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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Doctoral Consortium (Reasoning and Rules Systems), Mannheim, GERMANY

The Doctoral Consortium of the 7th International Conference on Web
Reasoning and Rules Systems (RR 2013) will provide doctoral students in
Web Reasoning and related areas with the unique opportunity to present
and discuss their research directions, being involved into
state-of-the-art research discussion and being supported in
establishing fruitful collaborations with prominent researchers and
pioneers the field of Web Reasoning and Rules and related areas.

The co-location of RR 2013 with the Reasoning Web Summer School and with
other relevant related events will provide multiple opportunities for
participating students to enhance their education.

The Consortium will allow participants to interact with established
researchers through the following initiatives:

- The poster presentation session accompanied by a written research
   summary, which will be distributed at the conference. The poster
   presentation session will be preceded by a spotlight presentations
   session where poster presenters give 5-minute teaser talks as
   advertisement for their posters.

- The mentoring lunch will consist of a lunch break where a senior
   researcher shares a lunch table with 3-4 students. The researcher will
   be charged with initiating and driving a discussion on general topics
   concerning research, career, and Web Reasoning as a discipline. He will
   also be available for answering questions by the students.

Important Dates

- Application Deadline: April 15th, 2013
- Notification: May 1st, 2013
- Grant Application: May 6th, 2013
- Grant Notification: May 15th, 2013
- Camera Ready: May 20th, 2013

Submission Information

To apply for participation to the RR 2013 Doctoral Consortium students
are asked to submit

1. A research summary (max 6 pages) of their PhD research addressing
    the following aspects:
  - Applicant's complete name, address and affiliation as well as the
       title of the research
  - The main problem you are trying to tackle and why it is relevant
  - What is the state-of-the-art in relation to existing solutions to
       the problem
  - Advances beyond the state-of-the-art in terms of your specific
       contribution and research plan
  - Current status of the research plan
  - Expected achievements and possible evaluation metrics to
       establish the level of success of your results
  - References

2. A statement of interest in participating to the Doctoral Consortium
   (less than 1 page, uploaded as an attachment)

Both the research summary and the attachment must be in PDF format and
be formatted according to the Springer Publications format for Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Submission will be managed via Easychair. Details coming soon.

All the accepted contributions have to be presented.

The best submissions will present their work as regular (15 min)
presentation, and they will be given the option to have their research
summaries included in the conference proceedings (Springer LNCS). All
the other accepted submissions will be presented at the poster
presentation session, preceded by the 5-min talk. Students whose work
has been accepted at the poster presentation session should prepare a
poster as well in A0 portrait format (more details provided soon).

Students presenting a poster to the Reasoning Web Summer School can use
the same poster for the DC if accepted as short presentations.

Grants & Awards for U.S. students attending RR

The organizing committee is considering the possibility of offering
scholarships to participants from the U.S. to partially cover
registration and/or accommodation fees, depending on available
sponsorships. Details will be announced as soon as we have more
information about the number and amount of scholarships.


Alessandra Mileo, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, NUIG

List of Mentors

The list of mentors will be communicated along with their area of
expertise once the review process has been completed.

Program Committee

To be announced.