Doctoral Consortium (Chairs: Ana Lucia C. Bazzan and Birgit Lugrin)
The AAMAS 2018 doctoral mentoring program is intended for Ph.D. 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, provide feedback on research, and help the student form new contacts.
  • To allow students an opportunity to present their work to a friendly audience of other students as well as mentors.
  • To provide students with new contacts and professional networking opportunities.
The doctoral mentoring program will consist of a one day doctoral symposium and the opportunity for interaction between mentors and their mentees during the conference.
Submission Requirements
We encourage submissions from Ph.D. students at advanced stages of their research within the Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems field. Each submission package should include the following items:
  1. An extended abstract of the Ph.D. thesis (2-pages in the AAMAS paper submission format)
  2. A short text or table that includes the following items:
    • affiliation (institute, etc.)
    • area of study (3-5 keywords) or title of thesis (if already decided)
    • name and contact data of supervisor
    • year when the Ph.D. started
    • expected time until submission of Ph.D. thesis
    • a list with names of suggested mentors (at least 3)
    • a list of your favorite papers in the area (3-5 papers)
    • a list of own papers (max. 3 papers)
    • whether you have participated in the AAMAS doctoral mentoring program before
  3. A short resume (2-pages) that includes:
    • citizenship and gender
    • what you expect from the doctoral consortium
    • what you expect from participating in the AAMAS conference
  4. A recommendation letter from the advisor (max. 1 page), sent separately by the advisor her/himself to  both chairs (see addresses below).
Based on the submissions, the organizing committee will select a group of students that will be invited to participate in the program. Participants will be expected to take active part in all doctoral mentoring program activities.

Important Dates:
Submission due: 18th February 2018
Doctoral Mentoring Program: 10th July 2018

Submission Details:
To be announced

For questions, please contact the doctoral mentoring co-chairs:

Ana Lucia C. Bazzan
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Email adress:

Birgit Lugrin
University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Email adress: