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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Free one-day event for AI Research Students, Dec12, 2011, Cambridge, UK
FAIRS'11 - Forum for AI Research Students 2011 -A full day of workshops and presentations FREE TO STUDENTS
AI-2011 is the latest in the leading series of UK-based international conferences on Artificial Intelligence run by the BCS Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI). In 2007 we launched the Forum for AI Research Students to support student members of the AI community, and repeated the event in the following three years. SGAI is again offering this event at AI-2011. 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 * Advice on undergoing the viva * Advice and discussion on careers after a PhD * The chance to meet other research students and develop networks * An opportunity to discuss their work with senior researchers and practitioners This year we will also be holding the elections for a new student representative to the SGAI committee. Deadline for applications: November 28th 2011 Overview FAIRS'11 is intended to allow PhD and MRes/MPhil students working on AI related projects to discuss their research and issues around doing a PhD with senior scholars in the field and with other Forum attendees. The forum is aimed at those who have either completed a Master's degree in an AI field and who are interested in progressing to a PhD, or are current doctoral or research Masters students. Students will be expected to contribute to small workshop discussions on issues related to the conduct of the PhD. It will be a stand-alone programme which will take place on December 12th, the day preceding the main AI-2011 conference workshops and tutorials. Programme The Forum will include: * Getting a PhD - Workshop on conducting research and developing and writing a thesis. * Student discussion groups * Parallel streams, for students at different stages of the PhD. * Discussion of issues and problems experienced by PhD students. All encouraged to share and get involved! * Panel sessions - Question and answer sessions with a panel comprising recent PhD graduates, AI academics, industrial representative and PhD employers. 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. * New this year - hustings and voting for the student representative to the SGAI committee. Further Information Full details of the Forum, including the application process, are at http://www.ai-research.org.uk/FAIRS2011/. 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-2011. However, a special student rate has been arranged - full details at http://www.bcs-sgai.org/ai2011.