2nd Ph.D. Student Symposium


October 30 - 31, 2005

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'05)

Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS


The Ph.D. Student Symposium of the federated conferences is intended to bring together Ph.D. students within the subjects of the OTM community and give them the opportunity to present and to discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere.

The OTM'05 Ph.D. Student Symposium will be accompanied by prominent professors in the field of information systems which will actively participate and contribute to the discussions.

The workshop in Agia Napa, Cyprus, will be the 2nd Ph.D. Student Symposium held in conjunction with the OTM conference from 30 - 31 October 2005.

Workshop language is English.


Aim of the OTM Ph.D. Student Symposium is to support the research done by doctoral students with constructive remarks and feedback from prominent scientists in the information systems field.

The Ph.D. Student Symposium will be rounded off by a discussion of general questions related to Ph.D. research. They include, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

Additionally keynote speakers will address general purpose issues, related to Ph.D. research and life in academia afterwards.


The OTM Ph.D. Student Symposium deals with the topics of the main conference. The general areas addressed but are not restricted to:


To apply for participation at the Ph.D. Student Symposium, please provide an electronic version of your paper regarding your doctoral work via the submission web site. The paper is restricted to 5000 words (approximately 10 pages). Submissions must be in PDF format.

The paper submission site is located at:


Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop proceedings of the 2005 International On The Move Federated Conferences (OTM). Author instructions and style sheets can be found at the Springer site (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

Different from other papers, this paper addresses specifically the Ph.D. student thesis! The paper should

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and clarity. Admission is limited to 10 - 14 Ph.D. students.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.



Accompanying Professors