WCRE 2007 will include a Doctoral Symposium, for students
who are currently working on have recently completed their
PhD thesis, to present their work. The track offers an opportunity
to present research problems, solution directions, results
obtained thus far, and research plans towards the completion
of the PhD studies. Participants will be able to discuss
their PhD plans with fellow PhD students, as well as with
participants of the WCRE conference who are active and established
researchers in related areas.
The Doctoral Symposium aims to provide PhD students help
and advice on planning and conducting research and coping
with "loneliness" in a 3-to-4 year period. One
objective of the forum is to provide an opportunity for
researchers at the start of their careers to meet and share
their work with their peers, who are in a similar position,
from all around the world. Hopefully this will help build
up some research networks for the years to come.
Participants will have the opportunity to liaise with and
receive advice from expert advisors in the field who have
had rich experience in supervising and examining PhD students.
Accepted papers will be presented at the track, in front
of 3-4 expert panel members and other Doctoral Symposium
participants. Each presentation will be followed by questions
from the audience and comments/feedbacks from the panel
members. In addition, there will be a general discussion
session guided by the panel members, addressing various
issues on PhD
work and research experience in general. The Doctoral Symposium
participates are invited to submit questions and issues
they would like to have discussed as part of the panel session
before the PhD Forum.
The papers should be a 4-page summary of your PhD project
or dissertation and include
- a statement of the technical problem addressed and
- the specific research hypothesis or questions;
- a sketch of the research methodology and proposed solution;
- a description of the adopted evaluation method and
the result obtained so far; and
- the expected contributions of your PhD research.
The accepted papers will appear in the WCRE proceedings.
How to submit:
A 4 pages pdf summary should be sent via e-mail to one of
the two chairs:
antoniol at ieee dot org or stroulia at
cs dot ualberta dot ca
The file must be named as given_name.family_name.pdf
Submission Deadline: June, 30th
Notification to authors: July, 30th
Camera Ready: same as WCRE technical papers