7th BSC SO Doctoral Symposium

Fecha: 05/May/2020 Time: 09:00



Target group: PhD students as well as early stages PostDoc researchers and late stages MSc students in the BSC areas of research and complementing areas.

Cost: The Symposium is free of charge.

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After cancelling this year’s symposium given the current circumstances, but identifying an exceptional interest from your side, the BSC SO Doctoral Symposium organizing committee has decided, however, to go forward with the digital publication of the Book of Abstracts of the 7th BSC SO Doctoral Symposium. As you know, every year it is digitally published under the UPC commons license. (Access here the BoA of the previous BSC SO Doctoral Symposiums.)

We are aware that many of you had planned and worked really hard in order to submit your abstract for the 7th BSC SO Doctoral Symposium on time. For this reason, the submission has been reopened and it is extended until April 15th, 2020 EOB.

We believe working together in this will give us strength and bring us together and we encourage you to participate and submit your work and be part of this singular’s edition.


The aim of the BSC Severo Ochoa 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 of the Symposium focus on career development with lectures on research and functioning skills: presentation, academic writing, IPR issues etc.


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts regarding 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.



Abstract submission deadline: April 15th, 2020

Notification of acceptance: April 20th, 2020                                                                                                                                     


How to Submit

  1. For the Extended abstract, please use the BSC-IDS format (2 or less pages, approx. 800 words) including references, diagrams and illustrations). The abstract should have as a main author a PhD candidate or Post Doc researcher and no more than 3 authors, including the applicant’s main supervisor. Link to Extended abstract template in MS Word and LaTex is in the submit link. Please create a PDF file and upload it. Make sure the size of the page is A4 (210mm x 297mm) and not letter (215,9mm x 279,4mm).
  2. Include your short bio with recent photo at the end of the Extended Abstract as per the template.
  3. Please take the time to spell check carefully your paper and bio.
  4. Please follow exactly the IEEE templates provided and do not omit or add additional type of affiliation information and do not change the outline or formatting.
  5. Fill in the registration form. Please indicate whether you would like to present a talk or a poster. 
The submitted abstracts must be camera-ready and formatted according to the doctoral symposium "how to submit" regulations and not exceeding the max 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 e-mail address
  • Your supervisor’s name, affiliation and e-mail 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 presentation or 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 presentation or poster slot, the stage of the research will be taken into account.

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