Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Matti Rossi, Aalto University, Finland [Profile]
  • Marcus Rothenberger, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA [Profile]

Important Dates

  • 15th March 2018 Submission deadline
  • 30th March 2018 Author notification
  • 15th April 2018 Camera-ready paper deadline
  • 4th June, Sunday, Doctoral Consortium


The DESRIST Doctoral Consortium is designed for doctoral students in all stages of their dissertation projects. The DC offers Ph.D. students the opportunity to engage with other doctoral students and to receive feedback from experienced reviewers and scholars. Design Science Research in IT is a challenging and rapidly developing area of research where the exchange of ideas and discussion of concepts, directly with other researchers, is an effective way of gaining new insights and identifying opportunities for possible collaborations. The doctoral consortium will enable second year doctoral students to present and reflect on their work and receive feedback from a panel of experts.

Submissions should clearly state:

  • The background to the research
  • The specific problem the research is intended to address
  • The DSR methodological approach adopted
  • Describe the artifact
  • A description of work done to date
  • The contribution or expected contribution
  • Intended future work
  • Specific issues related to doctoral research that you would like to discuss at the consortium

Submission and Review Process

Your submission must not exceed 4 pages, 8.5 x 11 in sheet with 1 in margin, 12 point Times New Roman font. Submissions in .pdf format should be made directly to the doctoral consortium chairs ( and Submissions will be reviewed by a panel, and based upon these reviews a number of the submissions will be presented at the consortium.