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Recent works and publications


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Books


NEW      Pattern-Based Constraint Satisfaction and Logic Puzzles (Second Edition)     NEW
A pure logic, pattern-based perspective of solving finite Constraint Satisfaction Problems, with applications to varied logic puzzles.
Book published by "Lulu.com Publishers" (July 2015)
568 pages, ISBN 978-1-326-35064-2
This is the second, revised edition of "Pattern-Based Constraint Satisfaction and Logic Puzzles" (see below). It also includes an additional chapter dedicated to the Slitherlink puzzle, involving both non-binary and non-local constraints.


<>   Pattern-Based Constraint Satisfaction and Logic Puzzles         
A pure logic, pattern-based perspective of solving finite Constraint Satisfaction Problems, with applications to varied logic puzzles.
Book published by "Lulu.com Publishers" (Novembre 2012)
484 pages, ISBN 978-1-291-20339-4
This is the second, revised and largely extended edition of "Constraint Resolution Theories".
This book now includes several concrete applications to logic puzzles involving very different types of constraints: Sudoku, N-Queens, Futoshiki, Kakuro (or Cross Sums), Map colouring, Numbrix©, Hidato©, ...


<>   Constraint Resolution Theories                         
A pure logic, pattern-based perspective of solving finite Constraint Satisfaction Problems.
Book published by "Lulu.com Publishers" (October 2011), 312 pages, ISBN 978-1-4478-6888-0


 <>  The Hidden Logic of Sudoku (Second Edition)  
A new conceptual framework for solving Sudoku puzzles with pure logic.
Second, extended edition.
Book published by "Lulu.com Publishers" (Second Edition: November 2007)

416 p., ISBN 978-1-84799-214-7


<>  The Hidden Logic of Sudoku (first edition)
A new conceptual framework for solving Sudoku puzzles with pure logic.
Book published by "Lulu.com Publishers" (May 2007)
384 p., ISBN 978-1-84753-472-9


<>  Méditations sur le réel et le virtuel    ("Meditations on the real and the virtual", in French)
From the virtual as a general ontological category to the sensorimotor and semiotico-cognitive  interoperability between Man and the Computer : virtual worlds and virtual agents.
Book published by "Editions L'Harmattan" (May 2004)
280 p., ISBN 978-2-74756-640-7


<>   Le savoir et l'ordinateur    ("Knowledge and the Computer", in French)
From information processing to knowledge processing and knowledge "sharing" between Man and the Computer: an epistemological and semiotic approach of Artificial Intelligence in terms of semiotico-cognitive  interoperability.
Book published by "Editions L'Harmattan" (November 2002)
478 p., ISBN 978-2-74753-350-8
English abstract (pdf)


Papers in journals with reviewing committee


<> "Qu'est-ce que le virtuel", La Jaune et la Rouge, Juin 2007. pdf preprint

<> "Enrichissement de la modélisation des processus métiers par le paradigme des systèmes multi agents", Systèmes d'information et management, vol. 3, n° 10, pp. 25-45, 2005 - in collaboration with Chantal Morley and Michel Maurice-Demourioux. pdf preprint

<> "L'intentionnalité et le virtuel", Intellectica, n° 40, pp. 91-108, November 2005. pdf preprint

<> "Virtuel / virtual", Dictionnaire International des Termes Littéraires / International Dictionary of Literary Terms, Jean-Marie Grassin ed., 2005 (http://www.ditl.info/arttest/art6573.php). pdf preprint
First published at the colloquium of AILC (Association Internationale de Littérature Comparée): "A partir de Venise: héritages, passages, horizons : Cinquante ans de l'AILC", University Cao Foscari, Venise, September 22-25, 2005.

<> "Penser notre relation à la Machine, plutôt que nous penser comme des Machines", Terminal, n° 92, pp. 155-170, Winter 2004-2005.  pdf preprint

<> "La culture et la rationalité modernes, du structuralisme à l'IA symbolique", Cahiers de recherche d'ETOS : Ethique, Technologies, Organisations, Sociétés, n° 1, February 2005. First published in the electronic journal: Automates Intelligents, n° 44.

