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Doctoral Consortium


Important Dates

Jan GulliksenJan Gulliksen
Uppsala University

Submission Deadline:
13 December 2004 [5:00 PM (1700) PST]
Acceptance Notification:
31 January 2005
Additional Information
Fabio PaternoFabio Paternò
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About the Doctoral Consortium

The CHI 2005 Doctoral Consortium provides an ideal opportunity for doctoral students to explore their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished research faculty. The Consortium has the following specific objectives:

  • Provide a supportive setting for feedback on participants' current research and guidance on future research directions.
  • Offer each participant comments and fresh perspectives on their work from researchers and faculty outside their own institution, and from other students.
  • Promote the development of a supportive community of scholars within a spirit of collaborative research.
  • Contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events.

The Consortium will be held on Sunday, 3 April and Monday, 4 April 2005. About 15 students and four "faculty" will be invited to attend and discuss each student's work in turn. Student participants will have their abstracts published in the conference Extended Abstracts, and a poster of their work exhibited at the main conference.

Springer Doctoral Consortium Award

An award will be delivered for the best Doctoral Consortium contribution. Springer is pleased to offer this award by providing stationery and a suite of HCI books for a value of $500 USD.

Applying to the Doctoral Consortium

Submissions are invited from current graduate students pursuing a PhD project who would benefit from detailed discussions of their doctoral research by a panel of established researchers. The consortium will operate in a workshop format, providing feedback on the participants' current research and guidance for future progress. Selected applicants will receive complimentary conference registration, and reimbursement of travel, accommodation and subsistence (i.e., food) expenses of (amount to be determined).

Extended Abstract

Prepare a two-page extended abstract of your thesis work in the Conference Publications Format Word document (Conference Publications Format ), including: title, author information, abstract, keywords, thesis research summary, and references. This extended abstract, if accepted for the Doctoral Consortium, will be published in the CHI 2005 Extended Abstracts. Thus it will be widely available to conference delegates and those with access to ACM publications. Because of the late deadline, it will be published in the version you submit in your application. The extended abstract should clearly specify:

  • The problem(s) that the proposed research is addressing.
  • The main contribution(s) of the research to the HCI field.
  • The proposed solution(s), including a brief description of the methodology adopted (for example, with the scheme Method-Results-Discussion for experimental studies), of the advance status, and of a tentative plan for future work.

Review Criteria

The Doctoral Consortium contribution will be judged against the following criteria:
  • Originality of work.
  • Importance of the work for setting up the fundamental aspects of HCI.
  • Rigorousness and soundness of results, gained or expected.
  • Balance between theoretical and experimental results.

Confidentiality of Submissions

Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference, 2 April 2005. Submissions should contain no information or materials that are proprietary at publication time.


Extended abstracts by the presenting PhD students will be published in the Extended Abstracts conference proceedings. Participants in the consortium will be selected by the Doctoral Consortium Committee. The review process will retain the anonymity of reviewers.


Submissions should consist of an extended abstract, a poster layout, and an estimate of expenses submitted to the CHI 2005 Submission web site ( by the deadline of 13 December 2004. Note that Doctoral Consortium submissions are not anonymous.

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