Easy Modeling of Open Pit Mining Problems via Constraint Programming

Broderick Crawford, Ricardo Soto, Carolina Zec, Eric Monfroy, Fernando Paredes

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The open pit mining problem aims at correctly identifying the set of blocks of a given mine to be extracted in order to maximize the net present value of the production. During the last years, different techniques have been proposed to solve mining problems, which range from the classic mathematical programming to more recent ones such as the metaheuristics. In this paper we illustrate how this problem can easily be solved by a relatively modern and declarative programming paradigm called constraint programming.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2014 - Posters' Extended Abstracts - International Conference, HCI International 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319078564
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume434 PART I
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


  • Constraint Programming
  • Manufacturing Cell Design
  • Metaheuristics


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