Service Engineering and Management

RESER 2015 Doctoral Colloquium


The RESER 2015 Doctoral Colloquium will take place on September 8-9, 2015 just before the RESER 2015 conference at Roskilde University in Denmark. The colloquium is organized for doctoral students at all stages of their dissertation project.

This colloquium offers an opportunity for PhD candidates to develop their ongoing doctoral research related to services. In the colloquium, doctoral students will receive feedback, guidance, and support for their dissertation projects in a collaborative, open and friendly atmosphere. In addition, the event will put doctoral students in touch with other students conducting dissertations in the broad area of service research.

About the Doctoral Colloquium

In the colloquium, doctoral students will give presentations of their dissertation project or papers that are intended to be a part of a doctoral dissertation. The colloquium will be developmental and each student will have a senior scholar as a discussant. There members of the faculty are experts in the field of service research.

Members of the doctoral colloquium faculty

Members of the doctoral colloquium faculty will be announced later


Both the faculty members and peer students will provide feedback for the participants. The colloquium should be of particular interest for doctoral students with quite well developed research plans or manuscripts. At the same time, the workshop is suitable for any manuscript that will be part of a doctoral dissertation and falls within the broad area of service research. Selection of participants will be done through submission of research proposals or manuscripts.

Application Process

Doctoral students who wish apply for presentation at the RESER 2015 Doctoral Consortium, should submit an application in an e-mail body text, including the name of the applicant, university, and department. Attached in the email should be a research proposal or a draft of a paper that will be part of a dissertation. If the applicant has submitted an abstract to the main conference of RESER 2015, sending this abstract is one alternative.

The application must be sent via email to reser-dc [at] aalto [dot] fi. The attachments must be in Microsoft Word (doc/docx) or pdf format. The submission must be received no later than midnight Central European Standard Time (CET) on 30 June 2015.

Your submission must not exceed 12 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches sheet with 1 inch margin, 12 points Times New Roman font.

Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity (structure, organization, coherence of the content)
  • Evidence of reading (use of the existing scientific knowledge in the field, quality of material, referencing)
  • Originality (independent and critical thought)
  • Relevance (practical and conceptual connection of the topic with the area of service research).

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 30 June 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 July 2015
  • Doctoral Consortium: 8-9 September 2015 (in Roskilde about 20 min from Copenhagen by train)
  • Main conference: 10-12 September 2015 (in Copenhagen)

Contacts for questions on the doctoral colloquium and submission of applications: reser-dc [at] aalto [dot] fi

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