First CHAIS Doctoral Consortium - Application deadline
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Doctoral students are expected to apply to be admitted to the First CHAIS Doctoral Consortium with a one-page summary paper of their dissertation project, their CV and a (very short) support statement of their supervisor until April 15th, 2014.

When: 4/15/2014
Contact: Prof. Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen

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Doctoral students in information systems in Switzerland and Liechtenstein are invited to attend the first doctoral consortium (DC) of the Swiss and Liechtenstein Chapters of the AIS.


The consortium aims to provide multi-perspective feedback for doctoral dissertation projects, ideally in the middle (2nd or 3rd year) of their dissertation projects.  10-15 doctoral students will be presenting and discussing their research projects in small groups together with experienced supervisors from all major IS research groups in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. 

Currently, the following professors have agreed to serve as DC faculty on June 23rd: 

• Prof. Dr. Jens Dibbern, University of Bern 

• Prof. Dr. Christine Legner, University of Lausanne 

• Prof. Dr. Jean-Henry Morin, University of Geneve 

• Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schwabe, University of Zürich 

• Prof. Dr. Juliana Sutanto, ETH Zürich
• Prof. Dr.Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein

• Prof. Dr. Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen 

On June 24th and later that week, participants can take advantage of the opportunity to attend invited lectures of the ifi summer school. 


Doctoral students are expected to 

(a) apply to be admitted to the DC with a one-page summary paper of their dissertation project, their CV and a (very short) support statement of their supervisor until April 15th, 2014 

(b) after being admitted by April 25th, 2014, submit a five to ten page dissertation paper until June 1st, 2014. The dissertation paper shall summarize motivation, related work, problem statement/research gap, proposed research approach and time frame. It should also address certain required elements (e.g. selection and documentation of cases or validation/evaluation of research results) according to the request of the DC faculty. 

(c) provide peer reviews of two other dissertation papers submitted to this DC (provided by June 1st) until June 20th, 2014 

(d) attend the doctoral consortium on June 23rd, present and discuss their papers in 60 minute sessions (30 mins presentation, 30 mins discussion) 

(e) attend a general dissertation Q&A session together with DC faculty on June 24th. 


Upon successful attendance, i.e. if all specified requirements are fulfilled. CHAIS will issue an attendance certificate. This certificate will include the program, the faculty and the estimated effort. 

It can be used to have the DC participation credited towards doctoral studies at the home University of the participant. 

There will be no charge for attending the DC. Participants will however need to cover travel and accommodation costs with own funds and need to be or become members of the CHAIS ( or the LCAIS ( 

All DC communication is to be directed to 

Prof. Dr. Robert Winter 

CHAIS president 

Institute of Information Management 

University of St. Gallen 

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