Doctoral Consortium

RTIS Doctoral Consortium 2017

RTIS 2017 will feature a Doctoral Consortium on October 19, 2017 and December 09, 2017. The main idea is to give the Ph.D. candidates whose submissions have been accepted, an opportunity to discuss their doctoral projects with our Keynote Speakers from the Real-Time Intelligent Systems Community and the audience.

Attendance at the Doctoral Consortium will be based on the Doctoral Consortium PC acceptance of a 6-page long abstract authored by the Ph.D. Candidate.

The accepted abstracts will be presented in the RTIS 2017 Poster Session and published online together with a full 12 pages long paper that the Ph.D. Candidates will have to submit by (date). The paper will be reviewed by our PC and the Keynote Speakers who will attend the Doctoral Consortium to give the Ph.D. Candidates a feedback about their work.

Important dates

Abstract submission (up to 6 pages) with a Letter of Support from the Adviser:  June 20, 2017
Notification:  July 20, 2017
Full paper submission (up to 12 pages):  August 10, 2017

Doctoral Consortium Date: October 19 September 02, 2017

Instructions for Authors

Doctoral Consortium submissions must be emailed to the Doctoral Consortium Chair at rtis at

Submissions must be prepared in PDF format following the layout guidelines for the LNCS format provided by Springer.

Full paper content guidelines

The full paper will be the basis for detailed discussions at the Doctoral Consortium. The Ph.D. Candidate’s paper should include the following:

  • motivation for the research proposed
  • the background and related work (with key references) to convince about knowledge grounded upon the literature study in the area
  • description of the proposed research including the research questions to be addressed, the Author’s contribution, the research methodology and the experiments proposed
  • at least five specific issues to be put forward for discussion.

The Advisor should provide a brief description of the research group in which the Ph.D. Candidate has been working and the relevance of that work to the group’s research area.

The students' full papers will be published online and electronically in the USB sticks


All submissions will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee with respect to overall quality of presentation, the potential for future impact of the proposed PhD research in the field of Real-Time Intelligent Systems and the potential benefits to the Ph.D. Candidate coming from attendance at the Doctoral Consortium.


Francesco Piccialli
University of Naples Federico II

Email: rtis @