Doctoral Consortium Call for contributions

PhD students are invited to apply for admission to the doctoral consortium to be held at the ECAI 2023 conference in Kraków, Poland, on 30 September - 4 October 2023.
The doctoral consortium (DC) provides an opportunity for PhD students to discuss their research interests and career objectives with established researchers in AI, network with other participants, and receive mentoring about career planning and career opportunities. The doctoral consortium will expose students to different areas of research within AI and help build professional connections within the international community of AI researchers.
The DC is specifically intended for PhD students who already have a concrete research proposal and preliminary results, but who still have sufficient time before the completion of their dissertation so as to be able to benefit from the DC experience. Preference will be given to students satisfying these criteria, but well-motivated applications from students who are at earlier or later stages of their doctoral studies will also be considered.

Important Dates

Deadline for applications: 4 August 2023 (anytime in the world)
Notification of acceptance: 13 August 2023
DC Date: 30 September 2023

General Instructions

A complete application package to the DC should be submitted as a single PDF and should have the following components (in this order):
  1. A two-page extended abstract that summarizes the research problem being investigated, the specific contributions made, and directions for the remaining work. In particular, please write about how the research you are trying to do is done today; what are its limits; what is new in your approach; why do you think it will be successful; if successful, what difference will it make; and the evaluations to check for success.
    The extended abstract has to be formatted using the ECAI 2-column format (downloadable here: ), and is strictly limited to 2 pages, including references. Submissions are not double blind, which means the author name and affiliation should be included. When writing it, remember that the audience is knowledgeable about AI, but not necessarily in the narrow topic of your thesis. Be sure to introduce the content at a level that the general ECAI audience can understand, but also include enough low-level details for the experts to understand your unique contributions. Accepted extended abstracts will be shared online on the ECAI DC website.
  2. A curriculum vitae (at most 2 pages) with background (name, university), education (degree sought, year/status in degree, previous degrees), employment, and relevant experience in research (publications, presentations, conferences attended, etc). Please include the expected graduation date.
  3. A letter of support from your supervisor/professor (signed and on official letterhead), in which they confirm that they support your application to the DC and explain why they believe that this is the right moment for you to attend the DC. A detailed letter of recommendation is neither required nor expected.
Submission Details
Submission site (opens on 1st of June)
Submission site: here (opens on 1st of June)
Submission deadline: 4 August​ 2023 (anytime in the world)
A limited number of travel grants will be available. Please check ECAI Student Travel Grants page. If your application is accepted, your extended abstract (and none of the other components of your application package) will get published online. 


Please send all enquiries about the DC program to the ECAI 2023 Doctoral Consortium chairs:

Honorary patronage


Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of the City of Kraków


Co-organized and supported by


Jagiellonian University in Kraków


AGH University of Science and Technology

Krakow Technology Park

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