Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

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The AI2022 is the flagship conference for Australasian AI community. It is also an annual event to advance communication between academic researchers and industry AI practitioners. It encourages cutting-edge works contributing to the theory and practice of AI.

The 35 AJCAI conference will be held in Perth, Australia on 5-8 December. The AJCAI 2022 Doctoral Consortium will provide doctoral students with a unique opportunity to have a substantive interaction with researchers and practitioners regarding their proposed dissertation research.

Important Dates

  • Doctoral Consortium submission site open: 6 September 2022
  • Doctoral Consortium papers due: 23 September 2022    7 October 2022
  • Doctoral Consortium papers notification: 7 October 2022    21 October 2022
  • Doctoral Consortium Day: 5 December 2022

Note: all deadlines are Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), UTC+8

Consortium Scope and Format

The objectives of the Doctoral Consortium are:

  • To provide a forum where doctoral students can present and discuss their research with experienced AI researchers.
  • To provide students with an opportunity to establish a supportive network, including other doctoral students at a similar stage of their dissertation research.

The Consortium has the following activities planned:

  1. Keynote
  2. Student presentations with plenary discussions,
  3. Individual 1:1 meeting with experienced researchers (mentors),
  4. Group Activity (How to review a paper)
  5. Interactive networking sessions, and
  6. Panel sessions with a special emphasis on gaining insights regarding career paths after the PhD. This potentially is a mixed panel with both Industry AI practitioners and Academic AI researchers.

To apply for a place at the Doctoral Consortium, candidates should:

  1. Submit a paper up to 5 pages in length, solely authored by the student.
    1. The submitted paper, solely authored by the student, will be the basis for detailed discussions at the Consortium. To get the most out of the discussion, it should include:
      1. Motivation for the proposed research.
      2. Background and related work (including key references).
      3. Description of proposed research, including main research questions.
      4. Research methodology and proposed experiments (where appropriate).
      5. Specific research issues for discussion at the Doctoral Consortium.
    1. In addition, a one-page appendix to the paper (placed after the references) must include the following:
      1. A statement by the student explaining why they want to participate in the AJCAI 2022 Doctoral Consortium at this point in their doctoral studies, and how they hope it will contribute to the development of their work and potential future career.
      2. A statement by the student’s advisor/supervisor saying how the student would benefit by attending the Consortium. Advisors should also specifically state whether the student has written, or is close to completing, a thesis proposal (or equivalent), and when they expect the student would defend their dissertation if they progress at a typical rate.

    Candidates will be selected based on the potential of their research for future impact on the field of Artificial Intelligence, as well as for the likely benefit to the student from participating in the Consortium. We highly encourage women and students from other underrepresented groups to apply.

    For each selected student, a one- or two-page extended abstract may be invited for publication in the AJCAI 2022 conference proceedings. Extended abstracts are by invitation only, and should not be submitted with the proposal.

    Doctoral students who submit to the Consortium are allowed to have previously published their research, and are encouraged to submit full, short, or demo papers of their work to the AJCAI 2022 conference and associated workshops.

    Student Travel Grants

    Limited amount of travel grants will be available. Application details for student support will be published on the AJCAI 2022 website around the date of notification. You must apply for the grant to be considered.

    Formatting Requirements

    Submissions must be written in English, following the submission guideline of the main conference.

    The paper should be no more than 5 pages in length including all figures and references, but excluding the one page appendix. The first page must contain the title of the paper, full author name, affiliation and contact details, an abstract of up to 250 words, and up to 3 keywords describing the topic areas.

    It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that their submissions use no unusual format features and are printable on a standard printer. Submissions will be reviewed by the members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee.

    Submission Guidelines

    Papers should be submitted through easychair in the following link (Doctoral Consortium track):

    Doctoral Consortium Chairs

    Pauline Lin
    Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair

    University of Melbourne

    Nayyar Zaidi
    Doctor Consortium Co-Chair

    Deakin University

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