2017 (13th) Annual Conference

November 6th(Monday) – 9th(Thursday), 2017
Venue:Xuhui Campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Call for Papers: 2017 Doctoral Colloquium

The main objective of the APMAA 2017 Doctoral Colloquium is to offer an opportunity for PhD students to receive high-quality feedback from external reviewers and to directly interact with peers, exchange ideas, discuss concepts, and establish (in) formal cooperation with various research groups. Doctoral students and candidates at all stages are welcome to submit a thesis-position paper, but preference will be given to students in the earlier stages of their doctoral work. Participants will be expected to give short and informal presentations of their work during the Colloquium, to be followed by a panel-like discussion.

A Doctoral Colloquium will be held in conjunction with the APMAA 2016 Annual Conference. Doctoral students and candidates are hereby invited to present and discuss their preliminary results or work-in-progress. The discussants comprise of a group of international professors.

Doctoral students interested in participating on the doctoral colloquium should submit a single PDF file consisting of:

1. An introductory letter in which you indicate what you wish to obtain from the doctoral colloquium and what you will be bringing to the doctoral colloquium.

2. A one-page research statement on the research field you will pursue. If you are at the doctoral dissertation stage, this statement should focus on the dissertation.

3. Your CV.

4. A letter of recommendation from your primary dissertation advisor, who should state what you could contribute as well as gain from the doctoral consortium.

5. Your paper (The text should be about 4,000- 8,000 words.)

Paper Submission (Doctoral Colloquium):

The deadline for full paper submissions is July 21st 2017.
The notification of acceptance is September 1st 2017.

Submitted online

The APMAA 2017 (13th) Annual Conference website: http://www.apmaa2017.com/

The submitted paper should clearly state:

An overview of related work in the area of the doctoral work
The original key idea/hypothesis of the thesis
The problem domain and the specific problem addressed
Methodological approach
The expected contributions
Research carried out

The colloquium chairs will arrange the selection of the accepted papers using a peer review process. The accepted papers will be published in the Doctoral Colloquium proceedings. At least one of the authors should register for the conference before the deadline of conference registration (before 1st September 2017), and attend as well as present the paper in the conference. Otherwise, the paper will not be included in the conference program and proceedings.


1) The first author should be a doctoral student who is mainly responsible for conducting the research on the respective topic.

2) Names of the authors are preceded by: first author and, where applicable, supervisor.

3) The author should register (pay the participation fee) for the conference before the deadline of conference registration (September 15th, 2017).

Download a PDF version of the Call for Papers-Doctoral Colloquium