As is now the tradition in CAiSE conference series, the CAiSE’21 conference will host a Doctoral Consortium. The Doctoral Consortium is intended to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications in the Information Systems Engineering field. The Doctoral Consortium will provide them with an opportunity to present their research to and discuss it with 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 PhD students with the opportunity to:
To be eligible for the Doctoral Consortium, the candidate must be a current doctoral student within a recognized research institution. Ideally, candidates should have at least 12 months of work remaining before their expected completion, and at least 12 months of work already performed. However, all PhD students are eligible regardless of their doctoral stage.
The CAiSE 2021 Doctoral Consortium will be attended by renowned academics from the Information Systems Engineering field who will actively participate as mentors for the doctoral students presenting a paper at the Doctoral Consortium. Accepted papers will be published in the CEUR proceedings. CEUR proceedings are indexed in DBLP.
All participants of the CAiSE doctoral consortium will be subsequently eligible to submit their PhD thesis (after the degree is granted) for a CAiSE PhD Award.
Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format by the stated deadline via the EasyChair conference system (select “CAiSE Doctoral Consortium”). Submissions must have a single author, but the name of the supervisors should be mentioned in the paper (usually in the Acknowledgments section). All submitted materials must be in English. Attendees must have sufficient proficiency in English for being allowed to participate in the academic discussions of the consortium.
The paper must:
Each submitted paper will be reviewed by two members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee. The main evaluation criteria are: relevance, originality, significance, technical soundness, accuracy, and clarity. Acceptance for the Doctoral Consortium is based on the evaluation criteria above.
Submissions should concern original research. Papers that have already been accepted or are currently under review for other conferences or journals will not be considered for publication.
The doctoral consortium is held in parallel with the main CAiSE conference on 30 June – 2 July 2021. There is no separate registration fee for participants in the doctoral consortium. Participants should register to the main conference by selecting either the “Main conference” option or another option that includes the main conference.
Questions about eligibility and other inquiries can be sent to the CAiSE’21 Doctoral Consortium Chairs at email@example.com.
Sjaak Brinkkemper, Utrecht University
Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Renata Guizzardi, University of Twente
Massimo Mecella, Sapienza University of Rome
Andreas L. Opdahl, University of Bergen
Oscar Pastor Lopez, Universitat Politècnica de València
Geert Poels, Ghent University
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa
Janis Stirna, Stockholm University
Barbara Weber, University of St. Gallen
Jian Yang, Macquarie University
Dates are Anywhere on Earth (AoE).