As a part of the latest in the highly successful series of International Conferences on Intelligent Environments, we will be hosting a Doctoral Colloquial (DC) at the 2022 conference in Biarritz, France at 20-23 June 2022. The aims of this Colloquium are both social and educational – to provide research students in the early to mid-phases of their projects an opportunity to meet other people in a similar position, to make relatively informal presentations on their work, to discuss and give/receive feedback on each other’s experiences, ideas and findings, to make connections and to have fun!

Call For Contributions

Key aspects of the Doctoral Colloquium are the presentations, where research students present, discuss and defend their work.

All accepted presentations will be submitted as “short written papers” (maximum of 4 pages) and will be published in the IEEE Proceedings for the IE’22 conference.

A prize will be awarded for the best colloquium paper, which will be announced during the main conference.

All presentations should be on research projects (PhD or similar), on topics appropriate to the Intelligent Environments theme which are either

  1. in a relatively early stage, but where the investigating student has already identified the nature and key aspects of the problem(s), and has ideas regarding how to solve them, or
  2. is at a stage where interesting results are being produced, but the work is not yet quite at a stage appropriate to produce a long paper.

As a minimum, papers should describe a research problem, explain why that problem is important and interesting, detail what the existing solutions (if any) or relevant methods are, including why these are not sufficient or satisfactory, and give some indication of the new solutions or methodologies the student is pursuing. There should be enough substance to offer and stimulate discussion, but the work does not need to be complete. Participants will also be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the Doctoral Colloquium track session in June 2022 at the main conference, to be followed by a discussion with peers which is intended to help the students optimize their research strategies and develop their research ideas.

The main author of all contributions to the Doctoral Colloquium MUST be a student registered for a PhD or similar research degree.

Conference Topics

Contributions in the following areas are solicited (but not limited to):

  • Advances in theories for the design, implementation, integration and evaluation of smart spaces,
  • Novel architectures and middleware for the integration of devices, edges, and clouds
  • Software facilities to develop, deploy, monitor, update applications for smart spaces,
  • Interaction techniques using voice, gesture, eyes, etc. in smart spaces,
  • Robotic technologies in smart spaces to assist human or to manage resources,
  • Planning solutions to better use limited resources in smart spaces,
  • Machine learning techniques for novel applications, including federated learning, few shot learning, etc.
  • Solutions to deal with transversal properties including security, privacy, availability, transparency, or explainability in smart spaces.
  • Novel applications in smart homes, smart building, smart cities, smart plants and smart grid

Submission Guideline

Submissions must be in PDF format, up to 4 pages in length and conform to IE2022 publisher formatting guidelines. More details can be found in « Instructions to authors » page:

Important Dates

Demo & Poster submission deadline:       January 11th, 2022 (AoE)

Notification of acceptance:                         March 1st, 2022

Camera ready:                                               March 28, 2022

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs

Somaya Ben Allouch <>

Jun Luo <>