Doctoral Consortium

– Deadline Extension: June 8, 2016 –

Presentation and Publication | Submission guidelines | Important dates | Program Committee

The Doctoral Consortium is co-located with the BIS 2016 conference and provides a forum where PhD students can share their work and interact with their peers as wells as senior scholars to receive valuable feedback on their work. By creating a collegial and friendly atmosphere, the objective of the consortium is to support PhD students in the effective design, implementation, and communication of their research. In particular, each student will be assigned a mentor who will also provide in-depth private feedback. In addition, the consortium offers opportunities for networking and, through the proceedings, publishing early results. The consortium is open to PhD students from areas concerned with the development, implementation and application of business information systems, based on innovative ideas and computational intelligence methods. The consortium is not restricted to particular research methods and we will consider conceptual, theoretical and empirical research as well as novel applications.

Presentation and Publication

All accepted papers will be presented during the plenary sessions.

Revised papers will be published in a volume of the LNBIP series (Springer).

The consortium will be structured into three parts:
1) Plenary session including paper presentations by PhD students (30 minutes each),
2) Mentoring sessions of each one mentor and one or two students (60 minutes),
3) Final session to summarize results and feedback (30 minutes).

Submission guidelines

Applications should submit the following two documents:

  • Dissertation proposal: This paper should outline the research in form of an extended abstract (research question; justification for the importance of the research; description of the research approach, theoretical foundation, and methodology; progress report). Formatting should follow the LNBIP guidelines. Papers should not exceed 10 pages (including abstract and references).
  • Motivation letter: This two-page letter should include: a description of why the consortium is important to you; affiliation and contact details of the supervisor; short CV.

All documents must be submitted in English. All dissertation proposals will be peer-reviewed. The selection will be based on quality, relevance of the research, and potential impact to the field.

All submissions must be submitted via the conference system.

Important dates

  • Submission of applications: May 1, 2016 Deadline extension: June 8, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: June 22, 2016
  • Registration deadline (early bird rate): June 29, 2016
  • Doctoral consortium: July 6, 2016
  • Submission of revised papers for publication (including revisions based on consortium feedback): July 20, 2016

Organizers and Chairs

  • Jörg Leukel, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Program Committee

Proposals will be refereed by a committee of Professors, Junior Professors, and Postdocs.

  • Witold Abramowicz, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
  • Rainer Alt, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Ricardo Buettner, FOM University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Bogdan Franczyk, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Paul Karaenke, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Stefan Kirn, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Karol Kozak, Fraunhofer IWS, Germany
  • Andre Ludwig, Kühne Logistics University, Germany
  • Marcus Mueller, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Henk G. Sol, University of Groningen and Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany