Graduate Student Symposium
The symposium will be held on the first day of the conference. It will provide an opportunity for Master’s and PhD students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with their peers and with a panel of established researchers in Artificial Intelligence. There will also be an opportunity to interact with the industry people attending the Industry Track on the same day, understand the industry demands, and talk about research at the presentation and poster sessions. The symposium will allow the attendees to develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research.
This year's graduate symposium will have the following sessions:
- A series of invited talks and a discussion panel with researchers from academia, government, and industry. These researchers will share their insights on how to be successful in different career paths for graduate students in Artificial Intelligence.
- A poster session on accepted abstracts.
Call for abstracts
The 36th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence invites graduate students to submit their research on ongoing thesis work from all areas of Artificial Intelligence for possible inclusion in the AI 2023 Graduate Student Symposium and the AI 2023 proceedings published in PubPub open access online format (https://www.pubpub.org/). We welcome the following types of submissions based on unpublished or previously published work related to your thesis.
- Abstracts (2 pages)
- Extended abstracts (4 pages)
The references can use an additional 2 pages. The authors should consult the authors’ guidelines for the Canadian AI 2023 conference and use the provided proceedings template for LaTeX or Microsoft Word to prepare their submissions. The “abstract” section can be omitted for the two-page abstract submission. All submissions must clearly state the research problem, the proposed solution and approach, description of the progress to date, and include results if appropriate. All submissions must be written in English.
The lead author of each accepted submission is required to present the work in-person at the symposium. The authors must agree to this requirement prior to submitting their work for review. Upon acceptance, the authors and their thesis supervisor(s) should sign a copyright form to publish the work in the Canadian AI proceedings. Program committee members will review each submission. Acceptance is based on clarity of the submission, significance of the problem, novelty of the solution, quality of the research, and evidence of promise such as peer-reviewed papers or technical reports.
All students are encouraged to attend and participate in the Symposium, whether or not they are the first author or if they have accepted papers in the symposium.
Paper submission deadline: 19 February 2023 (11:59 p.m. UTC-12)
Author notification: 26 March 2023
Final papers due: 9 April 2023
Graduate Student Symposium: 5 June 2023
Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Mila
Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Qiang Ye, Ph.D., IEEE Senior Member
Department of Computer Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Program committee team
Huaqing Wu, University of Calgary, Canada
Jie Gao, Carleton University, Canada
Vahid Reza Niazmand, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Ebrahim Bedeer Mohamed, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Junling Li, Southeast University, China
Mushu Li, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
Trung Duong, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Peng Yang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Yujie Tang, Dalhousie University, Canada
Alexander Bihlo, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Haixia Peng, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Q1. Do I have to be a graduate student to submit an abstract?
A1. The first author, or a solo author, has to be a graduate student. An undergraduate student can be a co-author. Note that the abstract has to be presented by the graduate student.
Q2. Can I submit an abstract based on my completed dissertation or a previously published paper?
A2. Yes, this is an acceptable submission. The symposium aims to help students to define and make progress on their thesis. Therefore, work-in-progress with experimental validations can also be submitted.
Q3. Should my supervisor(s) support my GSS submission?
A3. Your supervisor(s) should be aware of your submission. There is no no need for explicit support, however, if you need travel funding to attend the GSS, you might need the financial support of your supervisor.
Q4. Can my supervisor(s) co-author the submissions?
A4. Supervisor(s) should be acknowledged in the abstract but are not to be co-authors. Front page’s footnote or Acknowledgement before Bibliography are good places to list the name(s). However, your supervisor(s) cannot co-author the abstract. The same rule applies to post-doctoral fellows. Abstracts co-authored by post-doctoral fellows. will not be accepted.
Q5. We are two graduate students and want to submit one abstract for our two research projects. Is this OK?
A5. We encourage you to submit separate abstracts, however you can have graduate students as co-authors.
Q6. I have an abstract accepted by GSS. Can I have some financial support to attend GSS?
A6. Depending on how much funding we can secure, we will try to provide (partial) travel funding for selected accepted abstracts. There is no need to apply for this directly and all accepted abstract will be automatically considered. You can also apply for financial support to serve as Canadian AI 2023 volunteers.
Q7. I do not have an abstract accepted by GSS. Can I apply for financial support to attend?
A7. We are working to keep the cost of attending the GSS a low as possible (see the Canadian AI conference website). Financial support is designed for students whose abstracts have been accepted. You can also apply for financial support for the conference volunteers.