Today Constraint Programming (CP) is a proven optimization technique. Multiple CP solvers written in different languages empower real-world business applications in such areas as scheduling, resource allocation, planning, and product configuration. CP as a decision management technique becomes more and more popular along with business rules, predictive analytics, and complex event processing. CP is especially useful for real-time selection of optimal decisions among multiple alternatives.
However, the absence of standards still limits the acceptance of CP by the business world. We have created a special website www.cpstandards.org devoted to the CP Standardization. This blog will reflect an ongoing development in this direction in a very informal way. A constructive input from CP professionals is welcome.
July 22, 2010