Phd consortium call submissions

  • Overview
    The doctoral consortium has been designed to bring together PhD candidates and experienced academics in order to facilitate focused and in-depth discussions around candidates’ research. The consortium is especially designed for students who are engaged in developing their dissertation research. Students who will have completed their dissertations by September 2020 or are close to completion will not be accepted.

A submission outlining the candidate’s research should be in the form of an abbreviated dissertation proposal. The proposal should provide the research question or topic, a justification for the importance of the research, a presentation of the theoretical basis and context for the research, a description of research approach and method, preliminary findings and expected contributions to knowledge. The proposal should also include a progress report as an appendix, indicating the estimated completion date and the work that remains to be done as of the date of submission. The proposal may not exceed 3,000 words and while preparing, we recommend PhD students to reflect upon the following questions:

  • What makes the research I do especially appealing for me?
    • For the discipline?
    • For practice?
  • How can I justify that my research results will
    • match the goals of the dissertation?
    • contribute to advancing the field?

Important dates

  • April 20, 2020 – Deadline for submissions of proposals by PhD candidates
  • May 11, 2020 – Notification of acceptance
  • June 1, 2020 – Updated proposals/research papers expected for distribution before the consortium
  • June 23, 2020 – PhD Consortium

Submissions to the consortium have to include:

  • Cover page
    • Information about the candidate, including name, university affiliation, name of dissertation supervisor, web site address, and contact information: email address, mailing address, and phone numbers
    • Title of the proposal
  • Research proposal (2000 – 3000 words): including motivation, research question, research design/ methodology, current status of research and completion plan. Please use Times New Roman or equivalent font at 12-point font size and 1.5 line spacing
  • Statement by the supervisor or PhD program director confirming the status of the candidate and a recommendation for participation in the consortium

Program and Venue

PhD Consortium will take place on June 23, 2020 afternoon

Doctoral Candidates Consortium Committee

DorotaKuchta Dorota Kuchta over 30 years of experience as researcher, teacher and trainer in projectmanagement, operations research and managerial accounting. Her research focus aremanagement models and methods under uncertainty, ambiguity and incomplete knowledge. She is the author of about 250 publications in these areas, published amongothers in such journals as Fuzzy sets and Systems, R&D Management,  Journal of Systems and Software  or  Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing  and   in such publishing houses as Springer orTaylor and Francis. She has led 5 research projects and supervised 15 PhDtheses. She is the holder of two project management certificates: CertifiedProject Management Associate and PRINCE2 Foundation. She  has large international experience, due toseveral years spent in various countries as PhD student, research worker andvisiting Professor.

ArkadyZaslavsky Arkady Zaslavsky is a Professor of Distributed Systems & Security at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Arkady is leading and participating in R&D projects in Internet of Things, mobile analytics and context-awareness science areas. He is a technical leader of the EU Horizon-2020 project bIoTope – building IoT Open Innovation Ecosystem for connected smart objects. Professor Arkady Zaslavsky holds Adjunct-Professorship appointments with a number of Australian and International universities, including UNSW, La Trobe University, University of Luxembourg and ITMO University, StPetersburg. Arkady Zaslavsky has published more than 400 research publications throughout his professional career and supervised to completion more than 40 PhD students. Arkady Zaslavsky is a Senior Member of ACM, a Senior Member of IEEE Computer and Communication Societies.


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