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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Free one-day event for AI Research Students, Dec12, 2011, Cambridge, UK

http://www.ai-research.org.uk/FAIRS2011/

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.