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AISB event Bulletin Item

2008 ICLP Doctoral Consortium

International Conference on Logic Programming

                      Fourth Doctoral Consortium

                           Udine, Italy
                          December 9-13, 2008

The  2008 ICLP  Doctoral Consortium  (DC) is  the fourth international
doctoral  consortium  to  be  offered  as part  of  the  International
Conference on  Logic Programming. The  DC will take place  during ICLP
2008  in Udine, Italy.  The Doctoral  Consortium  is designed  for
doctoral students  working in areas  related to logic  programming, as
well as  Master's students interested in pursuing  doctoral degrees in
the field of 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-renowned  experts in  the field.
The Doctoral  Consortium will also  offer invited speakers  and  panel


The Doctoral Consortium  is held the during the  regular activities of
the ICLP 2008 Conference. 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 Programming, Inductive Logic Programming)
  * Innovative Applications of Logic Programming

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 a date to  be determined, in
parallel with the regular activities  of the ICLP 2008 conference; the
ICLP conference will  run from December 9th to  December 9th, 2008.
Doctoral Consortium  participants will  be offered the  opportunity to
have   their  abstracts   published  in   the  ICLP   2008  conference

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. The list  of the discussants will be  published at a later


Detailed  submission  instructions  can  be  found in  the  ICLP  2008
Doctoral Consortium web site, at:



Important Dates
Submission Deadline:      August 25, 2008 (strict)
Acceptance Notification:  September 5, 2008
Last Date to Update
       Research Summary:  September 15, 2008 (strict)
Doctoral Consortium:      December 9-13, 2008 (TBA)
ICLP 2008 Conference:     December 9-13, 2008


Doctoral Consortium Chairs:

David S. Warren				    Tom Schrijvers
Department of Computer Science              Departement of Computer Science 
State University of New York 		    Catholic University of Leuven
Stony Brook, NY, USA			    Leuven, Belgium
warren _a_t_		    tom.schrijvers _a_t_