A Decade of Research on Constraint Modelling and Reformulation:The Quest for Abstraction and Automation by Alan M Frisch


To mark the Tenth International Workshop on Constraint Modelling and Reformulation, this talk reviews research in the field over the past decade, focusing on the key themes of abstraction and automation.

Looking to the future, the talk identifies key issues that must be confronted in furthering the quest for abstraction and automation.


Dr Alan M Frisch is a Reader in Intelligent Systems and Head of the Artificial Intelligence Group in the Dept. of Computer Science at the Univ. of York.  He is currently a SICSA Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

For over 30 years he has been teaching artificial intelligence and researching various topics within the field, including a focus on constraint programming over the past decade.  He is an acknowledged
leader in constraint modelling, best known for his pioneering contributions in the automation of constraint modelling, in inventing the ESSENCE problem specification language, and in developing symmetry-breaking constraints.

Alan M Frisch – Artificial Intelligence Group – Department of Computer Science – University of York, UK.

Event details

  • When: 7th November 2011 14:00 - 15:00
  • Where: Phys Theatre C
  • Series: CS Colloquia Series
  • Format: Colloquium