[DL] Call for Applications: KR2014 Doctoral Consortium

Birte Glimm birte.glimm at uni-ulm.de
Tue Nov 26 18:05:44 CET 2013


                               CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

                      *** KR 2014 Doctoral Consortium ***

                               July 20-24,  2014
                                Vienna, Austria
                             http://kr.org/KR2014/

The 14th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge
Representation and Reasoning (KR 2014) invites PhD students to apply
for the Doctoral Consortium program.

1) AIMS AND SCOPE
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The Doctoral Consortium is a student mentoring program that introduces
students to senior researchers with similar research interests. The
aims of the consortium are:

* to provide a forum for students to present their current research,
and receive feedback from other students and senior researchers;
* to promote contacts among PhD students working in similar areas;
* to support students with information and advice on academic,
research and industrial careers.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for 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.

We encourage submissions from PhD students at any level, and from any
topic area within Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.

A number of student grants will be available to support student participation.


2) APPLICATION SUBMISSION
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Applications must be submitted via our online submission site (see
below). Each application must contain the following materials:

* Thesis summary: A description of the problem being addressed, your
motivation for addressing the problem, proposed plan of research, the
progress to date (what you have already achieved and what remains to
be done), and related work. It must be four pages maximum in AAAI
style (http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php).
* Curriculum Vitae: A description of your background and relevant
experience (research, education, employment).
* Letter of recommendation: A letter from your thesis advisor that
states that he/she supports your participation in the DC.
* (Optional) You can suggest 3-5 potential mentors with similar
research interests as you, who could give you good advice on technical
aspects of your work, and/or your career.
* (Optional) Specify 3 to 5 questions you would like to ask your
mentor and give some keywords that describe you research interests

The most preferred way of submission is to combine the thesis summary
and the letter of recommendation (and, optionally, the list of
suggested mentors) into a single PDF document. If you cannot do that,
archive the documents into a single zip file. In either case, the
resulting single file has to be submitted via the EasyChair system at

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kr2014dc


3) IMPORTANT DATES
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Feb 21, 2014 : Deadline for application
March 28, 2014 : Acceptance notification
July 20-24, 2014 : Doctoral Consortium

For further information, please contact the Doctoral Consortium chairs:

Birte Glimm, University of Ulm (birte.glimm at uni-ulm.de)
Adrian Pearce, University of Melbourne (adrianrp at unimelb.edu.au)


CONFERENCE CHAIRS
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General Chair: Thomas Eiter (TU Vienna, Austria)
Program Chairs: Chitta Baral (Arizona State U, USA),  Giuseppe De
Giacomo (U "La Sapienza", Italy)
Local Organization:  Michael Fink, Stefan Woltran (TU Vienna, Austria)
Doctoral Consortium: Birte Glimm (U Ulm, Germany), Adrian Pearce (U
Melbourne, Australia)
Sponsorship: Marco Maratea (U Genova, Italy)


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