[DL] Web Reasoning and Rule Systems Doctoral Consortium (RR-DC 2014): deadline extension

Francesco Ricca ricca at mat.unical.it
Thu Apr 24 15:51:52 CEST 2014

[Apologies for multiple posting]


- Application Deadline: May 10th, 2014 <<< EXTENDED
- Notification: May 24th, 2014 
- Camera Ready: June 6th, 2014 

Scholarships are available for participants to 
partially cover registration and/or accommodation fees.
Details here: here http://rr2014.di.uoa.gr/?q=grants


Doctoral Consortium, RR 2014 - CFP
Sept 15-17, Athens, Greece

The Doctoral Consortium of the International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR-DC)
follows the success of its former editions held in Vienna (Austria) in September 2012, and in Mannheim (Germany) in July 2013. 
The RR-DC 2014 will take place during RR 2014 in Athens, Greece.

The RR-DC is intended for PhD students who are engaged in research in the field of Web Reasoning and Rules Systems and related areas.
The aim of the RR-DC is to provide doctoral students with the unique opportunity to present and discuss their research directions and being supported in establishing fruitful collaborations with prominent researchers working in areas related to Web Reasoning. 
The RR-DC will also provide a forum where PhD students can share ideas, and receive constructive feedback on ongoing work from peers students.

The co-location of RR2014 with the Reasoning Web Summer School and with other relevant related events will provide multiple opportunities for participating students to enhance their education.

The RR-DC will allow participants to interact with established researchers and fellow students through the following initiatives:

 - Student Workshop: a specific event conceived for creating a forum for fellow students interested in Web Reasoning and related topics. 
 - Mentoring Session: a session dedicated to DC Students which will be part of the program of the main conference.

During the Student Workshop participants will present their research ideas in a regular talk, listen to ongoing work from peer students and discuss their ongoing research with colleagues.
During the Mentoring Session each participant will have the opportunity to present ongoing research to the broader audience of the main conference by means of a poster. 
Moreover, during the poster session each RR-DC attendee will meet its "mentor", who is a senior researcher that is in charge of providing feedback and suggestions on topics of research, career, and trends in Web Reasoning. 

The presentations have to be accompanied by a written research summary, which will be distributed at the conference.

Important Dates

- Application Deadline: May 10th, 2014 <<< EXTENDED
- Notification: May 24th, 2014 
- Camera Ready: June 6th, 2014 

Grants for students attending RR

RR will be offering scholarships to participants to partially cover registration and/or accommodation fees. An additional number of grants is reserved to US Students to attend RR2014 and the co-located RW2014 summer school.

Applications instructions to obtain a grant are available here http://rr2014.di.uoa.gr/?q=grants

Submission Information

To apply for participation to the RR2014 Doctoral Consortium students are asked to submit

   1. Cover Letter (max 1 page) containing:
       - The title of the research
       - Applicant's complete name, address and affiliation, email, telephone number
       - Name(s) and affiliation(s) of your supervising professor(s)
       - A statement of interest in participating to the Doctoral Consortium (less than 1 page)

   2. Research Summary (max 7 pages) of their PhD research addressing the following aspects (possibly organized in separate sections): 
       - Introduction and Motivation: 
            The main problem you are trying to tackle and why it is relevant
       - Background: 
            What is the state-of-the-art in relation to existing solutions to the problem
       - Goals and Results: 
            Advances beyond the state-of-the-art in terms of your specific contribution and research plan, as well as expected achievements and possible evaluation metrics to establish the level of success of your results
       - Research Plan: 
            Current status of the research plan, and already accomplished results (if any)
       - Bibliographical References

   3. Letter of Recommendation
       - a short letter of recommendation written by your advisor(s) indicating expected date of thesis submission and the current status of your studies and research results.

The research summary has to be formatted according to the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
The cover letter is expected to be the first page of your submission, followed by the research summary (in a single PDF file).
The letter of recommendation must be in PDF format, and must be submitted as an attachment.

Submission will be managed via Easychair, https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rrdc2014

All the accepted contributions have to be presented.

Students whose work has been accepted should prepare a poster in A0 portrait format.
RR-DC Students presenting a poster to the Reasoning Web Summer School can use the same poster for the DC. 

Best DC Contribution Award

The DC program committee will review student's applications and will assign the "Best RR-DC 2014 Contribution" award among participants. 
The award-winning contributor will present in the RR 2013 main program as regular (15 min) presentation, and will have the option to have 
its research summary included in the proceedings of the main conference in the form of a two-page extended abstract.


Francesco Ricca, University of Calabria, Italy

Program Committee

Leopoldo Bertossi, Carleton University

Pedro Cabalar, University of Corunna

Wolfgang Faber, University of Huddersfield

Roman Kontchakov, Birkbeck College

Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Domenico Lembo, Sapienza University of Rome

Joohyung Lee, Arizona State University

Marco Manna, DeMaCs, University of Calabria

Marco Maratea, DIBRIS, University of Genova

Alessandra Mileo, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, NUIG

Marie-Laure Mugnier, LIRMM (CNRS - UM2)

Hans Tompits, Vienna University of Technology

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