The scientific work of Doctoral candidates is organized into three phases connected to mobility:
- During the first 6 month term, all candidates will participate in an orientation camp with
interdisciplinary and soft skills courses in Bologna. Its purpose is to familiarize ESRs with the
research environment and to refine the dissertation topic, including a review of the state-of-the art
and publication plan. It ends with a semester assessment and project proposal presentation
to the Scientific Committee.
- Two terms will be spent at other universities (first UNITO, UAB or MRU and then UL, KUL, UNIVIEN o
LUH) to continue the interdisciplinary training in Computer Science, Law, IT Law and Ethics
departments. In this phase, candidates will produce the first scientific results and chapters of their
dissertations. Major steps during this phase are to defend an updated dissertation proposal and to
submit a publication to an international conference. Thesis synopsis and semester
assessments in front of the Scientific Committee will be the other milestones.
- In order to prepare for professional life, there is an obligatory internship at industrial partner organizations.
The rest of the terms will be spent at the university of the main supervisor to produce final scientific
results and the thesis. The key result is the submission of a journal paper. Milestones: semester
assessments in front of the Scientific Committee and thesis submission.