Instructions for Doctoral Consortium (DC)


The ITS2021 Doctoral Consortium (DC) is for PhD students to present and discuss their work during its early stages, meet peers who have related interests, and work with more senior members of the field (mentors).

The DC program  is open to all PhD students and invites submissions of papers with advisors or collaborators acknowledged appropriately, as co-authors or otherwise. Students are asked to honour the spirit of the program by submitting only work for which they are primary investigators. Students can submit papers for work reported in a regular paper submitted to ITS2021, but not for work that has already been published. A structured program will be provided, in which each student will be matched with a mentor, who will be encouraged to offer feedback and support to students as they prepare their presentations, during the Doctoral Consortium, and in at least one one-on-one meeting at the conference. The Consortium will be scheduled within the main conference program in order to encourage maximal community involvement.

Information on the DC program at the ITS2021 Conference

All submissions must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following category is welcome:

DC papers – four (4) pages maximum

Only submissions in .pdf format will be accepted. All submissions must be in English.

All accepted submissions will appear in the electronic proceedings in Springer LNCS format.

Double Blind Evaluation during the ITS2021 Conference

In order to increase high quality papers and independent merit, the evaluation process of papers is double blind.

All papers submitted for review MUST not contain the authors’ names, affiliations, or any information that may disclose the authors’ identity (this information is to be restored in the camera-ready version upon acceptance).

Authors should replace names and affiliations with Xs on submitted papers. In particular, in the version submitted for review, they should avoid explicit auto-references, such as “in [1] we show” — consider “in [1] it is shown“; i.e. they may cite previous works, provided that they are not deducible from the text that the cited works belong to the authors. When citing their previous work, they should keep the names with Xs.

Step 1

Authors should download the LNCS template and formatting instructions from the Springer website.

Step 2

Authors should prepare and submit their paper in .pdf format, including an abstract, through Conference site[to be linked].

  1. Four (4) pages maximum;
  2. Written in English;
  3. Must include an abstract;
  4. In PDF format;
  5. Submitted through Conference site no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Time;
  6. Submitted to “Doctoral Consortium” track on Conference site.

Please submit your submission through Springer Conference Site  by January 8, 2021, 11:59pm Pacific Time.

All required information about submission of your work can be found here