Handbook for PhD Students

This PhD Handbook serves a dual purpose: it defines the research methodology of our group and gives general advice to students, and it sets out standards and processes which all students in the group are expected to strive for.

Conferences, workshops, journals direct link

Below is a list of "vetted" target conferences for our research, ordered by usual submission deadline (please double-check deadlines as these can change each year).

For AI/ML research:

  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) -- late Jan
  • European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS -- Feb)
  • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) -- early Feb
  • Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM) -- late Feb
  • Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) -- late Feb
  • Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) -- May
  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) -- Sep
  • AAAI Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) -- Sep
  • AAAI Spring/Fall Symposia -- website
  • International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) -- Sep
  • International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS) -- Oct
  • International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) -- Nov
  • European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI -- Nov)
  • International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS -- Dec)

For AV/robotics research:

  • Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) -- end of Jan
  • IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IEEE-IV) -- end of Jan
  • International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) -- end of Feb
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC) -- Feb/March
  • Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) -- July
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) -- mid-Sep

Workshops: Most conferences also run various workshops which can change from year to year. Workshop are much smaller in size and focus on specific sub-topics. Workshops typically use a lighter review process and so are easier to get in. They provide a good venue for early researchers to present and discuss their work, meet people, and get feedback. A workshop paper can be a good stepping stone toward a paper at the main conference. AAAI Symposia are somewhere between a workshop and conference.

Journals: There are several excellent journals for our work, including AIJ, JAIR, MLJ, JMLR, JAAMAS, T-RO. Journals are meant for more "mature" work and typically don't have a page limit to give more space to authors. It is often the case that a journal article combines and extends one or more published conference papers by the same authors, but it does not have to be the case. In AI/ML, journal publications are generally considered above conference publications.