<> "L'agent rationnel abstrait, objet de l'IA", Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle, vol. 8, n° 4, pp. 327-359, 1994.  pdf preprint


Communications in conferences with reviewing committee and conference proceedings


<> "Unbiased Statistics of a CSP - A Controlled-Bias Generator", International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, Systems Sciences and Engineering (CISSE 09), December 4-12, 2009, Springer. pdf preprint. Published as a chapter of the book Innovations in Computing Sciences and Software Engineering, Khaled Elleithy Editor, pp. 11-17, Springer, 2010, ISBN 97890481911133.

<> "From Constraints to Resolution Rules, Part II: chains, braids, confluence and T&E", International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, Systems Sciences and Engineering (CISSE 08), December 5-13, 2008, Springer. pdf preprint. Published as a chapter of the book Advanced Techniques in Computing Sciences and Software Engineering, Khaled Elleithy Editor, pp. 171-176, Springer, 2010, ISBN 9789094136599.

<> "From Constraints to Resolution Rules, Part I: Conceptual Framework", International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, Systems Sciences and Engineering (CISSE 08), December 5-13, 2008, Springer. pdf preprint. Published as a chapter of the book Advanced Techniques in Computing Sciences and Software Engineering, Khaled Elleithy Editor, pp. 165-170, Springer, 2010, ISBN 9789094136599.

<> "An Ontology for Building Flexible Business Processes", International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, Systems Sciences and Engineering (CISSE 06), December 4-14, 2006, Springer. pdf preprint. Published as a chapter of the book Advances and Innovations in Systems, Computing Sciences and Software Engineering, Khaled Elleithy Editor, pp. 83-88, Springer, 2007, ISBN 9781402062636.

<> "Un modèle de processus métier pour les nouvelles formes d'organisation des activités", 11th conference of the AIM (Association Information & Management) "Systèmes d'Information et Collaboration : Etat de l'Art et Perspectives", Luxembourg, June 7-9, 2006 - in collaboration with Chantal Morley and Michel Maurice-Demourioux. pdf preprint .

<> "Artificial Agents and their Ontological Status", iC@P 2006 : International Conference on Computers and Philosophy, Laval  (France) , May 3-5, 2006. pdf preprint.

<>  "Using the Agent Paradigm to Improve Business Process Modelling", actes du Colloque ICSSEA 2005, Paris, November 29 - December 1, 2005 - in collaboration with Chantal Morley and Michel Maurice-Demourioux. pdf preprint

<> "Apport du paradigme agent à la maîtrise des systèmes d'information", 10th conference of the AIM (Association Information & Management) "Gouvernance des Technologies de l'Information & Stratégie des Systèmes d'Information pour le Succès Economique", Toulouse, September 21-23, 2005 - in collaboration with Chantal Morley and Michel Maurice-Demourioux. pdf preprint

<> "Discordances ontologiques et questions d'interopérabilité", colloque EHESS "Sources et ressources pour les sciences sociales", Paris, December 9-11, 2004.  pdf preprint


Software

<> CSP-Rules, a general pattern-based solver of finite Constraint Satisfaction Problems, 2011-2015, including a large core of generic patterns with broad applicability plus the following concrete applications to very different types of logic puzzles:
     - SudoRules (new version), a pattern-based solver of Sudoku puzzles
     - KakuRules, a pattern-based solver of Kakuro puzzles
     - FutoRules, a pattern-based solver of Futoshiki puzzles
     - HidatoRules, a pattern-based solver of Hidato and Numbrix puzzles
     - MapRules, a pattern-based solver of Map colouring puzzles
     - SlitherRules, a pattern-based solver of Slitherlink puzzles

<> SudoRules, a pattern-based Sudoku solver, 2006-2012.



Miscellanea

<> Interview by Pierre Berger in the electronic journal: Stic-Hebdo, n° 61, 12 Septembre 2005 (also here)

<> "La culture et la rationalité modernes, du structuralisme à l'IA symbolique"
       Paper in the electronic journal: Automates Intelligents, n° 44, Juin 2003 : (downloadable as a pdf)



(last update: July 18, 2015)