Doctoral Consortium

CAiSE 2019 Doctoral Consortium – Call for Papers

The CAiSE’19 Doctoral Consortium will be the 26th Doctoral Consortium held in conjunction with the CAiSE conference series. It is intended to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications in the Information Systems Engineering field. The Doctoral Consortium will provide them with an opportunity to present their research to and discuss it with 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 PhD students with the opportunity to:

  • Receive constructive feedback and advice on their research project,
  • Meet experts with different backgrounds working on topics related to the Information Systems Engineering field,
  • Interact with other PhD students and stimulate an exchange of ideas and suggestions among participants,
  • Discuss concerns about research, supervision, 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 research institution. Ideally, candidates should have at least 12 months of work remaining before their expected completion, and at least 12 months 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 2019 Doctoral Consortium will be attended by reknowned academics from the Information Systems Engineering field who will actively participate as mentors for the doctoral students presenting a paper at the Doctoral Consortium.

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

All participants of the CAiSE doctoral consortium will be subsequently 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 (select “CAiSE Doctoral Consortium”). Submissions must have a single author, but the name of the supervisors should be mentioned in the paper. All submitted materials must be in English. Attendees must have sufficient proficiency in English for being allowed 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,
  • clearly present 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: 31 March 2019
Notification of acceptance: 29 April 2019
Camera-ready copy: 17 May 2019
CAiSE Doctoral Consortium: 5-7 June 2019

Registration fee

The doctoral consortium is held in parallel with the main CAiSE conference on 5-7 June 2019. There is no separate registration fee for participants in the doctoral consortium. Participants should register to the main conference by selecting either the “Main conference” option or another option that includes the main conference.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Marcello La Rosa, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany


Hajo Reijers, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Andreas L. Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway

Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel

Fabrizio Maria Maggi, University of Tartu, Estonia

Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria

Anna Perini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler Trento, Italy

Ernest Teniente, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

Johann Eder, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria


Questions and inquiries

Questions about eligibility and other inquiries can be sent to the CAiSE’19 doctoral consortium chairs at