The 20th International Conference on
Principles and Practice of
Constraint Programming
Lyon, France
8-12 September 2014

Call for Doctoral Program

February 12, 2014

Call for Papers
As part of the 2014 International Conference on Principles and
Practice of Constraint Programming, we are inviting PhD and MSc students
to apply for the Doctoral Program (DP). The DP is an opportunity for
current students to meet each other as well as researchers in the field.
Participation in the Doctoral Program will involve:

  • Presentation of the student work via both talk and poster.
  • Discussions with a mentor with similar research interests.

Financial Support
There are funds available to support students by providing free conference registration and free ticket to the doctoral program dinner. Priority will be given based on the quality of the submissions.
Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: Sunday, 15 June 2014 (strict deadline)
  • Notification deadline: Monday, 7 July 2014
  • Camera ready deadline: tbd
  • Doctoral Program: tbd

The program is open to all PhD and outstanding MSc students involved in Constraint Programming or related fields at any level. The submitted paper should contain original unpublished work which is primarily
the work of the student. It can either be completed or in progress.
We will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, has
already been published in a journal or formal conference proceedings.
This restriction does not apply to work that has appeared in workshops
and similar specialised presentations with a limited audience and
without archival proceedings and to papers published in 2014. Papers
that have been submitted elsewhere but not yet published and papers
published in 2014 are acceptable; if this is the case, please mention it
on the DP submission. Please feel free to contact the chairs if there
are any questions on eligibility.

Submission Details
Applicants are required to submit a short paper (no more than 6
pages, excluding references) in the Springer LNCS Style and the author list should specify who
is the student and who are the supervisor(s)/co-authors. Submissions
are required to be in either PostScript or PDF format.
All proposals should be submitted online through EasyChair - by selecting 'New Submission' and choosing ‘Doctoral Program’ in the menu.
All students applying for the Doctoral Program need their supervisor(s) to send a letter of recommendation to The email should detail:

  • the student's area of work.
  • the supervisor's support of the student's application. This part
    should include a confirmation that DP submission or a paper accepted to
    CP2014 is primarily the student's work. This confirmation is one of the
    critical points for the decision on the application.
  • the expected completion date for the student.
  • the reason for wanting to attend the doctoral program.
  • whether or not the student has previously been to the doctoral
    program and/or received financial assistance, and how many times.

It is a responsibility of the student to make sure that the
letter from their supervisor(s) is submitted by the submission deadline
date, Sunday, 15 June 2014.
Students with full or short papers accepted to the CP 2014 conference
technical program, including both technical and application track
papers, who wish to participate in the Doctoral Program do not need to
submit a separate paper for the DP. Instead, such students should email
the DP chairs
expressing their interest. This email should also include the paper
title, abstract, author list and the number that the accepted paper was
given by EasyChair.

Doctoral Program chairs
Justyna Petke, University College London,
Andrea Rendl, NICTA and Monash University,

Invited Speakers
We are delighted to announce the speakers at the doctoral programme:

Program Committee