The IC2E Doctoral Symposium provides a friendly and supportive environment for doctoral students to present and discuss their dissertation research both with their peers and with a panel of experienced researchers from academia and industry. In addition to providing feedback and advice, the symposium will be an excellent opportunity for students to explore issues of academic and research careers and build relationships with researchers working in related fields.
The symposium is open only to active PhD students. We encourage submissions from students both at early and late stages of their doctoral work.
The symposium will be a one-day event preceding the main IC2E conference consisting of student presentation sessions and a roundtable discussion at the end. Each participant will have time allotted for a short presentation immediately followed by an in-depth and constructive discussion led by the panel. The event will conclude with a roundtable discussion in which panelists will have another opportunity to provide general suggestions and advice to the group, including job search and career options.
Doctoral symposium papers should describe the problem addressed as part of the PhD work, explain its importance, discuss the shortcomings of existing solutions and give some indication of steps taken towards a solution. There should be enough substance to encourage discussion at the symposium, but the work does not need to be complete.
All submissions must be limited to 4 pages of the two-column IEEE Conference Proceedings format. The format will follow the same guidelines as that of the main IC2E conference. A short summary of each accepted project will be included in the published conference proceedings, but students are free to submit their work elsewhere in parallel, too.
Topics of interest are the same as the topics for the main IC2E conference, but are not limited to:
Submit your paper by email in PDF form to the doctoral symposium chair Liqiang Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject heading "IC2E 2018 Doctoral Symposium Submission"