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OTMA 2013 : OTM Academy'13 (Workshop for Ph.D. students)


When Sep 9, 2013 - Sep 10, 2013
Where Graz, Austria
Abstract Registration Due May 27, 2013
Submission Deadline May 31, 2013
Notification Due Jun 28, 2013
Final Version Due Jul 16, 2013
Categories    information systems   internet of things   cloud computing   semantic web

Call For Papers

10th OTM Academy (Workshop for Ph.D. students)

September 09-10, 2013, Graz, Austria

In conjunction with
OnTheMove Federated Conferences and Workshops (OTM'13)

Proceedings published by Springer LNCS

Deadline: abstracts May, 27 & papers May, 31


if YOU are a Ph.D. student in information systems,...
* interested in feedback on your research plans and research
* unable to sufficiently exchange ideas, experiences, frustrations, hopes, … with peers
* planning to improve your scientific communication and presentation skills
* hoping to meet in real life authors whom you only know by their publications
* needing to acquire paper reviewing expertise
* eager to widen your horizon of professional interests
* and looking for some fun moments during work

You should submit to this year’s OTM Academy. It offers you...
* a means to publish your paper in the well known Springer LNCS series
* dedicated feedback and exclusive time of prominent professors, experienced researchers and experts in your field of research during the OTM Academy
* targeted suggestions how to improve your scientific writing and presentation skills by appropriate experts of the OTM Academy
* an international forum to present your research in a poster session in one of the OTM conferences
* access to all OTM conferences and workshops at a reduced registration fee
* a possibility to earn ECTS credits
* a dedicated OTMA LinkedIn group as an international network building platform
* a friendly and fun atmosphere (several OTM social events) to meet other Ph.D. students and researchers in a nice and sunny place in the middle of ancient cultural heritage (Graz - Austria)
* the possibility to become a member of our Hall-of-Fame of past OTMA PhD students on our web page. Join for free the OTMA community and widen your networks

What to do ?
* coordinate your submission plans with your principal doctoral advisor
* take a look at the OTM Academy call-for-papers page
* check if the topics match your research
* write your paper according to the instructions
* follow the instructions to upload your abstract and paper
* respect formatting instructions (the Springer style for workshop papers)
* upload a camera ready version and register
* respect the deadlines and specific instructions
* prepare your presentation and bring along your poster
* meet and greet, listen and learn, ... and enjoy
* and maybe bring along your advisors to the OTM Conferences

Also other (Ph.D.) students without an accepted submission to the OTM Academy are encouraged to register as participants as it proves to be fruitful for them to observe and interact with presenting authors like you, and expand the pool of ideas to be discussed.

OTMA 2013 will award the best contribution !

Abstracts Submission Deadline: May 27, 2013
Paper Submission Deadline: May 31, 2013
Acceptance Notification: June 28, 2013
Camera ready received: July 16, 2013
Registration Deadline: July 16, 2013
OTM Academy '13: September 09 - 10, 2013
OTM’13 Conferences: September 09 - 13, 2013

The program committee consists of the following reviewers:
* Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgary)
* Christophe Bussler (Xtime Inc., USA)
* Paolo Ceravolo (Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy)
* Philippe Cudré-Maroux (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
* Alfred Holl (University of Applied Sciences Nüremberg, Germany),
OTMA Accompanying Professor
* Frédéric Le Mouël (University of Lyon, France)
* Marcello Leida (Khalifa University Abu Dhabi, United Arabic Emirates)
* Erich J. Neuhold (University of Vienna, Austria), OTMA Dean
* Hervé Panetto (Nancy University, Nancy, France)
* Erik Proper (Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)
* Anja Metzner (University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany)
OTMA Organising Chair & Accompanying Professor
* Fatiha Saïs (Université Paris-Sud XI, France)
* Andreas Schmidt (Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
* Peter Spyns (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), OTMA Organising Chair
* Maria Esther Vidal (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela),
OTMA Accompanying Profesor and OTMA Publicity Chair

For our young audience of PhD students we added a lot of details about all our faculty members on our web page (
You can contact us via:

Peter Spyns and Anja Metzner
(OTMA'13 Organising Chairs)

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