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The ECAI 2020 Organizing Committee invites Starting AI Researchers to apply for taking part in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) contest to be held in conjunction with the conference, under the umbrella of the ECAI 2020 Mentoring and Communication for Starting Researchers (MC4SR), which includes other events such as STAIRS, Doctoral Consortium, Job Fair, and Lunch with a Fellow. The 3MT® is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.
Further details about the 3MT® rules are available at:
The 3MT® competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students. It cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their presentation are eligible to participate in this 3MT competition. We also admit applicants who are Starting Researchers (i.e., those who have not been awarded a doctoral degree but also researchers with not more than 3 years of experience after getting their PhD).
The competition includes two independent tracks:
If you have any inquiry, please do not hesitate to get in touch with ECAI2020 3MT Chairs:
20 June 2020 – 3MT application
20 July 2020 – 3MT notification
The decision of the judging panel is final.
Each competitor will be assessed on the judging criteria listed below. Each criterion is equally weighted and has an emphasis on audience.
1. Comprehension & Content
2. Engagement & Communication
Finalists are required to register for the ECAI main conference but they are encouraged to register also for the ECAI MC4SR event. Pay attention to reduced fees for students.
In addition, notice that presenters of the three best presentations in each competition track will be awarded with a diploma and their conference registration fee will be reimbursed.
The winner of each competition track will be awarded with a fully funded research stay at the Research Center on Intelligent Technologies (CiTIUS) of the University of Santiago de Compostela.
A limited number of EurAI travel grants will be available.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline as a pdf-file via the ECAI2020 Easychair:
Applicants should submit (as a single PDF file) curriculum vitae (2 pages) with background (name, university), PhD status, relevant experience in research (publications, awards, presentations, conferences attended, etc.), link to 3-minute video which introduces the PhD thesis in non-technical language, and link to the PhD thesis in PDF if it is already published.