The 22nd International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2019), in addition to the main track program, includes the DS 2019 PhD Symposium.

The DS 2019 PhD Symposium provides an international forum specifically for PhD students working in research areas addressed by DS 2019. In this forum, within a friendly and interactive environment, young researchers will get unique opportunities to present and discuss their work and exchange ideas and experiences with peers, senior researchers and leading experts working on similar problems.

To apply for participation in the Symposium, PhD students working in any area addressed by the DS 2019 conference are invited to submit 4-page Extended Abstract. The abstracts should describe the key motivation and objectives of their research project, and reflect on the methodology as well as the current status and future work of their PhD research. The review and selection process of the submissions will provide critical and constructive feedback that will help young researchers to successfully develop, conduct and conclude their research. When submitting, the authors will have the opportunity to select DS 2019 PC members they would like to get feedback from. Each submission will be evaluated based on their relevance to the DS 2019 conference and the quality of the proposed research. Finally, selected authors will present their work via a poster in the poster session of the Symposium.

Submission Instructions

Extended Abstracts submissions should have a length of max. 4 pages and must be written in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines.

Submissions should further adhere to the following structure:

  • Motivation/Background: motivate the open problem that you want to address and briefly summarize related work
  • Objectives: describe the key objectives of your research project and argue how achieving them will solve the open problem outlined in the motivation.
  • Methodology: outline what methodology (approach, data, methods and experimental design) you will utilize to meet the objectives of your project
  • Results obtained and future work: describe what preliminary results you have already achieved (if any) and summarize your plans for future work.

Authors should submit their Extended Abstract in the prepared format using the EasyChair instance of the DS 2019 conference

The research results in Extended Abstracts could have been published earlier, but their topic must focus on the doctoral work of a PhD student and the name of the supervisor should be also specified along with the author’s name in the abstract. Papers will not be formally published.


Abstract Submission (Extended): Sunday, September 1, 2019
Author notification (Extended): Wednesday, September 4, 2019
PhD Symposium: Monday, October 28, 2019 (to be confirmed)


For any further information, please contact the organizers:

Important Dates

  • Paper submission (Extended): 25.6.2019
  • Author notification (Extended): 29.7.2019
  • PhD session abstract submission (Extended): 1.9.2019
  • PhD abstract notification (Extended): 4.9.2019
  • Camera ready (Extended): 20.8.2019
  • Author registration (For authors of accepted papers): 20.8.2019
  • Late Breaking Contributions: 8.9.2019
  • PhD Symposium registration (Extended): 8.9.2019
  • Early (non-author) registration (Extended): 16.9.2019
  • Regular registration: 27.10.2019
  • Conference: 28. - 30.10.2019

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