Foundations of Constraint Processing
Random Problem Generators
Puzzles Built @ the ConSystLabInteractive Minesweeper. Built by Robert Woodward (2007--present), K. Bayer (2006--2007), J. Snyder (2005).
Interactive Sudoku Solver. Built by Ch. Reeson (2006-2007), Angelo @ISI (2007).
Benchmark ProblemsThe list of benchmark problems usually used in the CP Solvers programming competetion. Check also the related tools.
The organizers of the International Workshop on Constraint Propagation and Implementation organize a Solver Competition and make available the benchmark problems used during the competition. Such as the ones used in the 2005 competition. Such problem instances are typically written using the new standards for representing CSP instances: an XML representation and also a table representation.
CLib: Configuration Benchmarks Library.
Archives, Solvers, and On-Line SystemsCatalog of Global Constraints
A list of Constraint Solvers
The Java Constraint Programming (JaCoP) Solver
Bartak's list of Constraint Systems/Solvers
The ECLiPSe Constraint Logic Programming System
JACK: a library providing constraint programming and search for Java (high-level language, generic search engine, and a visualization tool).
Main publication venues
Conferences:Constraint Programming (CP), AAAI, IJCAI, ECAI, FLAIRS, etc.
Journals:AI Journal (index at the Love Library, online access access), Constraints (index at the Love Library, online access).
Constraint ProcessingCP Online
Yahoo Group: Constraints, Association for Constraint Programming
AI Topics of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence
Web search engines (Google (scholar), CiteSeer, Altavista, etc.)
Industrial companies and start-upsCOSYTEC, I2 Technologies, Red Pepper (bought up by PeopleSoft, then Oracle), Blue Pumpkin (now Verint), Calico (now Oracle), Ilog (to become IBM), Trilogy, Parc Technologies Ltd (now CISCO), Carmen Systems (now Jeppesen), Firepond, On Time Systems Inc., ConfigWorks., etc.
Research CentersCork Constraint Computation Center (4C), Microsoft Research (Cambridge), Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, PARC, NASA Ames, (to be completed)
CoursesConstraint Networks (2001 and 2007) by Rina Dechter
Constraint Programming Approach to AI Applications, by Michela Milano
Foundations of Constraint Satisfaction, ESSLI 2002, by Roman Barak
Constraint Programming: online textbook by Roman Barták.
Reasoning Methods in AI (CS329A, CS227): courses by Pandu Nayak.
Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSC2512F): course by Fahiem Bacchus
Tutorial on Constraint Programming, by Barbara Smith.
Lecture notes by David McAllester.
Bacchus' Constraint Programming Bibliography
Academic Research GroupsConstraint Systems Laboratory at UNL
APES Group in the UK.
Cork Constraint Computation Center (4C) of Freuder in University College Cork, Ireland.
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