CP-2003 web site

CP-2003 Doctoral Programme

CP-2003 invites PhD students to apply for the Doctoral Programme, which will provide an opportunity for a group of students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with established researchers in Constraint Programming.

The aims of the Doctoral Programme are the following:

The programme will consist of students' presentations and tutorials and panels given by senior researchers in the field. In addition, following its success last year, a mentoring programme will be organized.

Detailed Program

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Doctoral Programme tutorials

Panel:  How to get industry interested in your PhD thesis


We encourage submissions from Ph.D. students at any level, and from any topic area and methodology within constraint programming. On the basis of the submissions, the Organizing Committee will select a group of students that will be invited to present their work during the Doctoral Programme, and also to present a poster at the CP-2003 poster session. We expect a commitment from all participating students to attend the entire Doctoral Programme. Students accepted for participation in the Doctoral Programme will have free conference registration and a fixed allowance for travel/housing. The students' abstracts will be made available on the web and included in the conference proceedings.

Applicants should submit by e-mail to Michela Milano an extended abstract of max. 5 pages in length following the usual LNCS style format. The extended abstract should be sent either as a PostScript or as a Pdf file. It should describe original, unpublished work, completed or in progress, that is part of the doctoral work of the student. If an extended version of the paper is also submitted to the technical programme, please indicate it in the submission. Double submission is acceptable, but if the paper is accepted for the technical programme, the student will present the work only in the technical programme sessions and not during the Doctoral Programme.

In addition, the dissertation advisor should send a letter of recommendation by e-mail to mmilano@deis.unibo.it. The letter should include the expected date for thesis submission, and the motivation/expected benefit for the student to attend the Doctoral Programme. This letter can be sent in as either a text or a PostScript or a Pdf file.

Important Dates:


Doctoral Programme Chair:

Michela Milano
DEIS - University of Bologna
Email: mmilano@deis.unibo.it

Organizing Committee:

Carla Gomes, Cornell University, USA
Francois Laburthe, e-Lab Bouygues, France
Jean-Francois Puget, ILOG, France
Francesca Rossi, University of Padova, Italy (CP-2003 program chair)
Barbara Smith, University of Huddersfield, UK
Toby Walsh, Cork Constraint Computation Centre, Ireland

Additional information will be posted at the URL http://lia.deis.unibo.it/Staff/MichelaMilano/DoctoralProg.html and may be obtained by contacting the Doctoral Programme Chair.