CAiSE Doctoral Consortium 2008

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


Second 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 consortium.

3rd March 2008Paper submission deadline
31st March 2008 Notification of acceptance
14th April 2008 Final camera ready copy of paper
9th June 2008 Copy of presentation supplied to organisors
17th 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, with a copy to: ftoumani at (replace ` at ' with '@' to get email address).

Submissions must be made electronically, in PDF format 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. The accepted paper will be published on the CEUR Workshop Electronic Proceedings Series.

Programme 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)
  • Peter McBrien (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Antoni Olive (Universitat Politècnica de Cataluny, Spain)
  • Barbara Pernici (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Michel Scholl (Université de Toulon et du Var, France)
  • Farouk Toumani (Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France)
  • Carlson Woo (University of British Columbia, Canada)

PC Co-chairs and Workshop Organisers

Farouk ToumaniPeter McBrien
Université Blaise Pascal
Laboratoire LIMOS - UMR 6158
Complexe scientifique des Cézeaux
63177 AUBIERE cedex
Imperial College London
Dept. of Computing
180 Queen's Gate
London SW7 2BZ
ftoumani at