2018 Doctoral Colloquium Call
The main objective of the APMAA 2018 Doctoral
Colloquium is to offer an opportunity for PhD students to receive
high-quality feedback from external reviewers and to directly interact
with peers, exchange ideas, discuss concepts, and establish (in) formal
cooperation with various research groups. Doctoral students and
candidates at all stages are welcome to submit a thesis-position paper,
but preference will be given to students in the earlier stages of their
doctoral work. Participants will be expected to give short and informal
presentations of their work during the Colloquium, to be followed by a
The Doctoral Colloquium will be held in conjunction
with the APMAA 2018 Conference. Doctoral students and candidates are
hereby invited to present and discuss their preliminary results or
work-in-progress. The discussants comprise of a group of international
Doctoral students interested in participating on
the doctoral colloquium should submit a single PDF file consisting of:
@1. An introductory letter in which you indicate what
you wish to obtain from the doctoral colloquium and what you will be
bringing to the doctoral colloquium.
@2. A one-page research statement on the research
field you will pursue. If you are at the doctoral dissertation stage,
this statement should focus on the dissertation.
@3. Your CV.
@4. A letter of recommendation from your primary
dissertation advisor, who should state what you could contribute as well
as gain from the doctoral consortium.
@5. Your paper (The text should be about 4,000- 8,000
The deadline for full paper submissions is
July 10th, 2018.
The notification of acceptance is
September 1st, 2018.
should be submitted to
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The submitted paper should clearly state:
overview of related work in the area of the doctoral work
original key idea/hypothesis of the thesis
problem domain and the specific problem addressed
The colloquium chairs will arrange the selection
of the accepted papers using a peer review process. The accepted papers
will be published in the Doctoral Colloquium proceedings. At least one
of the authors should register for the conference before the deadline of
conference registration (September
15th, 2018), and attend as well
as present the paper in the conference. Otherwise, the paper will not be
included in the conference program and proceedings.
@1) The first author should be a doctoral student who
is mainly responsible for conducting the research on the respective
@2) Names of the authors are preceded by: first author
and, where applicable, supervisor.
@3) The author should register (pay the participation
fee) for the conference before the deadline of conference registration (September
If you have further questions, please contact;
Chair of APMAA 2018 Doctoral Colloquium
Masaaki Aoki (email@example.com)
Co-chair of APMAA 2018 (14th) Conference
(in Charge of Parallel Sessions)
Important Dates for Authors :
Paper Submission Deadline: July 10, 2018
Paper Acceptance Notification: September 1,
Conference Registration and Fee Payment
Deadline: September 15, 2018