About the event

The Institute of Computer Science organizes a formal meeting of PhD students, which is also open to PhD students from other institutes, supervisors and senior researchers. This event is organized by students themselves and it is a unique opportunity to interact with other students. Links for previous years: 1996-2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

The purpose of the Doctoral Days is to allow our PhD students to present their research in a form of a short talk and give an opportunity to meet other students and make contacts. Besides students' presentations, you can traditionally enjoy the lectures of various fields and other activities.

Selected photos from this year can be found here and in online galery on flickr.


Institute of Computer Science covers the conference fee to all its employees and moreover to all PhD students with a supervisor employed in the ICS. For other participants, the price was preliminarily stated to 2 810 Kč.


This year, the Doctoral days will take place in Kolín in the hotel Theresia, 16th - 18th April 2019. Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) will be provided including coffee-breaks. Rooms are for 2-3 persons - in the registration form, you can specify your preferred roommate.

We would like to kindly ask you to fill in the menu form not later than 14.4.2018 20:00. In case you won't fill in the form, meal number 1 will be chosen for you.


On Tuesday, we will take the train from Masaryk railway station at 9:01 - meeting will be at 8:45 in front of the station. On Thursday, we will take the train back to Prague where we will be at 15:35. This form of transport will be included, any other forms of transport you have to discuss with your department-chair.


Final program is now available.

Besides students' talk, you can traditionally enjoy the lectures from various fields:

Currently, we are planning excursion to the TPCA Czech, Ltd. factory and train trip, narrow-gauge railway. Excursions are covered by The Institute of Computer Science. We also plan bowling evening, which will be paid by the participants. In the registration form, please let us know your preliminary interest. The cost of activities will depend on the number of participants.


Each PhD student is supposed to give a 20 minutes talk (15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion). In that time, he/she should to present his/her research to the others. The audience is diverse in scientific interests, so the main stress should be put on motivation and introduction into the problem. A projector and a flipchart will be provided. Communication language can be Czech, Slovak or English. In case you do not understand Czech, please let us know.

A novelty of this year's Doctoral Days is that each PhD student will try the chairman's function for one talk. At the beginning, each chairman should briefly introduce the speaker and his/her topic. During the talk, the chairman should take care of the time. At the end, the chairman invites the audience to discuss and/or prepare his/her own question. Assignment of chairmen and speakers is given in the final program. In addition, each section will be supervised by an experienced chairman for the scientific community.


The registration has been closed. In case of any questions or request of late registration, please contact organizers by email.