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Doctoral Workshop

The EDSI Doctoral Workshop will take place on Monday June 3rd in the afternoon. The objective is to provide PhD students with the opportunity to present and discuss their research and get constructive feedback from both faculty and fellow students. Moreover, the occasion will also enable students to network within the EDSI community.


The structure of the workshop foresee:

  • One keynote speech;
  • student presentations: first year students are invited to present their research design and preliminary results, students from the second year onwards are asked to shared results and preliminary conclusions;
  • discussion / Feedback sessions: a structured discussion will take place with faculty members and among students after each presentation;
  • summary and wrap-up.


To apply for the doctoral workshop, PhD students are asked to submit via email to the Doctoral Workshop chair Dr. Giovanna Culot (giovanna.culot@uniud.it) a short project description (max. 5 pages) including:

  • Student name.
  • Affiliation.
  • Supervisor(s).
  • Project title.
  • Purpose.
  • Literature background.
  • Methodology.
  • Expected/Preliminary results.
  • Expected contribution.


The number of participants in the doctoral workshop is limited. Based on the review process, a maximum of eight candidates will be accepted for presentation in the workshop. Apart for these eight, there is scope non-presenting students to participate in the workshop as discussants.

Review criteria include:

  • Clarity of research purpose (relevance, objectives, and research questions).
  • Potential research novelty and contribution.
  • Review of relevant literature.
  • Justification for – and discussion of – research methods.


  • Deadline for submission (short project description): March 1st.
  • Notification of acceptance: March 10th.


There will be no an extra fee.
Participation in the EDSI 2024 Conference is requested.


The workshop will involve experienced faculty, including members of the EDSI Board.


For any further inquiry regarding the Doctoral workshop, please write to Dr. Giovanna Culot (giovanna.culot@uniud.it).