2nd International BSC Doctoral Symposium 2015

Data: 05/May/2015 Time: 09:00 - 07/May/2015 Time: 19:00

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The aim of the International Doctoral Symposium is to provide a forum in which PhD students and PostDoc researchers can present the results of their research work. To reach these goals, the attending PhD students and PostDoc researchers will share their experience and findings through talks, poster sessions and discussions.
The tutorials on the symposium focus on career development with lectures on research and functioning skills: presentation, academic writing, IPR issues etc.
This year, the training will be "An Introduction to Scientific Writing".

Download the 2nd Edition of the Book of Abstracts

(protected under a Creative Commons License)


Download the Doctoral Symposium Book of Abstracts




BSC research and development departments have affiliated PhD programs in Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Universitat de Barcelona in the line of their main research activities:
  • Computer Sciences with research activities in a set of areas covering low level system software and hardware for future supercomputer systems as well as optimization of kernels and applications for these systems.
  • Earth Sciences research is devoted to modelling and understanding the behaviour of the Earth System, mainly focusing on climate and atmospheric processes.
  • Life Sciences: with main topics of research in the use of computational tools in the understanding of life processes.
The Doctoral Symposium welcomes applications from PhD and PostDoc researchers in the above and complementing areas. Students in their first year of PhD studies are welcome to participate as attendees but are discouraged to present as we expect the posters and abstracts to show define research proposal with some preliminary results.
The Symposium is opened for participation from to PhD student and Post Doc researchers worldwide. In view of multi-cultural participation, the working language of the event (presentations, posters, lectures) is English.

Important dates
Extended Abstract submission deadline: EXTENDED to April 7, 2015 at 12h CET
Notification of acceptance: EXTENDED to April 22,  2015
Upload of Presentations and posters: May 03, 2015.

To submit presentations: You will receive an e-mail with the instructions before 24th April.
To submit posters: if you are BSC student, you will have to bring the poster at one scheduled day and hour that will be notified to you. If you are student from other institutions, you will just have to bring the poster 30 minutes before the poster session in which you are going to present your work.
Attendee registration (only for non-presenters): April 12, 2015. (after this date contact education [at] bsc [dot] es for queries)
IMPORTANT: Note the training sessions are limited to 40 attendees and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis; considering that Volunteers and Presenters will have preference.

How to Submit
1) Prepare the abstract in the BSC-IDS format (no more than 800 words excluding references, diagrams and illustrations) [MS Word]. Download the template for the extended abstract.
2) Prepare short bio (no more than 150 words) with recent photo. Download the template for the short bio.
3) Fill in the registration form

The abstract should have as a main author a PhD candidate or Post Doc researcher and we recommend it to be co-authored by the applicant’s main supervisor.
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts describing original research and recent developments as well as position and strategic papers in the remit of the Symposium.
All accepted abstracts will be given presentation or poster slot.
The submitted abstracts must be camera-ready and formatted according to the BSC-IDS rules (see template) and not exceeding the max length. Submission implies the willingness of the main author to register and present the talk/poster.

Extended Research Abstract
Your Abstract should contain:
  • Title
  • Your name, affiliation and e-mail address
  • Your supervisor’s name, affiliation and e-mail address
  • A list of your publications (appeared, accepted or submitted) for which you are first or second author (if any)
  • The content of your abstract should relate to your research work and include at least one of the following :
    • Description of the research problem you are investigating with justification of its importance and expected contributions of your thesis
    • Results so far and their analysis and/or plans for future development
    • Outline of prior unsuccessful work with proposed approaches for solution
Download the template for the extended abstract.

The applications will be evaluated and the accepted ones will be given presentation or poster slot. The reviewers will be looking at:
  • Potential quality of the research work and its relevance to the scope of the event
  • The quality of the Extended Abstract
  • The stage of the research

The programme will be totally defined once the presenters are selected. Find the draft version in the programme section.
Note the training sessions are limited to 40 attendees and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis; considering that Volunteers and Presenters will have preference.

Find information about how to arrive in the venue section.

Student Volunteering
Students are welcome to be part of the Doctoral Symposium organisation. Get more information in the Student Volunteering Section. The volunteering aplication is closed since early March.

Previous Doctoral Symposium
Get information about the previous edition of the BSC Doctoral Symposium and read the Book of Asbtracts

Doctoral Symposium Committee
Maria Ribera Sancho
Josep Casanovas
Nia Alexandrov
Montse González