Following the ISCRAM tradition, the Doctoral Symposium will take place prior to the main conference on Sunday May 21, 2017. The symposium focuses on doctoral students seeking careers as researchers in public, private and academic organizations with research interests in crisis management. The symposium is also open to undergraduates and masters students.
The goals of the ISCRAM 2017 Doctoral Symposium are three-fold:
Up to ten students will be accepted for the symposium. Numbers are kept purposely small in order to offer high quality interaction and discussion. The morning session will focus on introductions, networking and general mentoring, providing students the opportunity to learn about one another’s research and to improve their verbal communication skills. The afternoon session will consist of collaborative and individual work sessions dedicated to improve their written communication skills. The two sessions will also lead them to the creation of their poster that will then be presented during the conference-wide poster session. A professional consultant will assist the students throughout the symposium.
Participants whose proposals are mature/developed enough will be invited to submit a paper in a special issue of the International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM).
The aim of the symposium is to assist candidates with their PhD thesis (or Master thesis, or undergraduate dissertation) research. Only undergraduates, master students and doctoral students who have not yet defended their thesis are eligible to apply (with priority given to doctoral students).
The participation in the ISCRAM Doctoral Symposium is free, as well as lunch and refreshments. However, participants in the Doctoral Symposium must register for the main conference (a student rate is available).
To apply, candidates should submit a single file
March 1st, 2017 March 15th, 2017 to the
Doctoral Symposium chairs, via email (email@example.com). The
file should include the following:
Since the size of an email is limited to 10MB, we recommend using a file sharing service such as wetransfer.com.
The decision for acceptation will be notified on
2017 March 27th, 2017.
Doctoral symposium Opening and Introduction
Ice breaking activity
Verbal communication session: « My Thesis in 180 seconds » presentations
(by thematic groups, based on the participants’ research works)
Written communication session (part one)
Written communication session (part two)
March 1st, 2017 March 15th, 2017 March 17, 2017 March 27th, 2017
May 21—24, 2017