CAiSE’18 Doctoral Consortium Call for Papers

The CAiSE’18 Doctoral Consortium will be the 25th Doctoral Consortium of a series held in conjunction with the CAiSE conference series. It is intended to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications of Information Systems Engineering and provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their research to 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 fruitful feedback and advice to the selected PhD students on their research project
  • To provide the opportunity to meet experts from different backgrounds working on topics related to the Information Systems Engineering field
  • To interact with other PhD students and stimulate an exchange of ideas and suggestions among participants
  • To provide the opportunity to discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other career-related issues

To be eligible for the Doctoral Consortium, the candidate must be a current doctoral student within a recognized university. Ideally, the candidate should have at least 12 months work remaining before expected completion, and at least 12 month of work already performed. However, all PhD students are eligible regardless of their doctoral stage.

Why to submit to the CAiSE 2018 Doctoral Consortium?

The CAiSE 2018 Doctoral Consortium will be attended by prominent professors in the field of Information Systems Engineering who will actively participate as mentors to each doctoral student presenting a paper in the Doctoral Consortium.

Accepted papers will be published in the CEUR proceedings ( CEUR proceedings are indexed in DBLP.

Professor Roel Wieringa will provide an introduction to design science methodology, for all PhD students participating at the Doctoral Consortium.

All participants of the CAiSE doctoral consortium will subsequently be eligible to submit their PhD thesis (after the degree is granted) for a CAiSE PhD Award.

Submission process

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format by the stated deadline via the EasyChair conference system:

Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor should be mentioned within the paper. The language of the consortium is English. All submitted materials must be in English. Attendees must have sufficient proficiency in English to allow them to participate in the academic discussions of the Consortium.

Submission guidelines

The paper must:

  • clearly formulate the research question,
  • identify a significant problem in the field of research,
  • outline the current status of the problem domain and related solutions
  • present clearly any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far,
  • describe the research methodology that is applied or planned,
  • outline the contributions of the applicant’s work to the problem domain and highlight their uniqueness,
  • conform to the Springer LNCS format ( contain less than 4000 words (approx. 8 pages in LNCS style).

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 competitive in nature and is based on the evaluation criteria above.

Important Dates
Submission: 1 April 2018 10 April 2018 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance: 4 May 2018
Camera-ready copy: 20 May 2018
CAiSE Doctoral Consortium: 13-15 June 2018

Registration fee

The doctoral consortium is held in parallel with the main CAiSE conference on 13-15 June. There is no separate registration fee participants in the doctoral consortium. The participants of the doctoral consortium should register to the main conference by selecting either the “Main conference” option or another option that includes the main conference. Please check the registration page for details. Please note that the deadline for early registration is 7 May.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Audrone Lupeikiene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Ernest Teniente, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain


  • Robert Buchmann, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Massimo Mecella, Universita di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy
  • Oscar Pastor, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden

Questions and inquiries

Questions about eligibility and other inquiries can be sent to the CAiSE’18 doctoral consortium chairs.