The Doctoral Symposium will be held during the CIO2019 Conference, on July 11th, 2019.
It will be divided in two sessions:
- Seminar “How to get a PhD”: Meet your peers in an informal environment and share with them issues you all have to deal with during your PhD paths: skills needed to obtain a PhD, the nuts-and-bolts of writing academic papers, scholarly networking, academic career, etc. The format of the seminar will be a short presentation by doctoral symposium committee members introducing next a debate among symposium participants on the topics found most relevant.
- Papers presentations session: PhD students will present in oral format the paper submitted to the conference (if accepted), in the same conditions as authors submitting to the general track. However, in this special session, PhD students will be allowed 5 extra minutes to position the results described in their conference paper within the overall framework of their thesis (about 25 minutes in total). In addition, a discussant will be appointed to each paper. The experts and audience will interact with the author, providing constructive advice and suggestions.
The extra 5 minutes could be devoted to provide the following information, in case it has not been delivered in the paper submitted to the conference:
- Stage of the PhD project: initial stage (first or second year) or mature stage (third year, or later).
- Background: The problem addressed by this PhD research and a motivation of its importance.
- Related work: A review of the relevant works that have addressed this problem or a similar one before, emphasizing the differences and advantages of the proposed approach in the PhD.
- Objectives or research questions of the overall PhD research.
- Methodology: A description of the methods used to address the objectives or research questions formulated in the PhD research, with a mention to how this methodological approach overcomes the current state of the art and how the results through these methods will be validated (e.g. prototyping, industry case studies, user studies, experiments, etc.).
- Preliminary results: A description of the work to-date in the PhD project and results achieved so far.
- Expected contributions: A list of the expected contributions of this PhD project to both theory and practice.