[PlanetKR] KR 2014 Doctoral Consortium - Call for Applications

Adrian Pearce adrianrp at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Dec 20 14:43:36 EST 2013

Call for Applications

July 20-24, 2014
Vienna, Austria

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


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. 


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


Adrian Pearce
Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne VIC 3010
Phone: +61 3 8344 1399 adrianrp at unimelb.edu.au http://www.csse.unimelb.edu.au/~adrian/

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