- September 21: Slides of the MSE17 presentation at SAT'17 are available.
- September 9: Benchmarks used in the evaluations are available.
- September 9: Results of the evaluations are available.
- June 9: Submission deadline for both solvers and benchmarks extended to June 30.
- June 9: Details on sending a SIGTERM signal with runsolver added.
- June 9: Details on using a checker to test the solution added.
- June 6: "No restrictions" track announced.
- June 6: Rules updated: clarifications added (only one processor core can be used, incomplete ranking, no-restrictions track)
- June 6: Details on the incomplete tracks added.
About MSE 2017
The 2017 MaxSAT Evaluation (MSE 2017) is the 12th edition of MaxSAT evaluations, the primary competition-style event focusing on the evaluation of MaxSAT solvers organized yearly since 2006.
The main goals of MaxSAT Evaluation 2017 (MSE 2017) are
- to assess the state of the art in the field of MaxSAT solvers,
- to collect and re-distribute a heterogeneous MaxSAT benchmark set for further scientific evaluations, and
- to promote MaxSAT as a viable option for solving instances of a wide range of NP-hard optimization problems.
MSE 2017 welcomes contributions of two types from the community at large:
- New MaxSAT benchmarks encoding instances of interesting NP-hard optimization problems, and
- implementations of MaxSAT solvers that will be evaluated within MSE 2017 on a heterogeneous collection of benchmarks.
As a new development for 2017, MSE 2017 is run under a new organization as a collaboration between University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Lleida (Spain), University of Texas at Austin (USA), and University of Toronto (Canada).