Call for Papers


Fourth International Workshop on Bin Packing and Placement Constraints

May 29th 2012, Nantes, France

associated to the 9th International Conference on the Integration of Artificial
Intelligence and Operations Research techniques in Constraint Programming


Bin Packing and Placement problems are an old but still challenging
topic that has been tackled with different approaches.

On the one hand, the aim of this workshop is to share recent progress
made on pure problems by using any technique (or the mix) like Mixed
Integer Linear Programming, Local Search, or Constraint Programming.

On the other hand, the aim is to present challenging problems formulated
and/or solved by these methods, or challenging extensions that have a
practical interest and for which pure methods do not directly work.

Submitted papers can be

* Extended Abstracts of new results or
* Abstract of ongoing works
* System presentations (with demos at the workshop)
* Summaries of already accepted or recently published results

on any topic concerning bin packing and placement constraints.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: March 31 2012
Notification to Authors: April 18, 2012
Camera-ready due: May 7, 2012
Workshop: May 29th, 2012,


Submission site:

Submission style is the standard llncs style. Page limit is 6 pages
(authors can refer to long papers but only short papers will be reviewed).

By submitting a paper to BPPC'12, the
authors commit that, if the paper is accepted, at least one
author will present the paper at the workshop.

Program Committee

Nicolas Beldiceanu (EMN, France)
Mats Carlsson (SICS, Sweden)
François Clautiaux (Univ. Lille, France)
François Fages (INRIA, France)
Andrea Lodi (Univ. Bologna, Italy)
Silvano Martello (Univ. Bologna, Italy)
Michael Moffitt (IBM Austin, USA)
Helmut Simonis (4C, Cork, Ireland)