The command line that must be used to run the versions of the following solvers submitted to the 2008 constraint solver competition can be found on this page.
The updated deadlines of the competition are defined below:
|Opening of the registration site at
|Pre-registration of contestants
authors planning to submit solvers or benchmarks must have requested a login/password on the submission site before that date.
Click here to register
|May 20, 2008|
|Final registration (submission of solvers and
authors must submit solvers or benchmarks before that date
Click here to submit solvers or benchmarks
|May 30, 2008|
|Test of solvers conformance
solvers will be tested on a limited number of simple benchmarks to check conformance with the competition rules. Problems will be reported to authors who will have up to June, 15 to return a fixed version of their solver.
|1-15 June 2008|
|Publication of the list of
benchmarks selected by the independent committee
the names and md5sum of benchmarks selected by the independent committee to evaluate the solvers will be published. The selection committee will try to keep some instances hidden to both contestants and organizers for one more week (to ensure that all solvers be run on a few instances that were never tested before). No benchmark can be added to the list after it is published.
See the details of the selection (login required)
Authors will be able to consult the results of their solver regularly in order to report potential problems with the evaluation environment. By the end of July, authors are requested to check the first results of the competition in order to report potential problems as early as possible.
|after June, 16
|Deadline for submitting a
description of the solvers or benchmarks
|Final limit for reporting possible problems within the evaluation environment.||August, 15
Final results will be publicly available on Sunday, September 14 at 11:00 (Sydney local time).
|during CP 2008|
If your objective is only to participate to the 2008 competition, then read the dedicated description of the format in the following document:
As this format is an extension of the XML format (XCSP 2.0) used in the CPAI06 competition, it should be quite easy for the contestants of the last competition to take into account the few relevant extensions.
Other tools that are currently available from this page are:
New tools that have been developed by Andrea Rendl are: