Call for Submissions - IC2E Doctoral Symposium

Aim and Scope

The IC2E Doctoral Symposium is intended to bring together PhD candidates working on Cloud Engineering related topics. It will provide PhD candidates with an opportunity to present their research in front of an audience of peers, senior faculty, and industrial representatives in a supportive environment. In addition, the symposium will be an excellent opportunity for students to explore issues of academic and research careers and build relationships with other students and faculty working in related fields.

The goals of the Doctoral Symposium are to provide PhD candidates with the opportunity to:

  • Receive constructive feedback and advice on their ongoing research project
  • Meet experts with different backgrounds working on topics related to their research field
  • Interact with other PhD candidates and faculty, providing an opportunity to start building valuable long term collaborations
  • Discuss career-related issues, including concerns related to research, supervision and job market.


The symposium is open only to active doctoral students. Participants should be far enough away to have a concrete research proposal, which outlines the key research challenges they intend to solve. They should also not plan to finish their dissertation within 6 months of the symposium, so that they have time to incorporate feedback and suggestions into their work.

Symposium Format

The symposium will be held during the IC2E conference. The event consists of student presentation sessions and a panel discussion. Each participant will be given time for a short presentation followed immediately by an in-depth and constructive discussion led by the panel. The event will conclude with a panel discussion where panelists will have another opportunity to provide general tips and advice to the group, including job search and career options.

Submission Requirements

Submissions must be from a single author, on the topic of the candidate's thesis, and must include the name of the thesis advisor. The topics of interest are the same as in the main IC2E conference.

Submissions should include:

  • a clearly formulated research question
  • the identification of a significant research problem
  • an outline of the current status of the problem domain and its solutions
  • a presentation of any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the preliminary results (if available)
  • the applied or planned research methodology
  • a short biographical summary including affiliations, research activities, and when the student intends to finish the thesis work

The overall submission should be up to 4 pages long, following the format of the main IC2E conference. The submission must be done in PDF via the Web submission form at EasyChair, upon selecting the PhD Symposium option. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates
  • Submission deadline: July 23, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: August 30, 2021
  • Camera-ready copies: September 8, 2021