Sunday, October 23
Main venue – room D1.01
09:15 – 09:20: meeting in front of the main building for a group photo
09:30 – 10:00: Introduction by the DC chairs
10:00 – 11:00: research speed-dating: present your research effectively in 3 minutes; the elevator pitch
11:00 – 11:30: break
11:30 – 12:30: research speed-dating: present your research questions and challenges effectively in 3 minutes
12:30 – 13:30: lunch break (catering service at the venue)
13:30 – 15:00: 6-minute glimpse at your PhD project: present your PhD project, including reviewers’ comments and give a short summary of your lessons learnt of the research speed- dating
15:00 – 15:30: break
15:30 – 16:30: 6-minute glimpse at your PhD project: present your PhD project, including reviewers’
19:30: Doctoral Consortium dinner at Gasthaus Fink.
After an introduction and a general feedback for all proposals, the admitted PhD students will be split into two groups. Each group will contain additionally a mixture of senior researchers and other guest PhD students. Each admitted PhD student will have several 3-minutes rounds to communicate elevator-pitch answers to the following questions in a research speed-dating setting:
- What is the research context that your PhD is situated in?
- Which research problem(s) OR research question(s) do you wish to solve/answer?
- Which methodology will you use and why?
- In case you succeed in this, what will be feasible then that is not feasible now?
- What are your main product(s)? Are those algorithms, metrics, extending existing methods, benchmarks, etc …? When you have many products, what is your priority order?
- Which tools: Dataset(s), Framework(s), Baseline(s), Evaluation measure(s) do you have? why those?
The rounds will help in sharpening the answers and in informing others about the PhD project. When switching to the next question, admitted PhD students will be shuffled between groups to have the chance of sharing answers with more people. After lunch break, each admitted PhD student will have 6 minutes to present their research using their slides and the sharpened answers from the research speed-dating session. Then, they will reflect on the reviewers’ feedback on their reports and ask their own still-open question(s). Each presentation will be followed by a 10 minutes discussion and an individual feedback on the question(s) asked by the presenter.