Call for Doctoral Consortium Submissions

Doctoral Consortium (4 pages)

This full day event will enable doctoral students to present and reflect on their work alongside other doctoral students and a panel of experts. Submissions have to follow a traditional paper format that address the following questions:


What is the problem? What are you going to solve?

Who cares? Why should people care about this problem?

Related Work

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

Conclusions and Implications

What does this mean? Conclusions

Who cares? How does it relate to literature? What are the implications

Future work

What would you like to know from the DC faculty panel?

Each paper will be blind, peer-reviewed by members of the Pervasive Health program committee with additional expert reviewers drawn from relevant research domains. Submissions will be evaluated based on their originality, significance of the contribution to the field, technical correctness and presentation. The paper should make explicit how the work offers unique and substantial contribution beyond what has already been published or submitted.

The Doctoral Consortium papers will not be published to ensure the student’s work is kept in confidence, however students will present their work in a presentation during the doctoral consortium and via a poster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

Students are requested to provide a short letter from their advisor noting their year in the program, years until the student should defend, and how the DC will help with their research.


Deadline for Doctoral Consortium submission is March 29th.

Notification to authors will be given by April 10th.


Complete application packages (with 4 page submission and Advisor letter) should be submitted to the DC Chair Rosa Arriaga at arriaga [at]

All papers must be written in ACM SigCHI format.