[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Applications: IJCAI 2018 Doctoral Consortium

Maria Gini gini at umn.edu
Wed Mar 14 22:33:05 PDT 2018

Students are invited to apply for admission to the doctoral consortium to
be held at the IJCAI conference, July 13-19 2018, Stockholm, Sweden,

The doctoral consortium provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to
discuss their research interests and career objectives with established
researchers in AI, network with other participants, and receive mentoring
about career planning and career options. The doctoral consortium will
expose students to different areas of research within AI and help build
professional connections within the international community of AI

Deadline for applications:    March 26, 2018
Notification of acceptance:  April 23, 2018

Applicants should submit (as a single pdf file) the following:
1. a two-page extended abstract that summarizes the research problem
   being investigated, the specific contributions made, and directions
   for the remaining work. The extended abstract has to be formatted
   using the IJCAI 2-column format, and is strictly limited to 2 pages,
   including references.  Submissions are not double blind, which means
   the author name and affiliation should be included. When writing
   remember that the audience is knowledgeable about AI, but not
   necessarily in the narrow topic of your thesis. Be sure to introduce
   the content at a level that the general IJCAI audience can understand
   it, but also include enough low-level details for the experts to
   understand your unique contributions.
   Accepted extended abstracts will be published in the IJCAI Proceedings
   and presented briefly at the doctoral consortium.
2. a curriculum vitae (2 pages) with background (name, university),
   education (degree sought, year/status in degree, previous degrees),
   employment, and relevant experience in research (publications,
   presentations, conferences attended, etc).
3. a personal statement (1-2 pages) with answers to the following
      a. Have you attended the IJCAI DC previously? If not, have you
      attended other DC? Please say which one(s) and what was most
      useful to you.
   b. Have you submitted an article to the main IJCAI 2018 conference
      and/or an IJCAI 2018 workshop?
   c. When do you expect to graduate?
   d. What type of job do you desire after graduation (research,
      teaching, development, etc)?
4. the name of the thesis advisor and information, including title,
   department, affiliation and email address. A request for a letter
   of support will be emailed to your thesis advisor.

Submissions to: ijcai-dc.confmaster.net
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A limited number of travel grants will be available.  Details will
be posted later.

Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA
Judy Goldsmith, University of Kentucky, USA
Doctoral Consortium co-chairs

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