Doctoral Consortium

ACI2020 call for Doctoral Consortium Applications

As a discipline, ACI is still developing and doing a doctoral degree in ACI is likely to present students with challenges that are specifically related to the novelty of their chosen topics; it is also likely that some of these challenges will be shared. To provide students with additional support towards completing their degree, we are holding a doctoral consortium. During this session students will be able to briefly present their work to peers and researchers, and discuss specific challenges they might have encountered during their studies.

COVID-19 update: Due to the ongoing pandemic, the conference might have to be entirely virtualised. Remote participation will be possible even if the conference takes place physically.
Authors should submit their abstracts and cover letters regardless of how the conference will takes place. If the conference needs to be held virtually, or if presenting authors cannot attend physically, presenters will be asked to provide their recorded talk in advance (instructions will be provided in due course), and during the conference presentations will be webcast accompanied by live discussions and remote activities.

Submissions should include the following:

  • an abstract of their proposal or dissertation (up to 5 pages plus references) detailing what degree they are pursuing, their research topic and questions, and any issues that they have encountered and wish to discuss at the Consortium
  • a cover letter summarising: a) their topic; b) the name and email of their advisor; c) when they plan to graduate; d) ideally, whom they would like feedback from.

The above should be submitted as a *single* PDF file in the ACM Interim Template (please note this is the old template, referred to as 'interim layout').

Applications to the Doctoral Consortium will be juried and selected by a panel based on clarity of topic presentation and relevance of issues raised. The panel includes: Ann Morrison, Sarah Webber and Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas.

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Accepted abstracts will be published in the ACM Digital Library within the ACI2020 Proceedings Volume, provided that the author registers for the conference and attends the Doctoral Consortium session.
The ACI2020 submission portal is now open. When you get there, under the 'Society' menu choose SIGCHI, then under the 'Conference/Journal' menu choose ACI2020, then under the 'Track' menu choose ACI2020 Doctoral Consortium
Important dates
Application submission: 21 August 2020, Midnight PST
Notification of acceptance: 7 September 2020, Midnight PST
Submission of finalised application: 13 September 2020, Midnight PST
Submission of camera-ready: 20 September 2020, Midnight PST
Enquiries should be addressed to the Doctoral Consortium Chair: Ann Morrison