[Om-announce] 20th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, KR 2023: Doctoral Consortium - First Call for Applications
Theofanis I. Aravanis
taravanis at upatras.gr
Fri Dec 9 18:28:29 CET 2022
20th International Conference on
Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, KR 2023
September 2 - September 8, 2023, Rhodes, Greece
Doctoral Consortium - First Call for Applications
The 20th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge
Representation and Reasoning (KR 2023) invites PhD students to apply for
the Doctoral Consortium program.
Aims and Scope
The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a student mentoring program bringing
together PhD students and senior researchers from the area of KR. The
aims of the consortium are:
* to provide a forum for students to present their current research,
and receive feedback from other students and senior researchers;
* to promote contacts among PhD students working in similar areas;
* to support students with information and advice on academic,
research, and industrial careers.
The DC is intended for PhD students who have a specific research
proposal and some preliminary results, but who have sufficient time
prior to completing their dissertation to benefit from the consortium
experience. Preference will be given to students satisfying these
criteria, but we also encourage students to apply who are at an earlier
or more advanced stage of the completion of their thesis. Accepted
students will participate in several dedicated DC events, which will
likely consist of a lightning talk session and a poster and mentoring
session (the precise format of the DC will be finalized closer to the
conference). Each student will be given ample time to present their work
and therefore be able to fully benefit from direct feedback from the
assigned senior researcher mentor and the wider KR conference audience.
Applications must be submitted through the EasyChair conference system:
Each application must contain the following elements combined into a
single PDF document:
* Thesis summary. A description of the problem being addressed, your
motivation for addressing the problem, proposed plan of research, the
progress to date (what you have already achieved and what remains to be
done), and related work. The maximum number of pages is four
(bibliography included) and the same style as for KR paper submissions
should be used (see https://kr.org/KR2023/ ).
* Curriculum Vitae. A description of your background and relevant
experience (research, education, employment), maximum two pages.
* Brief letter of recommendation. A brief letter from your thesis
advisor that states that she/he supports your participation in the DC.
* Optionally, a suggestion of some potential mentors with similar
research interests, who could give good advice on technical aspects
related to the work, and/or career opportunities.
The selection process will consider the quality of the submitted
proposal and the stage of the student's PhD project. Doctoral students
who submit to the DC are permitted to have previously published their
research, and are encouraged to submit papers to KR 2023 and associated
conferences and workshops.
Doctoral Consortium Chairs
* Tanya Braun, University of Münster (tanya.braun at uni-muenster.de)
* Nico Potyka, Imperial College London (n.potyka at imperial.ac.uk)
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