The EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium brings together Ph.D. candidates working on topics related to Technology Enhanced Learning providing them an exceptional opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. Prominent professors and researchers in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning will provide formative feedback to the selected papers through the review process and contribute actively to discussions at the workshop. The Doctoral Consortium will take place on 14th of September, just before the EC-TEL 2020 conference.
The intention of this doctoral consortium is to support and inspire Ph.D. candidates during their ongoing research efforts. Therefore, it is necessary that participants will have neither achieved their Ph.D. degree nor officially submitted their thesis before the doctoral consortium (September 2020). Therefore, the participants need to disclose their expected graduation date and their advisor's name when submitting.
The EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium 2020 is expecting two types of submissions:
- Applications of the advanced Ph.D. candidates, who seek indepth feedback from the EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium Board
- Applications from the early stage Ph.D. Candidates, who want to receive methodological and conceptual feedback on their research ideas.
Interested Ph.D. candidates are requested to upload their submissions to EasyChair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ectel2020. Eligible submissions to EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium need to address the following elements:
- A clear formulation of the research question
- An identification of the significant problems in the field of research within the TEL domain.
- An outline of the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of existing solutions.
- A presentation of any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far.
- A sketch of the applied research methodology.
- A description of the Ph.D. project's contribution to the problem solution in the TEL domain.
- A discussion of how the suggested solution is different, new, or better as compared to existing approaches to the problem.
The maximum length of DC submissions is 6 pages. Candidates are kindly requested to make use of the supplied Springer template: https://www.springer.com/de/it-informatik/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines
Additionally, submissions need to include a separate sheet (1 page) based on the EC-TEL Doctoral Candidate confirmation form. This form needs to be signed by the supervisor of the candidate. The form link
The format of the session and presentations will be updated soon.
15th July 2020 - Early stage and advanced PhD candidate application deadline
25th August 2020 - Doctoral Consortium reviews
14 September 2020 - Doctoral Consortium
1 December 2020 - Camera-ready version of the improved submission