Eleventh Annual AAAI/SIGART Doctoral Consortium
July 16-17, 2006
Boston, MA (part of
and UAI 2006)
Chair: Kiri Wagstaff,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Co-chair: Terran Lane,
University of New Mexico
|February 3, 2006
||Application Package submission deadline
|March 17, 2006
||July 16-17, 2006
||Doctoral Consortium (posters on July 19)
The AAAI/SIGART Doctoral Consortium (DC) provides an opportunity for a
group of Ph.D. students to present their research and explore their
career objectives with a panel of established researchers in
The consortium has the following objectives:
The DC is designed primarily for students who are at or near the point
of submitting their dissertation proposals, with one or two years
remaining before completion of the Ph.D. You may refer to the Call
For Applications or visit the
Doctoral Consortium application submission site for additional information.
Note: please use the
standard AAAI two-column format when submitting your thesis summary.
- To provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants'
current research and guidance on future research directions.
- To develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of
- To support a new generation of researchers with information
and advice on academic, research, industrial, and nontraditional
- To contribute to the conference goals through interaction with
other researchers and participation in conference events.
This year's consortium will include 13 oral student
presentations as well as two panels on topics of interest to graduate
students. All student presenters will also
participate in an evening poster session (Wednesday, July 19), where they can obtain feedback from all conference attendees.
All registered AAAI-06 attendees are welcome to attend the Doctoral Consortium
(students are particularly encouraged to do so).
|Information for students
|Information for mentors
Update (5/25/06): The Consortium schedule is now available. Student posters will be presented in the main AAAI poster session (July 19).
Update (4/28/06): We will also have 14 poster presenters at
this year's Doctoral Consortium (see DC schedule). Congratulations!
Update (3/23/06): We have selected 14 of the 35 applicants as
presenters for this year's Doctoral Consortium. Congratulations!
Some comments from last year's attendees:
- "It was an extremely intense and rewarding experience that
left me feeling excited about my thesis work."
- "The poster was a great way to get the word out about our research
(I got a number of job leads this way!)"
- "I particularly like the presentation + comment strategy since it offers PhD students a better chance to realize the strength and the weakness of thesis work."
- "I really liked the DC, since it provided a forum for all kind
of different student researchers in AI to get together and obtain
feedback from experienced researchers. I like the open atmosphere of
the forum, one was able to make mistakes and learn from it for the
- "Another nice side effect of the DC was that I knew
immediately over 20 people at AAAI and always had somebody to talk to
after the DC was over and got introduced to many more interesting
people. That was really nice for networking!"
- "The comments that were the most helpful to me were the ones
on presentation techniques, etc. because you don't get those at a
- "The DC was an invaluable experience for me -- for many
reasons, but primarily because it was my first opportunity to present
to a broader AI community."
- "In addition to making many great contacts (students and
professors), I got a lot of specific feedback about my thesis and my
presentation that I will definitely make use of."
Support for the 2006 Doctoral Consortium is provided by
ACM's SIGART and
Additional funding is provided by the NSF,
Kiri Wagstaff < Email : email@example.com >
Last modified: Tue Jul 11 13:00:35 2006