Doctoral Consortium

The Cem15 Doctoral Consortium will take place in conjunction with the congress. The Cem15 doctoral consortium will provide an opportunity for graduate students to explore their research interests in an interdisciplinary symposium, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished experts in the field.

The Doctoral Consortium on Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation is intended to bring together Ph.D. students within the Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation integration field to discuss their research in an international forum. More precisely, the Doctoral Consortium will provide students with an opportunity to:

  • Present their research work in a stress-free and supportive environment;
  • Receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty members;
  • Gain an overview of the breadth and depth of Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation in their respective fields;
  • Obtain insight into directions for Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation integration research taken by other doctoral candidates;
  • Discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other issues;
  • Network with peers and future colleagues, practitioners, and professionals.

Thus, the symposium will help shape ongoing and future research projects of Ph.D students, will promote scholarship and networking among new researchers in this emerging interdisciplinary area, and will expose these promising young researchers to the larger global community.


The Doctoral Consortium advisory board will comment each presentation and give suggestions to improve the presented work, and at the end of the consortium there will be a general discussion, including a reflection about current and future research topics in the area.


The Doctoral Consortium is based on the following requirements and rules:

  • It is open only to Ph.D (Doctoral) Students who have started their research;
  • Each student with an accepted short paper at the Doctoral Consortium must register and attend Cem15: a special student fee applies;
  • Each paper must be presented by the student
  • Submissions will be judged mainly on relevance, originality, technical quality and clarity;
  • Paper length: 4 pages;
  • Papers must be written in MS-Word including the following information:
    • research problem;
    • outline of objectives;
    • state of the art;
    • methodology and expected outcome;
    • stage of the research.

Registered papers will be included in the proceedings of the conference.


Accepted Ph.D students are awarded a 20 minutes slot for an oral presentation at the doctoral consortium, and the possibility to participate to the poster sessions.

A "Best Ph.D Project Award" will be conferred to the Ph.D student of a paper presented at the Doctoral Consortium, selected by the Doctoral Consortium Chair based on the combination of paper reviewing marks and the feedback of the Advisory Board. The award will be announced at the conference closing session.

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