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RCIS aims to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers and practitioners from a wide range of information science fields and to provide opportunities for knowledge sharing and dissemination. RCIS 2020 will continue paying attention to traditional topics at the conference; in addition, we solicit submissions aligned the special theme of Information Science in the Days of Artificial Intelligence. We understand AI in a broad sense, including machine learning, self-adaptation, logic-based reasoning, automation, agents and multiagent systems, natural language processing, user modelling, behavioural analytics, etc.
The RCIS 2020 Doctoral Consortium is an opportunity for doctoral students to present, discuss and develop their research project in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of senior researchers. The doctoral consortium offers nice opportunities for PhD students. Firstly, the feedback received during the Doctoral Consortium will really benefit students who have defined their topic, research plan and have obtained early results, but who still have room for improving their longer-term plan. Secondly, students at all stages of their doctoral project can meet the welcoming RCIS community and widen their network of contacts.
The main scope and topics of the Doctoral Consortium are the same as those of the main conference. RCIS welcomes submissions from the whole spectrum of the information science field. The list of themes and topics includes, but is not limited to, Information Systems and their Engineering, Data and Information Management, Domain-specific IS Engineering, Information Infrastructures, User-Oriented Approaches, Business Process Management, Data Science, Reflective Research and Practice (see the call for papers of RCIS 2020 for more detail).
The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:
The Doctoral Consortium is organised in sessions that are part of the RCIS 2020 conference programme.
Interested PhD students are invited to submit papers, in agreement with their supervisors, addressing the following instructions. Please bear in mind that we are not prescribing a specific structure of sections; we just expect that you cover these topics in the paper:
The review and decision of acceptance will be based on the opinions of at least two reviewers. Several factors will be considered, including the quality of the proposal, the clarity of the paper, and the stage within the doctoral education program. The selection process will, when possible, maximise a good coverage of the topics of the conference and diversity of participants' background, research objectives, and research methods.
Each student will present his or her work to the participants with substantial time allowed for discussion and questions by participating researchers and other students. The discussion will be guided by a member of the committee of expert mentors, who will play the role of proposal discussant together with another PhD student that has been accepted at the Doctoral Consortium.
Each student will be invited to review another accepted Doctoral Consortium paper and prepare a few questions to be discussed during the consortium day. The papers will be assigned in advance such that the students will have sufficient time to review the paper and prepare their questions.
The consortium sessions will have an informal and friendly atmosphere where every participant is encouraged to be actively involved in the discussion, the core objective being to learn how to conduct excellent research, as well as provide and receive useful feedback to improve one’s work.