The IDA symposium particularly welcomes contributions by graduate students. In order to support this objective, the symposium will have a dedicated Poster and Video Track for PhD student research, and it offers reduced registration rates to all students.

If you are a PhD student and would like to present a poster about your research at the symposium, please submit a one-page abstract (in PDF format) by e-mail to:

Each abstract should include a title, and names and affiliations of all authors.
Poster presenters who would like to demonstrate software on a laptop are encouraged to do so, but we ask you to explicitly mention this upon submission.
Within the extent possible, we will then strive to make available a table next to your poster, which you can use for your laptop.

There will be two submission rounds, the early deadline leaving enough time to apply for funding:

1) The early poster deadline is July 15.
Notifications for all abstracts submitted on or before this date will be sent at once, and no later than July 20.

2) The late poster deadline is September 1.
All submissions submitted after the first deadline will be judged on first-come first-serve basis; authors will usually be notified within a few days. However, no more new posters can be accepted
once the maximum number of posters has been reached.


To attract additional attention to your poster and research, all authors of accepted PhD abstracts will be invited to submit a video of maximum two minutes
length. Videos will be displayed during the breaks, and the best video presentation will be awarded a Video Prize of 300 EUR. The prize winner will be
elected by the symposium attendees, and this year’s prize will be sponsored by AFIA. Posters and videos must be presented in order to be eligible to the prize.
Details about video submission will be made available later.

For more information and the videos that won the previous IDA Video Prize in previous years, visit


Early submission deadline: 15 July 2015
Early submission notification: 20 July 2015
Late submission deadline: 4 September 2015
Late submission notification: ASAP (see text)
Symposium: October 22 – October 24, 2015


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– General Chair
Matthijs van Leeuwen (KU Leuven, Belgium)

– Program Chairs
Tijl de Bie (University of Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom)
Elisa Fromont (LaHC, University of Saint-Etienne, France)

– Poster & Video Chair
Jesse Read (Aalto University, Finland)

– Local Chair
Baptiste Jeudy (LaHC, University of Saint-Etienne, France)

– Publicity Chair
Ed Cohen (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

– Sponsorship Chair
François Jacquenet (LaHC, University of Saint-Etienne, France)

– Frontier Prize Chairs
Michael Berthold (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Elizabeth Bradley (University of Colorado, USA)

– Advisory Chairs
Paul Cohen (University of Arizona, USA)
Joost Kok (Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands)
Nada Lavrac (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

– Webmaster
Leonor Becerra-Bonache (LaHC, University of Saint-Etienne, France)