[DL] Call for Doctoral Consortium at ICLP 2011 - deadline extended 26th April

Alessandro Dal Palu aledalpa at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 19:31:54 CEST 2011

Apologies for multiple messages

                                   ICLP-DC 2011

                     Seventh ICLP Doctoral Student Consortium
         to be held in Lexington, Kentucky, USA at the occasion of ICLP 2011
                                  July 6th, 2011




The ICLP Doctoral Consortium (DC) is the seventh doctoral consortium to be
offered as
part of the 27th International Conference on Logic Programming. The DC
follows the very
positive experience of the previous events held in Sitges (Spain) on October
2005, in Seattle (WA) on August 21st, 2006, in Porto (Portugal) on September
8th, 2007,
in Udine (Italy) on December 10th, 2008, in Pasadena (USA) on July 15th,
2009 and in
Edinburgh (Scotland) on July 20th, 2010.

The DC will take place during the ICLP 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky (USA).
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
developing MS Theses in Logic Programming. The Doctoral Consortium aims to
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.

General Information

The aims of the Doctoral Consortium are:

    * 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
collaborative research.
    * To support a new generation of researchers with information and advice
on academic,
      research, industrial, and non-traditional career paths.

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
Technology, Verification
    * Logic-based Paradigms (e.g., Answer Set Programming, Concurrent Logic
      Inductive Logic Programming)
    * Innovative Applications of Logic Programming

Submissions by students who have presented their work at a previous ICLP
Doctoral Consortia
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


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 presenters.

**Important Dates**

New Submission Deadline:                     April 26th, 2011
Acceptance Notification:             May 2nd, 2011
Last Date to Update Research Summary:     May 8th, 2011 (tentative)
Doctoral Consortium:                     July 6th, 2011
ICLP 2011 Conference:                     July 6-10, 2011

*Submission Process*

*Application Process:

To apply for participation to the ICLP 2011 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

*Review Criteria:

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


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

*Submission Package

Send the submission package by e-mail to: iclp11dc at dbai.tuwien.ac.at.
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

Detailed instructions for each of the documents follow below.

*Cover Page:

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
doctorate degree
   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,
start date)

*Research Summary:

Prepare your research summary as a PDF document, using either the same
format style as for the
regular submissions to ICLP 2011, or the Springer Verlag LNCS Conference
Publication Format.

Make sure to include your complete name, address and affiliation.

The body of your research summary (no more than 6 pages, but 3 is fine as
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


Alessandro Dal Palu'
Math Dept
Parma University, Italy

Stefan Woltran
Institute of Information Systems
TU Wien, Austria
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