September 14, 2008, Aarhus, Denmark
The ECDL Doctoral Consortium aimed to bring together PhD students working on the topics related to the ECDL2008 conference.
The workshop offered PhD students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in a constructive and collegial atmosphere. The consortium was led by research experts in the field of Digital Libraries.
The Doctoral Consortium ass intended for students who have already settled on a specific research proposal and have some preliminary results, but still have enough time remaining before submitting their dissertation so that they can benefit from workshop feedback.
PhD students who wanted to attend the Doctoral Consortium provided an extended abstract of the doctoral work. The extended abstract should cover the following aspects:
- a clear formulation of the research topic
- an outline of the significant problems in the field and their current solutions
- a description of the proposed approach and its expected contributions
- a discussion of preliminary results
- evaluation (-plan) of the research
Submissions were judged on originality, significance, correctness, and clarity.
Accepted abstracts were distributed to participants . The consortium participants were in addition invited to present their research as a poster to the whole ECDL community during the ECDL conference poster session.