[DL] [CFP] LPNMR 2019 Doctoral Consortium

Fangkai Yang wolfgang.yang at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 22:29:26 CET 2019


Call for Contributions


LPNMR Doctoral Consortium 2019

Philadelphia, USA

June 6, 2019

http://dbai.tuwien.ac.at/lpnmr-dc-19/

Topic and Objective

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The LPNMR Doctoral Consortium (DC) is to be held as part of the 14th
International Conference on Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning
(LPNMR 2019) in the Philadelphia,  USA, June 3-7, 2019. 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 15th 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.

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

Target Audience
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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 complexity
- 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 researcher.

Application Process

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Students at both the PhD and late stage masters level are encouraged to
apply. However, preference will be given to students in PhD programs.
Submissions will be selected based on the assessment of the organizing
committee. We will give preference to students who have settled on a
research topic or direction but still have some way to go in their studies.


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 advisor.

1. Cover Sheet: This is a one page information sheet which should include:
- Your full name, gender, contact details (including phone number),
official affiliation, and home page;
- Your expected graduation date and the number of years in your current
program;
- Your thesis advisor's full name and contact details;
- A list of up to 5 people within the LPNMR community you feel would be
good mentors or are people you want to talk to;
- A list of up to 5 keywords that you would use to describe your research.

2. Extended Abstract: This should be a thesis summary in LLNCS format no
longer than 6 pages (including references), which gives a brief background
for your thesis research, explains the central question of your research,
and explains the work you have accomplished so far. Be sure to clearly
describe your work (e.g., what you have done, and what you plan to work
on), while emphasizing the contributions and their significance.Please use
the first person where appropriate. This should not be a reduced version of
a single paper. This abstract should be about your dissertation not an
individual paper.

3. Vita: A CV not to exceeded 3 pages which includes your background and a
brief statement of your research interests; relevant experience in
research, education, or employment; and any publications (accepted or
pending) for conferences or journals.

4. Personal Statement: A short statement not to exceed 1 page which
outlines what you hope to gain from the DC and what unique perspective you
can contribute to the discussions. Please mention if you have participated
in any past DCs or plan to participate in any other DCs. Please also
include whether or not you have submitted a paper to LPNMR.

5. Advisor/Supervisor Statement: A signed supporting statement from your
advisor or supervisor explaining why he/she thinks it is a good idea for
you to participate in this event.

Please submit all application materials as one PDF per e-mail to DC
organization chairs:

Fangkai Yang,
NVIDIA Corporation,
wolfgang.yang at gmail.com

Jörg Pührer
TU Wien
jpuehrer at dbai.tuwien.ac.at

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 advisor.
Details regarding publication of extended abstracts and financial support
will be published on the DC website at a later date.

Important Dates

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Application Submission: Mar, 24, 2019
Notification: Apr, 12, 2019
Camera-ready Version: Apr, 26, 2019
Doctoral Consortium: Jun 6, 2019


Committees

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Organization Chairs:

Jörg Pührer, TU Wien
Fangkai Yang, NVIDIA Corporation


Program Committee

Pedro Cabalar, University of Corunna
Marina De Vos, University of Bath
Martin Gebser, Potsdam University
Vladimir Lifschitz, University of Texas at Austin
Francesco Ricca, University of Calabria
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London
Hans Tompits, TU Wien
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