Doctoral colloquium

IE’12 Doctoral Colloquium


Call for Contributions


As a part of the latest in the highly successful series of International Conferences on Intelligent Environments, we will be hosting a Doctoral Colloquial at the 2012 conference in Guanajuato, México in late June 2012. The aims of this Colloquium are both social and educational - to provide research students in the early to mid phases of their projects an opportunity to meet other people in a similar position, to make relatively informal presentations on their work, to discuss each other’s experiences, ideas and findings, to make connections and to have fun!

If you have any suggestions as to what you would like included, or have any questions about the colloquium, then please email the colloquium chairs (contact details below).

Call for Contributions – Short Papers and Posters

Key aspects of the Doctoral Colloquium are the presentations, either oral papers or as posters, where research students present, discuss and defend their work.

All accepted presentations will be submitted as “short written papers” (maximum of 4 pages) and will be published in the IEEE Proceedings for the IE’12 conference.

A prize will be awarded for the best colloquium paper, which will be announced during the main conference.

All presentations should be on research projects (PhD or similar), on topics appropriate to the Intelligent Environments theme (for further details on the range of themes, see which are either (a) in a relatively early stage, but where the investigating student has already identified the nature and key aspects of the problem(s), and has ideas regarding how to solve them, or (b) is at a stage where interesting results are being produced, but the work is not yet quite at a stage appropriate to produce a long paper. As a minimum, papers should describe a research problem, explain why that problem is important and interesting, detail what the existing solutions (if any) or relevant methods are, including why these are not sufficient or satisfactory, and give some indication of the new solutions or methodologies the student is pursuing. There should be enough substance to offer and stimulate discussion, but the work does not need to be complete. Participants will also be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the Doctoral Colloquium track session on June 2012 at the main conference, to be followed by a discussion which is intended to help the students optimise their research strategies.

The main author of all contributions to the Doctoral Colloquium MUST be a student registered for a PhD or similar research degree.

Key Dates

New dates: Workshops 26 June, Conference 27-28 June


  • Optional Submission of Abstract (200-300 words) – 4th January 2012 (Authors submitting abstracts by this date will receive some feedback on them ASAP from the co-chairs)
  • Submission of Full Paper – 14th January 2012.Extended deadline: Friday 10 February 2012
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection – 14th March 2012. Wednesday 30th March 2012
  • Submission of Revised “Camera Ready” Full Paper – 16th April 2012 (conditional on acceptance of originally submitted paper)


For enquiries contact

Doctoral Colloquium 

Gordon Hunter
Kingston University, UK

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Angélica Reyes
Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

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Eric Wade
U. of Southern California, USA

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