Call for Participation: Doctoral Colloquium

CfP Doctoral Colloquium at PervasiveHealth 2018 (NY, USA)


The PervasiveHealth 2018 Doctoral Colloquium (DC) provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present, reflect and discuss their research in an international forum alongside other doctoral students and a panel of experts. The Doctoral Colloquium will be held on Monday 21st May2018 as part of the 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare in New York, USA.

We invite students who are working in the broad field of PervasiveHealth to apply. We welcome DC position papers from the following fields:

  • Sensing/Actuating Technologies and Pervasive Computing
  • Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Hardware and Software Infrastructures


Students accepted for the DC will give short presentations of their research during the day, followed by an extensive group discussion in a friendly and constructive manner. Pervasive health is a challenging and rapidly developing area of research where the exchange of ideas and discussion of concepts with other researchers provides an effective way of gaining new insights and identifying opportunities for possible collaborations.


Submission and Review Process

The submission should include 2 documents:

1) An overview of your doctoral research including references, figures, tables, and appendix (maximum 4 pages). The submission should be formatted using the ACM SIGCHI extended abstract template.

2) A supporting letter from their advisor noting the year in the program, years until the student should defend, and how the DC will help their research.


The research overview has to address the following questions:

  • What is the problem? What are you going to solve?
  • Who cares? Why should people care about this problem?
  • What have other people done about it? Literature review. Why is that not sufficient? What are the gaps and unanswered questions?
  • What are you going to do about it? Your approach
  • What are you really going to do about it? Methods, operationalization, sample
  • When do you know you are done?
  • What do you expect to find? What did you find? Results
  • What does this mean? Conclusions
  • Who cares? Implications
  • What would you like to know from the DC faculty panel?


The deadline for the submissions is the 25th March 2018 5pm PST. Students should submit their documents via email to both DC chairs: <yunanc at ics dot uci dot edu> and <nervo dot verdezoto at le dot ac dot uk>. Note that submissions are accepted only in PDF format. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process, and the participants to the DC will be selected through a single-blind review process and authors name and affiliation must be on the extended abstracts. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. Submissions will be evaluated based on their originality, significance of the contribution to the field, technical correctness and presentation.



The Doctoral Colloquium position papers will not be published to ensure the student’s work is kept in confidence, however, students will present their work in a presentation during the doctoral colloquium and via a poster in the main conference poster session.


 Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 25th March 2018 (5:00pm PST)
  • Notification of acceptance: 21st April 2018
  • Doctoral Colloquium: 21st May 2018


The PervasiveHealth 2018 Doctoral Colloquium Chairs

If you have questions about the Doctoral Colloquium for Pervasive Health 2018, please contact the DC Chairs:

Yunan Chen, University of California Irvine (USA) <[email protected]>

Nervo Verdezoto, University of Leicester (UK) <[email protected]>