The Doctoral Symposium on Computational Intelligence is intended to bring together Ph.D. students within the computational intelligence field to discuss their research in an international forum. More precisely, the Doctoral Symposium will provide students with an opportunity to:
Present their research work in a scientific environment;
Receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty;
Gain an overview of the breadth and depth of the computational intelligence field;
Obtain insight into directions for computational intelligence research taken by other doctoral candidates;
Discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other issues;
Network with peers and future colleagues
Thus, this symposium will help to shape the ongoing and future research projects aimed at computational intelligence and will also promote scholarships and networking among new researchers in this emerging interdisciplinary area. This symposium will also expose these promising young researchers to the larger global community.
The Doctoral Symposium advisory board will comment each presentation and at the end of the Symposium there will be a general discussion, including an analysis about the current and future research topics in the area.
Doctoral Symposium Requirements and Rules
It is open only to Doctoral or Ph.D. Students;
Each student with an accepted paper at the Doctoral Symposium must register and attend the ETCM: a special student fee applies;
Each paper must be presented by the student;
Submissions will be judged mainly on relevance, originality, technical quality and clarity;
All papers will be crossed checked for plagiarism before the review process.
IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore®) if the paper is not presented at the conference. Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously, and IEEE ETCM 2017 will take actions against any author who has engaged in either practice.
All papers will be cross-examined using anti-plagiarism automated software tools.
PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEEE TCM 2017 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one registration is valid for up to 2 papers. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE ETCM 2017 Conference Proceedings. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE ETCM 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.
Accepted students must be ready to:
Make a 8-minute presentation of the Ph.D. project (4 slides max) to be used for introducing a discussion about the project and its main issues during the small group sessions.
Prepare a poster about the Ph.D. for the main conference poster session.
Best Ph.D. Project Award
A “Best PhD Project Award” will be conferred to the student of a paper presented at the Doctoral Symposium, selected by the Doctoral Chair, based on the combination of paper reviewing marks and the feedback of the Advisory Board. The award will be announced at the conference closing session. The author of an awarded paper will be entitled to:
A signed and stamped official award certificate;
A plaque from IEEE Ecuador Section in recognition for the achievement;
The announcement of their achievement on a special conference webpage;