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AISB event Bulletin Item

Second CFP: International Conference on Logic Programming ICLP 2007 Doctoral Consortium

 International Conference on Logic Programming
		      Third Doctoral Consortium

			   Porto, Portugal
			 September 8-13, 2007

The  2007 ICLP  Doctoral Consortium  (DC) is  the  third international
doctoral  consortium  to  be  offered  as part  of  the  International
Conference on  Logic Programming. The  DC will take place  during ICLP
2007  in Porto,  Portugal.  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
feedbacks from  peers as  well as world-renown  experts in  the field.
The Doctoral  Consortium will also  offer invited speakers  and panels


The Doctoral Consortium  is held the during the  regular activities of
the ICLP 2007 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).
The Consortium is for students  at any stage of their doctoral studies
are  welcome  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 2007 conference; the
ICLP conference will  run from September 8th to  September 13th, 2007.
Doctoral Consortium  participants will  be offered the  opportunity to
have   their  abstracts   published  in   the  ICLP   2007  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  2007
Doctoral Consortium web site, at:


Important Dates
Submission Deadline:      May 2nd, 2007 (strict)
Acceptance Notification:  May 20th, 2007
Last Date to Update
       Research Summary:  June 5th, 2007 (strict)
Doctoral Consortium:      September 8-13, 2007 (TBA)
ICLP 2006 Conference:     September 8-13, 2007


Doctoral Consortium Chairs:

Enrico Pontelli                             Ines de Castro Dutra
Department of Computer Science  	     COPPE/Sistemas
New Mexico State University                 Universidade Federal do Rio
MSC CS, Box 30001                                    de Janeiro
Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA                   Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
epontell _a_t_ cs.nmsu _dot_ edu            ines _a_t_ cos.ufrj _dot_ br