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By Francesca Rossi,Peter van Beek,Toby Walsh

Constraint programming is a robust paradigm for fixing combinatorial seek difficulties that attracts on a variety of recommendations from synthetic intelligence, computing device technological know-how, databases, programming languages, and operations study. Constraint programming is presently utilized with luck to many domain names, resembling scheduling, making plans, car routing, configuration, networks, and bioinformatics.

The objective of this instruction manual is to trap the entire breadth and intensity of the constraint programming box and to be encyclopedic in its scope and insurance. whereas there are numerous first-class books on constraint programming, such books unavoidably specialize in the most notions and methods and can't conceal additionally extensions, functions, and languages. The guide supplies a pretty whole assurance of most of these strains of labor, in response to constraint programming, in order that a reader may have a slightly specific suggestion of the full box and its strength. in fact each one line of labor is handled in a survey-like type, the place a few information should be ignored in want of assurance. notwithstanding, the wide bibliography of every bankruptcy may also help the readers to discover compatible resources for the lacking information. each one bankruptcy of the instruction manual is meant to be a self-contained survey of a subject, and is written through a number of authors who're top researchers within the area.

The meant viewers of the instruction manual is researchers, graduate scholars, higher-year undergraduates and practitioners who desire to find out about the state of the art in constraint programming. No previous wisdom in regards to the box is important that allows you to learn the chapters and assemble invaluable wisdom. Researchers from different fields may still locate during this instruction manual a great way to benefit approximately constraint programming and to most likely use a number of the constraint programming suggestions and methods of their paintings, therefore delivering a method for a fruitful cross-fertilization between assorted study areas.

The guide is equipped in components. the 1st half covers the elemental foundations of constraint programming, together with the heritage, the thought of constraint propagation, simple seek tools, international constraints, tractability and computational complexity, and demanding concerns in modeling an issue as a constraint challenge. the second one half covers constraint languages and solver, a number of worthwhile extensions to the fundamental framework (such as period constraints, dependent domain names, and disbursed CSPs), and winning program parts for constraint programming.

- Covers the entire box of constraint programming
- Survey-style chapters
- 5 chapters on applications

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