Overview OVERVIEW  

Constraints have emerged as the basis of a representational and computational paradigm that draws from many disciplines and can be brought to bear on many problem domains.

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Scope SCOPE  

The track is concerned with all aspects of computing with constraints including algorithms, applications, environments, languages, models, and systems. Contributions are welcome from any discipline concerned with constraints, including artificial intelligence, combinatorial algorithms, computational logic, concurrent computation, databases, discrete mathematics, operations research, programming languages, and symbolic computation. We also solicit papers from any domain employing constraints, including computational linguistics, configuration, decision support, design, diagnosis, graphics, hardware verification, molecular biology, planning, qualitative reasoning, real-time systems, resource allocation, robotics, scheduling, software engineering, temporal reasoning, vision, visualization, and user interfaces. Papers that bridge disciplines or combine theory and practice or discuss novel reasoning methods are especially welcome. A special attention is focused around the use of constraint technologies in the networking, wireless and internet fields.

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submissions SUBMISSIONS  

We would like to invite authors to submit papers on research on constraint solving and programming, with particular emphasis on assessing the current state of the art and identifying future directions.

Preliminary guidelines:
Submissions should be properly anonymized to facilitate blind reviewing: papers being submitted should not list the authors, affiliations or addresses on the first page and authors are also encouraged to take care throughout the entire document to minimise references that may reveal the identity of the authors or institution. The body of each paper should not exceed 4,000 words. Papers failing to comply with length limitations risk immediate rejection. At least three reviewers will be assigned to each submission to the track. Accepted papers are published by ACM in both printed form and CD-ROM; they are also available on the Web through the ACM Digital Library. Once accepted, papers must fit within five (5) two column pages (please check the author kit on the main SAC website: the format is usually the format used in the ACM templates), with the option (at additional expense) to add three (3) more pages. A second set of selected papers, which did not get accepted as full papers, will be accepted as posters and will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the symposium proceedings.

Authors of accepted papers must be prepared to sign a copyright statement and must pay the registration fee and guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

To submit a paper, author need to:

We strongly suggest to use for submission the available camera ready templates, and adhere to the 5 page limitation.

After completing the submission, please send also an email to:
The body of the email should include the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including e-mail, telephone, and fax) to which correspondence should be sent. The subject of the email should be "SAC2006 constraint track submission" .

Registration is required for paper and poster inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, and for event attendance.

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Important Dates IMPORTANT DATES  

The proposed schedule of important dates for the track is as follows:

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Organisation ORGANISATION  

Stefano Bistarelli (Primary Contact)
Dipartimento di Scienze
Università degli studi "G. D'Annunzio" di Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Istituto di Informatica e Telematica
C.N.R. Pisa, Italy
Eric Monfroy
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Valparaíso, Chile
University of Nantes, France
Barry O'Sullivan
Cork Constraint Computation Centre
University College Cork, Ireland
Department of Computer Science
University College Cork, Ireland
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Program Committee PROGRAM COMMITTEE  

Roman Bartak, Charles University, Czech Republic

Stefano Bistarelli, Università degli studi "G. D'Annunzio", Pescara, Italy and IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy

Sebastian Brand, National University of Singapore

Carlos Castro, UTFSM Valparaiso, Chile

Martine Ceberio, University of Texas at El Paso

Berthe Y. Choueiry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Hani El Sakkout, Parc technologies, UK

Filippo Focacci, ILOG, France

Laurent Granvilliers, University of Nantes, France

Narendra Jussien, LINA, EMN, France

Arnaud Lallouet, LIFO, Orléans, France

Jimmy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ian Miguel, The University of St Andrews, UK

Eric Monfroy, UTFSM, Chile and LINA, University of Nantes, France

Carlos Alberto Olarte, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Barry O'Sullivan, University College Cork, Ireland

Frédéric Saubion, LERIA, Université d'Angers, France

Peter Stuckey, the University of Melbourne, Australia

József Váncza, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary

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