September 15th – 18th, Champs sur Marne (Paris), France

The AGILE PhD school brings together PhD students from different countries. The purpose of the school is for PhD students to exchange ideas. This will allow them to:
• Gain insight about the nature of GI science is, to be exposed to the diversity of fields and common features of our domain
• Exchange about the PhD process itself
• Develop their own networks
The school offers a platform for PhD students to present their research to date, their future activities and critically to discuss the GI-related methods and the context for their research.

To participate, applicants must submit a short position paper presenting their PhD, its context, research questions, etc. During the school participants will present their work in a few slides to provoke discussions afterwards. The meeting and discussions will be facilitated by senior scientists. The position paper should include
• Title of the PhD thesis. If this is not fixed yet then “working title” or “TBC” are fine.
• Motivation for the PhD, for example the problem origins or research gaps it addresses.
This should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20th July 2015. A program committee will select the PhD School participants and will notify them by 27th July 2015.

As well as developing generic research training skills, related to writing and positing research, each participant will have the opportunity to develop written outputs for example a short paper for submission to the AGILE conference in 2016 or a full research paper outline.

All of these seek to develop generic research training skills, related to organizing the work, positioning research and submitting scientific paper to a conference or a peer reviewed journal.

Location: This year the location of the PhD School will be  in France at the Cité Descartes in Champs sur Marne campus (, 20mn from Paris by public transport. Studios for up to two persons have been pre-booked at Residhome Neuilly Bords de Marne ( This provides excellent conditions to work undisturbed and intensively on scientifically challenging themes as well as to enjoy the late afternoon in a nice landscape along the Marne river.

Dates:   Deadline for the submission of papers: 20th July 2015
PhD School: 15th-18th September 2015
Cost:    The workshop will be free including accommodation (possibly involving pairs of students sharing an apartment), refreshments, meals. .
Note:    AGILE will support participants financially in form of a subsidy for their travel cost. The amount available per student will depend from the number of participants. Please submit a request for financial support, stating your reasons and need to, when applying to the PhD School.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information about the School or if you have any questions.

Prof Lex Comber, Dr Bénédicte Bucher, Prof Hardy Pundt, June 2015