The aim of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a frame where students can present their on going research work and meet other students and researchers, and obtain feedback on future research directions.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have a specific research proposal and some preliminary results, but who are still far from completing their dissertation.

All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a thorough reviewing process with the aim to provide detailed and constructive feedback. The accepted submissions will be presented at the Doctoral Consortium and published in the conference proceedings.

The submissions should identify:

  • Problem statement
  • Related work
  • Hypothesis
  • Proposal
  • Preliminary Results and/or Evaluation Plan
  • Reflections


All papers must be formatted according to the LNNS template, with a maximum length of 4 pages, including figures and references:


All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the DCAI conference management system


Accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems.

** Indexing: The books of this series are submitted to SCOPUS, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, SCImago.**

Proceedings of DCAI 2020 (Special Sessions & Doctoral Consortium) are available:

Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence

Special Sessions, 17th International Conference (DCAI 2020)

Editors: Sara Rodríguez González, Alfonso González-Briones, Arkadiusz Gola, George Katranas, Michela Ricca, Roussanka Loukanova, Javier Prieto

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Doctoral Consortium organizer

Sara Rodríguez - University of Salamanca (Spain)