2003 SIGART/AAAI/IJCAI DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

Panelists:
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome (Marie desJardins)
9:15 - 10:00  Bart Peintner (UMichigan), "Execution monitoring for temporal plans" [Holte; desJardins]
10:00 - 10:45  Darse Billings (U Alberta), "Decision-making under conditions of uncertainty using stochastic imperfectinformation games" [Hansen; Tambe]
10:45 - 11:15  Break
 11:15 - 12:00  Xin Li (U Nebraska), "Learning-based coalition formation in multi-agent systems" [Tambe; Provost]
12:00 - 12:45  Venkatesh Rao (UMichigan), "Planning, scheduling, and control of aerospace multiagent systems" [Tambe; desJardins]
12:45 -  1:45  Lunch (provided for panelists and students)
1:45 -  2:30  Paul Bennett (CMU), "Leveraging locality for text classifier combination" [Provost; Holte]
2:30 -  3:15  Ines Lynce (Tech. U Lisbon), "Propositional satisfiability algorithms based on inference of constraints" [Hansen; Holte]
3:15 -  4:00 Karen Petrie (U Huddersfield), "Constraint programming, search and symmetry" [Holte; Hansen]
4:00 -  4:30 Break
4:30 -  5:15 Ranjit Nair (USC), "A practical analysis of role allocation and reallocation in multiagent teams" [desJardins; Provost]
5:15 - 6:15 Panel: "Preparing and Interviewing for Academic Jobs" (see description below)
6:30 - ?? Group Dinner

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

Panelists:
9:00 - 9:45 Catherine Dolbear (U Oxford), "User-focused multimedia content management" [Maybury; St. Amant]
9:45 - 10:30 G. Michael Youngblood (UT Arlington), "Agent-based systems for the efficient and effective control of intelligent environments" [Tejada; desJardins]
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:45  Marcela Rodriguez (CICESE), "Using autonomous agents to maintain a user presence in ubiquitous collaborative environments" [Tejada; Maybury]
11:45 - 12:30  Harry Chen (UMBC), "A broker-centric agent architecture for context-aware systems" [St. Amant; Tejada]
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch (provided for panelists and student participants)
1:30 - 2:15  Jill Nickerson (Harvard), "Controlling linguistic coreference in graphical interfaces" [Konstan; Maybury]
2:15 - 3:00 Songsak Channarakul (UW Milwaukee), "Adaptations of multimodal content in dialog systems targeting heterogeneous devices" [Konstan; St. Amant]
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:15 Tracy Anne Hammond (MIT), "A domain description language for sketch recognition" [St. Amant; desJardins]
4:15 - 5:30 Panel: "How to Do Research (and Get Paid!): The Process of Research in Industry and Academia" (see description below)

Panels

Preparing and Interviewing for Academic Jobs (Sunday, August 10, 5:15 - 6:15)

Topics: What can I do now to get ready for academic job interviewing? How does the process work? How can I make a best impression? Any advice on giving the job talk for the tenth time? Advice on scheduling interviews.

How to Do Research (and Get Paid!): The Process of Research in Industry and Academia (Monday, August 11, 4:30 - 5:30)

Topics: How to find good research topics and get them funded. How different research environments (large university, small university, government research lab, industry R&D), place different constraints on the research process. How to work on small, manageable problems but keep your focus on the big, interesting problems. How interests shift over time, and how to manage that shift effectively.