IJCAI 2017 - Doctoral Consortium

Call for Applications

Students are invited to apply for admission to the doctoral consortium to be held at the IJCAI conference, Melbourne, Australia, August 19-25, 2017.

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 researchers.

  • Deadline for applications: March 6, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: April 23, 2017

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 (downloadable here), 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 it 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 be 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 questions:

  • 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 2017 conference and/or an IJCAI 2017 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 details: Formatting Guidelines, LaTeX Styles and Word Template are given in FormattingGuidelinesIJCAI-17.zip.

Submission site: ijcai-doctoralconsortium.confmaster.net.

Submission deadline: March 6, 2017 (11:59pm UTC-12).

A limited number of travel grants will be available. Details will be posted later.

Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA
Jimmy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Doctoral Consortium co-chairs