The Doctoral Consortium is an opportunity for PhD students in areas related to the topics of ICIDS to present their research work, at a stage where feedback from the community might be beneficial. Students will discuss the work with experts in the area and with peers in a friendly atmosphere where discussion and contributions will be encouraged. Students should have defined their research plan, and can be in intermediate or advanced stages of their research. Regardless of how far along the students are in their research, the work should still be in-progress and malleable enough to take advantage of the feedback from the Doctoral Consortium.

The deadline for DC submissions has been extended to August 16th.

Submissions to the Doctoral Consortium

DC Submissions can be completed through EasyChair. Click the following the link, log in to EasyChair (or create an account if you haven’t yet), and then create a new submission under the Doctoral Consortium track. You’ll then be prompted to upload the following the files:

  1. A short paper (max 4 pages in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Format) describing the research work, results, status and next steps. The paper will be published in the proceedings. LNCS templates can be downloaded here under the section “Templates, Sample Files, and Useful Links”

  2. A CV of the PhD candidate (1-2 pages)

  3. A letter from the supervisor addressing the benefits of participating in the Doctoral Consortium at this stage of the research work (1 page). If supervisors prefer, these may be submitted independently from the rest of the submission. Please e-mail to bsamuel (at), making sure to include the name of the student and “ICIDS 2019 DC supervisor letter” in the subject line.

  4. You will also be asked to answer a number of questions to help us pair you with a mentor relevant to your interests and aspirations.

Accepted submissions will be distributed to all participants in order to prepare for the discussions during the Doctoral Consortium sessions. Additional information about how to prepare for the Doctoral Consortium will be provided following acceptance. 

Important Dates

August 1, 2019 August 16, 2019 Submission deadline extended
August 27, 2019 Notification of acceptance
September 13, 2019 Camera-ready copy due
November 19 – 23, 2019 Doctoral consortium celebration (throughout the conference)


Ben Samuel (University of New Orleans, US)

Contact Information

If you have further questions, please email the DC Chair Ben Samuel (bsamuel (at)