Special Track on SAT and CSP

                                    at the

26th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (IEEE ICTAI’14)
            November 10-12 2014, Limassol, Chyprus

Constraint Solving Programming (CSP) and SAT-related technologies are major related topics of research and application in A.I., opening up new perspectives about effective A.I. application domains.

Over the years, the ICTAI conference has become a major forum for the CSP and SAT research communities for presenting new high-quality results (see the special track program in 2013: http://www.cril.univ-artois.fr/ICTAI-SAT-CSP-Track/ICTAI-Schedule.htm ) The second edition of the special track is intended to further develop the role of ICTAI in this respect.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • CSP methodologies and tools
  • Constraint networks
  • Global constraints
  • CSP and SAT Solvers
  • Applications of CSP and SAT-based technologies
  • Heuristic, complete and hybrid search techniques
  • Heuristics for SAT and CSP
  • SAT modulo theories
  • AI techniques based on SAT and CSP
  • Core, MUC and MUS extraction
  • Soft/Hard Constraints
  • Weighted CSP and SAT
  • Constraint optimization

Program Committee (to be completed)

  • Armin Biere
  • Manuel Bodirsky
  • Assef Chmeiss
  • Jean-François Condotta
  • Pierre Flener
  • Eric Gregoire (Co-Chair)
  • Katsumi Inoue
  • Jean-Marie Lagniez
  • Arnaud Lallouet
  • Daniel Le Berre
  • Christophe Lecoutre
  • Chu-Min Li
  • Mark Liffiton
  • Felip Manya
  • Joao Marques-Silva
  • Bertrand Mazure (Co-Chair)
  • Eric Monfroy
  • Barry O’Sullivan
  • Thierry Petit
  • Olivier Roussel
  • Michel Rueher
  • Lakhdar Saïs
  • Yakoub Salhi
  • Frédéric Saubion Pierre Schaus Naoyuki Tamura Peter van Beek


Papers must be full papers up to 8 pages and obey the standard IEEE formatting instructions for conference papers (single-spaced, double-column, 10-point font size).

Papers must be submitted in pdf only through the Easychair special track submission page (NOT through the general ICTAI Easychair conference page). See submission instructions in http://www.cril.univ-artois.fr/ICTAI14-SAT-CSP-Track/#submit

All papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. Papers must report high-quality original work, be unpublished and not submitted elsewhere during the whole ICTAI review process.

Each accepted paper must be presented by one of the authors and accompanied by at least one full ICTAI 2014 registration fee payment, to guarantee publication in the proceedings.

Proceedings and Special Journal Issue

All papers accepted in the CSP and SAT technologies special track will be included in the ICTAI 2014 main proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society. Extended versions of the best papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of an International Journal after an additional round of reviews.

Important Dates

Paper submission 30 June 2014 Notification 3 September 2014 Camera-ready copy papers 24 September 2014


For reaching the PC Chairs (E. Gregoire and B. Mazure), please send email to gregoire@cril.univ-artois.fr mazure@cril.fr