10th International Conference
on Cognitive Modeling

Philadelphia PA

August 5-8 2010

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Doctoral Consortium


The doctoral consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to explore their research interests in a multidisciplinary workshop under the guidance of distinguished research faculty. The consortium has the following objectives:

  • provide a setting for mutual feedback on students' current research and guidance on future research directions
  • develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research
  • contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other students and researchers

The doctoral consortium will be held the day before the main conference program begins (August 5, 2010). Accepted students receive free registration to the conference and financial support (amount to be determined) for travel and accommodation expenses.


All submissions to the doctoral consortium are due April 19 May 6, 2010.


Interested students should submit a 2-page extended abstract of their thesis work in the format given by the following templates:

  • Microsoft Word (includes a .doc sample, a .dot template, and a pdf of the sample file)
  • LaTeX (includes sample .bst, .sty, .bib files as well as a sample .tex file and a .pdf of the sample file)

All submissions must be sized 8.5 x 11 inches, with NO headers/footers and NO page numbers. Please name the submission file in this format: "authorname_submissiondate.pdf" (e.g., Smith_04_23_10.pdf). If there are any special fonts required (Korean, Japanese, etc), these must be included with the submission. The final submission must be in PDF format. If the student is accepted, this 2-page abstract will appear in the proceedings.

Submit the abstract as a PDF file by email attachment to stamant <at> csc.ncsu.edu. Put your name and "Doctoral Consortium" in the email-message subject field. In the email message, include your name, your department, your institution, your thesis advisor's name, and keywords that describe your research area (both modeling approach and domain area).

Letter of Recommendation

Have a letter of recommendation from your thesis advisor emailed to stamant <at> csc.ncsu.edu by the deadline. The recommendation should include a formal review of your research and the expected timetable for completion.


The review committee will select participants based on their anticipated contribution to the consortium objectives. Participants have typically passed their qualifying exams and settled on thesis directions but have not necessarily had their research proposals accepted by their thesis committees. The doctoral consortium encourages participation of students from a wide variety of modeling approaches. Students from under-represented groups or institutions, including students from institutions where modeling is not a strength, are especially encouraged to apply.