Paris, France28-31 October 2019

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Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

In 2019 in Paris, we will welcome, for the first time, PhD students papers in a Doctoral Consortium.

The IEEE EDOC 2019 The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a forum of exchange organized to encourage PhD students present their early work, exchange with other researchers in their fields. Senior researchers will provide feedback and advice on the work and advice on managing research projects. The Doctoral Consortium is also a place to establish a social network with the peers in the field of the conference.

The technical scope of the Doctoral Consortium is that of EDOC 2019, as described by the list of the topics in the EDOC 2019 call for papers. We encourage submissions from Ph.D. students at an early stage of their research project, i.e., typically in their first or second year. A submission to the DC should clearly describe motivation, goal, expected results and the research approach taken. Participants will be expected to actively discuss and argue about their work by reading each other’s work prior to the DC, giving a presentation at the Doctoral Consortium, debating together, and listening to senior researchers’ feedback.


Doctoral Consortium Camera Ready Submissions

Camera Ready papers should be revised consistently with the comments and recommendations made in the reviews. They should be full papers with 3-6 pages and comply with PDF format and comply with the IEEE Computer Society Conference Proceedings Format Guidelines (

Doctoral Consortium Submissions

To participate at the Doctoral Consortium, students should prepare a submission package consisting of two parts, a paper and a letter of recommendation.

 1) The paper (typically 3 to 6 pages) should cover the following aspects:

  • The context and goal of the research;
  • The scientific problem addressed in the PhD project and its relevance to the conference field. Any observation or case study that justifies or substantiates the problem should be given. The problem can be further specified with research questions and hypotheses;
  • Earlier works that have addressed a similar problem. Explanations why the problem is not solved (i.e. open issues and controversies) should be underlined;
  • The scientific method proposed to address the problem at hand ;
  • The expected results, and any result that has already been obtained so far;
  • A plan for the evaluation of results.

All submissions must be made in PDF format and comply with the IEEE Computer Society Conference Proceedings Format Guidelines (

Doctoral Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format via the EDOC Conference Management system hosted on EasyChair:

2) The recommendation letter should:

  • be submitted directly by the advisors to Camille Salinesi <>, and Saïd Assar <>.
  • include the title of the paper, the name of the candidate, the status of the dissertation research, and an expected date for the PhD defense.

Selection process

Desk rejects of papers that

  • do not comply with the formatting guidelines,
  • are out of scope of the conference themes,
  • have been (or are) submitted or published elsewhere,
  • include plagiarism.

The Doctoral Consortium Committee will review submissions using the following criteria:

  • Technical quality, clarity, soundness, precision, and adequacy of the problem statement, related work, self-contained and feasible method description, realistic expected results and sensible evaluation plan.
  • Overall quality.


Accepted doctoral papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the IEEE EDOC conference (EDOCW), which will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library.

The PhD student, author of the accepted DC paper, must register for the conference and be in attendance to present the paper during the Doctoral Consortium.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Doctoral papers submissions: June 28, 2019  June 14, 2019
  • Doctoral papers acceptance notification: July 26, 2019
  • Doctoral Consortium camera-ready papers due: August 16, 2019
  • Doctoral Consortium sessions: October 28, 2019

Doctoral Consortium Advisory Committee

  • Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Doctoral Consortium Program Committee

  • Saïd Assar, IMT-BS, France
  • Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Markus Borg, RISE, Sweden
  • Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Manuele Kirsch-Pinheiro, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
  • Andreas L. Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Marcela Ruiz, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Camille Salinesi, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
  • Estefanía Serral, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Dalila Tamzalit, University of Nantes, France
  • Thierno Tounkara, IMT-BS, France
  • Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
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