Important Dates

Submission: 8th of April 2013 19th of April 2013

Notification of Acceptance: 13th of May 2013

Camera-ready Copy: 27th of May 2013

Doctoral Consortium: 21st of June 2013

CAiSE Workshops & Conference: 17th–21st of June 2013

The CAiSE 2013 Doctoral Consortium will be the 20th Doctoral Consortium of a series held in conjunction with the CAiSE conference series. It is intended to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications of information systems and provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their research to an audience of peers and senior faculty in a supportive environment, as well as to participate in a number of plenary sessions with Information Systems academics.

The goals of the Doctoral Consortium are:

• To provide fruitful feedback and advice to the selected Ph.D. students on their research project

• To provide the opportunity to meet experts from different backgrounds working on topics related to the Information Systems Engineering field

• To interact with other PhD students and stimulate an exchange of ideas and suggestions among participants

• To provide the opportunity to discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other career-related issues

To be eligible for the Consortium the candidate must be a current doctoral student within a recognized university. Ideally, the candidate should have at least 6-12 months work remaining before expected completion.  The participants of the doctoral consortium are also strongly encouraged to register for and attend the main conference.

The CAiSE’13 Doctoral Consortium will be attended by prominent professors in the field of information systems who will actively participate in and contribute to the sessions.

Submission process

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format by the stated deadline 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 the consortium is English.  All submitted materials must be in English.  Attendees must have sufficient proficiency in English to allow them to participate in the academic discussions of the Consortium.

Submission guidelines

The paper must:

• clearly formulate the research question,

• identify a significant problem in the field of research,

• outline the current status of the problem domain and related solutions

• present clearly any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far,

• describe the research methodology that is applied or planned,

• outline the contributions of the applicant’s work to the problem domain and

• highlight their uniqueness

• conform to the Springer LNCS format

• contain less than 4000 words (approx. 8 pages in LNCS style)

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by two members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee (to be defined). The main evaluation criteria are: originality, significance, technical soundness, accuracy, and clarity. Acceptance for the Doctoral Consortium is competitive in nature and is based on the evaluation criteria above.

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Marta Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia

Faculty Mentors

Sandeep Purao, Penn State University
Irit Hadar, University of Haifa
Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm
Selmin Nurcan, The University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa

Program Committee


Proceedings published by CEUR-WS can be found here