CP-2003 web site
CP-2003 Doctoral Programme
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:
- to provide a forum for students to present their current research,
and receive feedback from other students and senior researchers;
- to promote contacts among PhD students working in the same area;
- to support students with information and advice on academic, research and
- to financially support students by covering the conference registration fee
and by partially contributing to travel expenses.
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.
Doctoral Programme tutorials
Panel: How to get industry interested in your PhD thesis
Alan Bundy - How to get a PhD in Informatics - Slides
- Ian Gent - How to perform experiments Slides
- Toby Walsh - How to write a PhD thesis Slides
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
abstract of max. 5 pages in length following the usual
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 It should describe original, unpublished work, completed or in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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- April 18: EXTENDED Deadline for application submissions
- June 15: Acceptance Notification
- July 4: Final version due
Doctoral Programme Chair:
DEIS - University of Bologna
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
and may be obtained by contacting the Doctoral Programme Chair.