Call for Doctoral Consortium

The ER 2023 Doctoral Consortium will offer PhD students in early stages of their work, with a research problem in the field of conceptual modeling already defined, and eventually also early results produced, the opportunity to present and discuss that and to interact with other researchers and experts in the field, who can provide valuable and constructive feedback.

For each accepted paper, we will assign one or two mentors who will be available for an in-depth discussion session with the PhD student during the Doctoral Consortium. All mentors are members of the ER Steering Committee or past ER Doctoral Consortium chairs.

The papers must be authored by the PhD student as a single-author and should not exceed 10 pages (including all: content, references, appendices) in the single-column CEUR WS format (LaTeX Template, Word Template). Short papers of at least 5 pages of length are also possible while we encourage papers closer to the maximal length of 10 pages.

A paper submitted to the ER 2023 Doctoral Consortium may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2023. Submissions should be made via EasyChair at by selecting the ‘Doctoral Symposium’ track.

Submissions will be selected based on originality, significance, technical merit, presentation quality, and relevance. Accepted papers will be submitted for open publication via

The authors of accepted papers must attend the Consortium and present their work, for what:

  • Can ask for a free registration if…
    • …volunteer for supporting the work of the organization during the remaining days of the conference or…
    • …have an adviser that has a Regular registration for the conference, or…
  • …must register for the conference!

Failure to fit in one scenario above will entail removal of their submission from the program and the proceedings.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for first submissions: July 10, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance of first submissions: July 24, 2023
  • Deadline for second submission: September 04, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance of second: September 25, 2023
  • Camera-ready deadline: October 16, 2023