EC-TEL’2012: Call for Doctoral Consortium Deadline has been extended

EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium submission deadline is extended to  June 15, 2012

More information on the EC-TEL Call for Activities is here.

The EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium brings together Ph.D. students working on topics related to Technology Enhanced Learning. The doctoral consortium will offer Ph.D. students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. Prominent professors and researchers in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning will provide feedback to the selected papers and participate actively and contribute to the discussions. The Doctoral Consortium will take place immediately before the EC-TEL 2012 conference. The intention of this doctoral consortium is to support and inspire Ph.D. students during their ongoing research efforts.

Therefore, it is necessary that authors will have neither achieved their Ph.D. degree nor officially submitted their thesis before the doctoral consortium (September 2012). To enforce this rule we require authors to disclose their expected graduation date and their advisor’s name when submitting.

Doctoral Consortium Eligibility and Application Process

In contrast to regular conference papers, submissions should address specifically doctoral work! Therefore, the following elements have to be addressed in the papers:

  • A clear formulation of the research question;
  • An identification of the significant problems in the field of research;
  • An outline of the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of existing solutions;
  • A presentation of any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far;
  • A sketch of the applied research methodology;
  • A description of the Ph.D. project’s contribution to the problem solution;
  • A discussion of how the suggested solution is different, new, or better as compared to existing approaches to the problem.

Accepted students should prepare:

  1. An introduction of themselves and their PhD project for the introductory session. Duration: 60 sec max.
  2. A 15-20 minute presentation of their PhD project to be used for introducing discussion about their project and its main issues during the small group sessions.
  3. Students are also invited to prepare a poster about their Ph.D. for the EC-TEL 2012 poster session.

Submissions should be uploaded to: The max length of DC submissions should not exceed 6 pages. All papers will be reviewed after acceptance by at least two senior researchers and one of the accepted doctoral candidates. Additionally, two discussants, members of the doctoral consortium committee, will be appointed to each paper. Discussant comments will be followed by a plenary discussion of the paper. At the end of the consortium there will be a general discussion, including a brainstorming session about current and future research topics in the area.


Doctoral Consortium application submission: May 31, 2012
Doctoral Consortium application notification: June 29, 2012
Doctoral Consortium reviews: July 31, 2012
Doctoral Consortium camera-ready versions: September 7, 2012
Doctoral Consortium: September 19, 2012

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