Professor Laurent Michel is Chairing the Constraint Programming stream for the 2015 INFORMS Computing Society Conference to be held in Richmond Virginia in January. Constraint Programming focuses on solving hard combinatorial optimization problems at the heart of many industrial applications including resource allocation, scheduling, planning, manufacturing as well as verification.
According to the Society’s website, The INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) focuses on the interface of Operations Research (OR) and computing. Since their earliest days, OR and computing have been tightly linked. The practice of OR depends heavily on the availability of software and systems capable of solving industrial-scale problems: computing is the heart of OR in application.
ICS is INFORMS’ leading edge for computation and technology. Major ICS interests are algorithms and software for modeling, optimization, and simulation. The society is also interested in the advanced progression of computing and how it affects OR (e.g., OR services offered over the web, open source software, constraint programming, massively parallel computing, and high performance computing).