Call for Doctoral Consortium

The EICS’2020 Doctoral Consortium (DC) is intended to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools for the Human-Computer Interaction Engineering field. It provides an opportunity for PhD students to present their research goals as well as intermediate results and to discuss them with leading experts in the field as well as with peers.

Students can be in intermediate or advanced stages of their research, but should not have completed their work yet, and should thus still be able to take feedback from the Consortium into account.

The goals of the Doctoral Consortium are to provide PhD students with the opportunity to:

  • Receive constructive feedback and advice on their research project,
  • Meet experts with different backgrounds working on topics related to the Human Computer Interaction Engineering field,
  • Interact with other PhD students and stimulate an exchange of ideas and suggestions among participants,
  • Discuss concerns about research, supervision, job market, and other career-related issues,
  • Present their work as a poster at the EICS’2020 conference.

A submission consists of a short paper (max 2 pages standard ACM SIGCHI format, references excluded), a free-form CV of the PhD candidate and a draft poster, using the PCS system (see the deadline below). Papers don't need to be anonymized. Papers suitable for demonstration at the conference should also submit supplementary video of the system in action.The accepted submission can be published in the ACM Digital Library.

DC participants will have their registration fee waived. The SIGCHI Student Travel Grant (SSTG) program also be of interest to help covering traveling expenses. For more information about this grant and for applying online, please visit:

Important dates

  • Submissions deadline: March 9, 2020
  • Notifications: April 6th, 2020
  • Camera Ready: May 4th, 2020

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Sophie Dupuy-Chessa (Grenoble Institute of Technology & LIG, France)
  • Jürgen Ziegler (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)


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