Doctoral Workshop

    Doctoral Workshop at LDIC 2014

    Bremen, Germany, February 10, 2014

    The Doctoral Workshop is one of the Satellite Events of the 4th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics – LDIC 2014. It addresses doctoral candidates in the early stages of their PhD projects. It offers an opportunity to present and defend a research topic, the primary initiative for a research approach and initial results. The purpose is to generate impact for the progress and the excellence of the thesis by discussing and reviewing the research proposals, and to present the research in an international context. Thus, a second integral aspect of the Doctoral Workshop will be the training of professional presentation skills for science and academia.
    The Doctoral Workshop intends to provide PhD students who do not have enough results with an opportunity to contribute a short conference paper. Nevertheless, the doctoral candidates should also take the opportunity to participate in the conferences which gives access to the worldwide leading capacities in the area of logistics. The accepted participants will be invited to register as students.
    Addressed Topics
    All research topics which are called for the LDIC conference are also relevant for the Doctoral Workshop. The research proposals should address one of the topics listed here:
    Submission Rules
    The Doctoral Workshop is based on the submission of a research plan (not more than 5 pages), which will be reviewed by a program committee. In the case of acceptance, the candidates are invited to present their topics (10 min. rehearsal, 45 min. feedback/review, 5 min. presentation). The Doctoral Workshop will start with a tutorial to introduce and train researchers on the basics of research methodology, professional presentation style and academic writing. Afterward, any participants will get the chance to publish an updated abstract of her/his research proposal in the LDIC Proceedings.
    Content of the Research Plan
    1. Introduction
    2. Motivation
    3. Research Problem
    4. Research Objective
    5. Expected results / generated knowledge
    6. Research methodology
    7. Links to other disciplines
    References are mandatory for any research plan or publication.
    Papers must be prepared in Springer's T1-book Word formatting as mentioned here:
    Time Schedule
    October 31, 2013
    Submission deadline for research proposals
    November 12, 2013
    Acceptance of submissions
    December 30, 2013
    Detailed feedback from the program committee
    February 10, 2014
    Doctoral Workshop with training unit
    February 11 – 13, 2014
    LDIC Conference
    Chairs of the Doctoral Workshop
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Seifert, BIBA
    Dr.-Ing. Ingrid Rügge, IGS, University of Bremen
    Workshop Flyer