11th International BSC Severo Ochoa Doctoral Symposium 2024

Date: 07/May/2024 Time: 09:00 - 08/May/2024 Time: 18:00


The 11th International BSC Severo Ochoa Doctoral Symposium will take place in Aula Master (UPC).



Target group: PhD students, as well as early stage PostDocs and late stage MSc students in HPC-related research areas

Cost: This event is free of charge.

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2024 abstract submissions are closed

The aim of the BSC Doctoral Symposium is to provide a forum in which PhD students and PostDocs can present their research. To reach this goal, PhD students and PostDocs will share their experience and findings through talks, posters and discussions.

Authors are invited to submit two-page manuscripts containing original research and recent developments, as well as position and strategic papers to the Symposium. All accepted abstracts will be given either a presentation or a poster slot.


Abstract submission deadline: 28 March 2024

EXTENDED abstract submission deadline: 8th April 2024 before 09:00h

Notification of acceptance: 16 April 2024
To submit presentations and posters (only for selected presenters):  30 April 2024 via email/to the office (follow email instructions)
Attendee registration deadline: 2 May 2024                                                                                                         


Abstract Submission Instructions

  1. For the Extended abstract, please use the BSC-IDS format (2 or less pages, approx. 800 words including references, diagrams and illustrations). Links to the Extended Abstract Template in MS Word and LaTeX are here and in the Abstract Submission form. Please create a PDF file and upload it. Make sure the size of the page is A4 (210mm x 297mm) and not letter.
  2. The abstract should have as a main author a PhD candidate or a PostDoc researcher. In the case of the abstracts of the PhD candidates, no more than 3 authors are allowed, including the applicant’s main supervisor.
  3. Include your short bio with recent photo at the end of the Extended Abstract as per the template.
  4. Please take the time to carefully spell check your paper and bio.
  5. Please follow exactly the IEEE templates provided and do not omit or add additional types of affiliation information and do not change the outline or formatting.
  6. Fill in the abstract submission form. Please indicate whether you would like to present a talk or a poster.
  7. Fill in the event registration form.
The submitted abstracts must be formatted according to the Doctoral Symposium "How to Submit" regulations and not exceeding the maximum length. Submission implies the willingness of the main author to register and present the talk/poster.

Requirements for the Extended Research Abstract

Your Abstract should contain:

  • Title
  • Your name, affiliation and email address
  • Your supervisor’s name, affiliation and email address
  • 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
    • Short bio as formated in the IEEE template


Evaluation Criteria

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

When the Selection Committee is allocating a presentation or a poster slot, the stage of the research will be taken into account.

Want to join the 2024 Doctoral Symposium Organising Committee?

Read more in the Student Volunteering tab and sign-up to volunteer!

Key Note Speaker

Keynote title: New Horizons for HPC Applied to Social Sciences and Humanities

Speaker: Dr. Mercè Crosas