Doctorial Consortium and Mentoring Sessions


The 19th Doctoral Consortium (DC) on Logic Programming provides students and early career researchers with the opportunity to present and discuss their research directions, obtain feedback from both peers and experts in the field, and participate in mentoring sessions on how to prepare for a research career.

In particular, the DC:

The best paper from the DC will be given the opportunity to be presented at a session in the main ICLP conference. 

The Consortium will take place on the 9th of July.  See the Important Dates page and the table below for other relevant dates.


Paper submission 

Final notifications

Camera-ready submission

Date (2023)

April 14

May 5

May 12

Accepted Papers


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

Submissions by students who have presented their work at previous ICLP DC editions are allowed, but should occur only if there are substantial changes or improvements to the student's work. The DC offers participants a convenient, more informal way to interact with established researchers and fellow students, through presentations, question-answer sessions, invited presentations and convivial moments of mentoring. The Doctoral Consortium will also 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. 


Registration is part of the ICLP 2023 registration. We aim to find sponsoring to cover the registration cost of students participating in the DC, but this still has to be confirmed. 


Renowned experts and researchers in the fields of logic and constraint programming will join in evaluating submissions and will participate in the DC, providing valuable feedback to DC participants. 


Submission Details

Submissions of the research summary must be made in EPTCS format ( and submitted via EasyChair. All papers must be written in English and should be between 5 and 10 pages. For all accepted DC papers, the student is required to attend the DC program and give a presentation during the DC. A program committee consisting of experts in various areas related to logic and constraint programming reviews the submissions. Papers are reviewed by at least two, and usually three, referees. The submission package should consist of: 

Easychair link: 

Research Summary

Make sure to include your complete name, address, and affiliation

The body of your research summary (no more than 10 pages, but 5 is fine as well!) should provide a clear overview of your research, its potential impact, and its current status. You are encouraged to include the following sections: 

Review Criteria

The DC program committee will select participants based on their anticipated contribution to the DC objectives. Participants typically have settled on their thesis directions and have their research proposal accepted by their thesis committee. Students will be selected based on clarity and completeness of their submission package, relevance of their research area w.r.t. the focus of ICLP, stage of research, recommendation letter, and evidence of promise towards a successful career in research and academia, such as published papers or technical reports. 


Program co-chairs: 

Program Committee:

Any additional question can be directed towards ICLP-DC Chairs: