Doctoral Colloquium – Call for Participation (Expired)


Following the ISCRAM tradition, the Doctoral Colloquium will take place prior to the main conference on Sunday May 19, 2019. The colloquium is dedicated to doctoral students seeking careers as researchers in public, private and academic organizations with research interests in crisis management. The colloquium is also open to undergraduates.

The goals of the ISCRAM 2019 Doctoral Colloquium are three-fold:

• To develop and sustain a network of young scholars conducting high quality research in the area of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.

• To support the next generation of crisis management researchers by addressing issues relevant to the progression of a research career, as communication skills (both verbal and written).

• To allow participants to discuss their research with leading specialists, scholars and peers in an international setting.

This year’s colloquium will focus on the visual and verbal communication of scholarly work in the form of research posters. The morning session will begin with introductions and networking followed by sessions on editing and improving posters for presentation at academic conferences. This will include: creating strong titles, organization of the work, choosing arresting and relevant imagery, and how to properly summarise a large amount of written text into the confines of a poster. 

The afternoon session will consist of learning and refining public speaking skills in the form of “elevator pitches” where students will learn how to sell their research works in very short time (“My ISCRAM Thesis in 180 seconds”). Students will learn to develop their skills in presenting their work and thinking about the key points they should highlight to explain their research works both rapidly and efficiently.

At the end of the afternoon session, the students will put the skills they have learned into practice, giving short presentations of their own research. They will receive feedback both on the content of their work and on their presentation skills. Lastly, a jury of ISCRAM researchers will assign the best “Elevator Pitch” during the annual awards ceremony (more details will be given when the conference program is available). 



The aim of the colloquium is to assist candidates with their PhD research, Masters students, and in some cases, Undergraduate students, are encouraged to apply. All participants must submit a research Poster in order to be considered for the colloquium.


The participation in the ISCRAM Doctoral Colloquium is free, and lunch and refreshments are included. However, participants in the Doctoral Colloquium must register for the main conference (a student rate is available).

How to apply

To apply, candidates should submit a single file by 25th March, 2019 to the Doctoral Colloquium chairs ( The file should include the following:

1. A short CV, no more than two pages, as a PDF file.

2. A Poster for consideration

Those accepted for the colloquium will be notified by 1st April, 2019. This will allow successful applicants time to apply for visas and make travel arrangements, where necessary.

If you have any questions, please email the organisers at the above address.


The colloquium will be chaired by Dr. Kathleen Moore, and co-chaired by 
Dr. Aurelie Montarnal. 

Kathleen Moore

Intelligence Analysis

The College of Integrated Sciences and Engineering

James Madison University (USA)

Aurélie Montarnal

Interoperability of Organizations

Industrial Engineering Center

IMT Mines Albi (France)