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Doctoral Consortium

Accepted Doctoral Consortium papers

Call for Doctoral Consortium

The International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'06) invites PhD students to apply for the Doctoral Consortium.

The aims of the Doctoral Consortium are:
  • to provide a forum for students to present their current research and receive feedback from other students and senior researchers;

  • to facilitate networking among Ph.D. students and senior researchers working in the same area;

  • to support students with information on academic, research and industrial careers.

The Doctoral Consortium is a graduate student mentoring program that will introduce students to senior researchers with similar interests. To give the Doctoral Consortium participants an opportunity to meet each other, a lunchtime panel on effective research strategies will be held on the first day of the conference (June 8). A poster session for the Doctoral Consortium will be held that evening, in conjunction with software demonstrations and a poster session for the main conference.

Each student will be matched to a senior researcher and will meet their mentor in a relatively informal setting (lunch). Students accepted in the Doctoral Program will receive a scholarship that covers conference registration and part of their travel expenses.

We encourage submissions from Ph.D. students at any stage and from any topic area within Planning and Scheduling. Preference will be given to students who are far enough along to have formulated their dissertation topic. Applicants should submit an extended abstract of three (3) pages maximum by email to the Doctoral Consortium chair. The submission should be in AAAI style format and sent either as a PostScript or as a PDF file. It should describe original, unpublished work, completed or in progress, that is part of the doctoral work of the student. If an extended version of the paper is also submitted to the technical consortium, please indicate this in the submission. In addition, the dissertation advisor should send a letter of recommendation by e-mail to the Doctoral Consortium chair. It should indicate when the student is expected to complete his/her dissertation and explain how the student would benefit from participation in the Doctoral Consortium.

Upcoming Deadlines

Submission deadline (extended) Notification date Doctoral Consortium panel and poster session
Doctoral consortium 20th March 2006 31st March 2006 8th June 2006

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Jeremy Frank, NASA Ames Research Center, USA.

  • Marie desJardins, UMBC, USA.