Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium at PoEM 2016 will be a meeting place and discussion forum for PhD students from the enterprise modelling and information systems community. The main objective is to provide an opportunity for presenting and discussing PhD projects in order to get advice and investigate new perspectives from an audience of peers and senior faculty in a supportive environment. It is intended to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, methods, tools and applications of Enterprise Modeling and provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their research to, as well as to participate in a number of plenary sessions with Information Systems academics.

The goals of the Doctoral Consortium are:

  • To provide fruitful feedback and advice to the selected PhD students on their research project
  • To provide the opportunity to meet experts from different backgrounds working on topics related to the Enterprise Modeling discipline
  • To interact with other PhD students and stimulate an exchange of ideas
  • To provide the opportunity to discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other career-related issues
  • To discuss different aspects of a PhD project according to the current status, e.g.,
  1. Identify a significant problem in the field of research and establish a gap based on the current status of the problem domain and existing solutions
  2. Indicate a research goal related to the identified gap and formulate the research question
  3. Present preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far
  4. Describe the research methodology applied or planned
  5. Outline the contributions of the applicant’s work to the problem domain and highlight their uniqueness

To be eligible for the Doctoral Consortium, the candidate must be a current doctoral student within a recognized university. Ideally, the candidate should have at least 6 month of work already performed or at least 6-12 months work remaining before expected completion.

Doctoral Consortium Mentors

Selected members of the program committee who are experienced in guiding PhD work will act as mentors during the doctoral consortium and provide advice to the individual PhD students regarding their PhD projects. The list of mentors will be published in October 2016.

Special Session on Publishing Opportunities

There are many possibilities for PhD students to publish research work: workshops, conferences, book chapters, journals, open access publications, etc. In many countries it is mandatory to have at least some publications before being able to finish a PhD dissertation. In a special session for the doctoral consortium participants, Prof. Kurt Sandkuhl will offer a perspective on publishing opportunities from the view of an experienced researcher. Special focus will be on journal publications, including typical review and publication processes. The Springer journal BISE (Business & Information Systems Engineering) will be used as an example. One intention of the session is to encourage participants to consider extending their research publications towards journal publications.

Reduced Registration Fee

Authors of accepted Doctoral Consortium papers will benefit from a reduced registration fee, which will enable them also to attend the PoEM conference, and all associated social events.

Submission guidelines

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format before the deadline (see important dates) via the EasyChair conference system at:

Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor should also be mentioned within the paper. The language of the consortium is English. All submitted materials must be in English. Attendees must have sufficient proficiency in English to allow them to participate in the academic discussions of the Consortium. The accepted papers will be published in as a volume of CEUR online proceedings.

The paper should conform to Springer LNCS format and contain less than 4000 words (approx. 8 pages in LNCS style). Information about LNCS format is available at:

Selection Process

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by two members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee. The main evaluation criteria are: relevance, originality, potential contribution, technical soundness, and clarity. Acceptance for the Doctoral Consortium is competitive in nature and is based on the evaluation criteria above.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 3. October 2016

Notification of Acceptance: 17. October 2016

Camera-ready Copy: 31. October 2016

Program Committee (preliminary)

Michael Fellmann, Rostock University

Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University

John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu

Anne Persson, University of Skövde

Jeremy Rose, University of Skövde

Irina Rychkova, University of Sorbonne

Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock

Ulf Seigerroth, Jönköping University

Eva Söderström, University of Skövde

Janis Stirna, Stockholm University​

Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University​



Building ”Portalen”, Seminar Room ”Utsikten” (5th floor)



09:00 - 10:30 Session 1

Ludmila Penicina: Controlling Business Object States in Business Process Models to Support Compliance
Mentor: Raimundas Matulevicius
Carlos Iñiguez: A conceptual modelling-based approach to generate data value through the end-user interactions: A case study in the genomics domain
Mentor: Eva Söderström


10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

 11:00 - 12:30 Session 2

Souvik Barat: A Simulation Based Aid for Complex Dynamic Decision Making
Mentor: Jelena Zdravkovic
Julia Kaidalova: Dealing with Enterprise-IT and Product-IT in a manufacturing enterprise – towards integration in Enterprise Architecture Management
Mentor: Janis Stirna


12:30 - 13:30 Lunch


13:30 - 14:30 DC Tutorial



DC Chairs

Eva Söderström, University of Skövde, Sweden,

Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock, Germany,


DC Important Dates

Paper submission: Oct 3
Acceptance notification: Oct 17
Camera ready copy: Oct 31

Doctoral Consortium: Nov 8