Introduction to constraint programming

24th March 2016

Tanguy Lap├Ęgue, chief operational officer at COSLING , Nantes, France

This talk introduces Constraint-Programming (CP), a programming paradigm at the crossroad between Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research, that is used to solve complex optimisation problems. We will describe the basics of this technology and detail the concepts of filtering and search. We will present several core applications of CP and discuss the positioning of CP with respect to other classical methods in Operations Research.