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[PVS] ICLP-10 Doctoral Consortium Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
Sixth ICLP Doctoral Student Consortium
Collocated with the International Conference on Logic Programming 2010
Edinburgh (Scotland, U.K)
July 16-19, 2010
The ICLP Doctoral Consortium (DC) is the sixth doctoral consortium to be
offered as part of the 26th International Conference on Logic Programming. The
DC follows the very positive experience of the previous events held held in
Sitges (Spain) on October 3rd, 2005, in Seattle (WA) on August 21st, 2006,
in Porto (Portugal) on September 8th, 2007, in Udine (Italy) on December 10th, 2008,
and in Pasadena (USA) on July 15th, 2009.
The DC will take place at the end of ICLP 2010 in Edinburgh (Scotland, U.K). The
Doctoral Consortium is designed for doctoral students working in areas related to
logic and constraint programming, with a particular emphasis to students interested
in pursuing a career in academia. The Consortium is also open to exceptional
Master's students developing MS Theses in Logic Programming.
The Doctoral Consortium aims to provide students with an opportunity to present
and discuss their research directions and to obtain feedback from peers as
well as world-renown experts in the field.
This year the Doctoral Consortium will be held at the end if the
regular activities of the ICLP 2010 Conference. The aims of the Doctoral
* To provide doctoral students working in the field of logic and
constraint programming with a friendly and open forum to present
their research ideas, listen to ongoing work from peer students,
and receive constructive feedback.
* To provide students with relevant information about important
issues for doctoral candidates and future academics.
* To develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of
* To support a new generation of researchers with information and
advice on academic, research, industrial, and non-traditional
The Consortium is designed for students currently enrolled in a Ph.D.
program, though we are also open to exceptions (e.g., students
currently in a Masters program and interested in doctoral studies).
Students at any stage in their doctoral studies are encouraged to
apply. Applicants are expected to be conducting research in the field
of Logic Programming; topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Theoretical Foundations of Logic and Constraint Logic Programming
* Sequential and Parallel Implementation Technology
* Static and Dynamic Analysis, Abstract Interpretation, Compilation
* Logic-based Paradigms (e.g., Answer Set Programming, Concurrent
Logic Programming, Inductive Logic Programming)
* Innovative Applications of Logic Programming
Submissions by students who have presented their work at a previous
ICLP Doctoral Consortiums are allowed, but should occur only if
there are substantial changes or improvements to the student's work.
The Consortium allows participants to interact with established
researchers and with other students, through presentations, question-
answer sessions, panel discussions, and invited presentations. The
Doctoral Consortium will provide the possibility to reflect - through
short activities, information sessions, and discussions - on the
process and lessons of research and life in academia. Each participant
will give a short, critiqued, research presentation.
The Doctoral Consortium will be held on July 21, 2010; the ICLP
conference will run from July 16th to July 19th, 2010.
Doctoral Consortium participants will be offered the opportunity to
have their abstracts published in the ICLP 2010 conference
proceedings. The best paper and presentation from the Doctoral Consortium
will be given the opportunity to present in special session of the main
Several renowned faculty members and researchers in the field of Logic
Programming will join in evaluating the submission packets and will
participate in the Doctoral Consortium, providing feedback to the
Submission Deadline: April 11, 2010
Acceptance Notification: April 21, 2010
Last Date to Update Research Summary: April 28, 2010 (tentative)
Doctoral Consortium: July 21, 2010
ICLP 2010 Conference: July 16-19, 2010
To apply for participation to the ICLP 2010 Doctoral Consortium, prepare a
submission package consisting of a cover letter, a research summary, and a
letter of recommendation (e.g., from your supervisor). The material should
be submitted electronically, in PDF format.
The ICLP Doctoral Consortium review committee will select participants based on
their anticipated contribution to the Consortium objectives. Participants
typically have settled on their thesis directions and had their research
proposal accepted by their thesis committee. Students will be selected based on
clarity and completeness of the submission packet, relevance of their research
area w.r.t. the focus of the ICLP Conference, stage of research, advisor's
letter, and evidence of promise towards a successful research and academic
career, such as published papers or technical reports.
The ICLP Doctoral Consortium Discussants will review the submissions to select
the ones to be presented. The organizing committee is actively seeking support
to offer scholarship packages to accepted participants. We will update the web
site as soon as we have more information regarding this.
Send the submission package by e-mail to email@example.com.
Include the three documents as separate pdf files in attachment.
All submissions must be in English. Submissions will not be considered if they
arrive after the deadline. Your submission should not contain any proprietary
or confidential material.
Detailed instructions for each of the documents follow below.
Please include the following information in the cover page:
1. Statement of interest in participating in the Doctoral Consortium
2. Full name and School and Department in which you are earning your
3. Contact information - address, telephone number, and email address
4. Title of your research and keywords pertinent to your research
5. The URL of your web page (if any)
6. Name of your supervising professor
7. Current stage in your program of study, e.g. (Master/PhD student,
Prepare your research summary as a PDF document, using the same format
style as for the regular submissions to ICLP 2010.
Keep the length of your research summary to no more than two pages, including
figures, tables, and the bibliography.
Make sure to include your complete name, address and affiliation.
The body of you research summary should provide a clear overview of the
research, its potential impact, and its current status. You are encouraged to
include the following sections:
1. Introduction and problem description
2. Background and overview of the existing literature
3. Goal of the research
4. Current status of the research
5. Preliminary results accomplished (if any)
6. Open issues and expected achievements
7. Bibliographical references
Letter of Recommendation:
Include a letter of recommendation written by your Graduate Advisor or Thesis
Advisor. Please, invite your advisor to include an assessment of the current
status of your thesis research and an indication of the expected deadline for
thesis submission. In addition, your advisor should indicate what she/he hopes
you would gain from participation in the Doctoral Consortium.
Intelligent Systems Department
Kodak Research Labs
Alessandro Dal Palu'
Dipartimento di Matematica
Universita' degli Studi di Parma