## New Trends in Constraints: Joint ERCIM/Compulog Net Workshop Paphos, Cyprus, October 25-27, 1999 Selected PapersKrzysztof Apt, Antonis Kakas, Eric Monfroy, Francesca Rossi This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Joint ERCIM/Compulog-Net Workshop on New Trends in Constraints held in Paphos, Cyprus, Greece in October 1999. The 12 revised full research papers presented together with four surveys by leading researchers were carefully reviewed. The book is divided in topical sections on constraint propagation and manipulation, constraint programming, and rule-based constraint programming. |

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### Contents

Results and Perspectives | 1 |

A ConstraintBased Language for Virtual Agents | 17 |

A Survey on Research and Applications | 40 |

Composing and Controlling Models | 75 |

Some Remarks on Boolean Constraint Propagation | 91 |

Abstracting Soft Constraints | 108 |

Decomposable Constraints | 134 |

A Mixed Approach | 150 |

Combining Constraint Logic Programming Techniques for Solving Linear Problems | 188 |

Quantitative Observables and Averages in Probabilistic Constraint Programming | 212 |

Dynamic Constraint Models for Planning and Scheduling Problems | 237 |

A Finite Domain CLP Solver on Top of Mercury | 256 |

Rule Based Programming with Constraints and Strategies | 274 |

Proving Termination of Constraint Solver Programs | 298 |

Projection in Adaptive Constraint Handling | 318 |

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