|Submission deadline:||Friday, 28 August 2020, 23:59 AoE|
|Author Notifications:||Friday, 18 September 2020|
|Final Manuscript Submission:||Friday, 9 October 2020|
The ISS Doctoral Symposium (ISS DS) provides Ph.D. students with the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced researchers in an informal and interactive setting. Participants can expect the chance to present their dissertation research in a supportive environment and to receive constructive expert and peer feedback on their research topics and possible career paths in both academia and industry. The Symposium aims to support community building by connecting beginning and established researchers. The ideal time to apply to participate in the DS is when some progress has been made in Ph.D. research, and a path to completion is planned but could benefit from outside opinions and refinement.
Doctoral Symposium papers will be published in the ISS conference companion proceeding and published in the ACM digital library. All research topics suitable for the ACM ISS Conference and associated workshops are appropriate for the DS. The DS chairs aim to achieve diversity among the student participants, including diversity across research groups and geographical areas. Refer to previous years’ proceedings for examples: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3280295
All Ph.D. students are welcome to apply regardless of whether they are presenting at the main conference or not. Each submission will be reviewed by the DS chairs to assess its suitability for the DS, as well as additional expert reviewers when necessary.
Authors of accepted submissions will present their work in a dedicated session and registration will be free.
Every submission should include:
PhD Students should submit an extended abstract that describes:
Completed work may be presented as an overview or highlighting a particularly important part in depth.
Submissions must include a poster design (A0 portrait format), also in PDF format. The doctoral symposium posters are intended for display along with the other conference posters, and so should follow the same guidelines as described here: ISS 2020 Posters.
The optional video presenting the research displayed in the poster must be no longer than 5 minutes and must be less than 100 MB in size. Please make sure that your video is playable on standard PC and Macintosh computers. We recommend that you encode your video as an MP4 using the H.264 codec.
Be sure to have permission for all content, and use rights-free music tracks in all submitted videos.
Submissions (both extended abstract and poster) should not be anonymised for review.
Submissions must be submitted using the PCS system by the deadline: Friday, 28 August 2020.
More details will be provided in the following weeks regarding the organization during the conference and the adaptation that will be implemented due to the virtual format of this year’s ISS conference.
Andrés Lucero, Aalto University
Teresa Romão, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Fernando Birra, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa