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The goal of RCIS is to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers and practitioners from a wide range of information science fields and provide opportunities for knowledge sharing and dissemination. RCIS has become a recognised conference on research challenges in information sciences. Organised for the 13th time in a row, RCIS 2019 will be held from May 29-31, 2019, in Brussels, Belgium, Capital of Europe.
The RCIS 2019 Doctoral Consortium is an opportunity for doctoral students to present, discuss and develop their research project in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of senior researchers. The doctoral consortium is especially designed for the students who have defined their topic, research plan and have obtained early results, but who still have room for improving their longer term plan. However, since the doctoral consortium is meant to also help at creating a community of early career researchers and at sharing experiences, we encourage PhD students at all stages of their doctoral project to participate by submitting their latest research results.
As part of the RCIS 2019 conference, the scope and topics of the doctoral consortium are the same as those of the main conference, with the special focus on “Towards a Design Science for Information Systems”. Please refer to http://www.rcis-conf.com/callPapers.php.
|Doctoral paper submission deadline:||February 1st, 2019 March 1st, 2019 (“Anywhere on Earth”)|
|Author notification and registration opening:||April 1st, 2019|
|Camera-ready deadline and author registration:||April 12th, 2019|
|RCIS’2019 Conference:||May 29th-31st, 2019|
The review and decision of acceptance will be based on the opinions of at least two reviewers that will conduct a blind review process. Many factors will be considered, including the quality of the proposal, the clarity of the paper, and the stage within the doctoral education program. The selection process will, when possible, maximize a good coverage of the topics of the conference and diversity of participants' background, research objectives, and research methods.
The reviewers for a proposal will consist of two members of the international program committee.
Each student will present his or her work to the participants with substantial time allowed for discussion and questions by participating researchers and other students. The discussion will be guided by a member of the committee of expert mentors, who will play the role of proposal discussant together with another Phd student that has been accepted at the Doctoral Consortium.
Each student will then be asked to review another accepted DC paper and prepare a few questions to be discussed during the consortium day. The papers will be assigned in advance such that the students will have sufficient time to review the paper and prepare their questions.
The consortium sessions will have an informal atmosphere where every participant is encouraged to be actively involved in the discussion, the core objective being to learn how to conduct excellent research, as opposed to criticizing each other’s work.
Fabian Gilson , University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Michael Petit , UNamur, Belgium