Technical Community Event – Doctoral Colloquium

The aim of this Doctoral Colloquium at InGARSS 2023 is to bring together students at different stages of doctoral research working in the interdisciplinary fields of Geoscience and Remote Sensing. The colloquium is different from regular conference tracks where students present results from a focused research work which forms part of their doctoral work.

Here, we aim to encourage students to bring a bigger perspective of their doctoral research i.e., the importance of their research problem to the community at large, and the contribution of their work to the research community per se. Students can present their ongoing or planned research for discussion and receive detailed and constructive feedback on their research from the panel of distinguished research mentors. We also invite the candidates to present the open challenges they are facing to get helpful feedback and fresh perspective from the expert panels and their own peers.

Although the colloquium is aimed at students at the mid-stage or final stage of research to present their work, we strongly encourage early research students to participate to get a fresh perspective on the doctoral research path. The doctoral colloquium will have talks by leading experts on career paths after the PhD. There will also be an interactive session with the mentors on job search, academic career, postdoctoral challenges, writing research proposals for funding etc.

Proposal Submission Closed

Important Note

For the submission of papers of selected proposals, specific instructions will be provided at the time of proposal acceptance notification.

For queries, contact us at with subject prefixed “Doctoral Colloquium Proposal Query:”

Eligibility for Participation:
  • PhD students (III year or later)

Students in their mid-stage or final stage of research (those who have completed 2 years of research) can submit their doctoral colloquium proposal.

Note: The submitted and presented work in this Colloquium will not be published in IEEEXplore so that the students can present full papers at chosen venues.

  • PhD students (I year or II year)

Students in their early stage are encouraged to register for participation in the doctoral colloquium.  

Submission Format

The submission as a single .pdf file must contain the following:

  • A 2-page document explaining their research in a bigger perspective rather than focussing on small details of the research. Innovative ideas and novelty must be brought out clearly. The document should highlight the problem being addressed, the plan of research, preliminary results and implications. This is to be formatted using IEEE conference double-column format.
  • A nomination letter from the research supervisor/advisor, duly signed and on official letterhead.
  • A short (maximum 2-page) CV providing your background and relevant experience (research, education, employment, links to any relevant reports or publications).
    Oral Presentation for Selected Proposals

    Selected proposals will be invited for an oral presentation during the Doctoral Colloquium. This will be evaluated by an expert panel.


    All deadlines are at 11:59 PM AoE on the stated dates

    Proposal Submission Opens
    Proposal Submission Deadline
    Proposal Acceptance Notification
    Registration of Presenters of Selected Proposals Closes (Same as Early Bird Registration Closure)
    Doctoral Colloquium (Pre-Conference)
    April 15, 2023
    August 22, 2023
    September 25, 2023
    October 03, 2023
    December 10, 2023

    Awards: The best proposals will be awarded based on the proposal write-up and the final presentation.

    Travel Grant: There are limited travel grants available.

    Registration: Interested students may register through the registration page of the main conference.


    Important Note

    Please select “Doctoral Colloquium” while submitting mentioned documents through EasyChair button below.

    For queries, contact us at with the subject prefixed “Doctoral Colloquium Query:”

    Doctoral Colloquium Chairs