12th PhD Student Workshop

The PhD workshop of this year will be held on May 16th, 2024. After several years following the “short video” format to participate, this year we have decided to go back to the “posters” presentations, as we did before the COVID 2019 lockdown. Also, this edition will be part of the 25th anniversary of the Department, and so we are planning some special activities.

As usual, we expect all 2nd year students will participate.


  • Deadline for abstract (100-200 words) submissions: April 5th, 2024

  • Deadline for poster submission: May 2nd, 2024

  • Workshop: May 16th, 2024

In case we receive more submissions than the available space for posters in Sala Aranyó, the committee will give priority to 2nd and 3rd year PhD students who have not presented their work in previous editions. 

As every year, there will be several awards!

Some instructions:

1.- Abstract submission 

  • Submission form available here (Google’s form)  

  • Submission deadline: April 5th, 2024

  • Note 1: "How to make a good abstract" slides here

  • Note 2: A report with all collected abstracts will be published in the workshop web-page.


2.- Poster submission

  • Before May 2nd, 2024 send your poster as a pdf file to us ([email protected]). Please use the name YOURNAME.pdf (not needed if you bring your own poster). 

Poster Design

  • A poster combines text and graphics to make a visually pleasing presentation. The goal is to quickly and efficiently communicate your research project to viewers that will be walking by.

  • Poster template: link (feel free to update it as better suits your needs)

  • Poster content must be limited to one page only, A0 size (1189 x 841 mm), portrait.

  • Posters from DTIC PhD students should include the DTIC logo. (cat: png format , ai format) (eng: png format) (cast: png format).

  • Please generate a pdf file if the poster is to be printed by the Department.

  • For more instructions on preparing a good scientific poster, refer to recent research seminars slides: here and here.

3.- Poster printing 

For students of the PhD program in ICTs at UPF, the printing of the posters will be carried out by the secretary of the Department. Posters (in paper) can be collected the day before the event. Otherwise, please print your own poster and bring it the day of the workshop. 

4.- Poster Setup

  • Each presenter will have a dedicated area for poster presentation.

  • All presenters should arrive at the venue at 10:00 to set up their posters as the session begins promptly at 10:30.

  • Pushpins to mount your posters will be provided onsite.

  • All posters will remain displayed throughout the day.

5.- Poster session & Questions in front of the poster 

  • You might be requested by the viewers to answer a few questions in front of your poster.

  • Answer questions using your poster as visual aid.


Similar to last year, the 11th DTIC PhD Workshop will consist of synchronous and asynchronous sessions.

  • Asynchronous PhD workshop: from  May 15 to May 19, 2023. Through the PhD Workshop web page and a Youtube channel, all contributions and videos will be accessible to the DTIC community. Popular voting will be held among the DTIC community to select the best 4-5 videos. 

    • Voting form: link!

  • Synchronous PhD workshop: On June 13, 2023. The authors of the 4-5 best videos will be invited to present their work in ‘real-time’. The authors will be given up to 8 minutes for their presentation. The author of the "best talk" will receive the 2023 DTIC ‘dissemination grant’ as this year's award. 

Furthermore, during this year's synchronous session, There will also be an extra award this year, the Maria de Maeztu Prize for Interdisciplinarity in Research

1. Who can participate

Participation is targeted at PhD students from the Doctoral Program in ICTs. 

The committee will give priority to PhD students who have not presented their work in previous editions. All 2nd Year PhD students are expected to participate.

Why should you participate?

2. How to participate

Upload your video via the Application form. In addition, you will have to provide the Title and Abstract of your talk, 3 keywords, research area, and the name of your Research Group.

  • Submission deadline: May 3, 2023

3. Video Guidelines

  • Maximum length: 3 minutes.

  • MP4 Format 

  • Suggested recording tools: Zoom / Meet

  • Recommended: include 1 or 2 slides to support your speech.


4. Award opt-in


  • EiTIC Dissemination Grant: A travel grant of up to 1400€ to attend a scientific event related to the PhD research (Summer Schools, Conferences, Research dissemination events)
  • Maria de Maeztu Prize for Interdisciplinarity in Research.