Junior research community event

Co-located with STAF 2020. June 22-26 Bergen, Norway

Junior Researcher Community Event

For the second time, STAF provides a forum for junior researchers to interact with their fellows, showcase their research, exchange ideas and get feedback from senior researchers about how to continue their professional career: the different path they could follow, how to apply for research projects, how to supervise PhD students, how to propose/pitch reserach projects within a company, etc. In genenral, the opportunities both academia and industry offer, the challenges and other useful information. This year we are aiming at getting industrial researches involved as part of the committee (and possibly to attend the sessions) in order to provide more insight from the industrial side of a research career.

Junior researchers are understood to be undergraduate students who are near the end of their PhD and postdocs who are not fully independent yet.

During the conference and after the event, there will be a dedicated social event only accessible to the junior researchers where, informally, they will have the opportunity to get to know each other and share experiences and ideas.

Call for Papers

We solicit papers where authors present their ongoing research and the roadmap they plan to follow in the next years. Submissions should contain details about the following points:

  • Research line/challenge: The context in which the research takes place, the motivation behind the need to solve the problem/challenge and the impact that the solution is expected to have.
  • Related work: A review of the relevant related work that emphasizes how the preliminary ideas the author has are novel and/or different to those existing in the state of the art.
  • Roadmap: A description of the steps the author plans to follow to carry out his/her research in the next years. Authors are not expected to provide technical details but present a timeline of actions in a very high-level and abstract way.

Program Committee


Organization Committee

Horacio Hoyos Rodriguez, Rolls-Royce PLC.

Submission and Publication

Submissions must adhere to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines and must not exceed 6 pages. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. The reviewers will assess the completeness, the quality of and the relevance of the submission. All papers have to be submitted electronically in PDF format through this Easychair link.

All accepted papers will be published open-access in CEUR. At least one author for each accepted paper must register before the early registration deadline and present the paper during the conference. Failure to do so will result in the paper being withdrawn from the proceedings.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: May 1st, 2020
  • Paper submission: May 8th, 2020
  • Notification: May 22nd, 2020
  • Camera ready: June 5th, 2020


All questions about submissions should be emailed to Horacio Hoyos Rodríguez