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AAMAS 2018 - Doctoral Consortium
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Important Dates
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Submission due: 18th February 2018
Doctoral Mentoring Program: 10th July 2018

The AAMAS 2018 doctoral mentoring program is intended for Ph.D. students in 
advanced stages of their research. This program will provide an opportunity for 
students to interact closely with established researchers in their fields, to 
receive feedback on their work and to get advice on managing their careers.

Specifically, the goals of the program are:
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To match each student with an established researcher in the community who will 
act as a mentor. The mentor will interact closely with the student, provide 
feedback on research, and help the student form new contacts.
To allow students an opportunity to present their work to a friendly audience of 
other students as well as mentors.

To provide students with new contacts and professional networking opportunities.
The doctoral mentoring program will consist of a one day doctoral symposium and 
the opportunity for interaction between mentors and their mentees during the 
conference.

Submission Requirements
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We encourage submissions from Ph.D. students at advanced stages of their 
research within the Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems field. Each 
submission package should include the following items: 

- An extended abstract of the Ph.D. thesis (2-pages in the AAMAS paper submission 
format)
- A short text or table that includes the following items:
     * affiliation (institute, etc.)
     * area of study (3-5 keywords) or title of thesis (if already decided)
     * name and contact data of supervisor
     * year when the Ph.D. started
     * expected time until submission of Ph.D. thesis
     * a list with names of suggested mentors (at least 3)
     * a list of your favorite papers in the area (3-5 papers)
     * a list of own papers (max. 3 papers)
     * whether you have participated in the AAMAS doctoral mentoring program before
     * A short resume (2-pages) that includes:
     * citizenship and gender
     * what you expect from the doctoral consortium
     * what you expect from participating in the AAMAS conference
     * A recommendation letter from the advisor (max. 1 page), sent separately by 
     the advisor her/himself to  both chairs (see addresses below).
     
Based on the submissions, the organizing committee will select a group of students 
that will be invited to participate in the program. Participants will be expected 
to take active part in all doctoral mentoring program activities. 

Submission Details:
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Those interested in participating in the doctoral mentoring program should submit 
the required document, in one single PDF, to 

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dcaamas18 

For questions, please contact the doctoral mentoring co-chairs:

Ana Lucia C. Bazzan
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Email adress: [log in to unmask]

Birgit Lugrin
University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Email adress: [log in to unmask]