PhD Seminars are an opportunity for students engaged in the process of finalizing their doctoral thesis to present and discuss their progress and goals with senior researchers, receiving constructive feedback from the scientific community. In the next XXIV IJCIEOM 2018 a special session will be dedicated to this type of seminar where doctoral students will present the work they have performed to date, the results and the way forward to the defense of the thesis.
Doctoral students wishing to participate in this session must submit their full papers in the same way as any other conference attendee, using the same format specifications provided in the conference templates, although they must comply with certain requirements:
• The paper must have a single author, who will be the PhD, or a maximum of two authors, if it also includes his thesis Supervisor. In either case, the PhD student should present the paper.
• The PhD thesis upon which the paper/presentation is based must not yet have been defended.
• Papers must address issues relevant to the Conference, i.e., belonging to the field of Industrial Engineering and Management.
• Participants must also prepare a poster, and bring it to the Conference where their work will then be displayed.
The structure of these papers and presentations must be clearly defined, including the following elements:
• Affiliation, Doctoral Program, Supervisors
• Statement of the Problem
• Research Hypothesis
• Research Methodology
- Data collection and/or analysis methods
- Stage of the research
• Expected contributions of the thesis
• Annex – Short bio of supervisors
The Conference will assign an expert researcher to each of these papers, who will be in charge reviewing the doctoral and its progress. Presentations of papers should be short (around 15 minutes) to allow time for questions, and for a general discussion at the end of the session on issues related to the research as well as future extensions. Participants must also prepare and bring a poster that will be used for displaying their work (in A0 size) at the Conference venue.
Participants in these sessions, both doctoral researchers and experts, will receive a certificate of participation, and the Young Investigator Award of the Conference will come out of the papers presented at the PhD Seminar. Publication of these papers will follow the same path as the rest of the Conference, they could be selected for publication in the book edited by a journal listed by the conference.