Symposium date: May 5th

Building upon the success of previous years, AAMAS 2015 will again include a doctoral mentoring program, intended for PhD students in advanced stages of their research. This program will provide an opportunity for students to interact closely with established researchers in their fields as well as with other students, to receive feedback on their work and to get advice on managing their careers.

Specifically, the goals of the program are:

  • To match each student with an establish researcher in the community (who will act as a mentor). The mentor will interact closely with the student, will provide feedback on research, help form new contacts, etc.
  • To allow students an opportunity to present their work to a friendly audience of other students as well as mentors.
  • To provide students with insights, contacts and professional networking opportunities for their future career.

The doctoral mentoring program will consist of opportunities for interactions between mentors and their mentorees prior to the conference, as well as a one day doctoral symposium.

Submission Requirements:

We encourage submissions from PhD students at advanced stages of their research within the Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems field. Based on the submissions, the organizing committee will select a group of students that will be invited to participate in the program. Participants will be expected to take active part in all doctoral mentoring program activities.

Each submission should include a set of documents from the students, and a recommendation letter from the advisor. The submission package consists of:

  1. A two-page extended abstract of the student's thesis (in the AAMAS Doctoral Consortium submission format, including abstract and keywords).
  2. A short (2-page) application document including the following:
    • gender
    • country and institute of study
    • area of study (provide 1-3 keywords)
    • whether you have participated in the AAMAS DMC before
    • one or two names of suggested mentors
    • CV
  3. A recommendation letter from the advisor/supervisor. The letter should address the expected benefit of attending (to the student), the significance of the research, and the expected date for thesis submission. This letter can be sent in either plain text or PDF format. The student's name must be clearly pointed out in the letter.

Submissions of the first two items should be submitted in pdf via easychair here:

The letter of recommendation should be sent by e-mail to the doctoral mentoring co-chairs:

Kobi Gal
M. Birna van Riemsdijk

Important Dates:

February 11 : Submission package due
March 3 : Acceptance notifications
March 8 : Camera-ready copy due
May 5 : Doctoral Mentoring Symposium