The OCCE 2024 Doctoral Symposium aims to provide a supportive environment that will enable doctoral students to get constructive feedback on their research. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their work with experienced members, offering expert feedback, as well as peer feedback from fellow PhD students. 

Key dates:

  • Publication of the call for application: July 2023
  • Submission deadline: 31 December 2023
  • Notification of review results: 31 January 2024
  • Main conference: 27 February to 1 March 2024
  • Doctoral Symposium: 27 February 2024 (afternoon – time tbc)


The following structure for the paper is recommended but not mandatory:

  • Title: Your name, affiliation, and email address
  • Introduction/Motivation: Give a general introduction to the domain/area/topic and indicate its importance/impact
  • Related literature: Describe existing work in the area, work focusing on the same/similar problems, or that might be useful to realising your Ph.D
  • Problem Statement and Contributions: Based on motivation and state of the art, formulate the problem you intend to solve and how you intend to contribute (scientific and practical contribution)
  • Research Methodology and Approach: Describe the research methodology you will apply in your research, including the different steps from the formulation of your research questions to answering them
  • Evaluation plan: Describe your evaluation plan, which is how you intend to validate your hypothesis, your results, and the value of your approach. The plan might be only partially defined, and details might be omitted based on your progress in the Ph.D. work
  • Preliminary or expected results: Being at an intermediate stage, you should report the results achieved to apply your approach that might not yet be sufficient for a full evaluation
  • Conclusions and lessons learnt: Present your intermediate conclusions and lessons learnt.

Please send your application to Javier Osorio, [email protected] by 31 December 2023