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Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium will take place in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), to be held July 29 - 31 in Reykjavík, Iceland. The ICINCO 2013 doctoral consortium will provide an opportunity for graduate students to explore their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished experts in the field.

The Doctoral Consortium on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics is intended to bring together Ph.D. students within the enterprise systems engineering field to discuss their research in an international forum. More precisely, the Doctoral Consortium will provide students with an opportunity to:
  • Present their research work in a relaxed and supportive environment;
  • Receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty members;
  • Gain an overview of the breadth and depth of Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics;
  • Obtain insight into directions for Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics research taken by other doctoral candidates;
  • Discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other issues;
  • Network with peers and future colleagues

Thus, the symposium will help shape ongoing and future research projects aimed at Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, will promote scholarship and networking among new researchers in this emerging interdisciplinary area, and will expose these promising young researchers to the larger global community.


DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CHAIR
Luis Paulo Reis, University of Minho, Portugal


ADVISORY BOARD
Kurosh Madani, University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France
Luis Paulo Reis, University of Minho, Portugal
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Krzysztof Tchon, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland



DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM REQUIREMENTS AND RULES

The Doctoral Consortium is based on the following requirements and rules:
  • It is open only to Doctoral Students who have started their research;
  • Each student with an accepted paper at the Doctoral Consortium must register and attend ICINCO: a special student fee applies;
  • Each paper must be presented by the student
  • Submissions will be judged mainly on relevance, originality, technical quality and clarity;
  • Paper length: 4 to 12 pages;
  • Papers must be written in MS-Word or Latex including the following information:
    • stage of the research;
    • outline of objectives;
    • research problem;
    • state of the art;
    • methodology and
    • expected outcome.

HOW TO APPLY TO THE DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please submit your paper through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and follow the instructions and templates (MSWord and LaTex ) that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

ACCEPTED STUDENTS SHOULD PREPARE:

1. An introduction of themselves and their Ph.D. project for the introductory session. 1 slide only. Duration: 60 sec max.
2. A 15 minute presentation of their Ph.D. 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 main conference poster session.

The Doctoral Consortium advisory board will comment each presentation and 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.

BEST PhD PROJECT AWARD

A "Best PhD project award" will be conferred to the student of a paper presented at the conference doctoral consortium, selected by the Doctoral Chair assessed by the Advisory Board. The award will be announced and bestowed at the conference closing session. The author of an awarded paper will be entitled to:
  • A signed and stamped official award certificate;
  • The announcement of their achievement on a special conference webpage;
  • A one year free membership of INSTICC (http://www.insticc.org), warranting full access to the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. If already an INSTICC member, then this offer adds one year to her/his current membership.
  • A voucher for a free registration* in one event sponsored by INSTICC, valid during a 12 months period, including all conference materials (without the printed proceedings). This voucher is only available if the presenter attends the closing session and receives the award.
* Speakers are entitled to a 50% discount over the regular registration fee; non-speakers are entitled to a free registration.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Doctoral Consortium Submission: June 3, 2013
Author Notification: June 13, 2013
Camera-Ready and Registration: June 24, 2013
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