The aims of the Doctoral Colloquium are both social and educational - to provide research students an opportunity to meet other Doctoral Students, 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.
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 papers" (maximum of 4 pages) and will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
The best DC paper will be awarded at least the following prizes (possibly more depending on sponsorship): Certificate and a recent book published in the AISE book series.
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 http://intenv.org/?q=conferences/ie17) 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 2016 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.