The 11th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

18-21 June, 2019 - Valencia, Spain


Doctoral Consortium Submissions

The Doctoral Consortium (DC) 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.

The goals of the Doctoral Consortium are:

  • To provide fruitful feedback and advice to the selected PhD students on their research project
  • To provide the opportunity to meet experts
  • To interact with other PhD students and stimulate an exchange of ideas and suggestions among participants

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.

A submission consists of a short paper (max 4 pages ACM Extended Abstract Format, references excluded), and a free-form CV of the PhD candidate, using the PCS system (see the deadline below). The submission should not be anonymous and must:

  • clearly formulate the research question,
  • identify a significant problem in the field of research,
  • outline the current status of the problem domain and related solutions
  • present clearly any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far,
  • describe the research methodology that is applied or planned,
  • outline the contributions of the applicant’s work to the problem domain and highlight their uniqueness.

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee. The main evaluation criteria are: relevance, originality, significance, technical soundness, accuracy, and clarity.

Accepted submissions will be published in the EICS proceedings.

  • Before the Doctoral Consortium session: each participant will have to review a submission by other participant, and provide appropriate feedback on a number of aspects, defined by the DC chairs.
  • During the Doctoral Consortium session: accepted submissions will be distributed to all participants and to the members of the panel to allow them to prepare for a fruitful discussion during the DC session.
  • During the conference: time slots are reserved for DC talks during the main EICS conference. DC students have thus the opportunity to present their work to all conference attendees.
  • Additional information about how to prepare for the DC will be provided following acceptance.

DC participants will have their registration fee waived, and will get invited to a lunch during the conference. The SIGCHI Student Travel Grant (SSTG) program (information available at may also be of interest to help covering traveling expenses.

  • Submission deadline: March 18, 2019 (5 PM CET) Extension to April 07, 2019 (5 PM CET)
  • Notifications: April 22th, 2019
  • Camera-Ready deadline: May 5th, 2019