SIKS-EIS Doctoral consortium 2007

On June, 26, 2007 SIKS organizes the Second Dutch/Belgian Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (EIS 2007) The event will take place in Groningen and will include a doctoral consortium on Monday, June 25.

The purpose of EIS 2007 (Enterprise Information Systems) is to bring together Dutch/Belgian junior and senior researchers interested in the advances and business applications of information systems - a broad field, including topics such as Management Information Systems, E-Business, IS Analysis and Design, Conceptual Modelling, Business Innovation, Knowledge Management, Business Process Management, Product Software Development, Coordination and Communication, Collaborative Information Systems and many others.

The goal of the doctoral consortium is to create an opportunity for doctoral students in the early stage of their research (typically second/third year) to test their research ideas, present their current progress and future plan, and to receive constructive criticism and insights related to their future work and career perspectives. Mentors (peer researchers and experts in the field) will be assigned to each student to provide individual feedback and advice on the paper, the focus of the work and further developments.

All papers submitted to the Doctoral Consortium stream will undergo a thorough reviewing process with a view to providing detailed and constructive feedback. Our goal is to accommodate all papers that are reviewed positively, but if necessary, a selection will be made, in which preference will be given to papers of students in their second or third year. The two best papers will be invited for a presentation at the EIS day on June 26.

EIS 2007 and the doctoral consortium are organized under the auspices of SIKS, the Dutch research school for Information and Knowledge Systems together with Edispuut and chaired by dr. Hans Weigand, Tilburg University. We encourage all papers related to Information Systems, in a broad sense.

Submission Details

Doctoral Consortium papers should include a clear presentation of the Ph.D. research direction, the problem(s) addressed, a report on the work done so far and a plan of further research. Papers will be assessed on 3 main criteria: clarity, methodology, and relevance. All submissions should be 4 to 5 pages and in PDF. Paper submissions must be formatted in the (Proceedings) style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For complete details, see Springer's Author Instructions.
The final papers will be published by SIKS as EIS 2007 Doctoral Consortium Proceedings that will be available at the event.

Important Dates

  • NOW: Registration via the SIKS website
  • April, 16: Paper submissions deadline (submit via with subject: EIS-doctoral)
  • May 21: Notification of acceptance
  • June, 14: Submission of final paper
  • June 25: Doctoral Consortium program


All Ph.D.-students of SIKS and Edispuut are invited to join the doctoral consortium EIS 2007. Participation (lunch included) is free, registration is required. Participants are kindly requested to fill in the registration form and indicate whether they want to present/submit a paper at the Doctoral Consortium or just participate.