21st European Conference on Advances in
Databases and Information Systems

Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia, Cyprus
24 - 27 September

PhD Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a forum where PhD students can present their research ideas, confront them with the scientific community, receive feedback from mentors, and tie cooperation bounds. Students will receive inspiration from their peers and will have a chance to discuss their research objectives with senior members of the community in the context of an established international conference.

The DC session will take place on September 24, in parallel with the workshop sessions. Each participant will present her/his work, followed by a discussion with senior researchers.

Important Dates

  • Submission: May 19, 2017 extended to June 2, 2017
  • Acceptance: June 30, 2017
  • Camera-ready: July 14, 2017
  • Doctoral consortium: September 24, 2017


We seek PhD students who have either determined the direction of their thesis research (probably with some preliminary results already published), but who still have substantial work to complete, or PhD student participants who are in the early stages of their dissertation year. It is not required to have a paper accepted for the main conference in order to participate in the DC.


To apply to the DC, please submit a single-authored paper (which will appear in the proceedings of DC), accompanied by a short email from the thesis advisor stating support for your participation in the DC, describing the current status of the thesis research, and giving your expected date of graduation.

The papers for DC should be at most 12 pages in Springer format (formatting instructions can be obtained via http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2-793332-0) and describe the state of the whole PhD project, rather than a specific completed result. The paper should outline the objectives, the problem, state of the art, results obtained so far, and what is still to be done in the frame of the PhD project. If an author prefers to present a completed research result, the paper should be submitted to the main conference or one of accompanying workshops. A paper submitted to the DC may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for the DC.

Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format at CMT: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ADBISDC2017. In case of multiple files, please submit a single compressed file (zip or rar). After logging into CMT, please choose the "ADBIS 2017 Doctoral Consortium" track.

Review Process

Each paper submitted to the DC will be reviewed by at least two members of the DC program committee and will be judged based on originality, technical merit, presentation quality, and relevance. The authors of successful submissions must take into account the reviewers' comments during the preparation of the final version and describe the changes in a separate document to be submitted together with the final camera-ready version. The program committee reserves the right to reject a paper if the final version does not meet the requirements above.

Applications not adhering to the provided guidelines (including page limits) will not be considered. The authors of accepted papers must register to the conference, attend the DC and present their work.


The DC papers will be published by Springer, together with the ADBIS workshops proceedings, in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Requests for information should be e-mailed to both:

Program Committee

Adrien Guille,University of Lyon, France
Doulkifli Boukraa, University of Jijel, Algeria
Enrico Gallinucci, University of Bologna, Italy
Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Raquel Trillo-Lado, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Sebastian Link, University of Auckland
Varunya Attasena, Kasetsart University Kamphaeng Saen Campus, Thailand




Other Sponsors


  • March 30, 2017 extended to April 28, 2017:
    Submission of papers
  • May 25, 2017 extended to May 29, 2017:
    Notification of acceptance
  • June 15, 2017: Camera-ready papers
  • September 24, 2017: Workshops
  • See submission, notification, and camera-ready dates at a web page of a workshop of interest


Main Conference' s Short Papers and Workshops' Papers

Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS 767)


  • 28/11/2017: Accepted short papers of the main conference and Workshops' papers are published in Springer's Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS 767) series.
  • 02/10/2017: Photos taking during the conference are now available
  • 13/09/2017: The proceedings of the conference are now available
  • 28/07/2017: Early Registration deadline extended to 13 August 2017
  • 05/07/2017: The List of Accepted Papers is now available
  • 30/05/2017: Registration is now OPEN
  • 25/05/2017: Notification of acceptance has been extended to May 29th, 2017
  • 17/05/2017: Deadline for the Submission for DC contributions has been extended to June 2nd, 2017
  • 13/04/2017: Deadline for Submission of papers (regular/short) has been extended to April 28th, 2017 (final and firm)
  • 27/03/2017: Deadline for Submission of papers (regular/short) has been extended to April 17th, 2017
  • 27/03/2017: The best workshop papers will be published in a regular issue of journal Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences (FCDS)
  • 10/03/2017: The best workshop papers will be published in a special section of the International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS)
  • 20/01/2017: Workshops are now available
  • 13/10/2016: Doctoral Consortium Call for Papers is now avaliable
  • 23/09/2016: The website is now online

Academic matters:

Prof. George Angelos Papadopoulos

University of Cyprus
E: george@cs.ucy.ac.cy
P: (+357) 22 892 693
F: (+357) 22 892 701

Local Arrangements:

Easy Conferences

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