The aim of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a frame where students can present their on going research work and meet other students and researchers, and obtain feedback on future research directions.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have a specific research proposal and some preliminary results, but who are still far from completing their dissertation.

All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a thorough reviewing process with the aim to provide detailed and constructive feedback. The accepted submissions will be presented at the Doctoral Consortium and published in the conference proceedings.

The submissions should identify:

  • Problem statement
  • Related work
  • Hypothesis
  • Proposal
  • Preliminary Results and/or Evaluation Plan
  • Reflections


All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS/LNAI template with a maximum length of 2 pages, including figures and references.


All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the PAAMS 2017 conference management system


Accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing series.

The copyright's data for PAAMS 2017 (Special Sessions and Doctoral Consortium) are:

  • TITLE: Trends in Cyber-Physical Multi-Agent Systems. The PAAMS Collection - 15th International Conference, PAAMS 2017
  • EDITORS: Fernando De la Prieta, Zita Vale, Luis Antunes, Tiago Pinto, Andrew Campbell, Vicente Julián, Antonio J.R. Neves, María N. Moreno

Download pre-filled form for PAAMS (Special Sessions and Doctoral Consortium)

Doctoral Consortium organizer

Isabel Praça
Polytechnic University of Porto (Portugal)