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PhD Consortium

PhD Consortium Chairs
Prof. Tommi Inkinen, University of Helsinki, Head of the PhD Consortium

Aims of the Consortium
The first day of KCWS-2014 is specifically allocated for PhD researchers (24 September 2014). PhD Consortium provides research students with an invaluable opportunity to present, discuss and get feedback on their research on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. The idea is to provide a forum with supporting and encouraging atmosphere. Students will take home new contacts, friends, constructive feedback and hopefully new ideas for developing their projects. PhD Consortium will be accompanied by prominent professors and researchers in the field of Knowledge-Based Development and other themes of the Summit.

PhD Consortium is targeted for Ph.D. candidates at any stage of their studies. PhD candidates interested in participating should have developed (and ideally defended) a proposal for their research, detailing a problem statement, research question and methodology. Submitted papers should relate to knowledge-based development, knowledge-based management of organizations, knowledge cities or regions or more generally to this year’s summit themes. The submission criteria for the Consortium papers are the same as for Summit papers. However, participants in PhD Consortium are asked to submit papers related to their dissertation. All papers will be published in conference proceedings (and selected ones in the special issues of journals) and therefore they should be in the format of an academic research paper. Regarding the presentation it is encouraged that authors position their papers or ideas into a wider setting of their dissertation.

PhD Consortium will be arranged on the first day of the summit (September 10th). The program consists of opening session, parallel sessions and closing remarks. In addition, an informal evening gathering will be arranged. A 20-minute slot is reserved for each paper. Authors will give a max 15-minute presentation followed by a feedback discussion. In order to encourage workshop interaction, all attendees will be chosen one presentation for which they will act as a discussant. In order to facilitate in depths discussions of the PhD’s research and to provide some additional guidance, the expected overall number of participants has been limited to max 24 papers.

The PhD Consortium fee is 40 eur.

The PhD Consortium fee includes:

* world class academicians’ consultations
* guidance to increase the excellence of your PhD thesis 

Please send your research  work by the 5th of September to Dr. Katri-Liis Lepik, kllepik....at....tlu.ee