PhD track (cancelled)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic all activities of the PhD track have been cancelled. IDA 2020 is not accepting any PhD track submissions. Students are most welcome to attend the virtual conference, however.

Mentorship program

New this year, IDA 2020 will include a mentorship program. Students participating in the PhD track will be paired with experienced researchers (e.g. IDA Program Chair Advisors) and meetings will be arranged during the conference to allow discussion between the students and mentors.

Submissions for the PhD track

Submissions for the PhD track should be sent to before 30 March 2020. Students will be notified of the acceptance decision shortly after submission, without waiting for the submission period to end.

The IDA symposium particularly welcomes contributions by graduate students. In order to support this objective, the symposium will have a dedicated track for PhD student research and it offers reduced registration rates to all students.

If you are a PhD student and would like to present your research at the symposium, please prepare a one-page pdf containing the names and affiliations of all authors (the PhD student, as well as his/her supervisor(s), advisor(s) and/or main collaborators) , as well as an abstract (ca. 500 words max), and indication of the chosen medium(s) of presentation (poster, video or demo, see below). In case your submission is accepted for presentation you will be required to make the corresponding presentation material available online and share a url link one week prior to the conference, i.e. before 20 April 2020.

Students should choose at least one of the following presentation modes:

Poster: Posters should be in A0 (portrait) or A1 (portrait or landscape) format. The PDF of your poster must be available online one week prior to the conference. 

Video: Presenters may advertise their work through a short video. Videos should be prepared as AVI or MOV files. Maximum duration of the video is 5 minutes. Your video must be available online one week prior to the conference.

Demo: Presenters may demonstrate software on a laptop. The source code of your software must be available online one week prior to the conference.

Where relevant, and within the extent possible, we will strive to make tables available during the PhD forum which you can use to run the demo/video on your laptop.Please send your submission to before 30 March 2020.