Doctoral Consortium

ADBIS 2018
22nd European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems

September 2-5, 2018
Budapest, Hungary

The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a forum where PhD students can present their research ideas to the scientific community, receive feedback from mentors, and establish cooperations. Students will receive inspiration from their peers and will have a chance to discuss their research objectives with senior members of the community in the context of an established international conference.
The DC session will take place on September 2, in parallel with the workshop sessions. Each participant will present her/his work, followed by a discussion with senior researchers.

• Submission: May 7, 2018
• Acceptance: June 11, 2018
• Camera-ready: July 2, 2018
• Doctoral consortium: September 2, 2018

We seek PhD students who have either determined the direction of their thesis research (probably with some preliminary results already published), but who still have substantial work to complete, or PhD student participants who are in the early stages of their dissertations. It is not required to have a paper accepted for the main conference in order to participate in the DC.

To apply to the DC, please submit a single-authored paper (which will appear in the proceedings of DC), accompanied by a short email from the thesis advisor stating support for your participation in the DC, describing the current status of the thesis research, and giving your expected date of graduation.
The papers for DC should be at most 12 pages in Springer format (formatting instructions can be obtained via and describe the state of the whole PhD project, rather than a specific completed result. The paper should outline the objectives, the problem, state of the art, results obtained so far, and what is still to be done in the frame of the PhD project. If an author prefers to present a completed research result, the paper should be submitted to the main conference or one of accompanying workshops. A paper submitted to the DC may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for the DC.

Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format at:

Each paper submitted to the DC will be reviewed by at least two members of the DC program committee and will be judged based on originality, technical merit, presentation quality, and relevance. The authors of successful submissions must take into account the reviewers’ comments during the preparation of the final version and describe the changes in a separate document to be submitted together with the final camera-ready version. The program committee reserves the right to reject a paper if the final version does not meet the requirements above.
Applications not adhering to the provided guidelines (including page limits) will not be considered. The authors of accepted papers must register to the conference, attend the DC and present their work.

The DC papers will be published by Springer, together with the ADBIS workshops proceedings, in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.

Requests for information should be e-mailed to both:
• Peter Z. Revesz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA (
• Sándor Laki, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary (
• Michal Kopman, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia (