[bull-ia] [CP 2019] Doctoral Program

==== CP 2019 call for submissions to the doctoral program ====

The Doctoral Program (DP) of the CP conference is open to all students doing research on constraints and related topics, including students that participated in previous DPs. The aim is to gather (student) researchers, discuss ongoing work in a relaxed atmosphere, and provide an opportunity for students to interact with experienced researchers through a mentoring program. Participating students are eligible to apply for financial support, which covers the conference registration, reduced cost shared accommodation, and a social dinner.

The program is a full-day event at the conference. It includes presentations of student papers, a poster session for all CP attendees, mentorship by a senior researcher, and lastly a DP dinner at the end of the day.

=== Important dates:

July 14, 2019 - Paper submission deadline
July 19, 2019 - Financial support request deadline
August 1, 2019 - Notification
August 31, 2019 - Camera-ready version for online proceedings
September 30, 2019 - Doctoral program

=== Submission instructions

We invite students in the area of constraints, in the broadest sense, to apply. The submitted paper should contain work that is primarily the work of the student. It can be work in progress, completed work, or recently published work.

Students may submit either: – An (ongoing) research paper. The paper should include the motivation of the work and provide technical details. – A summary of their research / PhD topic.

Submissions must be no longer than eight pages, not including references. Shorter papers are welcome. Students with a paper accepted to the main conference are encouraged to take the second option, whilst other students are encouraged to take the first option.

The submission format is the same as for the main conference (Springer LNCShttps://www.springer.com/gb/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings…). The author list must clearly specify the main student author along with advisors and co-authors. Submissions are required to be in PDF format. The paper is submitted through EasyChair,https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=dpcp19 by selecting “New Submission”.

=== Financial Support

Participants of the doctoral program may apply for financial support, which covers the conference registration, reduced cost shared accommodation, and a social dinner.

To request financial support, please send a mail to ciaran.mccreesh@glasgow.ac.uk and emir.demirovic@unimelb.edu.au no later than July 19, 2019, with your advisor in CC, containing:

Your name and affiliation.
Title and ID of your submission.
Name of your advisor (he/she should be in CC of the email as well).
A PDF containing: a short motivation of your request (is it primarily your

work, how can the support help you and your lab, optionally whether the support is essential for participating in the conference) and the signature of you and your adviser

We have funding to fully support up to 20 students. This will be allocated based on the motivation of the request, and in case of ties on the quality of the submitted work.

=== Doctoral program

*** Review training

Each participant will be assigned to review one of the submitted papers to the DP. The aim is to develop reviewing skills by reviewing the work of others and receiving feedback from other researchers. In addition, each student will receive comments on their own reviews. The explicit goal is to foster a positive review culture, as this is often overlooked in the CS community.

*** Presentation

Students will present their work in 10-minute presentations. The goal is to motivate the research and advertise their work for the poster session.

*** Invited talks

TBA

*** Poster session

Students of the DP are advised to prepare A0 portrait posters.

*** Social dinner

A free dinner will be organised on the evening of the doctoral program, open to all students of the doctoral program, the doctoral program invited speakers, and chairs.

More details about the program will be given in due course.

=== Doctoral Program Chairs

Emir Demirović , University of Melbourne, Australia.
Ciaran McCreesh , University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Feel free to contact the doctoral program chairs if you have any further questions.