The SBP-BRiMS 2017 Doctoral Consortium will provide doctoral students with a unique opportunity to interact with experienced researchers in the areas of cultural behavioral modeling, prediction, and social computing, and discuss with them about their ongoing research and career plans. The Doctoral Consortium also aims at establishing a worldwide, supportive community of doctoral students working on the related areas and promoting social and intellectual interactions among students and researchers from academia, industry, and government.
The Consortium will take place in conjunction of the main SBP-BRiMS 2017 conference, at George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.
Submission deadline: May
Author notification: June 1, 2017 (tentative)
The consortium chair will invite senior researchers and experts in the related areas to serve as panelists and/or external reviewers of the submissions. Each accepted Ph.D. student will have the opportunity to present his/her accepted work, discuss and receive advice and suggestions from the expert panel as well as the audience. Additionally, the accepted Ph.D. students will have the chance to (a) participate in a mentor-mentee lunch for an in-depth discussion with senior researchers in the conference, and (b) present their work at the conference Poster Session, to interact with a broader audience of the main conference.
Prospective student attendees should already have a clear direction for research and possibly have published some results along the direction. Preference will be given to students who have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy.
Selections will be based on a 3-page abstract. The first author must be a doctoral student wishing to attend and present work at the Consortium. Co-authors may include the research advisors, committee members, and other collaborators as needed. Selected abstracts will be published in the conference online proceedings. Doctoral students who submit to the Doctoral Consortium are encouraged to submit a paper on their research to the main conference. However, acceptance for participation in the Consortium will be based solely on the abstract written ad hoc for the event. All abstracts will be reviewed with respect to overall quality of presentation, the relevance and potential for future impact of the research on the field, and expected benefit to the candidate from attending the Doctoral Consortium.
The abstract paper should be submitted to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sbpbrims2017(Select the "Doctoral Consortium" track.)
Applications should include:
A limited number of travel grants will be awarded to competitive applications. Details will be posted later on the website.
Yu-Ru Lin (University of Pittsburgh)