Extended deadline: March
Doctoral Consortium Chair: Janet Read, The ChiCi Group.
Please email your submissions to
The Doctoral Consortium at
IDC is intended to provide an opportunity
for Ph.D. students to share and discuss
their research with peers and panellists (faculty
mentors). The Consortium will begin with a
meal in the evening of the 4th June and this
will be followed by an all day academic
session on 5th June (Tuesday).
Consortium, students will give short
presentations of their current progress and
will have this work discussed by the
participants and panellists. Subjects to be
covered in the presentations will include: a
statement of the problem and research
question(s), literature review, theory
development and/or experimental work,
research methodology and preliminary
findings, if any. In addition to the formal
sharing the Consortium will include some
instruction and informal discussion.
anticipate inviting between 6 and 8 doctoral
students but this will depend on the quality
of the submissions and the resources
available at the conference. In the event
that the number of suitable participants
significantly exceeds the places available,
preference will be given to those students
that seem most likely to benefit from the
event. Student participants will have their
abstracts published in the Conference
proceedings and will be required to display
a poster of their work during the conference.
Applicants who are selected will receive
complimentary conference registration, and
may also be offered partial reimbursement of
travel and accommodation (the amount of
reimbursement is still to be finalised).
Applying to the Doctoral
Applicants should prepare:
an extended abstract of
their work in the conference format that
describes their research. This should be
no more than four pages and should
the problem(s) that
the research is addressing; the
research question(s) that are being
contribution(s) of the research to
the IDC field.
the work done to date
a single page word
document that briefly describes the
applicant and makes a case for
attendance at the Doctoral Consortium.
a letter of
recommendation from the student's
primary research supervisor (this can be
sent separately, if desired), and
an estimate of expenses (this
will not be considered during the
assessment process, it will be used to
submissions will be judged on the following
Originality of the work
with respect to current concepts and
Importance of the work
with respect to fundamental issues and
themes in Interaction Design and
Rigor and validity of
claims, argumentation, methodology,
results, and interpretations.
Participants in the
consortium will be selected by the Doctoral
Consortium Committee (Chair and Panellists).
The review process will retain the anonymity
submissions is maintained during the review
process. All rejected submissions will be
kept confidential in perpetuity.
Send your submission as a
single PDF file to
firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive no later
than March 19, 2007.