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AISB event Bulletin Item

1st Call for Doctoral Mentoring Program: AAMAS 2011

AAMAS 2011: Call for Doctoral Mentoring Program

10th International Conference on
Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems

Taipei, Taiwan May 2-6, 2011

AAMAS 2011  will include a doctoral mentoring program, intended for
PhD 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:
o To match each student with an establish researcher in the community
(who will act as a mentor). The mentor will interact closely with the
student, will provide feedback on research, help form new contacts,
o To allow students an opportunity to present their work to a friendly
audience of other students as well as mentors.
o To provide students with contacts and professional networking opportunities.
o The doctoral mentoring program will consist of opportunities for
interactions between mentors and their mentorees prior to the
conference, as well as a one day doctoral symposium, which will likely
be held one day prior to the workshops.

Submission Requirements

We encourage submissions from PhD students at advanced stages of their
research within the Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems field.
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.
Each submission should include a set of documents from the students,
and a recommendation letter from the advisor. The submission package
should include:

1. A two-page extended abstract of the student's thesis (in the AAMAS
submission format)
2. A personal research statement (one page)
3. A short (2-page) resume (CV)
4. A recommendation letter from the advisor.

Submissions of the first three items should be sent in electronic form
(PDF), to the doctoral mentoring chairs (Kobi Gal 
and Adrian Pearce ), by January 2nd,  2011.

In addition, the dissertation advisor should send the last item (a
letter of recommendation) by e-mail directly to the doctoral mentoring
chairs. The letter should address the expected benefit of attending
(to the student), the significance of the research, and the expected
date for thesis submission. This letter can be sent in either plain
text or PDF format. The student's name must be clearly pointed out in
the letter.

Important Dates

o January 2, 2011: Submission package due
o February 1: Acceptance notifications
o March 12: Camera-ready copy due

The exact date of the symposium will be announced shortly.