AISB event Bulletin Item
FAIRS 2009: free event for AI research students
FAIRS'09 - Forum for AI Research Students 2009 Call for Participation A full day of workshops and presentations FREE TO STUDENTS December 14th 2009, Cambridge, UK Deadline for applications: November 23rd 2009 http://www.ai-research.org.uk/FAIRS2009/ http://www.bcs-sgai.org/ai2009 *********************************************** AI-2009 is the latest in the leading series of UK-based international conferences on Artificial Intelligence run by the BCS Specialist Group on AI. In 2007 we launched the Forum for AI Research Students to support student members of the AI community, and repeated the event in 2008. SGAI is again offering this event at AI-2009. This event offers a full day of workshops and presentations and is FREE TO STUDENTS. A one day event, FREE OF CHARGE to students, offering PhD and MRes/MPhil students in AI fields: * Guidance on conducting research and writing their thesis * Feedback on research plans * Advice on undergoing the viva * The chance to meet other research students and develop networks * An opportunity to discuss their work with senior researchers and practitioners Deadline for applications: November 23rd 2009 Overview FAIRS'09 is intended to allow doctoral and MRes/MPhil students working in AI and related fields to present their research and receive feedback from senior scholars in the field and for discussion with other Forum attendees. It will be a stand-alone programme which willtake place on December 14th, the day preceding the main AI-2009 conference workshops and tutorials. Programme The Forum will include: * Getting a PhD - Workshop on conducting research and developing and writing a thesis. * Student presentations and discussions * Two parallel streams, for early or later stage students. Presenting students will describe their work and issues around conducting PhD research, and have an opportunity to discuss this with senior academics and research student peers * Panel sessions - Question and answer sessions with a panel comprising recent PhD graduates, AI academics, industrial representative and PhD recruiters. Focus on: * doing a PhD * careers and employment * How To Survive your Viva! - A lighthearted presentation on how to (and how not to) prepare for and perform at a Viva. Further Information Full details of the Forum, including the application process, are at http://www.ai- research.org.uk/FAIRS2009/. As part of SGAI's aim to support student members of the AI community, this event will be free to student attendees. Please encourage research students to attend this event. There is no need for attendees to register for AI-2009. However, a special student rate has been arranged - full details at http://www.bcs- sgai.org/ai2009.