Friday, May 25, 2018

[DMANET] Call for submissions to the CP2018 Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Program (DP) of the CP conference is open to all students
doing research on constraints, including students that participated in
previous DPs. It is a place where you can meet other student researchers,
discuss your ongoing work in a relaxed atmosphere, as well as getting some
mentoring from an experienced researcher in the field.

You can participate by submitting a paper about your ongoing research, or
just the abstract if you have a paper accepted at the main conference; see
below for detailed instructions. Any participating student can also
request financial
support to have the registration fee waived. We also propose
inexpensive quality
shared accommodation to participating students on a first-come first-served

The program is a full-day event at the conference and includes
presentations of the papers, a poster session for all CP attendees,
mentoring by a senior researcher who will see your talk and spend some time
to discuss with you during the conference, as well as a nice (and free)
dinner at the end of the day.
Important dates

- June 5, 2018 - Paper submission deadline
- June 7, 2018 - Financial support request deadline
- June 27, 2018 - Notification
- July 11, 2018 - Camera ready version for online proceedings
- August 27, 2018 - Doctoral program

Submission instructions

Any student who does research on constraints (in the broadest sense) can
participate. 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 with a paper accepted at CP 2018 can participate by submitting
just the abstract of the paper. They will also present at the doctoral
program, but in lightning talk format (~3 minutes).

All other students are required to submit a short paper (from 4 to 8
pages, excluding references).

Submissions should be in the same style as the main conference (Springer
LNCS <>), and
the author list should specify who is the student and who are the advisors
and other co-authors. Submissions are required to be in PDF format. All
proposals should be submitted online through EasyChair
<> by selecting *"New

Financial Support

Participants of the doctoral program can ask for financial support, which
consists of a reduced registration fee including rooms.

To request financial support, you should send a mail to until
June 7, 2018, 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 a
signature of you and your advisor.

We have funding to support up to 30 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 programReview training

On submitting a paper, you will be assigned another student's paper to
review. This is both to let you practice reviewing, and to share your
impressions of the work with the other student. If your own submission is
accepted, your mentor (see below) will discuss your review with you during
the conference.

All students will be asked to present their work at the doctoral program.
The presentation will be about 15 minutes long, followed by an open
discussion. If you submitted an abstract of a paper accepted at CP, the
presentation will be a short 3 minute lighting talk, meant to motivate the
students to come see your full presentation.
Invited talks

We are delighted to announce the following invited speakers at the Doctoral


Claude-Guy Quimper <>. "*Improving
the Energetic Reasoning: How I followed 15-year-old advice from my

Lakhdar Sais <>. "*Towards
cross-fertilization between Data Mining and Constraints.*"

Poster session

There will be a poster session for the doctoral program participants, where
all attendees of the main conference can come and see your work (exact
details to be determined).
Social dinner

There will be a free dinner on the evening of the doctoral program, open to
all students selected for the doctoral program, the doctoral program
invited speakers and chairs.
Cheap shared accommodation

Any participating student can register for a free accommodation at
conference registration time. We have indeed reserved 30 free student
single rooms (bathroom included) in a good quality residence
Doctoral Program Chairs


Nadjib Lazaar <>, LIRMM, Université de
Montpellier, France

Anastasia Paparrizou <>,
CRIL, Université d'Artois, France

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