Call for Participation
4th Swiss Chapter of the AIS (CHAIS) Doctoral Consortium
June 2, 2017
University of Bern
Doctoral students in information systems in Switzerland are invited to attend the fourth doctoral consortium (DC) of the Swiss Chapter of the AIS (CHAIS).
CHAIS is an association of all major Swiss information systems research groups at Universities.
DC faculty will be comprised of experienced professors from all major groups. Currently, the following professors have agreed to serve as DC faculty:
Prof. Dr. Jens Dibbern, University of Bern
Prof. Dr. Christine Legner, University of Lausanne
Dr. Jolita Ralyté, University of Geneve
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwabe, University of Zürich
Prof. Dr. Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen
The consortium is aimed to provide multi-perspective feedback for doctoral dissertation projects, ideally in the middle (2nd or 3rd year) of their dissertation projects.
Ca. 10-15 doctoral students will be presenting and discussing their research projects in small groups together with experienced supervisors from Swiss Universities.
Doctoral students are expected to
(a) apply to be admitted to the DC until April 15. Applications should include the following:
- a motivation letter and one-page summary paper of their dissertation project
- a (very short) support statement of their supervisor,
(b) submit a five to ten page dissertation paper by May 15, summarizing motivation, related work, problem statement/research gap, proposed research approach, planned or actual evaluation
(c) attend the doctoral consortium on June 2, present and discuss their papers in 60 minute sessions (30 mins presentation, 30 mins discussion)
(d) attend a general dissertation Q&A session together with DC faculty
Upon participation and if all the requirements are met, CHAIS will deliver a letter certifying successful participation. This letter might be useful in getting some credits in the home institution if applicable.
There will be no charge for attending the DC. Participants will however need to cover travel and accommodation costs with own funds and need to be or become members of the CHAIS.
All DC communication is to be directed to
Prof. Dr. Jens Dibbern, University of Bern, email@example.com
Prof. Dr. Christine Legner, University of Lausanne, Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org