KR 2008 Doctoral Consortium

Sponsored by the Artificial Intelligence Journal       

Aims and Scope

The Doctoral Consortium is a student mentoring program that introduces students to senior researchers with similar interests. The aims of the consortium are:
  • to provide a forum for students to present their current research, and receive feedback from other students and senior researchers
  • to promote contacts among PhD students working in similar areas
  • to support students with information and advice on academic, research and industrial careers
We encourage submissions from PhD students at any level, and from any topic area within Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. Students accepted into the Doctoral Consortium are waived registration fee for KR2008 and present their work during a poster session. They can apply for a scholarship that partly covers their travel expenses.

Important Dates

  • May 1, 2008: Deadline for application
  • May 25, 2008: Acceptance notification
  • September 16-19, 2008: Doctoral consortium @ KR08


Each application must contain the following materials:
  • Thesis summary. A description of the problem being addressed, the motivation for addressing the problem, proposed plan of research, the progress to date (what you have already achieved and what remains to be done), and related work. It must be four pages maximum in the usual KR double-column style.
  • Letter of recommendation. A letter from your thesis advisor that states that he/she supports your participation in the DC.
The most preferred way of submission is to combine the thesis summary and letter of recommendation into a single PDF or postscript document. If you cannot do that, archive the two documents into a single zip file. In either case, the resulting single file has to be submitted via the EasyChair system at

For further information, please contact the Doctoral Consortium chair:

Carsten Lutz
TU Dresden, Germany