[DL] CFP- CAiSE Doctoral Consortium 2008

Farouk Toumani ftoumani at isima.fr
Wed Feb 6 17:38:10 CET 2008

[Many apologies if you receive this CFP more than once]

                 Call for Papers
         CAiSE Doctoral Consortium 2008


17th June 2008, Montpellier, France (held in conjunction with CAiSE08)

First Call for Papers

The CAiSE Doctoral Consortium 2008 is an international forum for PhD 
students working in the areas addressed by the CAiSE conference. The 
forum is intended to bring together PhD students and give them the 
opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructively 
critical atmosphere. The consortium will operate in a workshop format, 
giving PhD students an opportunity to showcase their research and 
providing them with feedback from senior international researchers. We 
particularly encourage students that are somewhere in the middle of 
their research to submit to this workshop.
The goals of the Doctoral Consortium event are

- To provide fruitful feedback and advice to the selected Ph.D. students 
on their research thesis.
- 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.

The CAiSE Doctoral Consortium 2008 will be attended by prominent 
researchers in the field of information systems who will actively 
participate in and contribute to the discussions. The workshop in 
Montpellier will be the 15th Doctoral Consortium of a series held in 
conjunction with the CAiSE conferences in Utrecht (1994), Jyväskylä 
(1995), Heraklion (1996), Barcelona (1997), Pisa (1998), Heidelberg 
(1999), Stockholm (2000), Interlaken (2001), Toronto (2002), 
Klagenfurt/Velden (2003) Riga/Latvia (2004), Porto (2005), Luxembourg 
(2006) and Trondheim (2007).
The submitted paper must give a clear description of the PhD work being 
conducted by author of the paper, and in particular:

- provide a clear description of the research problem being addressed.
- motivate the proposed research (ie state why the research work is 
being conducted, and what benefits the research will bring).
- outline the current knowledge of the problem domain, briefly describe 
what existing work the research builds upon (citing key papers), and 
also briefly describe any existing solutions that have been developed or 
are currently being developed (citing key papers).
- present clearly preliminary results from the research work, and 
propose a plan of research to complete the research.
- point out the contributions of the applicant to the solution of the 
problem, and state in what aspects the suggested solution is different, 
new or better as compared to existing approaches to the problem.

However, the paper need not be structured to answer those questions 
directly, but may instead follow the format of a standard conference 
paper. Submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee with 
respect to overall quality of presentation, the potential for future 
impact of the proposed PhD research on the field of Information Systems 
Engineering, and the likely benefit to the student of attending the 

25th February 2008    Paper submission deadline
31st March 2008        Notification of acceptance
30th April 2008        Final camera ready copy of paper

9th June 2008        Copy of presentation supplied to organisors
16th June 2008         Workshop, Montpellier, France

Submission Instructions
To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please send a 
short paper describing your doctoral work to Peter McBrien 
pjm at doc.ic.ac.uk, with a copy to: ftoumani at isima.fr (replace ` at ' 
with '@' to get email address).

Submissions must be made electronically, in PDF forma,t by the deadline 
stated, and the paper must conform to the Springer's LNCS format. The 
paper is restricted to 4000 words (approximately 8 pages). Submissions 
must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor should also be 
mentioned within the paper.

Program Committee

Zohra Bellahsene (Montpellier 2 University, France)
Boualem Benatallah (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
Marlon Dumas (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Schahram Dustdar (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Mohand-Said Hacid (Claude Bernard University, Lyon,  France)
Barbara Pernici (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Michel Scholl (Université de Toulon et du Var, France)
Antoni Olive (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)
Peter McBrien (Imperial College London, UK)
Farouk Toumani (Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France)

PC Co-chairs and Workshop Organisers

Peter McBrien
pjm at doc.ic.ac.uk
Imperial College London
Dept. of Computing
180 Queen's GateLondon SW7 BAZ, UK

Farouk Toumani
ftoumani at isima.fr
Université Blaise Pascal
Laboratoire LIMOS - UMR
6158Complexe scientifique
des Cézeaux
63177 AUBIERE cedexFrance

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