Doctoral Consortium

Graduate students within different areas of mobile interactions are invited to take part in the Doctoral Consortium at Mobile HCI 2011. This will be the place where lively and useful discussions enable students to receive suggestions about their on-going research and allow more experienced participants to encounter some fresh ideas and view some of the new trends in the field.

The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their research both with other students and with leading experts within the field. The consortium will take the form of a workshop where established Mobile HCI scholars take active part as discussants. The purpose is for students to receive constructive feedback on their thesis work so far, get advice about future developments, and share ideas and experiences with students in related areas.

Participants should have advanced beyond the introductory stage in their thesis work, and be actively engaged in the exploration of an HCI topic. We expect DC participants to have previously attended at least one major HCI conference (MobileHCI, CHI, CSCW, NordiCHI, Ubicomp, UIST, OzCHI, HCI, etc.). We also expect DC participants to have completed at least one and a half years of graduate work to be eligible for participation.
The research areas covered by the DC are the same as the Mobile HCI conference generally. Students may come from different academic subjects or disciplines, such as interaction design, computer science, cognitive science, and sociology.

To apply, please submit a proposal of at most 4 pages, including abstract and references. Use the MobileHCI 2011 Extended Abstracts format and submit via the EasyChair system.   

Also, a short biographical note describing the applicant's background should be enclosed - maximum one page. The proposal should include a description of the research problem, the theoretical background and approach chosen, and the work performed so far. The proposals will be evaluated by a review committee. Approximately 8 participants will be selected to give a short presentation of their research topic, followed by a discussion within the group of students and experts.

Submissions should be sent through the conference system, in PDF format.

The Consortium will be held on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Date for submission is the 8th of April.

If you have questions about the Doctoral Consortium for MobileHCI2010, contact the Doctoral Consortium Chairs Jofish Kaye and Kristina Höök at [email protected]