Call for Papers

Submission and Publication of Papers

Authors are required to follow the CollabTech 2020 important dates (i.e., submission by June 10, 2020, 23:59 AoE) and adhere to the CollabTech 2020 formatting guidelines when preparing their papers (except for the blinding of authors; DC submissions will be single-blind), and submit their papers through this Google Form (requires a Google account)

Additionally, at the same time as the paper is submitted via the conference system, an email from the main supervisor must be sent to the Doctoral Consortium Program Chairs to confirm that he/she supports this submission. For information regarding the Doctoral Consortium, please contact Luis Pablo Prieto Santos  ( or María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana  (

A maximum 7-page (in LNCS format, including references) submission to the Doctoral Consortium should:

  1. Provide a title of the PhD Research (e.g., the current/tentative title of your dissertation)
  2. The name of the PhD Student (as only author) and the student’s affiliation (i.e., university or institution where the PhD is being done).  PhD Advisor(s) names should be clearly displayed in the text body, before the first (e.g., Introduction) section.
  3. Provide a motivation for the research, explaining what the problem in the respective field is, and why it is a problem that addresses a significant research challenge in the field,
  4. Clearly formulate the dissertation’s main research question(s),
  5. Sketch the proposed research methodology being used to answer the research questions,
  6. Describe the proposed or expected solutions/contributions of the applicant to the research area, and describe how the research is innovative, novel or extends existing approaches to a problem.
  7. Appropriately acknowledge the possible contribution of non-student advisors or collaborators, if applicable.

Submissions will be accepted for presentation in the Doctoral Consortium on the basis of their originality, significance, correctness, and clarity. Submissions not following these guidelines may suffer direct desk rejection.

Applicants to the Doctoral Consortium should have progressed to the point where a clear plan of investigation has been laid out.

Accepted papers will be published online in a separate volume of the open CEUR-WS proceedings repository.