[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] AAMAS 2020: 2nd Call for Applications to Doctoral Consortium

AAMAS 2020 aamas2020org at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 21:49:26 PST 2019

AAMAS 2020: Call for Applications to Doctoral Consortium

Nineteenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent
9-13 May 2020, Auckland, New Zealand
Important Dates

*Submission due : 26 January 2020 (23:59 UTC-12)*
*Camera Ready due : 11 March 2020 (23:59 UTC-12)*
*Doctoral Consortium : 9-10 May 2020 (23:59 UTC-12)*
Conference Dates

*Tutorials, Doctoral Consortium, Workshops: 9-10 May 2020*
*Main Conference: 11-13 May 2020*
Doctoral Consortium Program

The doctoral consortium (DC) of AAMAS 2020 is intended to provide Ph.D.
students the opportunity to interact closely with established researchers
and and to get feedback on their research and build their professional

Each accepted student to the program will be matched with an established
researcher in the field who will assist the student with research and
career management advice. An informal lunch will be organized between the
students and their mentors allowing for in-depth discussion and exchange.

Each student will be given time to orally present their work and therefore
be able to fully benefit from direct feedback from the assigned senior
researcher mentor and their peers. Furthermore, the students will also
present a poster of their PhD work during the poster session of the main
conference. In addition, the students will work in groups in a Social Good
Idea Challenge.

The DC is intended for PhD students who have a specific research proposal
and some preliminary results, but who have sufficient time prior to
completing their dissertation to benefit from the consortium experience.
Preference will be given to students satisfying these criteria, but
well-motivated applications from students who are at earlier or later
stages of their doctoral studies will also be considered.
Submission Procedure

The submission package should include the following items in one single pdf

   1. A cover sheet containing: the student’s name, email address,
   homepage, university affiliation, gender, citizenship, PhD start date,
   expected graduation date, name and email of PhD supervisor, at least three
   mentor suggestions (should be chosen from the list of PCs or SPCs in past
   AAMAS conferences, for example, the list of PCs and SPCs for AAMAS 2019 can
   be found here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__aamas2019.encs.concordia.ca_pcm.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Nl0ZWVCg8xBF-HdiP2cilhBVM0fMO5JLIq5gZqYu8jU&s=8A93cU1xEsgUQG5SZOYcR0yzeOnJtYpV6lMuAT1VbAw&e=  and
   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__aamas2019.encs.concordia.ca_spcm.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Nl0ZWVCg8xBF-HdiP2cilhBVM0fMO5JLIq5gZqYu8jU&s=fHNtYeOYOIRoomA6guDoIIbP3VGj9aC3CoZoNHKKN1g&e= ), and at least three area
   of study keywords (should be chosen from the list of areas of interest in
   the AAMAS’ call for paper:
   https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__aamas2020.conference.auckland.ac.nz_area-2Dtopics-2Dof-2Dinterest_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Nl0ZWVCg8xBF-HdiP2cilhBVM0fMO5JLIq5gZqYu8jU&s=Wz-IL614EOnIbaAp_il6soromhPtA43fnf2h3BPuAGI&e= ).
   2. A 1-page letter of support from the supervisor.
   3. A 2-page CV that includes the list of publications of the student.
   4. A 2-page extended abstract of the student’s thesis (in AAMAS
   submission format)
   5. A 1-page personal statement citing around five favourite papers in
   the field and briefly describing how they influenced the students’ work.

Applications should be submitted via confmaster:

The selection process will consider the quality of the submitted proposal
and the stage of the student’s PhD project. Doctoral students who submit to
the DC are encouraged to submit papers to the associated workshops.

Important: All students, including DC applicants, should apply for student
scholarships separately on the scholarship website. While acceptance to the
DC may play a role in scholarship decisions, those decisions are made by
the scholarship chairs and are subject to available funding support.

For any questions please contact the doctoral consortium co-chairs.

Fei Fang Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Nicolas Maudet Sorbonne Université – LIP6, France

Maria Gini University of Minnesota, United
Statesmailto:kenshinping at gmail.com)

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