CFP: AI-2013 Graduate Student Symposium

Kiritchenko, Svetlana Svetlana.Kiritchenko at NRC-CNRC.GC.CA
Wed Jan 9 14:08:41 UTC 2013


Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2013
Graduate Student Symposium

May 28, 2013
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

AI 2013, the twenty-sixth Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, invites graduate students to submit extended abstracts of their thesis for possible inclusion in the AI 2013 Graduate Student Symposium and the AI 2013 proceedings published by Springer. 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, 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 will also be invited to participate in the poster session during the AI 2013 main conference. In addition, the author of the best student submission will be invited to give a short talk during the main conference.

PhD and Master's students are invited to submit a 6-page summary of their on-going thesis work from all areas of Artificial Intelligence. It is not expected that submissions will consist of polished work with complete results; moreover, summaries of completed projects will not be accepted. Instead, the weight will be placed on the significance of the work, the proposed ideas and solutions, and the overall presentation. The abstract should clearly state the problem being addressed, the proposed plan of research and the description of the progress to date. To benefit the most from the event, applicants should be in their 2nd or 3rd year of studies and nearly completing their thesis proposal.

All submissions must be written in English. Papers may be up to 6 pages in length and must be formatted according to Springer's LNCS style. Please follow the instructions for authors at Springer's website ( The use of the LaTeX2e style file available at Springer's website is strongly encouraged.

The paper submission should be accompanied with the following materials:
1. A cover letter stating your name, institution, email address, supervisor's name and email address, program start date, expected graduation date, and 2-5 keywords describing your work. Also include a list of your refereed and non-refereed publications and presentations at national and international forums.
2. A letter from your thesis advisor that includes an assessment of the current status of your thesis research, and an expected date for thesis submission.
Please combine all materials into one PDF document. To submit your work, please go to the AI 2013 - Graduate Student Symposium Submission Server at EasyChair and follow the instructions:

Each submission will be reviewed by a mixed team of both student applicants and program committee members. Each student submitting a paper to the Symposium is expected to participate in the reviewing process. Presenting students will be selected based on clarity of the submission, stage of research, and evidence of promise such as published papers or technical reports.

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. The symposium will also include an invited talk/discussion panel on a topic of interest to graduate students.

Partial financial assistance for travel and accommodations may be available to a limited number of students presenting at the Symposium.

Important Dates
Full package submission due: January 30, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 25, 2013
Final paper due: March 6, 2013
Graduate Student Symposium: May 28, 2013

Program Chair
Dr. Svetlana Kiritchenko, National Research Council Canada
e-mail: svetlana <dot> kiritchenko @ nrc-cnrc <dot> gc <dot> ca
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