Call for Doctoral Consortium Participants

The IJCB’24 Doctoral Consortium (DC) will take place during the conference as a parallel event to tutorials on the first day of the conference 15 September 2024. Attendance to the consortium is strictly by invitation. An informal introduction by senior researchers acting as mentors will open the DC. Afterwards, student participants will briefly present their research during a spotlight oral session. This will be followed by a mentoring session, providing students with an opportunity for constructive feedback and more focused discussions with senior researchers. Additionally, each student will be assigned a mentor from the committee, with whom they can interact to explore specific areas of interest throughout the event.


We invite eligible students to apply for the Doctoral Consortium, with the expectation that successful applicants will actively participate in the entire program in-person.

Eligible students are those pursuing a PhD who have made progress in their dissertation, with some results already published or nearing publication. We value diversity and equality in terms of research topics, participating institutions, and individuals involved. We particularly encourage women and individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.


To apply for the Doctoral Consortium, please submit:

  1. A research statement summarizing the thesis research topic, the working plan, and the progress to date (max 2 pages).
  2. A CV (max 1 page). The CV should highlight any publications and conference presentations that are related to the thesis topic.
  3. A supporting letter from the thesis advisor that endorses the student’s application to this Doctoral Consortium and briefly describes the progress or status of the student’s thesis work.

All materials should be prepared in a single PDF file and submitted through the Doctoral Consortium Track of the IJCB 2024 CMT site: .

Review and Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated on:

  1. Quality of the application and thesis topic.
  2. Anticipated benefits (current/potential contributions to science) of the student’s research.
  3. Student’s contribution to the diversity of topics, backgrounds, methodology, etc.
  4. Endorsement by the thesis advisor.

There will be no papers published from the Doctoral Consortium in the proceedings of IJCB.

Financial Support

The students selected to participate in the Doctoral Consortium may be considered for financial support. However, the availability and extent of financial support are subject to the availability of funds and are not guaranteed. Applicants should be prepared to attend IJCB’24 without financial support in the event that funds are not available.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: July 30, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2024
  • Doctoral consortium date: September 15, 2024

We look forward to welcoming the field’s most talented students to the IJCB 2024 Doctoral Consortium.

Christophe Busch, Nasser Nasrabadi and Mark Nixon

IJCB 2024 Doctoral Consortium Chairs