Fourth (Open) Answer Set Programming Competition - 2013
The Fourth Answer Set Programming Competition is an open event: any system based on a declarative problem solving language can participate.
Oct 8th, 2013. Added some missing data to detailed results
Oct 5th, 2013. Detailed results available.
Sep 19th, 2013. Results of the competition are announced! Here are the Announcement Talk Slides. Per benchmark results to be published as soon as possible.
- Problem selection stage:
- Aug 31th, 2012 - Problem submission deadline.
- Competition stage:
Mar 16th, 2013, 23:59 PST - Model & Solve participant submission deadline
Mar 16th, 2013, 23:59 PST - System participant submission deadline
- Mar 17th, 2013 - The Competition runs!
News and updates
September 6th, 2013 - Full participant packages, featuring binaries, scripts and settings, are available. Check it out at Participants page.
Aug 7th, 2013. The full instance set is now available
Apr 9th, 2013: the numbers chosen as starting seed are 15-35-38-44-48, as of the Euromillion Lottery of Tuesday April 9th 2013.
- Mar 2nd, 2013:
A small fix to the ASP-Core-2 Validator (see the ASP Standardization page)
- Feb 24th, 2013:
- Feb 16th, 2013:
Opened the ASP Standardization activity page.
Dec 6th, 2012 - The ASP-Core-2 validator is available
Dec 4th, 2012 - Small fixes to ASP-Core-2 Specification
The Call for participation is out!
Nov 16th, 2012 - ASP-Core-2 Specification is out!
May 11th, 2012 - Call for Benchmarks available.
- May 7th, 2012 - Webpage started.
What is the Open ASP Competition?
The Open ASP Competition has two tracks: the Model & Solve Track and the System Track.
In the Model & Solve Track, a number of problem domain specifications are given, together with a set of instances thereof. All you need to participate is a system able to model using a declarative specification paradigm of any sort, and some manpower for preparing benchmark solutions. Winners are awarded on the basis of their time performance and, for optimization problems, on the basis of the quality of their solutions. Note that we are more interested at comparing systems and their performance on standard problems, rather than measuring the modelling 'trickery' of participants: this is why you will have several months for preparing declarative specifications and your system, so to make affordable the burden of modelling a number of problems, also for small teams. Problem specification can be freely exchanged among participants whenever they use the same input language.
The System Track is reserved to Answer Set Programming systems, able to cope with a fixed problem specification language. The 4th ASP Competition will be held on an extension of ASP-Core called ASP-Core-2.
To have an idea of the type of problems involved and what we measure on competitors, you might want to visit the official problem list and Rules & Scoring system.
- Competition Categories
The competition features two distinct tracks:
- Former competitions:
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