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"Joseph A. Konstan" <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:52:29 -0600
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I am delighted to invite applications to participate in an NSF-Funded
Doctoral Symposium on Social-Computational Systems.
Social-Computational Systems, as defined in the NSF solicitation of the
same name, "seeks to reveal new understanding about the properties that
systems of people and computers together possess, and to develop
theoretical and practical understandings of the purposeful design of
systems to facilitate socially intelligent computing."

Details:

  Participation:  
	Limited to approximately 35 doctoral students from 
	US institutions

  Dates:  June 9-11, 2011

  Location:  Minneapolis, Minnesota

  Format:  
	
	The doctoral symposium itself will be a six-hour event at 
	which advanced students (those at the stage of 
	dissertation work) will present their work for feedback 
	(in break-out groups with other students and faculty).  
	Early-stage students are invited to participate in the 
	discussions, but will not be asked to present their work.

	The symposium is followed by a two-day workshop on 
	Social-Computational Systems (attended by faculty 
	researchers, as well as the symposium students)
	exploring a wide range of subjects including 
	interdisciplinary collaboration, ethical issues in research, 
	and promising research topics.

  Funding:  

	Participating students will have their travel and meals paid 
	for as part of their participation in the symposium.  

  Selection Criteria:

	We anticipate more applicants than we can accommodate.  
	Selection will be made by a program committee of faculty, 
	with priority given to:

	-- students working on current SoCS projects
	-- students in the mid-stage of their degree (finishing 2nd 
	    Through 4th year of Ph.D. program)
	-- students from institutions that would otherwise not 
	    be represented

	In addition, we will diversify selection by home discipline, 
	and will be seeking students with excellent academic 
	records and high potential to become contributors to the field.


  Submission:

	To apply, please send the following to [log in to unmask] 
	by January 28, 2011:

	-- full name, contact information, school/degree program, and 
	    year in program
	-- curriculum vitae
	-- for students at the stage of dissertation work, a 4-page 
	    summary of dissertation work (including summary of work 
	    already completed and plans for remaining work)
	-- for students prior to the stage of dissertation work, a 
	    2-page position statement introducing your area of interest,

	    prior experience, and current work
	-- a letter of reference from your advisor or other senior 
	    researcher familiar with your work -- this may be sent 
	    separately by the advisor with a subject line including your

	    name

	We expect to notify attendees by the end of February, 2011.  

Joseph A. Konstan
Chair, SoCS Doctoral Symposium

--
Joseph A. Konstan
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Distinguished University Teaching Professor
Associate Department Head
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota 
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