CFP: Doctoral Consortium workshop in conjunction with the OTM Federated Conferences


"3rd OTM Academy Doctoral Consortium"

29-30 Oct 2006
Montpellier, France
In conjunction with
On The Move Federated Conferences

Proceedings published by Springer LNCS

The OTM Academy Doctoral Consortium is intended to bring together doctoral
(Ph.D.) students within the subject area of the OTM community. Each student
the opportunity to present and to discuss his or her research in a
constructive and international atmosphere, during 60 minutes. The language
is English.

The OTM'06 Doctoral Consortium will be accompanied by prominent professors
in the field of information systems who will actively participate in the

During OTM¹05 the General Co-Chairs have proclaimed the former Ph.D.
Symposium to be the OTM Academy Doctoral Consortium from OTM¹06 on, and
Prof. Jan Dietz to be the Dean of the OTM Academy. Therefore, the Doctoral
Consortium in Montpellier, France, will be the 3rd one. It is held on 29 and
30 October 2006. 

The goal of the OTM Academy Doctoral Consortium is to support the research
done by doctoral students with constructive remarks and feedback from
prominent scientists in the information systems field.

The Doctoral Consortium will be rounded off by a discussion of general
questions related to Ph.D. research. They include, but are not limited to,
the following aspects:

* problem formulation,
* analysis and evaluation of the state of the doctoral thesis,
* research methodology, including
  o underlying principles of the approach,
  o utility of the approach, as well as
  o validation of the results.
* critical evaluation of one's own work, including
  o identification of the target audience and beneficiaries of a thesis,
  o validation techniques (such as prototyping, field experiment, or
* definition of the innovative contribution of a thesis to the existing
  state of the art.

Additionally keynote speakers will address general purpose issues, related
to Ph.D. research and life in academia afterwards.

The Doctoral Consortium deals with the topics of the main conference.
The general areas addressed are:

* Distributed Objects and Applications
* Information Management
* Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences
* Business Process Management
* Software Services
* Agent technologies and systems
* Cooperative Information Systems

An extensive list of topics can be found at

To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please provide an
electronic version of your paper regarding your doctoral work to the
web page ( The
is restricted to 10 pages. Submissions may be handed in electronically in
Postscript, PDF or MS Word format.

Different from other papers, this paper addresses specifically the doctoral
student thesis! Therefore, the paper should

* have the PhD student as single author (by preference), or as first author
  with his/her (main) promoter as second author (clearly indicated)
* formulate the research question,
* identify the significant problems in the field of research,
* outline the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state
  of existing solutions,
* present any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results
  achieved so far, 
* sketch the research methodology that is applied,
* point out the contributions of the applicant to the problem solution, and
* state in what aspects the suggested solution is different, new or better
  as compared to existing approaches to the problem.

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and
clarity. Admission is limited to 10 - 14 doctoral students.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a
paper from the proceedings.

Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag as LNCS
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop proceedings
of the 2006 International On The Move Federated Conferences (OTM). Author
instructions and style sheets can be found at the Springer site

Deadline for submission:            June 30, 2006
Notification of acceptance:         July 30, 2006
Camera-ready paper due:             August 20, 2006
Doctoral Consortium:                October 29 - 30, 2006
OTM'06:                             October 29 - November 3, 2006

Jan Dietz
Information Systems Design
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Johann Eder
Department of Computer Science
University of Vienna, Austria

(Others to be announced)

Antonia Albani (
Information Systems Design
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Gábor Nagypál (
Information Process Engineering
Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), Germany

Johannes Maria Zaha (
Business Process Management Research Group
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Received on Tuesday, 7 March 2006 12:10:36 UTC