Building on the success of the six previous Doctoral conferences which each attracted over 100 papers from countries all over the SE European region and beyond, we are pleased to announce the organisation of the 7th South East European Doctoral Student Conference (DSC 2012). DSC 2012 will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, on the 24th and 25th of September, 2012.
The aim of the conference is to further facilitate the exchange of knowledge between young researchers and to consolidate the established network of scholars currently undertaking research in, and around the topic of South East Europe. Having identified academic isolation as a problem that many doctoral students face today, DSC 2012 aims to bring researchers together with the purpose of establishing collaborative links between disciplines, for testing the ground with innovative ideas and for engaging the wider academic community.
The conference is open to young researchers currently undertaking doctoral study, or in the early years of their research career (up to 2 years following the award of their PhD degree). It has an inter-disciplinary focus and the themes and topics reflect the organisation of research by tracks of interest within SEERC.
All papers presented at the conference will be evaluated by an expert panel of academics and other PhD conference participants. Each presentation will be followed by questions from the audience and comments/feedback from the panel members. The accepted submissions will be included in the electronic and paper Proceedings published by SEERC. In addition, there will be a general discussion session guided by the panel discussants and participants, addressing various issues on PhD work and the experience of carrying out research. There will also be a number of general presentations focusing on useful skills development for doctoral students.
- Short or Full paper submission: 9th April 2012
- Notification of acceptance: 18th May 2012
- Response to reviewers comments and submission of FINAL-camera ready paper: 22th June 2012
- Publication of Conference Programme: 15th July 2012
- Conference: 24th - 25th September 2012