Doctoral Consortium

The technical program of presentations, workshops, and tutorials is complemented by a doctoral consortium that invites participation by PhD students at any stage and from any subject area within AI.

The goals of the doctoral consortium are

  • to provide PhD students with the opportunity to present their ongoing research and receive feedback from established researchers;
  • to promote networking among PhD students and AI researchers in general, both on a national and an international level;
  • to support students with advice on academic, research, and industrial careers.

Doctoral Program

The KI doctoral consortium is organized as a joint event with the doctoral program of INFORMATIK 2014, and all submissions will undergo the same, joint review process. There will be a PhD workshop with oral presentations and a poster session this is co-located with the general poster session of INFORMATIK 2014, both providing opportunity for obtaining feedback. To participate, doctoral students are invited to submit a research contribution, which will be published in the INFORMATIK 2014 conference proceedings (Springer). Additionally, student coauthors of accepted KI research papers (short or long) can also apply for participation in any of the events of the PhD program.

Doctoral students may also participate in a mentoring program that will connect students with experienced researchers in their field. Personal meetings will be scheduled between selected mentors and students. Students can indicate their interest in this program when submitting their contribution, or directly by contacting the organisers. The schedule of the meetings will be announced ahead of the event.

A special seminar "How do I obtain my PhD?" ("Wie promoviere ich?") on 26th September 2014 will feature invited talks on the general topic of acquiring a PhD. The event is open to all interested participants of INFORMATIK 2014.

Best Paper Award

An award is available to distinguish the best long contribution to the doctoral program of INFORMATIK 2014. KI 2014 and INFORMATIK 2014 will jointly decide about this distinction. Results will be announced at the poster session.

Important Dates

  • Submission due: 22nd April 2014 4th May 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 20th May 2014 1st June 2014
  • Camera ready due: 23rd June 2014
  • Presentations: 25th/26th September 2014
  • Poster session: 25th September 2014
  • Mentoring event: 25th September 2014

Submission Information

  • Submissions can be in English (preferred) or German
  • Submissions must have a single author who is pursuing a PhD in a related topic
  • Submission format: GI style (as required for INFORMATIK)
  • Long submissions: 10-12 pages technical paper, including 1-2 pages to relate the work to the wider PhD topic
  • Short submissions: 4-6 pages technical paper
  • Long papers can be accepted for oral or for poster presentation. Accepted short papers will be presented as posters.
  • Submissions should be sent through the joint submission site of the INFORMATIK doctoral program (select the track "Doktorandenworkshop" when making your submission)


  • Markus Krötzsch, TU Dresden (KI)
  • Dirk Pflüger, Universität Stuttgart (INFORMATIK)
  • Ansgar Scherp, Universität zu Kiel und Leibniz Informationszentrum für Wirtschaft (INFORMATIK)


The conference will take place at Stuttgart University, Campus Stuttgart/Vaihingen.

Please visit the INFORMATIK 2014 website for more information.

Important Dates

Main Conference

Paper submission
May, 1, 2014
May, 9, 2014
Acceptance notification
June 23, 2014
Final version due
July 4, 2014
KI Conference
September 22-26, 2014


Workshop/Tutorial submission
March 15, 2014
Acceptance notification
March 31, 2014
Workshop paper submissions
July 1, 2014
Workshop paper notification
August 1, 2014
Final workshop papers due
August 15, 2014
Workshops and Tutorials
September 22-23, 2014