Objectives of the Doctoral Consortium

The doctoral consortium of the IEEE CBI 2019 will take place in Moscow, Russia, at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Armyanskiy per. 4, b. 2).

The Consortium has the following objectives:

  • provide feedback on students’ current research in business informatics and guidance on future research directions,
  • provide a pleasant, inspiring setting where students can present their work and meet other students,
  • offer each student comments and fresh perspectives on their work from researchers and students outside their own institution,
  • promote the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research, and
  • contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events.

We invite doctoral candidates who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their dissertation work to apply for this unique opportunity to share their work with junior researchers in a similar situation as well as senior researchers in the field. The strongest candidates will be those who have a clear topic, research approach and direction, and have made some progress but who are not shortly before submitting their thesis.

In addition to stating how you intend to benefit from participation, both you and your advisor should be clear on what you can contribute to the Doctoral Consortium. A submission to the DC should clearly describe motivation, goal, expected results and the research approach taken. We encourage doctoral students who prepare a submission to reflect upon these questions:

  • What makes the research I do especially appealing for me (for the scientific discipline of Business Informatics, for practice)?
  • How can I justify that my research results will match the goals of the dissertation?
  • How can I show that the results of my work will contribute to advancing the field?
  • What are open questions that I still need to clarify?

In addition to stating how you intend to benefit from participation, both you and your advisor should be clear on what you can contribute to the Doctoral Consortium.

The Consortium will be a single track one-day event with about 4—6 students attending. Applicants who are selected will receive complimentary conference registration.

IEEE CBI 2019 Doctoral Consortium Organizers

Hans-Georg Fill

Hans-Georg Fill is full professor for digitalization and information systems at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He holds a PhD and a habilitation from the University of Vienna, Austria in business informatics. Prior to his engagement at the University of Fribourg he held positions at the University of Bamberg, Germany and the University of Vienna, Austria. He was a visiting researcher at Stanford University, USA, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines at St. Etienne, FR. His research activities focus on the development of IT-based modelling tools, information systems, and the alignment of conceptual modelling and ontologies.

Oscar Pastor

Oscar Pastor is full professor and Director of the “Centro de Investigación en Métodos de Producción de Software (PROS)” at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain). He received his Ph.D. in 1992. He was a researcher at HP Labs, Bristol, UK. He has published more than three hundred research papers in conference proceedings, journals and books, received numerous research grants from public institutions and private industry, and been keynote speaker at several conferences and workshops. His research activities focus on conceptual modelling, web engineering, requirements engineering, information systems, and model-based software production.

Doctoral Consortium Committee

  • Paolo Ceravolo, University of Milan, Italy
  • Yevgeni Koucheryavi, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Ozcan Saritas, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Jolita Ralyté, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Stefan Strecker, University of Hagen, Germany
  • Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden


  • 4 pages about your research and up to 4 pages in English
  • Layout and styling: A4 paper, 12pt serif font (e.g.\ Palatino), a line spacing of about 1.5, 2cm margins on all four sides

Submit via email only to cbi2019dc@gmail.com (PDF only). Your doctoral advisor *must* be CCed on your submission to the DC.

The submissions will be reviewed by the committee of the doctorial consortium which consists of experienced faculty members in business informatics.

Accepted submissions will be presented and discussed at the Doctoral Consortium with sufficient time for an in-depth discussion.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 15.04.2019
  • Notification: 12.05.2019
  • Doctoral Consortium: 15-17.07.2019

Important note

Citizens of most countries must obtain a visa to visit Russia. Getting a visa is the responsibility of the participants in the Doctoral Symposium. For our part, we guarantee that the necessary documents (invitation letter) will be sent to each participant.