The IE2024 Doctoral Colloquium (DC) presents an exceptional platform for doctoral candidates to showcase their innovative concepts and research ideas before a distinguished academic audience. It serves as a conduit for receiving invaluable feedback from external reviewers, a global scientific community, and fellow peers. This unique event offers doctoral students an opportunity to engage in discussions about their research and gain exposure to diverse perspectives that can significantly enrich and refine their work as they progress toward their doctoral degrees.

Participation in the DC not only fosters lively discussions but also fosters the exchange of insights, novel ideas, and the potential for forging new collaborative partnerships among research groups. Join us for this transformative experience and leverage the potential to shape the future of intelligent environments.

Call for contributions

PhD students/candidates are invited to present, discuss and defend their work-in-progress or preliminary results in the intelligent environments fields. PhD students and candidates at all stages in the process are invited to submit a thesis position paper. Participants will be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the colloquium, to be followed by a discussion.

All accepted presentations will be submitted as “short papers” (maximum of 4 pages) and will be published in the IEEE Proceedings for the IE’24 conference.

A prize will be awarded for the best colloquium paper, which will be announced during the main conference.

All presentations should be on research projects (PhD or similar), on topics appropriate to the Intelligent Environments theme which are either

  1. in a relatively early stage, but where the investigating student has already identified the nature and key aspects of the problem(s), and has ideas regarding how to solve them, or
  2. is at a stage where interesting results are being produced, but the work is not yet quite at a stage appropriate to produce a long paper.

As a minimum, papers should describe a research problem, explain why that problem is important and interesting, detail what the existing solutions (if any) or relevant methods are, including why these are not sufficient or satisfactory, and give some indication of the new solutions or methodologies the student is pursuing. There should be enough substance to offer and stimulate discussion, but the work does not need to be complete. Participants will also be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the Doctoral Colloquium track session in June 2024 at the main conference, to be followed by a discussion with peers which is intended to help the students optimize their research strategies and develop their research ideas.

The main author of all contributions to the Doctoral Colloquium MUST be a student registered for a PhD or similar research degree.

Submission guidelines

Papers should be submitted as other conference papers HERE, except that Doctoral colloquium track should be chosen. To submit a paper, please use the IEEE two-column conference A4 format. The Word and LaTex templates are available HERE.

Students accepted in the DC will have conference and DC registration covered. 

Summary of key dates

Paper submission: 10 December 2023

Communication of results: 20 February 2024

Camera-ready versions: 28 March 2024

Doctoral Colloquium chairs: