The MATES PhD mentoring session (doctoral consortium) is meant to support PhD students working in the area of intelligent agents or multi-agent systems. It offers a platform to researchers in all stages of their PhD studies to present and discuss their ideas in an academic professional environment. The program provides an opportunity to PhD students to interact with their peers as well as with experienced researchers in the field, and to receive valuable feedback on their work and advice for their future careers. In particular, each student will be assigned a member of the MATES doctoral consortium, who is an experienced researcher in the relevant field and will be available for personal interactions during the day of the MATES PhD mentoring session.
The main goals of the PhD mentoring session are
- to give PhD researchers an opportunity to get feedback and suggestion on their work from experienced researchers and their peers.
- to interact with other PhD researchers and to get an overview of the field of multi-agent systems.
- to get advice for their (academic) career.
- to provide networking opportunities.
Submissions to the PhD mentoring session (PhD short papers) should provide information on the following aspects of the PhD work.
- State of the Art
- Methodical approach
- Preliminary results/findings (optional)
- Affiliation and contact details of the PhD supervisor
PhD short papers are up to 6 pages long, written in English and formatted with Springer LNCS style. The selection process takes into account the quality of the submitted PhD short paper which will be peer-reviewed by members of the MATES PhD mentoring program committee.
The PhD short papers must be submitted electronically via e-mail to PhDChair@webintelligence2017.com until May 14, 2017.
Presentation and Publication
All accepted PhD short papers will be assigned a slot for oral presentation during the MATES PhD mentoring session. In addition, a selected set of these accepted papers describing original, unpublished work mature enough for publication will be included in the MATES proceedings. If you would like to participate actively in this event please contact both chairs by Email: pokahr [at] informatik [dot] uni-hamburg [dot] de and rene [dot] schumann [at] hevs [dot] ch