The DB&IS 2018 Doctoral Consortium will provide PhD students with an opportunity

  • to present their work to a group of mentors and peers from a diverse set of academic and industrial institutions in a relaxed and supportive environment,
  • to receive constructive feedback on their doctoral research, and
  • to build a network with peers and future colleagues.

We invite students who are in the process of forming or carrying out a plan for their PhD research. The Baltic DB&IS 2018 Doctoral Consortium will be attended by prominent professors in the field of databases and information systems, who will actively participate in and contribute to the sessions.

Submission Guidelines

  • Papers must be submitted by e-mail to
  • The submitted paper (8 pages) should be authored by the doctoral student.
  • Submissions must be formatted according to the Springer Instructions for LNCS/NBIP/CCIS authors.
  • The language of the consortium is English. All submitted materials must be in English and attendees must have sufficient proficiency in English to allow them to participate in academic discussions at the Consortium.
  • Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two mentors.
  • The students submitting a paper will also have the opportunity to participate to the blind review of the proposals of other students in order to learn about the review process.

Submitted paper should include*:

  • Introduction and Motivation. Provide an introduction and highlight the importance of the topic. Who will benefit if you succeed?
  • State of the Art. Describe related work or studies that might be useful for realising your PhD and how have others attempted to address this problem. Discuss how your research could improve the state of the art.
  • Problem Statement. Formulate the problem you intend to solve. Discuss how your contribution will target this problem. This section should clearly formulate research hypothesis(-es) and/or research question(s) that will be considered to solve the identified problem.
  • Research Method. Describe your research method, including the steps from the formulation of your research questions to answering them.
  • Results. Report the results achieved up to now in applying your approach.
  • Evaluation/Validation Plan. Describe how you plan to validate your results. For early stage PhD submission, this might be only partially defined. For late stage PhD submission, you might have some evaluation results to report.
  • Conclusion. Describe how your results would or might impact research or existing practice.

*Papers, which do not reflect this structure but report on the recent results of the PhD research, can also be submitted.


Important dates

April 23 April 30, 2018 Paper submission deadline
May 14, 2018 Author notification
June 4, 2018 Camera-ready paper submission deadline
July 1, 2018 Doctoral consortium



Questions and Inquiries

Questions about eligibility and other inquiries can be sent to or