Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium for CBMS 2019 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 DC will involve presentations by participating PhD students (selected by the DC chairs) as well as a number of participants on different related topics in the field.


DC submissions should focus specifically on a PhD thesis or subsection of a thesis. To apply for participation at CBMS 2019 DC, please submit a research plan on a topic related to the areas covered in the general or special tracks 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 3-4 pages describing the research work.

In particular:

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

Important dates:

  • Paper submission deadline (Extended, final extension): February 14, 2019 (23:59 GMT time)
  • Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2019

If you have any inquiry, you can contact the DC chairs through contact page.

Submission guidelines:

Each contribution must be prepared following the IEEE two-column format, and should not exceed the length of 4 (four) Letter-sized pages; the authors may use LaTeX or Microsoft Word templates when preparing their manuscripts.

The templates are available here:

Papers must be submitted electronically using the EasyChair conference management system at:

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the two DC chairs. DC accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Publication in proceedings is conditioned to the registration and presentation of the paper at the conference by one of the authors of the paper. If the paper is not presented at the conference it will not be included in the proceedings.