To apply for participation in the doctoral school, we ask you to submit a 2 to 3 pages long paper using the ACM interim template.
The paper should describe the context and motivation of your PhD research, the problem and aims that drive your research and your research objectives and/or questions. It should further describe and explain your (proposed) research approach and methods, a tentative timeline, and include a discussion of any results you may already have. Please also include the context of your PhD, i.e. the university programme in which you conduct your PhD, the status of your PhD, the expected completion date, and any other relevant information on your PhD situation.
Submissions will not be peer-reviewed. The process will be headed by a panel of 5 experts including the DC chairs, who will be present (in person wherever possible) at the MUM 2022 conference DC discussion to advise students and guide the discussion following the students presentations of their work (more details on how the event will be organise will follow in the next weeks).
We will select participants to the DC prioritising those who would likely benefit most, i.e. students who have a clear plan as a foundation for discussion, but are not already too advanced in their PhD, to still be able to benefit from advice in developing their dissertation (e.g. Students that are in the pre Doctoral Proposal defence - so that the discussion at the DC might help them refine if not shape it).
Submissions must be submitted via EasyChair (link will be available soon). Accepted students will be asked to prepare a presentation of their PhD research (the length of the presentation will vary depending on submission and acceptance rates). Besides the submitted document and presentation, students will be asked to prepare a poster which will be included in the MUM 2022 poster track to give students the opportunity to showcase and discuss their work beyond the DC session. Moreover, the contributions will be made available on the conference webpage to make them accessible to the public (but not included in the proceedings).