• Conference Date
  • 14-17 June 2021
  • Hannover, Germany

Plan | Submission guidelines | Important dates | Program and Organisation committee

The Doctoral Consortium will be held in conjunction with BIS 2021 conference, a well-respected event joining international researchers to discuss the wide range of the development, implementation, application and improvement of business applications and systems. The goal of the Consortium is to allow doctoral candidates to present their research and obtain comments from the community. Doctoral candidates will also have a chance to hear about the work of their peers at other universities, and to interact with today’s leading researchers from different universities and countries.

We invite doctoral candidates at different career stages: advanced students who have a clear topic and research approach as well as less experienced students, at the beginning of their PhD track.

Short URL: DC.BISconf.org



1. Plenary session (Morning)
During the plenary session each student will present his or her work (research ideas, the current progress, future plans) and then receive constructive criticism and insights related to his or her paper. We expect that each doctoral candidate needs to deliver a presentation of 15 min, and 15 min interactive discussion. Doctoral candidates should declare the stage of their PhD thesis – this precision is very important in order to avoid any misunderstanding on the scope of the discussion.

2. COST Researcher wellbeing workshop: Giving and receiving feedback during doctoral research (Afternoon)
Giving and receiving feedback during doctoral research is one of the cornerstones of successful PhD projects. In this session we will discuss how to manage feedback loops between doctoral candidates and supervisors to provide hands-on advice both for doctoral candidates and supervisors.

3. Mentoring session (Afternoon)
Mentors from the programme committee will be assigned to each student to provide individual feedback and advice on their work. The mentoring session is also an opportunity for doctoral students to reflect on how to establish their research careers, thinking about elements beyond the content of their dissertations. Doctoral students will determine in advance what objectives they will pursue in the mentoring session, plan areas for discussion and questions they want to share with their mentors for the session. Mentors and mentees, if they desire, can also discuss and to decide on further follow-up activities.

Submission guidelines

  • Extended Abstracts (max 4 pages) must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP template
  • Accepted abstracts will be presented during the plenary sessions
  • Language of presentation: English

Important dates

  • May 14, 2021 (extended) – submission deadline for papers (for extended abstracts)
  • May 31, 2021 – notification of acceptance/rejection
  • June 14, 2021 – the Doctoral Consortium

Program and Organisation committee

  • Stéphanie Gauttier, Grenoble Ecole de Management
  • Gábor Kismihók, TIB Hannover
  • Brian Cahill, TIB Hannover
  • Sören Auer, TIB Hannover