ICWL-SETE 2017 Doctoral Consortium

The ICWL-SETE 2017 Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a forum where doctoral students can present, discuss, and get feedback on their research, as well as develop and extend their doctorate dissertation, on Web based learning and Technologies for Education.

The DC is intended mainly for those PhD students who have a clear research topic and approach, and some preliminary results as well, and whose research can still benefit from the consortium feedback.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) the topics listed on the ICWL 2017 and SETE 2017 websites.

All contributions submitted to DC will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee (DC-PC) and the accepted ones will be presented on DC sessions. All accepted DC-papers will be included into the SETE 2017 proceedings and published as a volume in†Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

According to the DC-PC chairs decision right after the acceptance notification, one member of the DC-PC will be specifically assigned to each accepted contribution, with the aim to provide the student with a feedback and further remarks about her work. This mentoring activity will last 4 weeks, and will support the preparation of the final contribution of the student.

Special sessions of the conference will be dedicated to the Doctoral Consortium. Each selected student will have 30 minutes for her presentation and discussion.

Important dates

Deadline for application: June 18, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: June 22, 2017
Deadline for Camera Ready and Registration: July 20, 2017
Doctoral consortium: September 20-22, 2017

Submission procedure

1) The application to the Doctoral Consortium takes the form of a 5-6 pages paper, produced according to Springer Authors Guidelines. The paper in PDF format should be submitted here.

The submitted paper must include:
  • Title
  • Three keywords
  • Motivation of the research
  • Related work
  • Main research questions and description of the undertaken research
  • Advancements that can be derived in the field of interest, by the proposed research
2) The submission will have to be supported by a letter, sent by the doctoral student's advisor to the DC-chairs at the email address doct.cons.icwl2017@dis.uniroma1.it

The email should have "DC2017-letter - [student's name and surname]" in the subject header. The letter should state:
  • that the advisor supports studentís participation in the DC
  • how valuable the participation in the DC is expected to be for the student
  • how close is the doctoral dissertation proposal to be completed, and by when the thesis defense is expected
Both the submission and the supporting letter must be received by 11:59pm PDT, June 1, 2017.

The submission of a Doctoral Consortium paper does not prevent the student from submitting, alone or in collaboration, an extended research paper, or a poster, to the ICWL conference or co-located SETE workshops/tracks. All submissions will undergo the usual anti-plagiarism check.

Doctoral Consortium Program Committee

(chair) Zuzana KubincovŠ, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
(chair) Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Maria De Marsico, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
Preben Hansen, Stockholm University, Sweden
Martin Homola, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Milos Kravcik, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany
Mart Laanpere, Tallinn University, Estonia
Howard Leung, Hong Kong Web Society, Hong Kong
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Olga Santos, Computer Science School, UNED, Madrid, Spain
Filippo Sciarrone, RomaTre University, Rome, Italy