RecSys 2007 Doctoral Consortium
Message from the Chairs
The Recommender Systems 2007 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished research faculty. We invite students who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their dissertation work to apply for this unique opportunity to share their work with students in a similar situation as well as senior researchers in the field. The strongest candidates will be those who have an idea and an area, and have made some progress, but who are not so far along that they can no longer make changes. Typically, this means they will have made their dissertation proposal, but still be about a year from completion.
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About the Doctoral Consortium
The Consortium has the following objectives:
The Consortium will be held on October 18 (Thursday). About eight doctoral students and four faculty will be invited to participate. Student participants will have their abstracts published in the conference proceedings and will exhibit a poster of their work at the main conference.
All participants are expected to attend the entire Consortium, including a group dinner following. Each student will present his or her work to the group with substantial time allowed for discussion and questions by participating faculty and other students.
Being accepted into the Consortium is an honor, and involves a commitment to giving and receiving thoughtful commentary with an eye towards shaping the field and upcoming participants in the field.
Applying for the Doctoral Consortium
Submissions are invited from current graduate students pursuing a PhD
project who would benefit from detailed workshop discussions of their
doctoral research by a panel of established researchers. Selected
applicants will receive money for conference registration, travel, lodging,
and meal expenses. UPDATE: Thanks to generous support from
Submission materials consist of:
Submissions should consist of two different email messages to email@example.com, due by June 17, 11:59 PM (2359) Pacific Daylight Time. One should consist of all the materials except the recommendation letter in the form of a single PDF file. Your file should be named lastname_dc.pdf, where lastname is your family name. The file must be no larger than 5 Mbytes in size. The subject line of the message should be lastname_dc_appl. The other message should contain the recommendation letter from your advisor. Please ask your advisor to name the file (and set the email subject) according to the convention: studentLastName_dc_ref. We will send email acknowledgements to you when your application is received and to your advisor when his/her recommendation is received.
Prepare a four-page extended abstract of your thesis work in the ACM SIG Proceedings Format, including: title, author information, abstract, keywords, thesis research summary, and references. The extended abstract, if accepted for the Doctoral Consortium, will be published in the Conference Proceedings. There will not be time for significant revisions if you are selected; therefore, your submitted version must be publication-ready. The extended abstract should clearly specify:
Additional factors, such as position within the doctoral process and institutional representation, may be taken in account if the number of applicants is particularly large. Candidates who have a developed idea but who still have time to be influenced will receive the strongest consideration. This typically means that the candidate will have made a dissertation proposal but still be approximately a year away from completion. Participants in the consortium will be selected by the Doctoral Consortium Committee.
Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference, October 18, 2007. Submissions should contain no information or materials that are proprietary at publication time.
Doctorial Consortium Checklist
Well in advance of the deadline (June 17, 11:59 PM (2359) Pacific Daylight Time.):