The Doctoral Workshop will provide an opportunity for PhD students to discuss and receive feedbacks about their doctoral research by peers and experienced researchers. This will foster cooperation on the topics of the conference among PhD students and create links between researchers with common interests. The Doctoral Workshop is free of charge but subject to student conference registration.


PhD students are invited to submit their research proposal in the form of a Word document of (maximum) 6 pages. The research proposal is expected to include the following sections:

  • Introduction and problem statement,
  • theoretical foundations (based on literature),
  • research goal and questions,
  • work plan and current advancement of research,
  • expected results.

The template for the research proposal can be found here.

Important dates for research proposal submission are:

Submission deadline: 1st December 2017

Notification of acceptance: 15th January 2018

Research proposals must be submitted through PaperCept page.



Workshop operation

The workshop will leave room to present doctoral research proposals to the all workshop attendants (PhD students and experienced researchers), and to network with peers and future colleagues. Each research proposal presentation will last 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of review by the assigned discussants, one peer discussant and one experience researcher.



The INCOM2018 conference will host tutorials that focus on new research directions, initiatives and methodologies. The tutorials will be free of charge for the attendees to the conference and to the doctoral workshops.

The call for tutorials is open: all active researchers and experienced tutors are invited to send their proposal for tutorials. Ideally, a tutorial will cover a specific aspect that could help researchers stimulate and facilitate their future research work on the topics of the INCOM2018 conference. Examples of possible aspects to be covered are: state-of-the-art on specific technologies, research methodologies, research initiatives and funding opportunities, interdisciplinary applications of concepts and approaches, use of software tools.

Tutorials that are specifically targeted to PhD student audiences are particularly encouraged.



As guidelines for submission, the tutorial proposal is expected to include:

–              a title,

–              an abstract (max 150 words),

–              rationale: why do you believe this is an interesting subject related to INCOM2018 topics?

–              Content details: outline of the tutorial as a bullet list and main references of the presented topic

–              Target audience: from which areas would you expect potential participants to come? What prior knowledge do you expect from them? What will the participants learn from your tutorial? How many participants would you expect?

–              Tutor’s short bio and expertise related to the tutorial (up to 300 words)

–              Proposed length of the tutorial. Please note that the tutorial is expected to last either one hour or two hours.


Important dates for tutorial proposal submission:

Submission deadline: 15th December 2017

Notification of acceptance: 31st January 2018

Invited session proposals must be submitted through PaperCept page.