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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Doctoral Consortium of IVA 2014 Conference, 26 August 2014, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The doctoral consortium of the IVA 2014 conference (  will be 
held on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. 

IVA (Intelligent Virtual Agents) is the leading scientific forum for presenting research on 
intelligent virtual agents. The IVA doctoral consortium offers an opportunity for doctoral 
students to get feedback and guidance on their current research and future research directions 
from distinguished researchers outside their own institution. 
The doctoral consortium day occurs the day before the start of the main conference. It will provide
a supportive setting that allows the selected students to present and discuss their work with an 
audience of distinguished researchers as well as other students.
Each selected student will be matched with  an  established  researcher  in  the  community,  who 
will  act as  a  mentor.  The mentor will interact closely with the student, to provide feedback 
and guidance on the student's research and career before and during the doctoral consortium day.
We invite students who would like to benefit from this guidance to apply. We encourage in 
particular candidates who have a clear topic and research approach, and have made some progress, 
but who can still benefit from feedback and guidance.
Based on the submissions, the organizing committee will select a group of students that will be 
invited to participate in the doctoral consortium day. The selected students will be expected to 
attend and present at the doctoral consortium.
Submissions consist of the following documents which students should provide:
1.      A four-page extended abstract  of the student's thesis work (in the IVA  submission format)
2.      A short (2-page) resume (Curriculum Vitae) 
3.      A recommendation letter from the advisor/supervisor.
The documents should be emailed to: Magalie Ochs (magalie.ochs(at)
The recommendation letter should address the expected benefit of the student attending, the 
significance of the research, and the beginning date of the thesis as well as the expected date 
for thesis submission.  
 Important Dates
***** May 15: Submission package due******
* June 10: Acceptance notifications
* August 26: Doctoral consortium day