Appel: Canadian Artificial Intelligence - Graduate Students Symposium

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Feb 3 19:57:02 UTC 2012

Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 10:35:16 -0800
From: Ebrahim Bagheri <ebrahim.bagheri at>
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Graduate Students SymposiumMay 27th 2012, York University, Toronto,
Ontario, CanadaCall For Paper - Deadline 15 Feb 2012

Submission Site:

*Funding for travel and conference attendance will be provided to
students with accepted papers.*

AI 2012, the twenty-fifth Canadian Conference on Artificial
Intelligence, invites graduate students to submit four-page extended
abstracts of their thesis for possible inclusion in the AI 2012 Graduate
Student Symposium and the Canadian AI proceedings published by Springer.

*Symposium Objectives*

The Symposium provides an opportunity for Master's and PhD students to
discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with
their peers and with a panel of established researchers in Artificial
Intelligence, helping to develop a supportive community of scholars and
a spirit of collaborative research.

The symposium will be a one-day pre-conference event, where students of
accepted abstracts will be invited to give a presentation on their
thesis work before a group of peers as well as a small team of expert AI
researchers who would offer a critique of each presentation and provide
support, advice, and mentoring. Each student may also be invited to
participate in the poster session during the main conference. In
addition, a small selection of the best student submissions will be
invited to give a short talk during the main conference.

PhD and Master's students are invited to submit original work in all
areas of Artificial Intelligence. Submissions should have emphasis on
work in progress, with directions for future research clearly indicated
wherever appropriate. More weight will be placed on the significance of
the work, the proposed ideas or solutions, and the overall presentation
than on submissions which present work with complete results.

*The Application Package*

Applicants to the symposium need to submit the following materials. Please
combine all materials into one PDF document:

   1. A four-page thesis summary that outlines the problem being
   addressed, the proposed plan for research, and a description of the
   progress to date.  The most successful applications directly address
   all three of these components. Please be sure to distinguish between
   work that has already been accomplished and work that remains to be
   done. Be sure to include a title for your work. All submissions must
   be written in English. Abstracts may be up to 4 pages in length and
   must be formatted according to Springer's LNCS style. Please follow
   the instructions for authors at Springer's site for authors. The use
   of the LaTeX2e style file available at the web site is strongly

   2. Include a CV (at most two pages) that describes your background
   and relevant experience (research, education, employment). Your CV
   needs to include your anticipated graduation date, or it may be
   rejected without review. Please include any additional items that may
   indicate your potential contribution to, and benefit from, the

   3. A letter of recommendation from your thesis advisor. It must
   include an assessment of the current status of your thesis research,
   and an expected date for thesis submission. In addition, your advisor
   should indicate what he or she hopes you would gain from
   participation in the symposium.

   4. Participant's Expectations. A short (one page or less) statement
   of what you expect to gain from presenting and participating in the
   symposium, as well as what you think you can contribute to the
   symposium. For best consideration, your statement must address both
   of these expectations. To submit your application package, please go
   to CAI-GS'12 Submission Server at EasyChair and follow the

*The Reviewing Process*

Each abstract will be reviewed by a team of program committee members.
Presenting students will be selected based on clarity of the submission,
stage of research, advisor's letter and evidence of promise such as
published papers or technical reports. (Partial) Financial assistance
for travel and accommodations may be available to the students
presenting at the Symposium.

All students are encouraged to attend and participate in the Symposium,
whether or not they apply to present their work. All the selected
student presenters are expected to actively participate in the full
Symposium, as we envision participants gaining as much by interacting
with their peers as by having their presentations critiqued by the
faculty panel. In addition, a senior AI researcher and faculty member
will be invited to give a talk on a topic of interest to graduate

*Important Dates*

   - Package submission due Feb 15th, 2012 *(EXTENDED)*
   - Notification of acceptance March 3rd, 2012
   - Final paper due March 8th, 2012

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