Paper Submission is now closed. Submissions
The list of
accepted papers can be consultedhere; and prizeshere.
The conference proceedings are available
Call for Papers
Papers are solicited from all
disciplines concerned with constraints. The conference proceedings
will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science
As well as a best paper prize, a small
number of other papers will be recognised as the best submissions
to the conference.
Multiple submission is disallowed.
Contributions of research papers may
be theoretical, empirical, or some combination of the two. The
programme committee is instructed to judge each type of contribution
equally, and contains theoretical and empirical experts suited to
assess papers of all types.
Reports on successful applications
of constraint technology are particularly encouraged and are subject
to special Applications Track reviewing and acceptance criteria.
- Long papers
limited to 15 LNCS pages or 14 LNCS pages + references + acknowledgements. (I.e. if you have many references you may go over 15 pages if the content of the paper ends on page 14.).
- Short papers are also encouraged,
limited to 8 LNCS pages or 7 pages + references + acknowledgements.
quality as full papers, but will naturally contain less
quantity of new material.
Short papers are of the same status as long papers.
They will be reviewed to the same standards of
- Short papers
will be eligible for the best paper prize and allocated presentation slots on the same basis as long papers.
- Authors of papers rejected as long papers will not be asked to resubmit
in short paper form.
There is no poster track. Short and long papers will be accepted in the format submitted, or rejected. Depending on the needs of the schedule, some papers may be presented in poster format, but this decision will be independent of quality, and no indication will be given in the proceedings of the distinction.
Submission is not anonymous.
Reviewing is anonymous.
There will be an opportunity to respond to reviewer's comments before decisions are made.
Submission should be in the form of a PDF file of the correct length. Optionally, you may submit supporting material as an appendix in zip format. This might contain, for example, full versions of proofs or detailed experimental results. Reviewers may use supporting material to help them, but are not required to refer to it.
Authors may designate papers as being student papers. By doing so the authors are declaring that the original work and the writing of the paper is principally that of PhD or other students. There is a prize for the best student paper.
The submission site will be closed at approximately 12 noon BST, Thursday April 30, 2009.
(BST = British Summer Time = GMT+1/UTC+1). This is just after the last time it is April 29 anywhere in the inhabited world.
We have no plans to grant extensions to this deadline.
You are not required to submit abstracts before the main deadline.
Paper submission is via
EasyChair, at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cp2009
Your paper should not have appeared in, be accepted for, or be under review for another peer reviewed conference or journal.
Papers which have appeared previously at workshops or other meetings of lower status than a conference are allowed, as are papers which have only appeared in conferences in highly shortened form (e.g. short posters at some conferences.)
Reviewers are instructed that contributions must be treated as new if they have only appeared in paper(s) by the same authors in acceptable outlets (as defined by the previous point).
If in doubt about a given paper, you
should contact the programme chair, Ian Gent.
For any queries on the paper submission process, please contact the Programme Chair, Ian Gent, on the email cp09ipg AT cs.st-andrews.ac.uk.
(The Call for Papers is available in plain text