Call for Doctoral Consortium

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The ER2011 Doctoral Consortium is intended to bring together PhD students working on topics related to the ER conference series. The workshop will offer PhD students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in a constructive and collegial atmosphere. Prominent researchers in the field of conceptual modeling will attend the workshop and mentor the participant students. The workshop is co-located with the ER2011 conference and will take place on the last conference day (November 3rd, 2011). The Consortium language is English.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have already settled on a specific research proposal and have some preliminary results, but still have enough time remaining before submitting their dissertation so that they can benefit from workshop feedback. The technical scope of the Doctoral Consortium is the same as that of the ER2011.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will support a few participations from US PhD students amounting US$ 1000 per student. Please refer to the NSF Student Travel Award web page for more information in this respect.

Important Dates

  • Submission: July 15th, 2011 (new deadline)
  • Notification: August 5th, 2011
  • Camera-ready: August 24th, 2011

Submission Guidelines

Students willing to participate in the Doctoral Consortium must submit an abstract describing their doctoral work. The abstract should not exceed 10 pages in the LNCS conference proceedings style and must cover the following aspects:

  • A clear formulation of the research topic;
  • An outline of the significant problems in the field and their current solutions;
  • A description of the proposed approach and its expected contributions;
  • A summary of the (expected) results, including their (proposed) evaluation method;

The abstract must be submitted electronically to both chairs of the Doctoral Consortium in PDF format. All submissions will be acknowledged. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, technical merit, presentation quality and relevance to the workshop topics. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee (Doctoral Consortium Chairs plus Doctoral mentors).

By submitting a contribution students accept that they have to register to the conference and attend the workshop. Failure to register or to attend will entail removal of their submission even if formally accepted.

Doctoral Consortium Mentors

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Contact Information

Questions about the Doctoral Consortium should be addressed to either of the Consortium chairs.

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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