aim to broaden the application of CP or deepen its methodologies. The ACP will make 1,500 euros available for this purpose. Decisions on funding will be made by the ACP Executive Council.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal submission deadline: May 26th, 2023
  • Workshop acceptance notification: June 9th, 2023
  • CP 2023 Workshops: August 27th, 2023

Proposal Format

Each workshop proposal should include the following information, in a single PDF file or in plain text:

  • Title,
  • Contact information of the main organizers;
  • Abstract outlining the goals and scope of the workshop;
  • Description of the target audience;
  • Motivation for running the workshop;
  • Estimate of the number/list of (invited) speakers and participants;
  • History of the workshop (if applicable), with number of attendees (if available);
  • Tentative duration of the workshop: half day or full day;
  • Tentative timeline (submission deadline, notification);
  • Relevant chairing experience of the main organizers (if any).

The Workshop Chair will acknowledge receipt of the proposal.

Responsibilities of the Workshop Organizers

The workshop organizers are responsible for:

  • Creating calls for abstracts (or papers) and calls for participation, and distributing them on specialist channels not used by the Publicity Chair of CP 2023.
  • The call for abstracts (or papers), if any, must clearly describe the review & selection process and indicate that at least one author of every accepted abstract (or paper) must attend the workshop and pay the workshop fees; otherwise the presentation (and paper) will be withdrawn from the proceedings (if any) and program.
  • Creating and publishing, in a timely manner, a webpage at the CP 2023 website, including all the relevant calls and information pertaining to the workshop.
  • Providing a short description for the conference program.
  • Reviewing and selecting abstract (or paper) submissions.
  • Scheduling the presentations within the workshop.

Responsibilities of the CP Organizing Committee

The responsibility of the conference organization is to:

  • Publicize the workshop calls with the help of the Publicity Chair;
  • Publicize the workshop program as a whole;
  • Coordinate the allocation of time blocks for each workshop.

Submission Process

Please send your proposal of Workshop by email to the Workshop Chair Lars Kotthoff.