Network Activities

SSME Doctoral Symposium 19 September 2008

SSME Doctoral Symposium

September 19th 2008

Centre for Service Research

Manchester Business School, Oxford Road, Manchester

The SSME Doctoral Symposium seeks to bring together PhD students working on topics in service science, management and engineering and give them the opportunity to present and to discuss their research with researchers and practitioners in the SSME community.

The symposium aims to provide a constructive atmosphere whereby students receive feedback on their research and guidance on future directions.

The symposium is intended for students who have not yet completed their dissertation research. Students will be asked to submit an abstract of their research prior to the event. Selected students will be asked to make a short presentation to the Doctoral Panel.

Agenda outline:

Thursday 18thEvening social event and dinner
Friday 19th
9.00amKeynote Speaker: A company perspective of SSME research
10.00amPoster Session: Doctoral Students explain their research to academic and company participants. (Note abstracts submitted by students will be converted into posters by the conference organisers)
11.30amPlenary session: review/evaluation of Posters
1.00pmDoctoral Panels: A number of parallel Doctoral Panels where selected students present their work to a panel of academics and industrials and get feedback

Please contact if you are a senior academic or practitioner interested in serving on the Doctoral Panel.


There is no charge for this event, but registration is essential. Deadline September 1st.

Students must arrange their own overnight accommodation. Dinner on the evening of the 18th and lunch on the 19th will be provided free of charge.

To be kept informed of this and other SSME events register today as a network member with