Doctoral Consortium
Call for Papers

Doctoral Consortium
Call for Papers

The Doctoral Consortium at PoEM 2018 will be a meeting place and discussion forum for PhD students from the Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems community. It is intended to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, methods, tools and applications of Enterprise Modeling and provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their research with academics.

The goals of the Doctoral Consortium are:

  • To provide fruitful feedback and advice to the selected PhD students on their research project.
  • To provide the opportunity to meet experts working on topics related to the Enterprise Modeling discipline.
  • To interact with other PhD students and stimulate an exchange of ideas.
  • To provide the opportunity to discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other career-related issues.

To be eligible for the Doctoral Consortium, the candidate must be a current doctoral student, who has ideally at least 6 months of work already performed or at least 6 to 12 months work remaining before expected completion.

Doctoral Consortium Selection & Mentoring

  • Each submitted paper will be reviewed by two members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee. The main evaluation criteria are: relevance, originality, potential contribution, technical soundness, and clarity. Acceptance for the Doctoral Consortium is competitive in nature and is based on the evaluation criteria above.
  • After acceptance, the author will be invited to revise the manuscript based on the two reviews. The revised manuscript will be resubmitted and will be reviewed a second time by one the Doctoral Consortium Mentors, which is a selected member of the program committee who is experienced in guiding PhD work. This mentor will also be present during the Doctoral Consortium to provide advice to the individual PhD students regarding their PhD projects.
  • After the Doctoral Consortium, the candidate will be asked to prepare a camera-ready copy of his manuscript, which will be published in online CEUR Workshop proceedings.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via the EasyChair conference system.

Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor should also be mentioned within the paper. The language of all submitted materials to the Consortium must be in English. The paper should conform to the Springer LNCS format and contain less than 4000 words.

Taking into account the current status of the PhD project the paper must include the following:

  • Identify a significant problem in the field of research and establish a gap based on the current status of the problem domain and existing solutions.
  • Indicate a research goal related to the identified gap and formulate the research question.
  • Present preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far.
  • Describe the research methodology applied or planned.
  • Outline the contributions of the applicant’s work to the problem domain and highlight their uniqueness.

Important Dates / Deadlines

  • Submission deadline: August 6, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 17, 2018
  • Revision of the manuscript: October 7, 2018
  • Doctoral Consortium: October 31, 2018
  • Camera-ready copy: October 31, 2018

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Jolita Ralyté, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Yves Wautelet, KU Leuven, Belgium

Program committee

  • Janis Grabis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Anne Persson, University of Skövde, Sweden
  • Kurt Sandhkuhl, University of Rostock, Germany
  • Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Janis Stirna, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Jean Vanderdonckt, Université catholique de Louvin, Belgium
  • Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden

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