[PlanetKR] CFP LPNMR Doctoral Student Consortium, Espoo, Finland, 3-6 July, 2017

Peter Schüller schueller.p at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 19:25:07 EST 2017

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                                    LPNMR DC 2017

                           LPNMR Doctoral Student Consortium
                 to be held at Hanasaari Conference Center, Espoo, Finland,
                             Extact date to be confirmed
                                   July 3-6, 2017



The LPNMR Doctoral Consortium (DC) is to be held as part of the 14th
International Conference on Logic Programming and Non-monotonic
Reasoning (LPNMR 2017) in the Hanasaari Conference Center, Espoo,
Finland,July 3-6, 2017. The DC will take place during LPNMR 2017 on a
date to be determined. The DC provides a forum for doctoral students
working in all areas related to logic programming and non monotonic
reasoning. The DC gives students the opportunity to present and
discuss their research and to obtain feedback from peers as well as
world-renowned experts a supportive environment.

The 14th International Conference on Logic Programming and
Non-monotonic Reasoning (LPNMR) is a forum for exchanging ideas on
declarative logic programming, non-monotonic reasoning, and knowledge
representation. The aim of the conference is to facilitate
interactions between researchers and practitioners interested in the
design, implementation and application of logic-based programming
languages and database systems, and those who work in the area of
knowledge representation and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR and its
programmatic expression, Answer Set Programming, have roots in the
famous special issue of AIJ in 1980, devoted to Nonmonotonic

During the DC, there will be significant time for students to present
their work, and meet mentors from their own and closely related

** Target Audience **

The DC is designed for students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program,
though we are also open to exceptions (e.g., students currently in a
Master's program and interested in doctoral studies). Students at any
stage in their doctoral studies are encouraged to apply for
participation in the DC, but preference will be given to students who
have settled on a research topic or direction but still have some way
to go in their studies.

Applicants are expected to conduct research in areas related to logic
and constraint programming; topics of interest include (but are not
limited to):

    - Theoretical Foundations of LPNMR systems, including semantics of
new or existing languages, new language extensions, and computational
    - Implementation of LPNMR systems, including new systems and algorithms
    - Applications of LPNMR

The DC allows participants to interact with established researchers
and fellow students, through presentations, a poster session,
question-answer sessions and social interactions. 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, present a poster at the main
event and attend a lunch in small groups with their mentor/senior

** Application Process **

An application for participation in the LPNMR DC 2017 consists of a
cover sheet, an extended abstract  of your (intended) research, a
vita, a personal statement and a letter of recommendation (e.g., from
your supervisor). All applications must be in English and submitted
electronically via EasyChair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lpnmrdc2017) by 4 April 2017.
Detailed submission instructions are provided at the LPNMR DC 2017


Applications will be reviewed based on several factors including the
quality of the work submitted, stage of research, evidence of research
progress, the committee's assessment of the student's contribution to
and benefit from participating in the DC, and input from the student's

Details regarding publication of extended abstracts and financial
support will follow at a later date.

** Important Dates **

Application Submission:     4 April 2017
Notification:               1 May 2017
Camera-ready Version:      22 May 2017
Doctoral Consortium:      During LPNMR, exact date to be confirmed.
LPNMR:                    3-6 July 2017

** Organization **

- Program Committee:

  - Pedro Cabalar       University of Corunna
  - Esra Erdem          Sabanci University
  - Yuliya Lierler      University of Nebraska at Omaha
  - Alessandra Mileo    Dublin City University
  - Alessandra Russo    Imperial College London
  - Hans Tompits        Vienna University of Technology
  - Stefan Woltran      Vienna University of Technology

- Program Chair:

  Marina De Vos, University of Bath (M.D.Vos at bath.ac.uk)

Website: http://lpnmr-dc.cs.bath.ac.uk/

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