We invite doctoral students to a Doctoral Forum held in connection to the main conference of CoLIS 6. Doctoral students are given the opportunity to share their work-in-progress with invited senior researchers and with the other student participants in an open and supportive atmosphere.
The objective of the Doctoral Forum is to provide a setting for discussions of doctoral students' research projects with invited senior researchers and participating students in a constructive spirit, taking into consideration the diversity of contemporary LIS. The objective is also to create a platform for future collaboration as a result of international contacts with other doctoral students and researchers.
Selection of Participants
In order to provide each participant with sufficient time for presentation and discussion, the number of participating doctoral students is restricted. If necessary, a selection will be made based on the participant's anticipated contribution to the forum objectives.
Invited senior researchers
Marcia Bates, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Gerald Benoit, Simmons College, USA
Joacim Hansson, University College of Borås, Sweden
Louise Limberg, University College of Borås, Sweden
Ragnar Nordlie, Oslo University College, Norway
Sanna Talja, University of Tampere, Finland
August 13, 2007.
Participation in the Doctoral Forum is included in the conference fee.
The Forum is open to invited participants based on applications (see below).
Organization and Contact Information
Chair: Dr. Olof Sundin, Department of Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Sweden (email@example.com).
Assistant: Doctoral student Helena Francke, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University College of Borås, Sweden (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications to the doctoral forum should consist of the following:
- Thesis Description: A thesis description of 1,200-1,500 words. Please include your bibliography and possible figures and/or appendix of instruments. These do not need to fit within the word limitation. The description should outline the research problem and theoretical framework, suggested methods, a description of your progress as well as a work plan for the future. Include in your description problems that you have come across and would like to discuss in the Doctoral Forum.
- Curriculum Vitae: A short description of earlier experiences of relevance for the Doctoral Forum.
Submissions should be submitted electronically, as MS Word documents or PDF files, by e-mail to email@example.com. Include in the e-mail's subject line: CoLIS Doctoral Forum Submission.
The message should contain the full name, institutional affiliation, address, phone number and e-mail address of the participant. The message should also include the principal advisor's name and contact details.
The thesis description and CV should be attached as two separate documents. The attachments should preferably be named with the participant's last name and TD or CV, respectively.
Submissions are due April 1, 2007.
Applicants to the Doctoral Forum will be notified of acceptance by April 20, 2007.
What will happen at the Forum?
The Doctoral Forum takes place on the day before the main conference begins, at the same location as the main conference. The participating doctoral students will present their work, based on their thesis summaries, to the other doctoral students and the participating senior researchers. Each presentation will be followed by a discussion that is intended to help the presenting student reflect on and get on with their thesis work. Participation in the doctoral forum is restricted to the accepted doctoral students and the invited researchers.
It is recommended that students participating in the Doctoral Forum will be awarded 2 ECTS credits by their home department. Students will be presented with a certificate upon completed participation in the Doctoral Forum.