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Susan Fox <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 17 Nov 2008 10:37:00 -0600
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ICCBR 2009 Doctoral Consortium
      International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning
Call for Participation

For the first time, ICCBR-09 will include a Doctoral Consortium for
Ph.D. students who are at the midpoint of their Ph.D. programs. The
Doctoral Consortium is designed to create a supportive community of
young researchers, and to connect them to the broader research
community through interactions with mentors.

Participants will be matched with mentors, who will advise the
students about their research trajectory, as well as advising them
about writing about and presenting their research.  We will facilitate
communications between mentors and students prior to ICCBR, and will
meet together on Monday, July 20, 2009.  Each
mentor-student pair will meet individually at the start of DC
activities.  Then, each student will present a 20-minute talk on a
current facet of his/her research, getting feedback from both students
and mentors present.  A special reception for DC students and mentors
will end the day.

Student participants

ICCBR-09 invites Ph.D. students to apply to participate in the
Doctoral Consortium.  To apply, students should submit application
materials (listed below) by Januar 9, 2009, to the Doctoral Consortium
track of the ICCBR-09 EasyChair Conference Site

Application materials should include an application essay (3 pages or
less), a brief (1-2 page) abstract of the paper to be presented at the
DC, a current CV, and a letter of recommendation from the student's
adviser.  In EasyChair, put "student" in the Keyword section, put the
paper abstract in the "abstract" box, and upload all other materials
as a PDF attachment.

In the application essay students should describe:

* The student's background and state of progress in their Ph.D. program,
* The student's current research project, what is completed, currently
  and yet to be done,
* The questions the student has for the mentor,
* What the student expects to get from the Doctoral Consortium, and
* What the student has to offer to the other participants in the Doctoral

Students will be notified of their acceptance to the Doctoral
Consortium and the identity of their mentors by February 6, 2009.

A final version of the paper to be presented will be due on May 15,

Students are expected to commit to attending all DC activities at
the conference.  ICCBR anticipates providing some support for all DC

Please direct any questions to Susan Eileen Fox
([log in to unmask]).

Mentor participants

ICCBR-09 invites researchers to serve as mentors for the 2009
Doctoral Consortium.  Mentors are expected to correspond with DC
students prior to ICCBR-09, and to commit to attending as much of the
DC as possible.  Mentors must be present for the one-on-one meeting
with their students, and for their own student's presentation.  We
encourage mentors to see presentations by other students, and to
provide feedback where possible.

Conference organizers are considering ways to encourage mentors by
providing a thank-you for participation.

Interested mentors should apply by January 9, 2009, through the
Doctoral Consortium Track of the ICCBR-09 EasyChair Conference Site

To apply, mentors should supply a brief, one-paragraph description of
their own career and research interests, and should describe what
research areas they would be comfortable providing mentoring for.  In
addition, contact information for use by DC organizers and designated
DC students should be provided.

In EasyChair, mentors may put all information as an abstract,
selecting "Abstract Only." Be sure to put "mentor" in the Keyword

Please direct any questions to Susan Eileen Fox ([log in to unmask]).

Susan Fox                             Math/CS Department
651-696-6553                        Macalester College
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