ER 2021 -- Call for PhD Symposium Papers 

The ER 2021 PhD Symposium calls for original papers reporting research results, applications and system development experiences, in all topics related to the ER conference series. The symposium will offer PhD students the opportunity to present and discuss their research and to interact with other researchers, experts in the field of conceptual modeling, who could provide feedback on their research. 
Covid-19 Information
The ER’2021 conference is currently going ahead with plans for a hybrid attendance model, including the PhD Symposium ( In case travel restrictions remain in place by late August, ER’2021 will shift to an online only format.

Important Dates
- Full paper submission: July 31, 2021
- Author notification: August 15, 2021
- Camera-ready paper submission: August 31, 2021
- Author registration: August 31, 2021

Submission Guideline
The papers must be authored by one or more PhD students only and should not exceed 10 pages in the LNCS conference proceedings style ( Short papers (e.g., 4-5 pages) are also welcome. 

A paper submitted to the ER 2021 PhD Symposium may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2021. Submissions should be sent via e-mail to and

Submissions will be judged based on originality, significance, technical merit, presentation quality, and relevance. Accepted papers will be available at the conference web site during the conference period. The authors of accepted papers must register to the conference, attend the Symposium and present their paper. Failure to register or to attend will entail removal of their submission from the proceedings. 

PhD Symposium Chair
- Veda C. Storey, Georgia State University 
- Carson Woo, University of British Columbia, Canada