The proceedings of the Doctoral Programme are availabe here
Call for papers
As part of the 2012 International Conference on
Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, we are inviting PhD students to
apply for the Doctoral Programme (DP). The DP is an opportunity for current PhD students
to meet each other as well as researchers in the field.
Participation in the Doctoral Programme will involve:
- Presentation of the student work via both talk and poster.
- Discussions with a mentor with similar research interests.
- Entry to the CP 2012 conference.
Additionally, applicants to the 2012 DP may choose to join a Training Program Committee (TPC). Members of the TPC, which is not restricted to only DP
participants, will take part to a training review process on the DP papers. The
process will follow the same rules as a usual conference, but the reviews will
be independent from the DP reviews and will have no impact on the final
acceptance decision. For details, see the dedicated section below and the TPC tab.
We strongly encourage students submitting papers to the DP to also submit their papers to the TPC, and to participate in the TPC.
Eligibility and Applications
The program is open to all PhD students involved in Constraint Programming or
related fields at any level. Applicants are required to submit a short paper (no
more than 6 pages) in the Springer LNCS Style and the author list should specify
who is the student and who is/are the supervisor/s.
Submissions are required to be in either PostScript or PDF format. Papers should
be submitted at:
The submission deadline is 15 June 2012
The paper should contain original unpublished work which is at least in part the
work of the student. It can either be completed or in progress. The papers will
be available on the conference webpage after the conference.
Students with full papers accepted in the CP conference do not need to submit a
paper to the Doctoral Programme. Instead, such students should email both DP
chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
, expressing their interest. This email should also
include the paper title, abstract and author list.
All students applying for the Doctoral Programme need their supervisor/s to send
a letter of recommendation to email@example.com. The email should detail:
- the student's area of work.
- the supervisor's support of the student's application.
- the expected completion date for the student.
- the reason for wanting to attend the doctoral program.
- whether or not the student has been to the doctoral program and/or received
financial assistance previously and how many times.
Training Program Committee
A Training Program Committee (TPC) will be organised for papers
submitted to the DP. The TPC will be composed of Ph.D students, and
will be supervised by senior researchers of the CP community. The
objective of the TPC is to train students to the reviewing process
(using EasyChair) and to work in PCs. If possible, a physical TPC
meeting will be organised during CPAIOR. The TPC will be opened to
all Ph.D students involved in CP or in related fields. It is not
necessary to apply for the DP to participate in the TPC. Students
applying for the DP are strongly encouraged to participate in the TPC
and also to submit their paper to the TPC.
There are funds available to support students by providing accommodation and
free conference registration. If there are insufficient funds to provide this
for all DP participants, preference will be given to students who have not
previously participated in the CP Doctoral Programme.
The Doctoral Programme chairs are:
DEIS, University of Bologna, Italy
University of Oxford, UK
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact both Michele and Standa via
the CP Doctoral Programme 2012 email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
, Microsoft Research, UK
, NICTA and University of Melbourn, Australia
, University of Pavia, Italy
Willem-Jan Van Hoeve
, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
, INRA - Toulouse, France
, University of St. Andrews, UK
, Universite Laval, Canada
, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
, Monash University, Australia
, American University of Beirut, Lebanon