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Wed, Jul 10



ThesisIn3 Competition for Students

Organised by ASIS&T European Student Chapter and iSchools. Open to all Information Science and Technology students. IST Conference

ThesisIn3 Competition for Students
ThesisIn3 Competition for Students

Time & Location

Jul 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT+2


About the Event

ASIS&T European Chapter and iSchools have  teamed up since last year to offer young researchers a platform to  showcase their work and connect with others. 

Call for Proposals:ThesisIn3 Competition for Students

Organised by ASIS&T European Student Chapter and iSchools. Open to all Information Science and Technology students.

IST Conference 12.00-13.00 (BST) / 13.00 -14.00 (CET) July 10, 2024

Submission Deadline: 19th June 2024 @ 18:00 CET

As part of the Information  Science Trends (IST) Living online and offline, in darkness and light conference, the European  Student Chapter (ESC) of the Association  for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in collaboration with iSchools are  seeking student contributions to an online ThesisIn3 event where  students are invited to present their theses and dissertations research  topics in three minutes.

This  event is an opportunity to develop conciseness and effectiveness in  communicating your research, encouraging student participation across  disciplines  in the Information Science and Technology field in a fun and inclusive  space. The event will be run as a video entry competition, and you will  be provided with useful resources and guidelines on how to prepare your  presentation, with opportunity to gain some  constructive feedback at the IST conference.

Students  are encouraged to attend both as presenters and as observers and will  be able to join virtually via Zoom. You can register for the ThesisIn3  competition here. Students  are encouraged to present their thesis or dissertation research topics  within a concise three-minute timeframe. Submissions, accepted in video  format, will be eligible for multiple prizes, and commendation awards  including Best Visuals and Best Explanation  of Topic, etc. Winners will be notified prior to the conference and  invited to attend the full IST conference. Their winning video  presentations will be showcased during the event, with the ESC  announcing the winners. The date for the presentation of the winning  entries will take place 12.00 -13.00 (BST) on Wednesday, 10th July  2024.

Benefits of Participation

• Gain valuable experience presenting your research in a clear and concise manner.

• Showcase your work to a global audience of peers and professionals in a safe environment.

• Gain feedback and network with fellow students and potential collaborators in IS and technology.

Submission Requirements:

Students  are defined as BA/BSc, MA/MSc, or PhD students within Information  Science and Technology (including related areas such as Library Science,  Archival Science, Data Science, Information Management, Digital  Humanities and Human Computer Interaction).

Please submit a short description (max. 5 sentences) of the topic of your (3 minute) presentation and video entry via Google  Form here. To attend as an observer/conference attendee, please register  your interest here.

Submission Guidelines:

Create  a three-minute video presentation summarizing your research. The  presentation should be clear, engaging, and accessible to a  non-specialist audience.  Detailed guidelines are provided below support you through the  submission process and to ensure consistency and fairness.

Video presentations should adhere to the following guidelines:

• Maximum length: 3 minutes

• Depending on the stage of your research, as appropriate, clearly state your research question, methodology, and key findings.

• Be creative and use visuals and storytelling techniques to capture the audience's attention.

• Submit your video entry by 19 June 2024 via the  submission portal.

• To access instructions about how to record your 3 minutes video  presentation for the ThesisIn3 competition, please follow these guidelines.

Useful Resources:

3MT resources for students (Courtesy of Auburn University 3MT and YouTube videos):

·        How  to present your thesis in 3 minutes

·        Examples  of ThesisIn3 videos for inspiration.

·        Making  the Most of Your Three Minutes

Judging Criteria:

Entries will be judged based on:

  • Clarity and coherence of presentation.
  • Engaging delivery style.
  • Relevance and significance of research.
  • Overall impact and effectiveness of communication


  • First Place: $50 + 1-Year Free ASIS&T student membership* and winner certificate
  • Second Place: $50 + commendation certificate
  • Third Place: $45 + commendation certificate

*First Place winner prize T&C: For  current and lapsed ASIS&T members, cash equivalent of 1-year  student membership will be offered. Non-members will receive one-year  student  membership of ASIS&T.

Key Competition Details:

Submissions to participate will be accepted until 18:00 CET on 12th June.

Videos should be clear, concise, and engaging. Remember, you only have three minutes to captivate our judges!

  1. Create your three-minute video presentation, guidelines  provided.
  2. Complete the  submission form with your details and research title.
  3. Upload your video to Submission  Platform

For more information:

The organisers are happy to answer any questions you might have regarding this student-run event.

· Nana Musa,  (EU  Student Chapter Chair)

· Juan Becerril del Toro,,  (Communications Officer)

· Faye Carrie, (EU  Student Chapter past-chair)

· Richmond Sarpong, (EU  Student Chapter Chair Elect)

· Romain Herault, (iSchools  Doctoral Seminars Chair)

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