Eleventh Annual AAAI/SIGART Doctoral Consortium
July 16-17, 2006
Boston, MA (part of AAAI 2006 and UAI 2006)
Chair: Kiri Wagstaff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Co-chair: Terran Lane, University of New Mexico

Important Dates
February 3, 2006 Application Package submission deadline
March 17, 2006 Acceptance Notification
July 16-17, 2006 Doctoral Consortium (posters on July 19)

DC schedule 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 artificial intelligence. The consortium has the following objectives:
  • 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 collaborative research.
  • To support a new generation of researchers with information and advice on academic, research, industrial, and nontraditional career paths.
  • To contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and participation in conference events.
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.

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:

Support for the 2006 Doctoral Consortium is provided by ACM's SIGART and AAAI. Additional funding is provided by the NSF, Microsoft, and Google.

Kiri Wagstaff < Email : kiri.wagstaff@jpl.nasa.gov >
Last modified: Tue Jul 11 13:00:35 2006