Doctoral Colloquium 2024

In Conjunction with The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management (KSEM 2024) 

General Information

We encourage submissions to the doctoral colloquium (DC) event in conjunction with KSEM 2024. Participating PhD students present their proposed dissertation work and receive feedback from other researchers. We invite contributions from student communities involved in the related themes of the conference. The DC call is open to all PhD students at all phases of the Ph.D. process, preference will be given to students who will gain the most from the experience.

The colloquium will allow students to discuss their research directions in a supportive atmosphere with a panel of distinguished leaders and with their peers. Students can expect helpful feedback and fresh perspectives on their research topics and possible career paths and will have the opportunity to interact closely with expert researchers in their field. The colloquium will support community-building by connecting early-career and established researchers in a welcoming and mentorship-forward environment.


The submitted extended abstract will be published on the DC page. The best papers will get a recommendation to submit their work to Flagship conferences and Journals Sis depending on the themes of these publishers. 

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The deadline for DC submissions is May 15, 2023, at 11:59 pm (23:59).

 Notification: June 30, 2023

Technical Committee

Haitham Mahmoud, Birmingham City University

Khalid Ismail, Birmingham City University

Mohammad Mayouf, Birmingham City University

Junaid Arshad, Birmingham City University

Yonghao Wang, Birmingham City University

Mohamed Ben Farah, Birmingham City University


An extended abstract describing their PhD research, including:

It is only a maximum of two-page A4 paper including references. The writing should be in a proposal format to facilitate feedback from the panellists as to the validity of your problem and the efficacy of your approach. The structure should follow the format used by most universities for a thesis proposal: an Introduction, a Related Work, Preliminary Methods, Preliminary Results, Proposed Work, Discussion, Questions for the Panel, and Conclusion.

Please submit via sending the abstract to this email:, With the email title “KSEM’24 - Doctoral Colloquium Submission” The submission link will be added later.

 The extended abstract shall be written in font ARIAL, single line spacing and 10 font size. İt should contain a maximum of 2000 words.


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