Call for PhD Symposium

41st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2022) Online (Virtual), October 17-20, 2022

The ER 2022 PhD Symposium calls for original papers reporting research results, applications and system development experiences, in all topics related to the ER conference series. The symposium will offer PhD students the opportunity to present and discuss their research and to interact with other researchers and experts in the field of conceptual modeling, who provide valuable and constructive feedback on their research proposal.

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 PhD Symposium. All mentors are members of the ER Steering Committee and/or past ER PhD Symposium chairs.

The papers must be authored by one PhD student as 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 five pages of length are also possible while we encourage papers closer to the maximal length of 10 pages.

A paper submitted to the ER 2022 PhD Symposium may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2022. Submissions should be made via EasyChair at by selecting the 'Doctoral Symposium@ER 2022' track.

Submissions will be judged 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 register to the conference, attend the Symposium and present their paper. Failure to register or to attend will entail removal of their submission from the proceedings.

Important Dates

Deadline for submissions

Notification of acceptance

Camera-ready deadline

List of Mentors

Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau

Ulrich Frank

Aditya Ghose

Jennifer Horkoff

Paul Johannesson

Gerti Kappel

Heinrich Mayr

Jeffrey Parsons

Juan Carlos Trujillo

Carson Woo