[eclipse-clp-users] ICLP 2012 Doctoral Consortium

From: Marco Gavanelli <marco.gavanelli_at_unife.it>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2012 12:40:33 +0200
Dear all,

we remind you that works presented at the Doctoral Consortium will be 
published on LIPIcs, together with the ICLP Technical Communications.

Deadline: May 11th, 2012

**apologies for cross-posting**

                                    ICLP-DC 2012

                         Eighth ICLP Doctoral Student Consortium
                  to be held in Budapest, Hungary, 4th of September 2012



** Introduction **

The ICLP Doctoral Consortium (DC) is the eighth doctoral consortium to 
be offered as part
of the 28th International Conference on Logic Programming. The DC 
follows the very
positive experience of the previous events held in Sitges (Spain) on 
October 3rd, 2005, in
Seattle (WA, USA) 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, in Edinburgh
(Scotland) on July 20th, 2010, and in Lexington (KY, USA) on July 6th, 2011.

The DC will take place during the ICLP 2012 in Budapest, Hungary. The 
Doctoral Consortium
is designed for doctoral students working in areas related to logic and 
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.

** 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 and
     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 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**

Submission Deadline:     May 11th, 2012
Acceptance Notification: May 25th, 2012
Camera ready version:    June 10th, 2012
Doctoral Consortium:     September 4th, 2012
ICLP 2012 Conference:    September 4th-8th, 2012

**Submission Process**

*Application Process:

To apply for participation to the ICLP 2012 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.

*Review Criteria:

The ICLP Doctoral Consortium review committee will select participants 
on their anticipated contribution to the Consortium objectives. 
typically have settled on their thesis directions and had their research
proposal accepted by their thesis committee. Students will be selected 
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 
the ones to be presented. The organizing committee is actively seeking 
to offer scholarship packages to accepted participants. We will update 
the web
site as soon as we have more information regarding this.

*Submission Package

Send the submission package by e-mail to: iclp12dc_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 material.

Cover Page:

Please include the following information in the cover page:

     Statement of interest in participating in the Doctoral Consortium
     Full name and School and Department in which you are earning your 
     Contact information - address, telephone number, and email address
     Title of your research and keywords pertinent to your research
     The URL of your web page (if any)
     Name of your supervising professor
     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 the LIPIcs template.
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 well!)
should provide a clear overview of the research, its potential impact, 
and its
current status. You are encouraged to include the following sections:

     Introduction and problem description
     Background and overview of the existing literature
     Goal of the research
     Current status of the research
     Preliminary results accomplished (if any)
     Open issues and expected achievements
     Bibliographical references

Letter of Recommendation:

Include a letter of recommendation written by your Graduate Advisor or 
Advisor. Please, invite your advisor to include an assessment of the 
status of your thesis research and an indication of the expected 
deadline for
thesis submission. In addition, your advisor should indicate what she/he 
you would gain from participation in the Doctoral Consortium.


Marco Gavanelli
Engineering Department
Ferrara University, Italy
Stefan Woltran
Institute of Information Systems
TU Wien, Austria

*Program Committee

Fabio Fioravanti, University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti - Pescara (Italy)
Paul Fodor, Stony Brook University (USA)
Martin Gebser, Universitšt Potsdam (Germany)
Francesca A. Lisi, Universita degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro" (Italy)
Marco Maratea, University of Genova (Italy)
Gerardo I. Simari, University of Oxford (UK)
Jon Sneyers, K.U.Leuven (Belgium)

Marco Gavanelli, Ph.D. in Computer Science
Dept of Engineering
University of Ferrara
Tel/Fax  +39-0532-97-4833
Received on Wed May 09 2012 - 11:08:15 CEST

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