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Pre-Conference Doctoral Workshop

ISIC 2018 Doctoral Workshop

Doctoral students are invited to submit an application for the participation in the Doctoral Workshop to be held in conjunction with the Information Seeking in Context Conference on Monday 8 October. During the Workshop, doctoral students will be invited to share their current dissertation work-in-progress with their peers and with an international panel of research mentors invited to take part in the Workshop.

The Workshop has the following objectives:

  • To provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants’ current research, and guidance on future research directions;
  • To develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research;
  • To contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events.

Criteria for selection

Participants for the Doctoral Workshop will be selected on the basis of their anticipated contribution to the workshop goals. Emphasis will be placed on forming a diverse group of high quality students of approximately 20-24 selected participants. Students typically have settled on thesis directions, usually with a research proposal accepted by their thesis committee or departmental research committee. Further details on workshop activities will be available on the web site closer to the event.

How to apply

To apply as a student participant in the Doctoral Workshop, prepare a submission package consisting of the following:

  1. Thesis Summary Paper: Prepare a two-page thesis summary, which outlines the problem being addressed, the proposed work plan and a description of your progress to date. Include in your summary the research problems you have encountered and would like to discuss at the workshop. The thesis summary format must be: Times New Roman font, size 12; single spacing; left side alignment; paragraph indenting of 1.5; with diagrams or pictures included only if essential to your work.
  2. Short CV: This should include information typically found in a curriculum vitae, plus additional information on your background and relevant experience which may indicate your potential contribution to the workshop.
  3. Contact details: Full name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the participant as well as for the advisor/supervisor with his/her institution included.
  4. Letter of Recommendation from your thesis advisor or principal supervisor: This must include an assessment of the current status of your thesis research, and an expected date for thesis submission.

Doctoral Workshop Submissions should be submitted electronically to Easy Chair. Fill in the Contact details Form, Title, Abstract and Keywords Form and add a note in parentheses (Doctoral Workshop Submission) in the title form. Please upload one file that is a Word document containing the Thesis Summary Paper, a short CV, as well as all contact details. Please upload it in the EasyChair submission form “Thesis Summary + short CV“.

The second file is the Letter of Recommendation from your thesis advisor or principal supervisor. It should be hand signed and scanned as a .pdf file and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important Doctoral Workshop Dates

Submission deadline for applications 15 April 2021
Notification of acceptance 1 June 2021
Deadline for final submission and supplemental information 1 September 2021
Doctoral workshop 8 October 2018.

Financial information

The Doctoral Workshop is free of charge. Participants in the workshop can attend the conference sessions for a discounted fee (see the ISIC 2018 Conference website).

Further Information

Students accepted to participate in the workshop will be asked to provide supplemental information prior to the workshop that will help other participants and mentors understand the context of their research and the research challenges they wish to discuss at the workshop.

The Doctoral Workshop Thesis Papers will not be published as part of the Conference proceedings in Information Research, but we intend to publish the Doctoral Workshop Thesis Papers as separate ISIC 2018 conference proceedings. Additionally, a possible outcome of the Workshop may be creating an e-publication about the participants’ work.

As part of the mentorship process characteristic of the Workshop, participants will receive feedback that will assist them with the further publication of their work.

For additional information, contact the conference organizers or the workshop convenors, Associate Professor Camilla Moring, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr Nicola Parker, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Local Organising Committee: Doctoral student Magdalena Zych (MA) - doctoral workshop, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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