Call for Doctoral Consortium papers

The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a forum where PhD students can present their research ideas, confront them with the scientific community, receive feedback from mentors and tie cooperation bounds. Students will receive inspiration from their peers and will have a chance to discuss their research objectives with senior community members in the context of an established international conference. The DC session will take place on September 5. Each participant will present her/his work, followed by a discussion with senior researcher. Receiving feedback about your work from senior researchers and discussing it with them is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable comments and suggestions on the research activity.

We are planning an in-person Consortium with a virtual option. All participants are expected to attend the Consortium meeting. Those authors who cannot travel due to Covid-19 will be allowed to present and participate remotely

Best Doctoral Consortium Paper Award – Journal Special Issue

  • One accepted paper will be awarded the “Best Doctoral Consortium Paper Award” by the DC Committee.
  • A selection of the papers accepted in ADBIS 2022 will be invited for publication in a Special Issue in the International Journal Computer Science and Information Systems (ComSIS). Extensions of accepted DC contributions might be invited for inclusion in the issue, particularly the Best Doctoral Consortium paper awarded by the program committee.

Important dates

  • Paper submission: April 7, 2022 May 20, 2022 (EXTENDED)
  • Acceptance: May 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • Camera-ready (accepted papers with publication in the DC volume): June 15, 2022 July 5, 2022
  • Doctoral consortium: September 5, 2022

Eligibility- Call for Participation

We seek PhD students who have either determined the direction of their thesis research (probably with some preliminary results already published) but still have substantial work to complete or PhD student participants in the early stages of their dissertations.

Submission guidelines

Submit a paper of at least 4 pages and at most 8 pages in Springer LNCS format and describe the state of the whole PhD project, rather than a specific completed result. You must be the only author of the paper. The paper should outline the objectives, the problem, state of the art, results obtained so far, and what is still to be done in the frame of the PhD project. Papers must be submitted via Easy Chair. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.

When submitting, you must explicitly state whether your document is to be considered for publication in the DC proceedings or not. To do so, do not forget to tick the checkbox “to be considered for publication in the DC proceedings” at submission time. Suppose you opt for considering your paper for being published in the DC proceedings. In that case, it will be evaluated by the DC committee and by the acceptance date, you will be notified if your paper has been selected for publication. Note that papers might not be accepted for publication but still be presented at the DC event.

Authors willing to present consolidated results must submit a paper to the main conference or one of the associated workshops. A paper submitted to the DC may not be under review for any other conference or journal when it is being considered for the DC.


The selected DC papers will be published together with the workshops’ proceedings, in the Springer CCIS series.

Authors should consult Springer’s guidelines for authors and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Program Committee for the Doctoral Consortium

  • Judith Awiti, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium 
  • Andrea Calì, Birkbeck University of London
  • Barbara Catania, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Jérôme Darmont, U. Lumière Lyon 2, France
  • Marlon Dumas, U. Tartu, Estonia
  • Abir Farouzi, LIAS/ISAE-ENSMA, France 
  • Sergio Flesca, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Cristian Molinaro, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Laura Po, U. Modena, Italy
  • Nicolas Travers, U. Eiffel Paris, France
  • Raquel Trillo, U. Zaragoza, Spain
  • Domenico Ursino, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

We support Diversity & Inclusion in the ADBIS community therefore we kindly ask authors to adopt inclusive language in their papers and presentations (inclusive writing and inclusive talks), and all participants to adopt the proper code on conduct (code of conduct).

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