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Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR2012) - Doctoral Consortium (Last Call / Deadline Extension)

From: Aidan Hogan <aidan.hogan@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 18:49:56 +0100
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Doctoral Consortium, RR2012
September 10 - 12 2012, Vienna, Austria
http://www.rr-conference.org/RR2012/

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The RR Doctoral Consortium (DC) is the first doctoral consortium to be 
offered as part of The 5th International Conference on Web Reasoning and 
Rule Systems.


The RR2012 Doctoral Consortium will provide doctoral students in Web 
Reasoning and related areas with the unique opportunity to present and 
discuss their research directions, being involved into state-of-the-art 
research discussion and being supported in establishing fruitful 
collaborations with prominent researchers and pioneers the field.


The Consortium is designed for students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. 
program, though we are also open to exceptions (e.g., students currently 
in a Masters program and interested in doctoral studies). Students at 
any stage in their doctoral studies are encouraged to apply. Applicants 
are expected to be conducting research in the field of Web Reasoning and 
Rules and related areas.
The co-location of RR2012 with the Reasoning Web Summer School and with 
other relevant related events will provide multiple opportunities for 
participating students to enhance their education.

The Consortium will allow participants to interact with established 
researchers through the following initiatives:

The poster presentation session will give the students the opportunity 
to present their dissertation plan, including their already established 
results as well as their work plan for completion of the thesis. The 
poster will be accompanied by a written research summary, which will be 
distributed at the conference. The poster presentation session will be 
preceded by a spotlight presentations session where poster presenters 
give 5-minute teaser talks as advertisement for their posters.

The mentoring lunch will consist of a lunch break where a senior 
researcher shares a lunch table with 3-4 students. The researcher will 
be charged with initiating and driving a discussion on general topics 
concerning research, career, and Web Reasoning as a discipline. He will 
also be available for answering questions by the students.

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Submission information
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To apply for participation to the RR2012 Doctoral Consortium students 
are asked to submit

1. A statement of interest in participating to the Doctoral Consortium 
(less than 1 page)

2. A research summary of their PhD research addressing the following 
aspects:

- Applicant's complete name, address and affiliation as well as the 
title of the research
- The main problem you are trying to tackle and why it is relevant
- What is the state-of-the-art in relation to existing solutions to the 
problem
- Advances beyond the state-of-the-art in terms of your specific 
contribution and research plan
- Current status of the research plan
- Expected achievements and possible evaluation metrics to establish the 
level of success of your results
- References

Submissions must be in PDF and be formatted according to the Springer 
Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). 
Research summary must be no longer than 6 pages.


**Submission Process**


To apply for participation to the RR2012 Doctoral Consortium students 
are asked to submit
1.  A research summary (max 6 pages) of their PhD research addressing 
the following aspects:
* Applicant's complete name, address and affiliation, title of the research
* The main problem you are trying to tackle and why it is relevant
* What's the state-of-the-art in relation to existing solutions to the 
problem
* Advances beyond the state-of-the-art in terms of your specific 
contribution and research plan
* Current status of the research plan
* Expected achievements and possible evaluation metrics to establish 
the level of success of your results
* References


2.  A statement of interest in participating to the Doctoral Consortium 
(less than 1 page, uploaded as an attachment)

Both the research summary and the attachment must be in PDF format and 
be formatted according to the Springer Publications format for Lecture 
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
Submission will be managed via Easychair 
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dcrr2012)

All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a 
reviewing process. All the accepted contributions have to be presented.

The best submissions will present their work as regular (15 min) 
presentation, and they will be given the option to have their research 
summaries included in the conference proceedings (Springer LNCS). All 
the other accepted submissions will be presented at the poster 
presentation session, preceded by the 5-min talk.

Students whose work has been accepted at the poster presentation session 
should prepare a poster as well in A0 format.

Students presenting a poster to the Reasoning Web Summer School can use 
the same poster for the DC if accepted as short presentations.


  **Important Dates**
Application Deadline (new):	Extended to May 25th, 2012
Notification			June 1st, 2012
Grant Application:		June 11st, 2012
Grant Notificatin:		June 30th, 2012


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Grants & Awards for students attending RR
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Applications for Grants will be managed via Easychair 
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grantdcrr2012)

Two types of sponsorship will be available. All students at U.S. 
universities are eligible to apply for the sponsorships.

Type 1 sponsorships will be in the amounts of at least $500 per student. 
Such sponsorships will be given to students who participate in the 
Reasoning Web Summer School sponsored by their own funding, such that 
they can extend their stay to include RR2012.

Type 2 sponsorships will be in the amounts of at least $1,500 per 
student. They will cover travel and other expenses for attending RR2012. 
Sponsored students may choose to seek additional funding from other 
sources such that they can also attend the Reasoning Web Summer School.

In order to apply for a grant, students need to submit a single PDF form 
containing, the following information:

Section A: Applicant details, included name and affiliation, title of 
the PhD Thesis, year of PhD, title and authors (in the correct order) of 
paper accepted to RR2012 (if any), if the applicant is attending the 
Reasoning Web Summer School as well, and the type of grant the applicant 
applies to

Section B: Short motivation statement (max 250 words) for applying, 
including eventual evidence for the need for sponsorship

Students will be selected by a committee consisting of the PIs and the 
chairs of RR2012. In their decisions, the committee members will adhere 
to the following criteria:

1. Students who have submitted a dissertation plan for review, and the 
reviews found the dissertation plan to be of high quality and on an 
important topic.

2. Students who are first authors of research papers at the conference, 
and who provide convincing evidence that they would not be able to 
attend all or part of the event without sponsorship.

3. Students who are co-authors of research papers at the conference, and 
who provide convincing evidence that they would not be able to attend 
all or part of the event without sponsorship.

4. Students who have submitted a dissertation plan for review, but the 
reviews found the dissertation plan of lesser quality.

5. All other students, taking into account the stage of their PhD 
studies (early-stage PhD are favored), quality of the dissertation plan 
as assessed by the reviews, quality of the (co-)authored RR2012 research 
paper as assessed by the reviews.

All students being awarded a grant, will present a poster and a 
spotlight talk based on their dissertation plan.

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Chair
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Alessandra Mileo, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, NUIG

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List of Mentors
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The list of mentors will be communicated along with their area of 
expertise once the review process has been completed.

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Program Committee
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Alessandra Mileo, DERI Galway (Ireland)
Axel Polleres, Siemens AG (Österreich)
Claudio Gutierrez, Computer Science Department, Universidad de Chile
Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)
Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom)
Hans Tompits, Technische Universitat Wien (Austria)
Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, Dayton OH (US)
Pedro Cabalar, Department of Computer Science, Corunna University, 
Galicia (Spain)
Terrance Swift, Stony Brook University, New York (U.S.A.)
Thomas Eiter, Technische Universitat Wien (Austria)
Tommie Meyer, Knowledge Systems Group ˇ Meraka Institute, Pretoria 
(South Africa)
Wolfgang Faber, Department of Mathematics of the University of Calabria 
(Italy)
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