Doctoral Consortium

Doctoral students within different areas of mobile HCI are invited to take part in the Doctoral Consortium at MobileHCI 2015. The Doctoral Consortium (DC) will take the form of a workshop where the students have the possibility to present and discuss their doctoral research with some of the leading MobileHCI researchers. The purpose of the DC is for the students to receive constructive feedback on their thesis work, get advice about future developments, and share ideas and experiences with peer students in related areas.

The workshop will last one full day and it will take place on August 24th, 2015.

Participants will be selected based on their anticipated contributions to the breadth and depth of the intellectual discussions of the consortium. To maximize the benefits from the DC, participants should have advanced beyond the early stages in their thesis research but not yet be in the finalizing phase of their work.

Important Dates

  • Doctoral Consortium Submissions Deadline: April 30th 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance: Mai 29th 2015
  • Doctoral Consortium Date: August 24th 2015

Preparing the Submission

The research areas covered by the DC are the same as the MobileHCI conference generally and can be found in the full and short papers website. Students may come from different academic disciplines, such as interaction design, computer science, cognitive science, psychology or sociology.

To apply, submit a concise proposal of at most two pages in the SIGCHI Extendes Abstracts format, including the following issues:

  • Title of your thesis research and your name
  • Research goals, questions and approach
  • Studies/research conducted so far, including key results
  • Remaining research efforts
  • Expected results
  • References, including your own relevant publications (accepted and submitted)

Additionally, write a biographical note of at most one page describing your background, describing briefly your studies, stage of research, completed and planned publications related to the doctoral research, and relevant work experience. In addition, include a paragraph of your expectations and motivation to attend the DC as well as issues or questions you want to discuss with the DC participants.

Submit a combined document (the proposal and bio, altogether max 3 pages) in PDF format via the by April 30th, 2015. Please note that the submissions should not be anonymized. Accepted DC proposals will be included in the ACM Digital Library as part of the MobileHCI 2015 Adjunct Proceedings.


The proposals will be evaluated by a review committee consisting of the DC chairs and additional senior mobile HCI experts. Approximately 8 participants will be selected to participate in the Doctoral Consortium in MobileHCI 2015. Students are expected to read at least two other accepted DC proposals prior to the DC, and be prepared to provide comments about them in the DC.

Upon Acceptance of your Doctoral Consortium Proposal

Upon acceptance, you have to attend the doctoral consortium at the conference. Authors must register for the conference by the early registration deadline. There is no additional registration fee for attending the doctoral consortium.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

If you have questions about the Doctoral Consortium at MobileHCI 2015, contact the DC Chairs Antii Oulasvirta and Stephen Brewster at .