Design Science Research 2015 Doctoral Consotrium

Call For Dissertation Proposals.

May 20, 2015

The DESRIST Doctoral Consortium is designed for doctoral students in all stages of their dissertation projects. It provides a platform where they can present their design-oriented dissertation projects and receive feedback, guidance, and support. Students will meet peers who also conduct design-oriented doctoral studies as well as experienced scholars who will provide substantive developmental feedback.

  • Shirley Gregor, Australian National University
  • Alan Hevner, University of South Florida
  • Jan Marco Leimeister, University of St.Gallen
  • Sandeep Purao, Penn State University
  • Henk Sol, University of Groningen
  • Tuure Tuunanen, University of Jyväskylä
  • Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein

Application Process

To apply for presentation at the DESRIST Doctoral Consortium, please submit a paper addressing the following points. Your paper should exclusively address your thesis and related issues:

  • Research background
  • Research problem / research questions
  • DSR methodological approach
  • Description of artifact or design theory
  • Expected contribution
  • Next steps
  • Challenges and specific issues that you would like to discuss at the consortium

Your submission must not exceed 8 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches sheet with 1 inch margin, 12 points Times New Roman font. The materials must be sent via email to the consortium chairs (see emails below). All submissions must be in doc/docx or pdf format. The application must be received no later than midnight Central European Standard Time (CET) on March 13, 2015. Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Significance
  • Justification and rigor
  • Clarity


  • Submission deadline: March 13, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: April 13, 2015
  • Submission of revised proposal: April 30, 2015
  • Doctoral Consortium: May 20, 2015
  • Conference: May 21-22, 2015


Please send your proposal to the chairs, using the submission guideliness described above.