Call for participation in the Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium (DDC)

organised by the Special Interest Group on Organic Computing within the Gesellschaft für Informatik in Augsburg, Germany (May 23 – May 24, 2013).

We invite applications from PhD students at any stage of their doctoral studies on Organic Computing, Self-Organisation and related research topics.

The intent of the DDC is to bring together PhD students who have their research focus within the broader Organic Computing community (mainly at the beginning of their PhD period) and will not have defended their thesis before May 2013. The main goal of this colloquium is to foster excellence in OC-related research by providing students feedback and advice that are particularly relevant to their doctoral studies and career development. Each participant will take part in the colloquium organisation and the review process for the other participants. The schedule includes:

PhD. students are invited to participate by submitting an extended abstract of up to 3 pages (written in English, in the posted IEEE format). This colloquium will give participants the opportunity to present their ongoing research in a friendly forum. They will obtain valuable feedback from colloquium attendees in a constructively critical and informal atmosphere.

In addition, two invited talks are part of the colloquium:


Important Dates:

Doctoral Dissertation Extended Abstract Submission Deadline:  April 23, 2013 (extended deadline)

Review Deadline: May 03, 2013

Registration Deadline: May 10, 2013

Colloquium Dates: May 23 – 24, 2013


Submission of 3 pages extended abstract via EasyChair using the following link:

Colloquium Details:

Doctoral Dissertation Co-chairs: