Doctoral Consortium

The WI22 Doctoral Consortium is directed at PhD students of Information Systems. The colloquium will take place in Nuremberg on Saturday and Sunday, February 19th and 20th, 2022. 

05.11.2021, 14:00 CEST Submission of the short version (exposé)
22.12.2021 Invitation
30.01.2022 Submission of the extended version
UPDATE: 18.02.2022 Doctoral Consortium


Application process

The basis for a selection is a three-page exposé (short version) of the dissertation project. The submitted exposés will be reviewed by the participating professors with regard to the significance and motivation of the research question, the scientific and technical quality of the thesis, the potential contribution of the applicant to the Doctoral Consortium and the potential benefit for the applicant. The PhD students with the 20 best exposés will be invited to the Doctoral Consortium and are then asked to submit an extended version.

Guidelines for the exposé:

  • 3 pages plus bibliography (no specific template required)
  • in English
  • the author’s name can be included

Guidelines for the extended version:

  • max. 12 pages plus bibliography (analogous to the research contributions of the WI2022)
  • in English
  • the author’s name can be included

Presentations during the Doctoral Consortium can be held either in German or English.

Please submit your exposés for the Doctoral Consortium via the submission system.


Why is participating at the Doctoral Consortium worthwhile?

The Doctoral Consortium of the WI2022 serves to further develop the dissertation projects of the selected participants through coaching and high-quality feedback from experienced professors outside the university. Furthermore, the exchange with other doctoral students is encouraged. The target group are PhD students in Information Systems (or a related discipline) in the second or third year of their PhD.


  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Beverungen (Universität Paderborn)
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Delfmann (Universität Koblenz-Landau)
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Dinter (Technische Universität Chemnitz)
  • Prof. Dr. Verena Dorner (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Flath (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Agnes Koschmider (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Neumann (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Rosenkranz (Universität zu Köln)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Stieglitz (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • Prof. Dr. Lauri Wessel (Universität Bremen)

Prof. Dr. Martin Matzner

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Martin Matzner is Professor of Information Systems and the Chair of Digital Industrial Service Systems at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. His research areas include business process management, business process analytics, as well as service engineering and service management. He has published more than 90 research papers and articles, among others in MIS Quarterly, Business & Information Systems Engineering and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He is editor of the Journal of Service Management Research. 

Sandra Zilker

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Sandra Zilker  is currently a research assistant at the Chair of Digital Industrial Service Systems, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Her research interests include Business Process Management, Predictive and Prescriptive Process Monitoring, Deep Learning and Machine Learning.