Call for PhD colloquium

Download the call for PhD colloquium:
ISCRAM 2015 PhD Coll Call for Participation

Getting ready for the unexpected –
IS for Crisis Management in a complex and uncertain world

Conference dates: May 24-27 2015
Venue: Centre for Integrated Emergency Management / University of Agder.
Kristiansand, Norway

Doctoral Colloquium – Sunday May 24 2015
9am – 5pm


DUE DATE: New: February 6, 2015

In the ISCRAM tradition, the Doctoral Colloquium will take place prior to the main conference on Sunday, 24th May 2015. The colloquium is for doctoral students seeking careers as researchers in public, private and academic organizations with research interests in crisis management

The goals of the ISCRAM 2012 Ph.D. Colloquium are three-fold:

  • To develop and sustain a network of young scholars conducting high quality research in the area of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.
  • To support the next generation of crisis management researchers by addressing issues relevant to the progression of a research career
  • To allow participants to discuss their research with leading specialists, scholars and peers in an international setting.

Up to twelve students will be accepted for the colloquium. Numbers are kept purposely small in order to focus on quality interaction and discussion. The morning session will focus on introductions, networking and general mentoring. The afternoon session will consist of group and individual research feedback sessions. The final session will be a colloquium poster session, providing students the opportunity to learn about one another’s research and prepare for the conference-wide poster session in which they will also participate.

Note that students who submit papers to the ISCRAM conference itself (and who are named as first author) will be eligible for the Award for best PhD Student paper. Attendance at the PhD Colloquium is not a pre-requisite for eligibility for this award.


As the aim of the colloquium is to assist candidates with their thesis research, only doctoral students who have not yet defended their thesis are eligible to apply.


Participation at the ISCRAM PhD colloquium is free, as is lunch and refreshments. However, participants in the Doctoral Colloquium must register for the main conference (a student rate is available).

How to Apply

To apply, candidates should submit a single file by February 6th, 2015 to the doctoral colloquium on the conference’s paper submission system. The file should contain the following:

1. A short CV, no more than two pages

2. A description of the research project: its context, aims and research question(s), the research method, and any results obtained to date (2-5 pages in length including figures, tables, and references). There is no need to format this according to the ISCRAM format.

3. A personal statement of no more than one page identifying three specific aspects of the research (theory, method, data analysis, technical design, etc.) in which the student is seeking assistance.

4. A digital photo. This will be used for the photo roster if the application is successful.


For any questions on the Doctoral Colloquium, contact us via

Julie Dugdale, Grenoble University/University of Agder and Chris Zobel, Virginia Tech.
Doctoral Consortium Chairs