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Doctoral Mentoring Program part of the Thirteenth International Joint Conference on


Paris, France

Symposium Date: May 5, 2014
Conference Dates: May 5-9, 2014

Following past successful editions, AAMAS 2014 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, 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 established researcher in the community, who will act as a mentor. The mentor will interact closely with the student, to provide feedback on the student's 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 suggestions for managing their careers, contacts and professional networking opportunities.
  • To provide ample opportunities for interactions between mentors and their students prior to the conference, as well as a one-day doctoral symposium.

Those students selected to take part in the mentoring program will be invited to submit a 2-page extended abstract which will be included in the AAMAS 2014 proceedings.


We encourage submissions from PhD students at advanced stages of their research within the Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems field. Based on the submissions, the organising committee will select a group of students that will be invited to participate in the program. Those students selected will be expected to take active part in all program activities. Submissions consist on documents which students should provide, together with a recommendation letter from the advisor/supervisor. The submission materials consist of:
  1. A two-page extended abstract of the student's thesis (in the AAMAS submission format)
  2. A short (2-page) resume (Curriculum Vitae)
  3. A recommendation letter from the advisor/supervisor.

The first two items should be submitted via EasyChair at this link

The student advisor/supervisor should send their letter of recommendation (third item) via email to the Doctoral Mentoring Program chairs:

By February 09, 2014.

The letter should address the expected benefit of the student attending, the significance of the esearch, 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.

Important Dates

  • February 9: Submission package due
  • March 3: Acceptance notifications
  • March 11: Camera-ready copy due
  • May 5: Doctoral Mentoring Symposium

The one-day symposium will be held on one day.

Doctoral Mentoring Chairs

Edith Elkind
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Karl Tuyls
Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Wamberto Vasconcelos
Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom