CFP: Doctoral Consortium at the Third Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 2013)
8-12 April 2013, Leuven,
The LAK Doctoral Consortium brings together Ph.D. students
working on topics related to Learning Analytics. The doctoral consortium will
offer Ph.D. students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback
on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere.
Prominent professors and researchers in the field of learning analytics will
provide feedback to the selected papers and participate actively and contribute
to the discussions. The Doctoral Consortium will take place immediately before
the LAK 2013 conference.
The intention of this doctoral consortium is to
support and inspire Ph.D. students during their ongoing research efforts.
Therefore, it is necessary that authors will have neither achieved their Ph.D.
degree nor officially submitted their thesis before the doctoral consortium
(April 2013). To enforce this rule we require authors to disclose their expected
graduation date and their advisor's name when submitting.
ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCESS:
In contrast to regular conference
papers, submissions should address specifically doctoral work!
following elements have to be addressed in the papers:
- A clear formulation
of the research question,
- An identification of the significant problems in
the field of research,
- An outline of the current knowledge of the problem
domain, as well as the state of existing solutions,
- A presentation of any
preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far,
sketch of the applied research methodology,
- A description of the Ph.D.
project's contribution to the problem solution,
- A discussion of how the
suggested solution is different, new, or better as compared to existing
approaches to the problem.
Accepted students should prepare:
introduction of themselves and the PhD project for the introductory session.
Duration: 60 sec max.
2. A 15-20 minute presentation of the PhD project to be
used for introducing discussion about their project and its main issues during
the small group sessions.
3. Students are also invited to prepare a poster
about their Ph.D. for the LAK 2013 poster session.
Submissions should be
max length of DC submissions should not exceed 6 pages.
All papers will
be reviewed after acceptance by at least two senior researchers and one of the
accepted doctoral candidates. Additionally, two discussants, members of the
doctoral consortium committee, will be appointed to each paper. Discussant
comments will be followed by a plenary discussion of the paper. At the end of
the consortium there will be a general discussion, including a brainstorming
session about current and future research topics in the area.
Doctoral Consortium application
submission: January 31, 2013
application notification: February 15, 2013
Consortium acceptance notification and reviews: March 15, 2013
Consortium camera-ready versions: March 31, 2013
April 8th, 2013
Doctoral Consortium contributions will be accessible in
the ACM digital library (to be clarified).
Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Katherine Maillet, Institut
National des Télécommunications, France
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University,
Ravi Vatrapu, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark