Doctoral Consortium

The CAiSE’16 Doctoral Consortium will be the 23nd Doctoral Consortium of a series held in conjunction with the CAiSE conference series. It is intended to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications of Information Systems Engineering and provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their research to an audience of peers and senior faculty in a supportive environment, as well as to participate in a number of plenary sessions with Information Systems academics.

The goals of the Doctoral Consortium are:

  • To provide fruitful feedback and advice to the selected PhD students on their research project
  • To provide the opportunity to meet experts from different backgrounds working on topics related to the Information Systems Engineering field
  • To interact with other PhD students and stimulate an exchange of ideas and suggestions among participants
  • To provide the opportunity to discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other career-related issues

To be eligible for the Doctoral Consortium, the candidate must be a current doctoral student within a recognized university. Ideally, the candidate should have at least 6-12 months work remaining before expected completion (and at least 12 month of work already performed).

Why to submit to the CAiSE 2016 Doctoral Consortium?

The CAiSE 2016 Doctoral Consortium will be attended by prominent professors in the field of Information Systems Engineering who will actively participate as mentors to each doctoral student presenting a paper in the Doctoral Consortium.

Professor Roel Wieringa will provide an introduction to design science methodology, for all PhD students participating to the Doctoral Consortium. He will also present a tutorial for young PhD supervisors.

Accepted papers will be published in the CEUR proceedings ( CEUR proceedings are indexed in DBLP.

Authors of accepted Doctoral Consortium papers will benefit from a reduced registration fee, which will enable them also to attend the main CAiSE conference, and all associated social events.

Also, this submission might allow you (in case of acceptance) to candidate for a future CAiSE PhD Award after your viva (c.f. last section).

Submission process

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format by the stated deadline via the EasyChair conference system:

Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor should also be mentioned within the paper. The language of the consortium is English.  All submitted materials must be in English.  Attendees must have sufficient proficiency in English to allow them to participate in the academic discussions of the Consortium.

Submission guidelines

The paper must:

  • clearly formulate the research question,
  • identify a significant problem in the field of research,
  • outline the current status of the problem domain and related solutions
  • present clearly any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far,
  • describe the research methodology that is applied or planned,
  • outline the contributions of the applicant’s work to the problem domain and
  • highlight their uniqueness
  • conform to the Springer LNCS format  (
  • contain less than 4000 words (approx. 8 pages in LNCS style)

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by two members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee. The main evaluation criteria are: relevance, originality, significance, technical soundness, accuracy, and clarity. Acceptance for the Doctoral Consortium is competitive in nature and is based on the evaluation criteria above.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 20 March 2016 (closed)
  • Notification of acceptance: 25 April 2016
  • Camera-ready copy: 10 May 2016
  • CAiSE Doctoral Consortium: 15–17 June 2016

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Roel Wieringa

Roel Wieringa
University of Twente, Netherlands

Stefanie Rinderle-Ma
University of Vienna, Austria

Oscar Pastor
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain


  • Selmin Nurcan,Universite Paris I, France
  • Barbara Pernici, Politecnico Milano, Italy
  • Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Program Committee

  • Rebecca Deneckere, Université  Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
  • Jānis Grabis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
  • Renata Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo,Brazil
  • Manfred Jeusfeld, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Haralambos Mouratidis, University of Brighton, UK
  • Anne Persson, University of Skoevde, Sweden
  • Geert Poels, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Klaus Pohl, Paluno, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Hajo Reijers, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Samira Si-Said Cherfi, CEDRIC – Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
  • Janis Stirna, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Barbara Weber, University of Insbruk,Austria
  • Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden

CAiSE PhD Award co-sponsored by the CAiSE Steering Committee and Springer

CAiSE 2016 Award

CAiSE 2016 Award Flyer

From CAiSE 2015, a “CAiSE PhD Award” has been initiated. Each year, an award will be offered to a PhD defended in the last two years. With the award being co-sponsored by the CAiSE Steering Committee and Springer, it will consist of a free full registration (5 days) to the next two CAiSE conferences and will be accompanied by a book voucher for a free selection worth EUR 500,- from Springer’s printed book program. In addition, the selected thesis will be recommended for publication as a monograph in the LNBIP series published by Springer.

The PhD thesis submitted for the award will be reviewed by a standing committee composed of the members of the CAiSE Advisory Committee, the CAiSE Steering Committee and on-going CAiSE Program Committee Chairs.

The condition to apply for the “CAiSE PhD Award” is having participated as an author to a previous CAiSE Doctoral Consortium and having defended the PhD thesis in the last two years.

The candidates to the CAiSE PhD Award should be nominated by their thesis advisor or the application of the candidate should be accompanied by a support letter from the thesis advisor.

The deadline to apply for the “CAiSE 2016 PhD award” is March 18 2016. The application should be sent to with a copy of the PhD (defended).springer-150x50b