PRICAI-04 invites students
to apply for the 1st Doctoral Forum. This forum provides an opportunity
for PhD students in the Pacific Region to gather together to discuss
their research interests and career objectives with fellow students
and researchers in the field.
The Forum has the following
doctoral students' awareness of other students' research being
conducted in the Pacific Region;
feedback on participants' research from other students and researchers;
a setting for discussing the phd process as conducted in different
parts of the region.
All students who wish to participate
in this Forum should submit a one to three-page description of
their research, including major references.
All papers submitted must
be authored by the student himself/herself.
If accepted, students will
give a presentation of their work (duration to be specified later)
in one of the parallel sessions in the main conference. Note that
students who participate in this forum are charged at a discounted
rate for attending the conference and for that, students are expected
to attend all the sessions organised as part of this forum. A
panel of researchers will also be organised to address the students.
In addition, students who
submited a three-page paper will be judged for the best student
paper. The best paper will be awarded a prize of $500, a certificate
and his/her paper will be published in the main proceedings. The
criteria for selecting the best paper will be judged
of the question posed and
and depth of the background research conducted so far.
The prize may be split between papers or may not be awarded at
all if the committee does not recommend one. The decision made
by the committee will be final and cannot be challenged.
Students who wish to participate
in the Forum must submit a paper AND email to by 9th May 2004. Registration must also
be completed by 9th May 2004. Their paper will not be reviewed
if they have NOT registered for the conference.
For further enquiries, please
Professor Sada Ramakot
School of Advanced Technology
Asian Institute of Technology
Klong Luan 12120, Thailand