Call for PhD Symposium Print


The ER2012 PhD Symposium calls for original papers reporting research results, applications and system development experiences, in all topics related to the ER conference series. The workshop will offer PhD students the opportunity to present and discuss their research and to interact with other researchers, experts in the field  of conceptual modeling, who could provide feedback on their research.

Important Dates

  • March 11, 2012:  Full paper submission (Deadline Extension) April 15, 2012: Full paper submission
  • May  14, 2012:  Author notification (Deadline Extension) May 28, 2012: Author notification
  • June 11, 2012:  Camera-ready paper submission
  • July 2, 2012:  Author registration

Submission Guidelines

The papers should not exceed 10 pages in the LNCS conference proceedings style and must be authored by one or more PhD students only.

A paper submitted to the ER 2012 PhD Symposium may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2012. Submissions will be electronically managed via EasyChair. Authors are asked to submit an abstract first, and then to upload the full paper. The link to the sign-in page for EasyChair is The submission page is

Submissions will be judged based on originality, significance, technical merit, presentation quality, and relevance. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the PhD Symposium Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the PhD Symposium. The authors of accepted papers must register to the conference, attend the Symposium and present their paper. Failure to register or to attend will entail removal of their submission from the proceedings.

The top three accepted papers will be reviewed by the ER2012 Program Chairs for evaluating their possible presentation during a regular session of the ER 2012 Conference and inclusion in the ER2012 Conference proceedings.

PhD Symposium PC Members

  • Jorge Cardoso - University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Silvana Castano - University of Milan, Italy
  • Arantza Illarramendi - Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
  • Manfred Jeusfeld - Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Sudha Ram - University of Arizona, USA
  • Letizia Tanca - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Guido Vetere - IBM Italia

PhD Symposium Chairs

  • Sonia Bergamaschi - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Bernhard Thalheim - University of Kiel, Germany ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Contact Information

Questions about the PhD Symposium should be addressed to either of the PhD Symposium chairs.