[DL] EXTENDED DEADLINE - AI*IA 2012 Doctoral Consortium - Call for Papers

Floriano Scioscia f.scioscia at poliba.it
Fri Apr 6 10:19:46 CEST 2012

Apologies for possible multiple posts

EXTENDED DEADLINE - AI*IA 2012 Doctoral Consortium - Call for Papers
2012 AI*IA Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Rome
Co-located with KR 2012, DL 2012, NMR 2012, KiBP 2012, CILC 2012 and 
GULP Annual Meeting


Submission Deadline: >>> April 23, 2012 <<<
Acceptance Notification: >>> May 7, 2012 <<<
Deadline for the Final Research Summary Version: >>> May 18, 2012 <<<
Doctoral Consortium: June 15, 2012
AI*IA Symposium: June 14-16, 2012

The AI*IA Doctoral Consortium (DC) is offered as part of the Symposium 
of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA), that 
will take place in University of Rome “La Sapienza” on 14th-16th June, 
2012. It follows the very positive experience of the first edition of 
the DC in the 2010 AI*IA Symposium, according to the spirit of the DCs 
within main international conferences (such as IJCAI and AAAI).

The Consortium is designed for students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. 
program, though we are also open to exceptions (e.g., students currently 
in a Master’s program and interested in doctoral studies). Students at 
any stage in their doctoral studies are encouraged to apply, since 
contributions describing both mature and preliminary work are welcome.

Applicants are expected to be conducting research in the field of 
Artificial Intelligence; topics of interest include (but are not limited 
- Agents & Multi-agent Systems
- Case-based Reasoning
- Cognitive Modeling & Interaction
- Constraints & Search
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Machine Learning
- Model-based Reasoning
- Natural Language Processing
- Planning and Scheduling
- Robotics
- Uncertainty in AI
- Applications of AI
The Consortium will allow participants to interact with established 
researchers and with other students, through presentations, 
question-answer sessions, panel discussions and invited presentations.

The submission package should include a cover page, a research summary 
and a letter of recommendation from your advisor. Please send the 
submission package by e-mail to dc at aixia.it including the three 
documents as separate PDF files in attachment.
All submissions must be in English, and should not contain any 
proprietary or confidential material. Submissions arriving after the 
deadline will not be considered. Detailed instructions for each of the 
documents follow below.

Cover Page: Please include the following information in the cover page:
- Statement of interest in participating in the Doctoral Consortium
- Full name of School and Department in which you are earning your 
doctorate degree
- Contact information - address, telephone number, and email address
- Title of your research and keywords pertinent to your research
- The URL of your web page (if any)
- Name of your supervising professor
- Current stage in your program of study (e.g., Master/PhD student, 
start date)

Research Summary: Prepare your research summary as a PDF document, using 
the Springer Verlag LNCS Conference Publication Format. Make sure to 
include your complete name, address and affiliation, and keep the length 
of your research summary to no more than five pages, including figures, 
tables and the bibliography. The body of your research summary should 
provide a clear overview of the research, its potential impact and its 
current status, but a summary focusing on a single research topic 
investigated during your Ph.D. studies is also welcome.

Letter of Recommendation: Include a letter of recommendation written by 
your Graduate Advisor or Thesis Advisor. Please, invite your advisor to 
include an assessment of the current status of your thesis research and 
an indication of the expected deadline for thesis submission. In 
addition, your advisor should indicate what she/he hopes you would gain 
from your participation in the Doctoral Consortium.

The proceedings of the Doctoral Consortium will be published on-line on 
the DC web site.

There are limited funds available to cover travel expenses. Students 
willing to apply should state their request in the Cover Page, provide 
adequate motivation and include an estimated budget. Additionally, the 
students should mention if they have applied for other forms of 
financial support.

Paolo Liberatore <paolo.liberatore at dis.uniroma1.it>
Department of Computer and System Sciences (DIS), University of Rome "La 
Michele Lombardi <michele.lombardi2 at unibo.it>
Department of Electronics, Informatics and Systems (DEIS), University of 
Floriano Scioscia <f.scioscia at poliba.it>
Department of Electrotechnology and Electronics (DEE), Technical 
University of Bari

Any question concerning the DC can be addressed to the co-chairs at:
dc at aixia.it

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