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Doctoral consortium AIM 2017

The objectives of the doctoral consortium


The doctoral consortium is an event that traditionally accompanies the Association of Information and Management conference. It is a service proposed by the community of researchers in Information Systems. Its objective is to open a space of exchange between doctoral students and more experienced academics on the content and process of doctoral research. It is therefore not a question of replacing a research supervisor or thesis committee. This consortium offers doctoral students the opportunity to present their research in progress and to exchange views on the perspectives, constraints or difficulties encountered. The format of the exercise favours openness and conviviality. It is therefore an opportunity to advance research, to raise certain doubts and to strengthen the social network of our knowledge in the IS community.


Alain Cucchi

​Marc Favier

Who is the doctoral consortium for?

The doctoral consortium concerns all doctoral students in information systems.

This event is geared toward those at the beginning of their research. This allows them to understand current research themes and challenges faced by those who are more experienced. The doctoral consortium will allow them to refine their research questions and to meet researchers likely to support them later.

This event is also aimed at those who are more advanced and/or who are in the process of finalising their thesis. It will be an opportunity for identifying sources of progress, grey and uncertain areas or to serve as a rehearsal for the final defence.

What is the process?

The doctoral student prepares a dossier of a maximum of five pages in PDF format whose content is to be modulated according to the degree of the advancement of the research. It may include (list not exhaustive) the contact details of the doctoral student, the host laboratory and research supervisor, the title of the thesis, 5 key words, the research question, issue, theoretical frameworks mobilised, research model, epistemological positioning, methodological approach, presentation of the field/case, expected results, contributions, limits, etc.
This dossier is to be sent directly to the presidents of the doctoral consortium, Professor Alain Cucchi  and Professor Marc Favier up until the 16th of April, 2017.

This dossier should not be saved on the AIM conference submission platform (Easy Chair).

The candidate will also complete this form online to register contact information and research topics.
Accepted candidates will be informed on the May 1, 2017.

They will prepare a digital format (PowerPoint or other) of their oral presentation of 15 minutes. This presentation will be followed by exchanges with other participants, doctoral students and experienced researchers, for a duration of 15 minutes. At this time, the candidate will be able to discuss some difficulties encountered or fresh  approaches in the form of feedback.



• Deadline for registration: April 16, 2017
   o Send PDF file (max five pages)
   o Register online
• Response to accepted candidates: May 1, 2017
• Date of doctoral consortium: May 17, 2017

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