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Editor-in-Chief: Michela Milano

ISSN: 1383-7133 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-9354 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10601

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Michela Milano
, University of Bologna, Italy 

Louis Martin Rousseau
, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 

Christian Schulte, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 

Pascal van Hentenryck
, The University of Michigan, USA 


Christian Bessiere, LIRMM (CNRS/Univ. Montpellier), France
Eugene C. Freuder, University College Cork, Ireland
Martin Charles Golumbic, University of Haifa, Israel
Narendra Jussien, École des Mines de Nantes, LINA CNRS, France
Alan Mackworth, UBC, Canada
Gilles Pesant, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Michael A. Trick, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Peter van Beek, University of Waterloo, Canada


Nicolas Beldiceanu, École des mines de Nantes, France
David Bergman, University of Connecticut, USA
John Chinneck, Carleton University, Canada
David Cohen, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Alan Frisch, University of York, UK
Ian Gent, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Christophe Lecoutre, Université d'Artois, France
Michele Lombardi, University of Bologna, Italy
Laurent Michel, University of Connecticut, USA
Jean-Charles Regin, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France 
Francesca Rossi, University of Padova, Italy
Louis-Martin Rousseau, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Thomas Schiex, INRA Toulouse, France
Christian Schulte, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Bart Selman, Cornell University, USA
Helmut Simonis, Cork Constraint Computation Centre, Ireland
Stephen F. Smith, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Christine Solnon, INSA de Lyon, France
Peter Stuckey, University of Melbourne, Australia
Toby Walsh, NICTA and University of New South Wales, Australia
Makoto Yokoo, Kyushu University, Japan


Pierre Schaus, Université Catolique de Louvain, Belgium

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    Constraints provides a common forum for the many disciplines interested in constraint programming and constraint satisfaction and optimization, and the many application domains in which constraint technology is employed. It covers all aspects of computing with constraints: theory and practice, algorithms and systems, reasoning and programming, logics and languages.

    Relevant disciplines and application domains include, but are not limited to:

    Disciplines:  Artificial Intelligence, Automated Reasoning, Combinatorial Algorithms, Databases, Discrete Mathematics, Operations Research, Programming Languages, Satisfiability and Computational Logic

    Domains: Agents, Bioinformatics, Design and Configuration, Graphics, Visualization, User Interfaces, Human-Computer Interaction and Decision Support, Robotics, Machine Vision and Computational Linguistics, Scheduling, Planning, Resource Allocation, Temporal and Spatial Reasoning

    Papers that cut across disciplinary lines, or that combine theory and practice, are especially welcome. The journal will also consider:

    • Survey papers that provide a full-length, state-of-the-art review on a well-defined topic;
    • Application papers presenting applications of Constraint Programming in areas such as industry, education, health and government. Papers describing real-life oriented benchmark problems, especially comparing constraint formulations with other solution techniques, will also be considered;
    • Letters presenting important technical results, experimental results providing a relevant evaluation of a previously proposed algorithm, or improvements and corrections of results already in the literature. 

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