Doctoral and Master Consortium

The SSCt2023 Doctoral Consortium (DC) will take place as part of SSCt2023 virtually. It is designed to nurture PhD candidates by providing them with opportunities to explore and obtain mutual feedback on their research, future work plans, and career objectives with senior researchers, practitioners, and peers. We invite submissions from students, as described below. Selected students will be asked to prepare and present an oral presentation at the DC. Additional social arrangements will be arranged to encourage further conversations with mentors and fellow students, in a teleconference setting.

We encourage participation from all PhD students, whether at the start or towards the end of their PhD candidacy. Participants need to clearly indicate their stage of PhD research. Those who are at the early to midpoint stage of their candidacy and who have not yet received substantial feedback from the greater research community will be paired with a mentor who will advise them on their research trajectory, writing and presentation. Those who are at a later stage in their research will have an opportunity to present their PhD work to date to a group of senior researchers for feedback and advice.

For this session, Master’s students are also invited to present ongoing or completed Master’s projects, which must be prepared with the LNNS template. If approved, they could be published in the Proceedings, in any case, they must be submitted in English and a maximum of 6 pages.


All DC must be formatted according to the LNNS template, with a maximum length of 6 pages, including figures and references:


We welcome applications from PhD candidates worldwide. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the SSCt 2023 conference management system.

Review process

SSCt2023 welcomes the submission of application DC with preference to the topics listed. All submitted DC will undergo a thorough review process based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.


Accepted DC will be included in SSCt2023 Proceedings, published by Springer. The PhD student will be required to register and attend the symposium in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems.

** Indexing: The books of this series are submitted to DBLP, INSPEC, Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series, SCImago, SCOPUS, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, Google Scholar, Springerlink. **

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline: 24th March, 2023 14th April, 2023 (hard)
  • Notification: 12th April, 2023 19th April, 2023
  • Camera Ready Copy: 24th April, 2023

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