Doctoral Consortium

Important Dates

Submissions Due: June 24, 2016

Consortium Notifications: July 5, 2016

The Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) 2016 Doctoral Consortium occurs September 20, 2016, the day before the start of the main conference. We invite Ph.D. students working in the area of intelligent virtual agents to present their research to peers and a panel of distinguished researchers, who will then provide students with valuable feedback, additional ideas, and suggestions about parallel ongoing work. The Doctoral Consortium will also introduce the students to a network that can be very helpful with their career once they graduate. We particularly encourage applications from Ph.D. candidates who have made some progress on a clear topic and research approach, but are not too far advanced to benefit from feedback and guidance. 

Based on the student applications, the organizing committee will select a group of students that will be invited to participate. The students selected are expected to attend and to give an oral presentation at the Doctoral Consortium. Students will also be given the possibility to present a poster during the poster session of the main conference.

Submissions consist of the following:

  1. A four-page extended abstract of the student’s thesis work (in the IVA submission format) submitted through the IVA ConfMaster site.  (Please select the Doctoral Consortium track.)
  2. A short (2-page) resume (Curriculum Vitae) of the student.
  3. A recommendation letter from the student’s advisor/supervisor.

The last two items should be emailed to the Doctoral Consortium chair: Volkan Ustun
ustun@ ict.usc.edu.
The student’s advisor/supervisor should directly email their letter of recommendation to the consortium chair. The letter should address the expected benefit of the student attending, the significance of the research, and the anticipated graduation date of the student.
 

Registration details for the doctoral consortium will be announced later.