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Constraint Programming Doctoral Programme 2010

in conjunction with CP 2010
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Important dates:

  • Submission
    Thursday 10 June 2010
  • Notification
    Saturday 10 July 2010
  • Final version
    Tuesday 20 July 2010
  • Doctoral programme
    6-10 September 2010

Doctoral Programme

The DP is over now and we hope you have all enjoyed it. The proceedings of the Doctoral Programme are availabe here. Slides of the DP tutorials are available on the schedule page.

Call for papers

As part of the Constraint Programming Conference for 2010, we are inviting PhD students to apply for the Doctoral Program. This program provides an opportunity for current PhD students to meet each other as well as researchers in the field. Participants will also present their work via both a poster and a talk.

Participation in the Doctoral Program will involve:

  • Presentation of talks and posters.
  • Discussions with a mentor with similar research interests.
  • Entry to the CP 2010 conference.

Eligibility and Applications

The program is open to all PhD students involved in Constraint Programming or related fields at any level. Applicants are required to submit a short paper (no more than 6 pages) in the Springer LNCS Style and the author list should specify who is the student and who is/are the supervisor/s. Submissions are required to be in either PostScript or PDF format. Papers should be submitted at

The paper should contain original unpublished work which is at least in part the work of the student. It can either be completed or in progress. The papers will be available on the conference webpage after the conference.

Any students with full papers accepted in the CP conference do not need to submit a paper to the Doctoral Program, but are automatically eligible for entry. Such students should email both Doctoral Program chairs expressing their interest. This email should also include the paper title, abstract and author list.

All students applying for the Doctoral Program need their supervisor/s to send a letter of recommendation to detailing:

  • the student's area of work.
  • the supervisor's support of the student's application.
  • the expected completion date for the student.
  • the reason for wanting to attend the doctoral program.
  • whether or not the student has been to the doctoral program and/or received financial assistance previously and how many times.
  • if the student has a full paper accepted in the main CP conference.

Financial Support

There are funds available to support students by providing accommodation and free conference registration. If there are insufficient funds to provide this for all doctoral program participants, preference will be given to students who have not previously benefited.


The doctoral program chairs are:

Peter Nightingale
School of Computer Science
University of St Andrews, UK

Standa Živný
Computing Laboratory
University of Oxford, UK

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact both Peter and Standa via the CP Doctoral Program 10 email address:

Programme Committee

Sebastian Brand, NICTA and University of Melbourn, Australia
Hubie Chen, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Chris Jefferson, University of St Andrews, UK
Zeynep Kiziltan, University of Bologna, Italy
Michela Milano, University of Bologna, Italy
Justin Pearson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Karen Petrie, University of Dundee, UK
Claude-Guy Quimper, Google Inc., Waterloo, Canada
Roland Yap, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Neil Yorke-Smith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and SRI International, USA