PoEM’15 Doctoral Consortium Call for Papers

The PoEM’15 Doctoral Consortium will be the 1st Doctoral Consortium of a series to come in the future in conjunction with the PoEM conference. It is intended to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications of Enterprise Modeling and provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their research to an audience of peers and senior faculty in a supportive environment, as well as to participate in a number of plenary sessions with Information Systems academics.

The goals of the Doctoral Consortium are:

  • To provide fruitful feedback and advice to the selected PhD students on their research project
  • To provide the opportunity to meet experts from different backgrounds working on topics related to the Enterprise Modeling discipline
  • To interact with other PhD students and stimulate an exchange of ideas and suggestions among participants
  • To provide the opportunity to discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other career-related issues
  • Identify a significant problem in the field of research and establish a gap based on the current status of the problem domain and existing solutions
  • Indicate a research goal related to the identified gap and clearly formulate the research question
  • Present preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far
  • Describe the research methodology that is applied or planned
  • Outline the contributions of the applicant’s work to the problem domain and highlight their uniqueness

To be eligible for the Doctoral Consortium, the candidate must be a current doctoral student within a recognized university. Ideally, the candidate should have at least 6-12 months work remaining before expected completion (and at least 6 month of work already performed).

Doctoral Consortium Mentors

Paul Johannesson , Stockholm University, Sweden

Jelena Zdravkovic , Stockholm University, Sweden

Raimundas Matulevičius, University of Tartu, Estonia

Anne Persson, University of Skövde, Sweden

Geert Poels, Ghent University, Belgium

Professor Paul Johannesson will provide an introduction to the Design Science methodology for all PhD students participating to the Doctoral Consortium. He will also present a tutorial for young PhD supervisors.

Authors of accepted Doctoral Consortium papers will benefit from a reduced registration fee, which will enable them also to attend the PoEM conference, and all associated social events.

Submission process

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format by the stated deadline via the EasyChair conference system . Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor should also be mentioned within the paper. The language of the consortium is English. All submitted materials must be in English. Attendees must have sufficient proficiency in English to allow them to participate in the academic discussions of the Consortium. The accepted papers will be published in the CEUR proceedings.

Submission guidelines

The paper needs to:

The paper should conform to Springer LNCS format (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and contain less than 4000 words (approx. 8 pages in LNCS style).

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by two members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee. The main evaluation criteria are: relevance, originality, potential contribution, technical soundness, and clarity. Acceptance for the Doctoral Consortium is competitive in nature and is based on the evaluation criteria above.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 5. September 201512.September

Notification of Acceptance: 1. October 2015

Camera-ready Copy: 15. October 2015

Program Committee

Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University

John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu

Anne Persson, University of Skövde

Irina Rychkova, University of Sorbonne

Kurt Sandhkuhl, University of Rostock

Ulf Seigerroth, Jönköping University

Janis Stirna, Stockholm University​