Early Career Symposium

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The purpose of the Early Career Symposium is to provide students and early career researchers with a stage to present their work and receive feedback from more experienced researchers.

Early career researchers will be able to discuss their research directions, ideas, goals, methods, and (possibly) results. The Early Career Symposium aims to provide students with helpful guidance on different aspects of their research from established researchers and other attendees. Finally, the Early Career Symposium seeks to facilitate students networking within the FOIS research community.

The topics of interest of the ECS are the same as the main conference. The symposium is primarily designed for PhD students, but it is open as well for recently graduated PhDs.


The ECS will be held as an on-site event during the FOIS conference. It will consist of:

  1. a mentoring lunch, in which ECS participants will be assigned senior researchers to provide feedback on participants’ work;
  2. a fast-talks session, where participants will have the opportunity to advertise their work in a  5 minutes speech in front of the general audience of the conference;
  3. a traditional poster session.

With the ECS, the next generation of researchers at FOIS gets an opportunity to network and build up their careers. To this aim, we also plan to have an informal ECS/students dinner during the conference — you will be asked to choose whether to participate in the registration process.

Submissions instructions

Submission deadline (extended): March 22, 2023

Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2023

To join the ECS, candidates should write a summary (up to 3 pages excluding references) of their research project and upload it together with their short CV. You can find the template here: latex, doc, docx, odt, pdf.

The template is meant to be used as a general reference to organize the description of the submitted research project in different sections with specific contents. Make sure that the final version of your submission is in a single PDF file.

Submissions will be reviewed by selected members of the FOIS Program Committee. Final submission is via EasyChair (see preceding instructions): https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=fois2023

After signing in, please select “make a new submission” and then the “Early Career Symposium” track.


Antoine Zimmermann, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne (EMSE), France

Guendalina Righetti, Free University Bozen-Bolzano, Italy