Call for participation in the Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium (DDC)

organised by the Special Interest Group on Organic Computing within the Gesellschaft für Informatik in Kassel, Germany (May 22 – May 23, 2014).

We invite applications from PhD students at any stage of their doctoral studies on Organic Computing, Autonomic Computing, Self-Organisation, Self-Awareness 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 2014. 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 6 pages (written in English, in the posted LNCS 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 22, 2014 (extended deadline)

Review Deadline::  May 06, 2014 (extended deadline)

Registration Deadline: May 7, 2014

Colloquium Dates: May 22 – 23, 2014



Begin:    Thursday, May 22nd, 9 o'clock

End:      Friday, May 23rd, appr. 12 o'clock

Dinner:  Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Kassels's oldest pub
            Lohmann Kassel



Submission of 6 pages extended Abstract (or short paper) via EasyChair using the following link:


An edited book will be published after the colloquium. Authors of all accepted abstracts will be invited to extend their abstracts towards a full paper of 10 pages LNCS. After a quality check, this full paper becomes a chapter within the book. There will be no additional costs for the publication.

Colloquium Details:

Doctoral Dissertation Co-chairs: