Doctoral Consortium - Call for Applications

The 15th Annual ICCBR Doctoral Consortium (DC) will take place as part of ICCBR 2023 in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is designed to nurture Ph.D. candidates by providing opportunities to explore and obtain mutual feedback on their research, future work plans, and career objectives with senior CBR researchers, practitioners, and peers. We invite submissions from students, as described below. Selected students will be asked to prepare and present an oral presentation at the DC. We also plan for some invited talks or panels from senior CBR researchers or practitioners. Additional social arrangements will be arranged to encourage further conversations with mentors and fellow students.


We encourage participation from all Ph.D. students, whether at the start or towards the end of their Ph.D. candidacy. Participants need to clearly indicate their stage of Ph.D. research. Those who are at the early to midpoint stage of their candidacy and who have not yet received substantial feedback from the greater research community will be paired with a mentor who will advise them on their research trajectory, writing, and presentation. Those who are at a later stage in their research will have an opportunity to present their Ph.D. work to date to a group of senior CBR researchers for feedback and advice. We will hold a workshop for potential participants explaining how to prepare the submission material and answer questions about the DC on April 20th, 2023 in a virtual meeting between 15-16 (CET). To sign up and receive the link to the event, please fill out the following form: Application Form


We welcome applications from Ph.D. candidates worldwide. To apply, please submit the following materials, in a single PDF file, via the ICCBR EasyChair submission system (Doctoral Consortium 2023 track).

  • Application Cover Page (max 1 page): This should include your goals for participating in the DC, questions on your research topic or research to date that you may wish to discuss and get advice on, and what you can offer to other DC participants. Please also include (1) the time at which you began your Ph.D. studies, (2) your estimated graduation date, and (3) your supervisory team (if they have been selected) so we don’t assign one of them as your mentor!
  • Research Summary (max 5 pages): This should outline the problem(s) being addressed, the proposed research plan, and a description of progress to date. This short paper must be in ICCBR 2022 LNCS Springer format and include references.
  • You can use the following template for your research summary: Summary Template
  • Curriculum Vita (max 1 page): This should list the student’s most relevant background, experience (research, education, employment), and publication references (if any).
  • Letter of Recommendation (max 1 page): A written communication from your Ph.D. supervisor, including an assessment of the status of the research and an expected date of completion.
  • Non-PhD students are also welcome to apply, in which case this should be from a suitable adviser (e.g., at their institution).

Note: The Application Cover Page, Research Summary, CV, and supervisor’s support letter should all start on new pages within the same PDF file. Applicants will be notified whether their Research Summary has been accepted for oral presentation at the DC by June 12th, 2023 . A final camera-ready version of the Research Summary paper to be presented will be due on June 26th, 2023. Accepted applicants are expected to commit to attending all DC activities at the conference.


Kerstin Bach, NTNU




Preparatory Workshop: April 20th 2023
Submission Deadline: May 22nd, 2023
Notification: June 12th, 2023
Camera Ready Copy: June 26th, 2023
Doctoral Consortium: July 17th, (social event July 16th) 2023