Call for papers

Submissions are now open until Friday 24 August 2018.

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This year’s Doctoral Colloquium features three presentation tracks, to allow for greater participation and suitability for researchers at any stage. Remember that you may only apply for one track. Each track will feature a prize for the best presenter/paper. The Colloquium is open for all students of the School of Computing and Information Systems.

3 Minute Track

A 3-Minute RHD presentation is patterned from the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. This is an exercise in developing academic and research communication skills by reducing your complex research down to simple statements. It challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can present a clear, concise, yet engaging presentation of their research project in three (3) minutes to a non-specialist audience.

All PhD students at any stage are free to participate. However, this format would be well-suited for early-stage researchers, ie, pre-confirmation, as it will provide the avenue for them to present their topics to the school and hopefully catalyse collaborations. Of course, later-stage researchers might still opt to participate here as practice for the actual 3MT competition!

Participants are required to include a single slide to facilitate a clear understanding of your PhD topic. The best speaker will receive a prize.

Paper Track

The Paper Track invites RHD students to present their thesis proposal or results. The participants present their research work to their peers and academic experts in the field.

The most benefit can be gained by PhD candidates who have a clear proposal (accepted/confirmed), a literature review completed, and who have a clear understanding and justification for the research methodology they will use in their PhD. The advisors in the Doctoral Colloquium will focus on assisting these students with critique, and with tips about moving the thesis forward and dealing with traps in the methodology.

Paper submissions will also be reviewed in order to facilitate maximum benefit to those presenting.

Note: To prevent potential conflicts for participants who aim to publish their paper (extended abstracts) as full paper in a conference/journal, we will not publish the proceeding online. So, participants can submit their papers to the CIS-DC 2018 with no concerns in this regard.

Poster Track

RHD students are invited to submit posters of their academic work. Authors will present their work which is a great opportunity to present a pertinent aspect of their research, such as a methodology or framework where visuals are needed and could be used to their full advantage.

All RHD students are also free to participate, and will benefit researchers at any stage. However, we believe this would be particularly useful for students who would like more face-to-face interaction with the audience. This could be useful for networking, eg, with industry guests in attendance.


Best submissions get prizes, and all participants who are chosen to present will receive a Certificate of Participation.


Submissions are now open

Important dates

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Call for papers

Friday 24 August 2018
23:59 AEST

Paper and poster submission deadline

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Notification of acceptance

Thursday 27 September 2018

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