Doctoral Consortium

Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers



ICBDB 2023 Doctoral Consortium intends to provide a platform for Ph.D. students to discuss their research interests and career goals with established researchers, foster connections with other attendees, and receive guidance and mentorship regarding their research and career plans. We cordially invite Ph.D. students to submit their applications for the doctoral consortium at ICBDB 2023, which will be held in Xi'an, China, from November 17-19, 2023.

Each Ph.D. candidate with an approved submission will be paired with a mentor who will provide constructive feedback on their work and engage in discussions about their research with both the student and the audience at the consortium.


The Doctoral Consortium welcomes Ph.D. candidates who are in the early or mid-stages of their research and have a well-defined topic and direction, but are also at a stage in their work where participation in the consortium could assist in shaping their research design and analysis. The DC encourages applications from a diverse range of disciplines in the fields of Big Data and Blockchain.

Submission Guidelines

To apply for the DC, please submit a paper with a maximum of 4 pages (including references) and a 1-page appendix (placed after the references) in a single PDF via the Online Submission System (super link). The paper must be original and should not have been published elsewhere. Please format your papers using the paper template (super link).

Your paper will serve as the basis for selection to participate in the DC. We welcome submissions about well-planned and informed research plans, as well as papers presenting preliminary results or small-scale experimental results. The requirements for submission are as follows:

1. The paper should be authored solely by the student, while other contributors may be acknowledged.

2. The paper should include the following sections:

  • Title and author;

  • Background and Motivation for the proposed research (including key references);

  • Research questions or hypotheses;

  • Research methodology and proposed experiments (where appropriate);

  • Results achieved so far (if any) and planned next steps;

  • Specific research issues or challenges for discussion at the DC.

3. A 1-page appendix should be placed after the references, including:

  • A detailed statement by the student explaining the motivation and expectations to participate in the DC.

  • A brief statement by the student’s advisor saying how the student would benefit by attending the DC, and providing an estimated timeline for when the student is expected to defend their dissertation assuming typical progress.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: May 25, 2023 (First Round)

Author Notification: June 15, 2023 (First Round)

Author Response Period: June 15, 2023-July15, 2023

Camera Ready Deadline: TBD

Doctoral Consortium: November 19, 2023

Selection Process

The number of participants in the Consortium will be limited. Selection for the Consortium will be based on the quality of the submitted applications as well as the applicants' progress. Additionally, the extent to which the applicant is likely to benefit from participating in the Consortium will also be taken into consideration during the selection process.


If you are submitting a Doctoral Consortium proposal, please register as a Presenter. Please note that your paper will not be included in the conference proceedings. However, if your proposal is accepted for the DC, you will be invited to submit an extended version of your paper that is more than 5 pages. After editorial review, the extended version of your paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Authors who wish to publish their papers in addition to participating in the DC must pay the price difference between author and presenter registration, as well as any extra page fees.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Ella Pereira, Edge Hill University, UK

Yannis Korkontzelos, Edge Hill University, UK


If you require any assistance or have any questions regarding the Doctoral Consortium program, please direct your enquiries to email@icobdb.org.