This Doctoral Consortium (DC) is under the umbrella of the Mentoring and Communication for Starting Researchers (MC4SR) ECAI Program.

The DC-ECAI 2020 provides a unique opportunity for PhD students to interact with experienced researchers in the field. Senior members of the community -EurAIFellows- will be assigned as mentors for each group of students based on  the student’s research or similarity of research interests. The DC-ECAI 2020 allows students from all over the world to present their research and discuss their ongoing research and career plans with their mentor, to do networking with other participants, and to receive training and mentoring about career planning and career options.

The focus of the DC-Mentoring (August 30) session is on dissemination of the ongoing research developed by Starting AI Researchers. We have 40 speakers who are to present and leverage their work to the AI community. They already provided the audience with brief 3-minute video presentations. 

All the videos were evaluated in terms of:

  • Clarity: Did the presentation clearly describe the impact and/or results of the research, including conclusions and outcomes?
  • Significance: Is the Thesis significant to the field? Are the communicated results coherent?
  • Communication: Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience’s attention?

The jury is composed by:

  • Prof. Ramón López de Mántaras (IIIA-CSIC)
  • Prof. Virginia Dignum (Umea University)
  • Prof. Luis Magdalena (UPM)
  • Prof. Ulises Cortes (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
  • Dr. Jose M. Alonso (CiTIUS-USC)

The 10 finalists are as follows:

  • Periklis Mantenoglou (NCSR Demokritos)
  • Corentin Kervadec (Universite de Lyon)
  • Fernando E. Casado (CiTIUS-USC)
  • Ettore Mariotti (CiTIUS-USC)
  • Norah Aldahash (University of York)
  • Weilai Xu (Bournemouth University)
  • Gabriele Sartor (Universita degli Studi di Torino)
  • Ignacio Huitzil (University of Zaragoza)
  • Noelia Rico (University of Oviedo)
  • Armand Vilalta (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

The three winners will be announced in the DC closing session. In addition to a diploma, the winners will be invited for a 3-months research stay at CiTIUS-USC, including travel and accommodation expenses, as well as 700 eur per month for subsistence allowance.

Peers and senior AI researchers are invited to attend discussion sessions and provide speakers with feedback and guidance on future research directions.

DC Chairs will introduce the five thematic tracks, with the list of speakers in each track, then DC attendants will be free to move from one track to another. Nevertheless, speakers in one track are encouraged to follow the entire track.

The DC-ECAI2020 Proceedings are available here.

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August 30

2:00 pm
4:30 pm
DC-Mentoring I: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
2:00 pm
4:30 pm
DC-Mentoring II: Agents, Planning and Scheduling
2:00 pm
4:30 pm
DC-Mentoring III: Natural Language Technology
2:00 pm
4:30 pm
DC-Mentoring IV: Explainable and Trustworthy AI
2:00 pm
4:30 pm
DC-Mentoring V: Big Data and Deep Machine Learning