To apply for participation to the
ICLP 2006 Doctoral Consortium, prepare a submission package consisting of a cover
letter, a research summary, a letter of recommendation, and personal background document.
The material should be submitted (electronically, in PDF or MSWord format, or in
hardcopy) by April 1st, 2006, 17:00 (5:00pm), U.S. Mountain Time. This should
be considered a hard deadline.
The ICLP Doctoral Consortium review committee will select participants based on their
anticipated contribution to the Consortium objectives. Participants typically have settled
on their thesis directions and had their research proposal accepted by their thesis
committee. Students will be selected based on clarity and completeness of the submission
packet, relevance of their research area w.r.t. the focus of the ICLP Conference, stage
of research, advisor's letter, and evidence of promise towards a successful research and
academic career, such as published papers or technical reports.
The ICLP Doctoral Consortium Discussants will review the submission and select
one to receive the Best Doctoral Consortium Paper Award.
The organizing committee is actively seeking support to offer scholarship
packages to accepted participants. We will update the web site as soon as
we have more information regarding this.
The Application Packet
Please include the following information in the cover page:
Statement of interest in participating in the Doctoral Consortium
Full name and School and Department in which you are earning your
Contact information - address, telephone number, fax number, and email
Title of your research and keywords pertinent to your research
The URL of your web page (if any)
Name of your supervising professor
Prepare your research summary as a PDF document, using the same
format style as for the regular submissions to ICLP 2006 (Springer Verlag
LNCS Conference Publication
Format). For details on the conference publications format, please refer to: (http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-164-2-72376-0,00.html).
Keep the length of your research summary to no more than three pages, including figures,
tables, and the bibliography.
Please, prepend the statement "ICLP 2005 DC" to the title of
your research summary. Make sure to include your complete name, address and affiliation.
The body of you research summary should provide a clear overview of the
research, its potential impact, and its current status. You are encouraged to include the
Introduction and problem description
Background and overview of the existing literature
Goal of the research
Current status of the research
Preliminary results accomplished
Open issues and expected achievements
The following sections are required:
Current stage in your program of study
What do you hope to gain from this Doctoral Consortium
Provide a 2-page summary of your background and relevant experience. This
should include information typically found in a curriculum vita, plus additional
information that may indicate your potential contribution to this Doctoral Consortium.
Letter of Recommendation:
Include a letter of recommendation written by
your Graduate Advisor or Thesis Advisor. Please, invite your advisor to include an
assessment of the current status of your thesis research and an indication of the expected
deadline for thesis submission. In addition, your advisor should indicate what she/he
hopes you would gain from participation in the Doctoral Consortium.
||April 1st, 2006
||April 15th, 2006
|Last Date to Update Research Summary:
||May 2nd, 2006
||August 17-20, 2006 (TBA)
You are invited to assemble your complete application packet in electronic
form as four separate files:
Letter of Recommendation
submission method is in electronic format (PDF or MSWord) as an
e-mail attachment. Alternatively, submissions can be performed in
hardcopy, by sending 4 copies of the package to the address below.
Please, make sure to use the exact address below if using a courier.
All submissions should be directed to:
ICLP 2006 Doctoral Consortium
Department of Computer Science
New Mexico State University
Stewart Street, New Science Hall, Room #123
Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA
All submissions must be in English. Submissions will not be considered if
they arrive after the deadline. Your submission should not contain any proprietary or
confidential material. Responsibility for permissions to use video, audio, or pictures
with identifiable people rests with you, not with the ICLP 2006 Doctoral Consortium.