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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



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
2008. SGAI is again offering this event at AI-2009. This event offers
a full day of workshops and presentations and is FREE TO

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
develop networks *   An opportunity to discuss their work with senior
researchers and practitioners Deadline for applications: November

FAIRS'09 is intended to allow doctoral and MRes/MPhil students
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.

The Forum will include:
*   Getting a PhD - Workshop on conducting research and developing
writing a
*   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.