25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

New York City

9th-15th July, 2016

Call for Applications

Students are invited to apply for admission to the doctoral consortium to be held at the IJCAI conference, New York City, July 9-15, 2016.

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: February 22, 2016

Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2016

Applicants should submit:

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, and is strictly limited to 2 pages, including references. 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 max) 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 2016 conference and/or an IJCAI 2016 workshop? c. When do you expect to graduate? d. What type of job do you desire after graduation (research, teaching, development, etc)?

4. 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.

For details visit http://ijcai-16.org/ Submissions to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ijcai16

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

For additional information and questions contact:

Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA
Eric Eaton, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Min Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

email: ijcai2016dc@cs.umn.edu

Program at-a-glance

IJCAI at a glance