Advanced Course on Constraint ProgrammingFDA152, 2005HT
Doctoral students in computer science.
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The goal of this course is to give a good knowledge and practical
experience on programming with constraints over finite domains. The course will also
provide insight into current research issues in constraint programming
related to symmetry-breaking methods, connections to Integer Linear
programming and local search methods.
Programming in Java. Data structures and algorithms.
- Constraint Satisfaction Problem
- Constraint Graph
- Constraint Entailment
- Consistency Techniques (node and arc consistency, path consistency, bounds consistency, generalized consistency)
- Solver implementation
Combinatorial constraints and related algorithms (alldifferent, circuit, diffn, cumulative, etc.)
Search methods and search heuristics.
Modeling and other constraints.
- Symmetry Elimination
- Connection to ILP
- Local Search
Krzysztof Kuchcinski, "Constraint Programming Approach to Embedded System Optimization: Principles and Practice", Draft.
Computer Science Dept. Lund University.
The course will be organized as an intensive course, i.e., there will
be two meetings of two days. In between students will work with programming assignments.
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