Call for Doctoral Consortium Applications

The 21st International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2024) invites PhD students to apply for the Doctoral Consortium program.

Several scholarships will be available. Information about scholarships will be announced at a later time on this webpage.

Aims and Scope

The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a student mentoring program bringing together PhD students and senior researchers from the area of KR. The aims of the consortium are:

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 we also encourage students to apply who are at an earlier or more advanced stage of the completion of their thesis. Accepted students will participate in several dedicated DC events, which will likely consist of a lightning talk session and a poster and mentoring session (the precise format of the DC will be finalized closer to the conference). Each student will be given ample time to present their work and therefore be able to fully benefit from direct feedback from the assigned senior researcher mentor and the wider KR conference audience.

Important Dates

Can be found on the respective page.

Submission Instructions

Applications must be submitted through the CMT conference system: Please select the respective track.

Each application must contain the following elements combined into a single PDF document:

  1. 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. The maximum number of pages is four (bibliography included) and the same style as for KR paper submissions should be used (see Submission Guidelines).
  2. Curriculum Vitae: A description of your background and relevant experience (research, education, employment), maximum two pages.
  3. Brief letter of recommendation: A brief letter from your thesis advisor that states that they support your participation in the DC.
  4. Optionally, a suggestion of some potential mentors with similar research interests, who could give good advice on technical aspects related to the work, and/or career opportunities. For inspiration who to name, you can refer to program committee members of previous KR conferences.

The selection process will consider the quality of the submitted proposal and the stage of the student's PhD project. Proposals of the selected students will not be published, so doctoral students who submit to the DC are permitted to have previously published their research, and are encouraged to submit papers to KR 2024 and associated conferences and workshops.


Inquiries should be sent by email to and will be handled by the KR 2024 Video Track chairs: