Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium for CBMS 2018 will take place on 21 June 2018. It will provide an opportunity for PhD students to present their research plans or their preliminary work in an informal and supportive atmosphere. The PhD students will be able to discuss the problems that their PhDs are addressing, any preliminary results, and their future plans. The DC will offer them an opportunity to discuss any problems that they have come up against, and gain valuable advice and constructive feedback from experienced researchers in the field.

The Doctoral Consortium will involve presentations by participating PhD students (selected by the Doctoral Consortium chairs) as well as a number of invited talks / tutorials on different related topics in the field.


Doctoral Consortium submissions should focus specifically on a PhD thesis or subsection of a thesis. To apply for participation at CBMS 2018 Doctoral Consortium, please submit a research plan on a topic related to the areas covered in the general call for papers for the conference. Each submission should be in the same format as the main conference papers except it should consist of approximately 3-5 pages describing your research work.

In particular:

  • Title and author
  • The research problem that your PhD addresses
  • Your planned approach and methods for solving the problem
  • How your approach compares to other known approaches
  • Any preliminary results or expected results
  • Future plans and directions with specific questions


Doctoral Consortium submissions: March 19th, 2018

Doctoral Consortium notifications: April 25th, 2018

Slides due: June 1st, 2018


Allan Tucker, Brunel University London, UK

Pieter Toussaint, NTNU, Norway

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