Doctoral Workshop, 6 September 2015


Call for Participation

The 5th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin will host a free half-day Doctoral Workshop for students on the afternoon of Sunday, 06 September 2015. All Masters and PhD research students attending the main conference are invited to participate in this Workshop. Attendance at the workshop will give postgraduate research students the opportunity for networking with senior conference presenters and participants in a supportive environment prior to the conference.
What is the Doctoral Workshop? The Doctoral Workshop is a forum designed to provide postgraduate students the opportunity to discuss – in a friendly and supportive environment – their research approach and any research challenges they are facing. This is relevant for postgraduate students both at the beginning of their research and at an advanced stage.
Who can attend and participate? All students registered to attend the main conference are welcome to attend the Doctoral Workshop; however, to be eligible to participate in the Workshop you need to be a PhD or Masters research student. Admission to the Doctoral Workshop is free; however, you need to register your intent to attend by emailing the Doctoral Workshop Chair, Philip Hall (
Please note that, even if you do not want to present at the Workshop, you can still attend. However, you must register for the Workshop by sending an email to the Workshop Chair, Philip Hall (
Submissions to the Workshop: Only 6 positions are available for postgraduate students to present submissions at the Workshop. Submissions should relate to the student’s area of research, be in English and between 2 to 4 pages (excluding references) in PDF format, and structured as follows:
  • 1. Aims and Background;
  • 2. Significance and Innovation;
  • 3. Methodology; and
  • 4. Questions and Issues.

  • Submissions are to be forwarded to the Workshop Chair, Philip Hall ( by 28 August 2015. You will be notified by 31 August 2015 if your submission has been accepted for presentation at the Workshop.

    Presentation of Accepted Submissions: Selected students will have 15 minutes to present their submission (typically a power point presentation), followed by 15 minutes interactive commentary with the Doctoral Workshop Panel. The proposed Workshop program is: 2:00-2:15pm Welcome & Introductions 2:15-2:45 Submission #1 2:45-3:15 Submission #2 3:15-3:45 Submission #3 3:45-4:00 Tea/Coffee Break 4:00-4:30 Submission #4 4:30-5:00 Submission #5 5:00-5:30 Submission #6 5:30-6:00 Open Panel Commentary, Open Q&A and Wrap-Up

    Workshop Panel: The Doctoral Workshop Panel consists of experienced researchers in fields addressed by the main conference. Panel members include: Adjunct Professor Philip Hall (Principal Fellow, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia and Member, IEEE SSIT Board of Governors) – Workshop & Panel Chair Dr Ali Hellany (Senior Lecturer in Engineering and Construction Management, School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics, The University of Western Sydney, Australia) Professor Josep Guerrero (Department of Energy Technology, University of Aalborg, Denmark) – to be confirmed Dr Dan Grois (Post-Doctoral Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications – Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany) – to be confirmed
    Key Dates: Workshop Submissions close: 28 August 2015 Workshop Acceptance Notification: 31 August 2015 Workshop Date: 6 September 2015 Contact: Please direct all enquiries regarding the Doctoral Workshop to the Workshop Chair, Philip Hall (

    Important Dates


    Abstract Submission: June 15, 2015 May 1, 2015

    Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2015 May 17 , 2015

    Camera-ready Submission: July 31, 2015 June 7, 2015