Monthly Archives: August 2010

Preview of Applications at CP2010 in St Andrews


Just a short note on the upcoming CP2010 conference in St. Andrews. It is a good year for constraint applications, with quite a number of application talks at the conference. I’ve got the following list from the conference programme: Tuesday … Continue reading

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Bandwidth on Demand


Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) describes a network management problem, where users can request large amounts of bandwidth, but only for some fixed time interval. The network management tool must find out if such a request can be accommodated on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2003, 61 Telecommunications, 61.1 Wired Telecommunnications, ECLiPSe, J Information and Communications, live application, Network | Leave a comment

Short Article on CPTV


The work on CPTV (Constrained-Based Personalized TV Schedules) was sponsored by the Commercialization Fund of Enterprise Ireland, one of our national funding agencies, with support from the European Regional Development Fund. In the July/August issue of EI’s magazine, Technology Ireland, … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, 59 Motion pictures video and TV, 59.1 Motion pictures video and TV programmes, ECLiPSe, J Information and Communications, prototype, Scheduling, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Reader opinion wanted


Please tell me about application areas you want to see more about. This will help me to focus on areas of interest to you!

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Train Crew Diagraming


This probably was the most complex and complicated project I was ever working on. And while we delivered the product and met the specification (we even got the bonus payment for solution quality), the system was never used operationally. The … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, 49 Land Transport, 49.1 Passenger rail transport, CHIP, H Transportation and Storage, industrial study, live application, Personnel, Transport, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Open Flight Repair for Air Crew


Allocating air crew (flight deck and cabin crew) to cover the flights of an airline is typically done with a large-scale rostering application, which are often based on column generation techniques, resulting in very large-scale set covering problems. These tools … Continue reading

Posted in 1994, 51 Air Transport, 51.1 Passenger Air Transport, CHIP, H Transportation and Storage, live application, Personnel, Transport | 1 Comment

Electrical Distribution Network Maintenance and Reconfiguration


The application I want to talk about today is described in “Constraint-based Maintenance Scheduling on an Electric Power-Distribution Network by Tom Creemers, LluĂ­s Ros Giralt, Jordi Riera, Carles Ferrarons, Josep Roca, Xavier Corbella,  in Proceedings of The Third International Conference … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, 35 Electricity Gas Steam and Air Conditioning Supply, 35.1 Electricity power generation transmission and distribution, CHIP, CHIP Users Club, D Electricity Gas Steam and Air Conditioning Supply, live application, Network, Practical Applications Conferences, Scheduling | 2 Comments