[ecoop-info] KR 2016 Doctoral Consortium
Ivan José Varzinczak
ijv at acm.org
Wed Oct 7 02:22:55 CEST 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
1) AIMS AND SCOPE
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
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.
2) STUDENT SPONSORSHIPS
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.
3) APPLICATION SUBMISSION
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,
- 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.
4) IMPORTANT DATES
- 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
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