Call for Doctoral Mentoring Program

Fifth International Joint Conference on AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS (AAMAS 2006)
Future University, Hakodate, Japan, May 8-12, 2006

AAMAS 2006 will include a doctoral mentoring program, intended for PhD students in advanced stages of their research. This program will provide an opportunity for students to interact closely with established researchers in their fields, to receive feedback on their work and to get advice on managing their careers.

Specifically, the goals of the program are:

The doctoral mentoring program will consist of opportunities for interactions between mentors and their mentorees prior to the conference, as well as a one day doctoral symposium including a mentoring lunch.

Submission Requirements

We encourage submissions from PhD students at advanced stages of their research within the Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems field. Based on the submissions, the organizing committee will select a group of students that will be invited to participate in the program. Participants will be expected to take active part in all doctoral mentoring program activities.

Each submission should include a set of documents from the students, and a recommendation letter from the advisor. The submission package should include:

Submissions should be sent in electronic form (PDF), to the doctoral mentoring chair (Toru Ishida,, by February 6, 2006.

In addition, the dissertation advisor should send a letter of recommendation by e-mail to The letter should address the expected benefit of attending (to the student), the significance of the research, and the expected date for thesis submission. This letter can be sent in either plain text or PDF format. The student's name must be clearly pointed out in the letter.

Important Dates

February 6:
Submission package due
February 15:
Acceptance notifications
March 1:
Camera-ready copy due
May 8:
Doctoral Mentoring Symposium

The one-day symposium will be held in parallel with the workshops and tutorials and prior to the main technical program of the conference. Note that students may attend either the Doctoral Mentoring Symposium or the workshops and tutorials, due to scheduling constraints.

Submissions and Inquires

Toru Ishida
Kyoto University, Japan
Doctoral Mentoring Chair, AAMAS-06