CFP PATAT 2020 conference - Bruges

Posted by: Greet VANDEN BERGHE
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PATAT 2020 Call for papers


In more ways than one, 1995 was a momentous year: a small startup by the name of Amazon sold its first book online, the first ever Wiki was launched, and the Java programming language was announced to the world. But far more importantly (some might say), the year also played host to the very first PATAT conference in Edinburgh.

The 2020 edition of PATAT will therefore mark its silver anniversary. Organized by KU Leuven and to be held in beautiful Bruges (Belgium) August 25-29, 2020, PATAT 2020 promises to provide the perfect setting for researchers and practitioners to reflect on the substantial progress made by the timetabling academic community over the last twenty-five years as well as to anticipate where we might head throughout the next twenty-five. To complement this historical reflection and anticipation of the future, a range of exciting plenary talks will be given by experts in established areas of timetabling as well as newly emerging ones. We therefore wish to extend a warm invitation to anyone with an interest in timetabling or related problems to participate by submitting a paper by January 30, 2020. Some topics of interest for the conference include, but are certainly not limited to, the following: timetabling problems, timetabling algorithms, timetabling applications, and any optimization problems related to timetabling.

We are proud to announce that the following professors will deliver plenary talks:

-        Celso C. Ribeiro, Computer Science, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

-        Sigrid Knust, Institut für Informatik, Universität Osnabrück, Germany

-        Andrea Schaerf, Computer Science, University of Udine, Italy

-        Deepak Ajwani, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

-        Peter Nightingale, Department of Computer Science, University of York, UK

PATAT 2020 will take place together with the COnfiguration and SElection of ALgorithms (COSEAL) workshop August 23-25, a few days before the conference begins. Further information regarding plenary speakers, paper submissions as well as the scientific and social program is available at the conference website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bruges where you will able to sample some of the finest versions of the very best things life has to offer.


Patrick De Causmaecker and Greet Vanden Berghe