The CP Organizing Commitee is seeking to put the CP organization on a more
formal and democratic footing. To that end, we have formulated an interim
set of rules for a new organizing committee, and plan to hold elections
shortly. Further details will be forthcoming. The interim rules were
derived from those used by the TABLEAUX conference. This process is not
intended to rule out other possible options for the future (e.g. the
formation of an ACM SIG).
September 5, 2002
Rules Governing the Constraint Programming Organizing Committee
- The Constraint Programming Organizing Committee (CPOC) consists of six
elected members, the conference and program chairs of the current
and the previous CP conference, and an elected secretary and treasurer.
The elected members serve for three year terms or until resignation.
- The responsibilities and obligations of the CPOC are to:
- Select venues for future CP conferences
- Select program and conference chairs for future CP conferences.
- Make decisions concerning the future of the CP conference series
- Revise these Rules as appropriate
- Promote constraint programming in general
- Call a business meeting at each CP conference. At the meeting
the President shall report on the activities of the CPOC during
the previous year.
- The responsibilities and obligations of the secretary are to:
- Prepare minutes of the business meeting
- Distribute an electronic newsletter
- Run elections
- The responsibilities and obligations of the treasurer are to:
- Take charge and care of the funds of the CP conference
- Provide the conference chair with seed money
- Collect surplus from the running of the conference
- Settle any accounts aproved by the CPOC
- The CPOC appoints among its members a President and Vice President
to conduct its duties and represent the CPOC.
- The members of the CPOC will be elected by the CP community.
Votes may be cast in person, by mail, fax or electronic mail.
The CP community consists of all people that have been
registered participants in at least one CP conference
and all members of the current CP program committee.
The returning officer will be the current secretary. Votes
by mail, fax or electronic mail should be sent to the secretary
in the week preceding the CP conference. All other votes will be
collected at the business meeting.
- Any member of the CP community (under article 6) not already
an elected or ex officio member of the CPOC can stand for election to
the CPOC. An elected member can simultaneously hold an ex officio
position on the CPOC (e.g. as an elected member and as the current CP
- Transitional path. The first CPOC will be elected in the
month following CP-2002. The election will be overseen by the current
de facto president, Gene Freuder. Members of the CP community (under
article 6) should send their votes (preferably by email) to the acting
secretary, Francesca Rossi in the weeks following the CP-2002 conference.
The list of candidates will be announced shortly after CP-2002.
Votes are required to arrive on or before October 14th 2002. In order to
ensure that two members should be elected in each subsequent year, the
term of the six elected members of the CPOC in the first elections will be:
a 3 year term to the two candidates that received the highest vote total,
a 2 year term for the next two candidates, and a 1 year term for the last
two. Ties will be broken by the toss of a coin.