IE'19 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 (DC) at the 2019 conference in Rabat, Morocco in late June 2019. 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 and give/receive feedback on 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 in the committees page).

Call for Contributions – DC Short Papers

Key aspects of the Doctoral Colloquium are the presentations, 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'19 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 conference topics) 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 2019 at the main conference, to be followed by a discussion which is intended to help the students optimize their research strategies and develop their research and technical writing skills.

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

Key Dates

  • Submission of full paper (4 Pages): January 15, 2019 January 31, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance to authors: March 15, 2019 March 18, 2019
  • Deadline for submitting camera Ready version: April 15, 2019