ERCIS PhD Colloquium
Coordinator: Dr. Armin Stein
Leonardo-Campus 3 48149 Münster
Tel.: +49 251 83-38085
Fax: +49 251 83-28085

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Key facts

The Colloquium is opened for 2nd year PhD students (or later) from ERCIS partner institutions and friends.

The ERCIS – European Research Center for Information Systems – is an international network of scientists, conducting cooperative research in the field of Information Systems. Throughout Europe and beyond, more than 20 associated research institutes for Information Systems are integrated in the ERCIS network.

DC faculty consists of professors from ERCIS member institutions across Europe.

The consortium aims to provide multi-perspective feedback for doctoral dissertation projects, ideally in the middle (2nd or 3rd year) of their dissertation projects.

A maximum of 24 doctoral students will be presenting and discussing their research projects in small groups together with experienced supervisors.

Doctoral students are expected to

  1. apply to be admitted to the DC with a one-page summary paper of their dissertation project, their CV and a (very short) support statement of their supervisor until June 15, 2014
  2. after being admitted by June 22, 2014, submit a five to ten page dissertation paper until July 22, 2014. The dissertation paper shall summarize motivation, related work, problem statement/research gap, proposed research approach and time frame. It should also address certain required elements (e.g. selection and documentation of cases or validation/evaluation of research results) according to the request of the DC faculty.
  3. provide peer reviews of two other dissertation papers submitted to this DC (provided by July 22) until September 1, 2014
  4. attend the doctoral consortium on September 8-10, present and discuss their papers in 60 minute sessions (30 minutes presentation, 30 minutes discussion)
  5. attend a general dissertation Q&A session together with DC faculty on September 10.

Upon successful attendance, i.e. if all specified requirements are fulfilled, the ERCIS DC will issue an attendance certificate. This certificate will include the program, the faculty and the estimated effort. It can be used to have the DC participation credited towards doctoral studies at the home University of the participant.

There will be no charge for attending the DC. Participants will however need to cover travel and accommodation costs with own funds.


All DC communication is to be directed to

Armin Stein
ERCIS – European Research Center for Information Systems
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster / University of Münster
Leonardo-Campus 3
48149 Münster

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