Doctoral Consortium (DC)

The DC provides an opportunity for Starting Researchers to discuss their research interests and career objectives with established researchers in AI, to do networking with other participants, and to receive mentoring about career planning and career options.

It includes two main sessions:

    • Morning of June 8 (training). The focus will be in training transversal and communication skills. Participants will learn how to present their work in oral presentations with emphasis in the practical case of a scientific elevator pitch for both academy and industry.
    • Afternoon of June 9 (Elevator Pitch for Starting AI Researchers – EP4SR). This session is addressed to DC participants without a PhD yet. In this contest session they will present their work to their peers and senior AI researchers, in the Elevator Pitch for Early Stage AI Researchers (EP4SR) contest. Accordingly, they are expected to leverage their work to the AI community and to receive feedback from elder researchers as well as guidance on future research directions. The contest winner will be awarded.

EP4SR is a contest aimed at dissemination of the ongoing research developed by Starting Researchers who have not got a PhD yet to the scientific community. The EP4SR participants must describe the key points of their work in a short time (about 1 min), through informal short face-to-face networking presentations that may be supported by a poster or few slides in electronic format, and use a language style not only oriented to specialists in their respective topics, but for non-specialized attendants. Thus, the improvement of communicative and dissemination skills is also one of the main objectives of this competition.

It is worth noting that afternoon of June 8 and morning of June 9, DC participants are free either to work on their presentations for EP4SR or to attend any ECAI tutorial or other MC4SR event. DC participants are encouraged to attend STAIRS and Lunch with an EurAI fellow.

Tentative Dates:

  • 14 April 2020: Deadline for DC applications: Apr 15, 2020
  • 25 April 2020: Notification of acceptance

Detailed Call For Participation will be launched soon.