Call for Papers for the PhD Mentoring

The WI PhD mentoring session (doctoral consortium) is meant to support PhD students working in the area of web intelligence. It offers a platform to researchers in all stages of their PhD studies to present and discuss their ideas in a professional academic environment. The program provides an opportunity to PhD students to interact with their peers as well as with experienced researchers in the field, and to receive valuable feedback on their work and advice for their future careers. In particular, each student will be assigned a member of the WI doctoral consortium committee, who is an experienced researcher in the relevant field and will be available for personal interactions during the day of the WI PhD mentoring session.

Important Dates

  • May 21, 2017: Submission of PhD Mentoring Papers
  • June 2, 2017: Notification of PhD Mentoring Papers acceptance
  • June 26, 2017: Camera-Ready Papers (PhD Mentoring)
  • August 23-26, 2017: Main conference
  • Goals

    The main goals of the PhD mentoring session are

  • to give PhD researchers an opportunity to get feedback and suggestion on their work from experienced researchers and their peers.
  • to interact with other PhD researchers and to get an overview of the field of multi-agent systems.
  • to get advice for their (academic) career.
  • to provide networking opportunities.
  • Paper Submission

    Submissions to the PhD mentoring session (PhD papers) should provide information on the following aspects of the PhD work:

  • Motivation
  • State of the Art
  • Methodical approach
  • Preliminary results/findings (optional)
  • Affiliation and contact details of the PhD supervisor
    PhD short papers are meant to be up to 4 pages long, written in English and formatted according to the in ACM 2-column publication format. The selection process takes into account the quality of the submitted PhD short paper which will be peer-reviewed by members of the WI PhD mentoring program committee.

    The PhD short papers must be submitted electronically via e-mail to
    PhDChair [at] webintelligence2017 [dot] com

    Presentation and Publication

    All accepted PhD short papers will be assigned a slot for oral presentation during the WI PhD mentoring session. In addition, a selected set of these accepted papers describing original, unpublished work mature enough for publication may be included in the regular WI proceedings.

    Doctoral Consortium Chairs

    Alexander Pokahr, University of Hamburg, Germany
    René Schumann, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland