The Doctoral consortium

The Doctoral consortium is a joint event for IDIMT 2013 and Confenis 2013 conferences and will provide doctoral students with a unique opportunity to have substantive interaction with other researchers regarding their proposed dissertation research. Participants will have the chance to present their research and obtain comments, to hear about the work of their peers at other universities, and to gain an understanding of what academic and research careers are about.

The Doctoral consortium will take place on Wednesday morning, September 11, 2013 at IDIMT 2013 and Confenis 2013 conference rooms and participants will be invited to attend one of these conferences.

The conference chairs invite doctoral contributions from all fields related to the IDIMT 2013 and Confenis 2013 conference calls. The Doctoral consortium will be held as two tracks, one for IDIMT topics and one for Confenis topics.

The papers submitted to the Doctoral consortium must adhere to the following requirements:

  • The submission should be solely authored by the student and based on his or her dissertation research.
  • The paper should be structured according to general principles of structuring scientific papers:
    1. A clear description of the research problem should be included in the paper.
    2. Related works relevant to the research problem should be reviewed and compared with the author’s approach of searching for a solution to the problem.
    3. Research method and preliminary results of research should be presented and a plan for further research proposed.
    4. Current and expected final contribution of the research should be outlined.
  • In addition, a one page appendix to the paper (placed after the references) should include a detailed statement by the student describing level of his/her thesis processing (if he/she has written, or is close to completing, a thesis proposal, and when he/she expects to defend the dissertation).
  • Submissions must be written in English and submitted in the required format.
  • The length of the paper should be 6-8 pages including all figures and references, excluding the one page appendix.

All Doctoral consortium submissions will be reviewed by at least two Doctoral consortium Program Committee members. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit camera ready versions of their papers. Accepted Doctoral consortium papers will be published in Doctoral proceedings.  Each student will present his or her work to the audience with substantial time allowed for discussion and questions from participating researchers and other students. Best Paper Awards for each track will be announced at the end of the Doctoral consortium and awarded papers will be published in the conference proceedings.