Portsmouth, USA
June 21-26, 2014
24th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling

Doctoral Consortium

Doctoral Consortium chairs: Julie Shah and Susanne Biundo

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: March 5, 2014
  • Notification: April 5, 2014
  • Doctoral consortium: June 21, 2014
The detailed DC schedule is now available.

Call For Participation

Bringing together junior and experienced researchers from across the globe, the Doctoral Consortium offers students in planning, scheduling and related areas the opportunity to discuss their PhD work-in-progress with fellow students, and junior and senior researchers in the field. It provides a forum for networking with the ICAPS community including mentorship, career guidance, and research skill advice, in an informal, social setting.

The DC will be held as a full day workshop on June 21st. The program includes small discussion groups on topic areas (led by mentors), invited talks on research skills and career development, and a poster session during the main conference, in a session open to all ICAPS participants.

ICAPS has a long track record in supporting student attendance. This year, we are glad to have a general student and junior researcher support fund, so that we can even support recent Post-doc researchers, and students who have already participated in previous DCs.

Applicants to the DC program will be automatically considered for the ICAPS junior researcher support fund and do not need to submit separate applications. Those accepted to the DC will be given special priority for support.

Submission Instructions

PhD students should submit:

  • a dissertation abstract (not a paper) of at most 6 pages, using AAAI style;
  • a CV;
  • a short recommendation letter from their PhD supervisor verifying the applicant's enrollment in a PhD program.

Post-docs should submit:

  • a statement of interest of half a page;
  • a bibliography.

Please send applications (with subject "ICAPS-14 DC Application") to both DC Chairs at julie_a_shah@csail.mit.edu and susanne.biundo@uni-ulm.de

For any questions, please contact the DC chairs.