[PlanetKR] KR 2016 Doctoral Consortium

Ivan José Varzinczak ijv at acm.org
Sun Nov 8 09:01:31 EST 2015

                         KR 2016 DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM 
                            Call for Applications

                           Cape Town, South Africa
                               25-29 April 2016

The 15th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and 
Reasoning (KR 2016) invites PhD students to apply for the Doctoral Consortium 


The Doctoral Consortium (DC) 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 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
still be considered.


Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, KR will provide registration and 
accommodation for selected students. We expect to be able to provide support for 
all Doctoral Consortium participants that volunteer to help with local organization. 
Additionally, there is dedicated NSF funding to help cover the travel costs of 
Doctoral Consortium participants from US universities.

More details on student support can be found on the KR website.

Applications must be submitted by email to the following address: kr2016dc at gmail.com

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.

- Indication of whether you request a sponsored studentship, and if so, whether you 
volunteer to help with local organization during KR, DL, and NMR.

Optionally, 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.
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. 


- 21 December 2015: Deadline for application

- 15 January 2015: Acceptance notification

- 25-29 April 2015: Doctoral consortium

For further information, please contact the Doctoral Consortium chairs:

Meghyn Bienvenu, CNRS (meghyn.bienvenu at lirmm.fr)

Joohyung Lee, Arizona State University (joolee at asu.edu)

Ivan José Varzinczak
Department of Computer Science - Institute of Mathematics
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Homepage: http://member.acm.org/~ijv

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