Doctoral Consortium Program
The AAMAS 2017 doctoral mentoring program is intended for Ph.D. students in advanced stages of their research. This program will provide an opportunity for students to interact closely with established researchers in their fields, to receive feedback on their work and to get advice on managing their careers.
Specifically, the goals of the program are:
- To match each student with an established researcher in the community (who will act as a mentor). The mentor will interact closely with the student, provide feedback on research, and help the student form new contacts.
- To allow students an opportunity to present their work to a friendly audience of other students as well as mentors.
- To provide students with new contacts and professional networking opportunities.
The doctoral mentoring program will consist of opportunities for interactions between mentors and their mentees prior to the conference, as well as a one day doctoral symposium.
We encourage submissions from Ph.D. students at advanced stages of their research within the Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems field. Based on the submissions, the organizing committee will select a group of students that will be invited to participate in the program. Participants will be expected to take active part in all doctoral mentoring program activities.
Each submission should include a set of documents from the student and a recommendation letter from the advisor.
The submission package consists of:
- A two-page extended abstract of the student's thesis (in the AAMAS submission format)
- A personal statement (one page) in any single column format that includes:
- country and institute of study
- citizenship and gender
- area of study (provide 1-3 keywords)
- whether you have participated in the AAMAS doctoral mentoring program before
- one or two names of suggested mentors
- A short (2-page) resume (CV)
- A recommendation letter from the advisor.
Student submissions should be done through EasyChair:
Advisor recommendation letters should be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 29, 2017: Submission package due
March 1, 2017: Acceptance notification
March 10, 2017: Camera-ready deadline
May 8 or 9th, 2017: Doctoral mentoring symposium
For questions, please contact the doctoral mentoring co-chairs:
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Email adress: email@example.com
University of Otago, New Zealand
Email adress: firstname.lastname@example.org