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.
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:
Horacio Hoyos Rodriguez, Rolls-Royce PLC.
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 Failure to do so will result in the paper being withdrawn from the proceedings.
All questions about submissions should be emailed to Horacio Hoyos Rodríguez