By Francesca Rossi, Peter van Beek, Toby Walsh
Guide of Constraint ProgrammingEdited byFrancesca Rossi, collage of Padova, ItalyPeter van Beek, college of Waterloo, CanadaToby Walsh, nationwide ICT Australia & collage of recent South Wales, Australia"This encyclopedic paintings covers twenty-plus years of study in constraint programming in a readable, obtainable and attractive manner. for somebody outdoors the sphere considering what Constraint Programming is all approximately, this can be the right advent, and the publication will stay worthy as a reference for years.- Michael Trick, Professor of Operations examine, Tepper university of commercial, Carnegie Mellon University"This ebook is a powerful and complete assurance of Constraint Programming. The authors, a lot of whom are key members to the topics defined, have performed a superb task to make the real and fascinating fabric obtainable. A must-read for beginners, and essential for the converts.- Joxan Jaffar, Professor and Dean, college of Computing, nationwide collage of Singapore"This guide captures the breadth and class of the sector of constraint programming (CP), a speedily transforming into sector of analysis with major educational and advertisement influence. The editors and individuals offer an excellent assessment of the middle and leading edge recommendations within the box. This instruction manual should be necessary to all CP researchers and practitioners. it's going to even be a good consultant for researchers from comparable fields, resembling optimization and operations research.- Bart Selman, Professor of machine technology, Cornell UniversityConstraint programming is a robust paradigm for fixing combinatorial andnumerical difficulties that attracts on quite a lot of thoughts from man made intelligence, machine technology, databases, programming languages, and operations learn. Constraint programming is presently utilized with luck to many domain names, equivalent to scheduling, making plans, car routing, configuration, networks, and bioinformatics.The target of this guide is to trap the entire breadth and intensity of the sphere of constraint programming and to be encyclopedic in its scope and assurance. every one bankruptcy of the guide is a self-contained survey of a subject matter, and is written via a number of authors who're prime researchers within the area.The meant viewers of the guide is researchers, graduate scholars, upper-year undergraduates, and practitioners who desire to know about the state of the art in constraint programming. No past wisdom in regards to the box is important so one can learn the chapters and assemble worthy wisdom. Researchers from different fields will locate the instruction manual a great way to profit approximately constraint programming and with a purpose to use constraint programming suggestions and strategies of their personal paintings.