Important Dates

Call for Doctoral Consortium:

    ICAPS 2021 Doctoral Consortium and Mentoring Program will be hosted on June 6, 2021, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China (virtual attendance will be supported). Website: https://icaps21.icaps-conference.org/Calls/doctoral-consortium.html

    ICAPS Doctoral Consortium

    The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is intended to provide Ph.D. students with the opportunity to interact closely with established researchers and to get feedback on their research, provide advice on career possibilities and build a professional network, improving the cohesion of new researchers with the ICAPS community. The DC is open to all doctoral student attendees of the conference and will take place on June 6th (the day before ICAPS workshops and tutorials). Registering for the Doctoral Consortium will be part of the registration process for the conference and all students are invited to take part in it.

    Mentoring Program

    As part of the Doctoral Consortium, ICAPS will offer a Mentoring Program. The Mentoring Program is designed to provide senior graduate students with an opportunity for in-depth advice by senior members of the field regarding careers and research skills. Each student accepted to the program will be matched with an established researcher in the field who will assist the student with research and career management advice. We encourage current doctoral students (students whose Ph.D. is in progress, but who are at least a year from defence/completion) to apply for the Mentoring Program. Students do not need to be accepted into the Mentoring Program to attend and participate in the Doctoral Consortium.

    Application Procedure for the Mentoring Program

    To participate in the Mentoring Program, an application is required. Applicants for the Mentoring Program should submit a single PDF file at https://forms.gle/ndwZMvDeHos9rdvo8 (Doctoral Consortium track) containing:
    * A dissertation abstract (not a paper) of at most 4 pages, using AAAI style. The abstract should include an overview of the thesis topic, a summary of the work done so far and future directions.
    * A CV.
    * A letter from the candidate’s Ph.D. advisor, program coordinator, or the school administration confirming the applicant’s enrolment in the Ph.D. program.
    * A representative/exemplary conference publication (to share with a mentor – optional).
    * A list of potential mentors (optional)


    Important Dates for Mentoring Program (but see Travel, Venue and Schedule below):

    * Submission deadline: March 12, 2021 UTC-12
    * Notification date: April 9, 2021 UTC-12
    * Doctoral Consortium: June 6, 2021 UTC-12


    Student Support

    ICAPS will provide student support partly covering travel and/or registration costs through a separate scholarship application process. Students are not required to apply for the Mentoring Program to be considered for this support. Participation in the DC, however, is a requirement for students receiving travel assistance (as are some light service tasks during the conference). Details about application for student support will be posted soon at https://icaps21.icaps-conference.org/ .

    Travel, Venue and Schedule

    Given the worldwide travel situation, the schedule, venue and physical/virtual organization for ICAPS 2021 is subject to uncertainty, but ICAPS 2021, and the Doctoral Consortium, will support virtual attendance. Please continue to monitor the ICAPS 2021 conference site for schedule, venue, and travel updates, including for the DC: https://icaps21.icaps-conference.org/

    Contact Information

    For any questions or problems, please contact the DC chairs:
    Sarah Keren: sarah[dot]e[dot]keren[at]gmail[dot]com
    Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Jeremy Frank: jeremy[dot]d[dot]frank[at]nasa[dot]gov
    NASA Ames Research Center