Call for Doctoral Consortium

The MobileHCI Doctoral Consortium provides the opportunity for doctoral students to explore, develop, and share their research ideas in a multi-disciplinary workshop, under the guidance of leading researchers in the field. The unique format of this workshop allows students to receive constructive feedback on their thesis work, get advice about future developments, and share ideas and experiences with peers in related areas. We invite students within different areas of mobile HCI who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their doctoral work to apply for the MobileHCI 2021 DC. The strongest candidates will be those who have a clear topic and research approach, have advanced beyond the very early stage in their thesis research but are not yet in the finalizing phase of their work.

We are looking forward to having exciting discussions with the future leaders of the field of mobile HCI!

Important Dates

Deadline Date
Submission Deadline May 28, 2021 June 21, 2021, 23:59 Anywhere on Earth
Notification June 25, 2021
Camera-ready July 5, 2021
Day of Doctoral Consortium September 27, 2021

Fully online attendance in Doctoral Consortium

In line with the whole MobileHCI 2021 conference being held virtually (online), the Doctoral Consortium will also be a fully online event.


Submission Platform

  • All materials must be submitted electronically to PCS by the deadline
  • In PCS, first click “Submissions” at the top of the page, from the dropdown menus select “SIGCHI”, “MobileHCI 2021” and the track you want to submit to.

Submission Format and Length

Preparing the submission

Your submission should include

  • Your name and affiliation
  • Title of your thesis
  • Research goals, questions and approach
  • Studies/research conducted so far, including key results
  • Remaining research efforts
  • Issues you wish to discuss in the consortium
  • Key references

You will need to include a letter from your supervisor that supports your attendance at the Consortium.


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 2021 Adjunct Proceedings. ACM will send you a copyright form, which you have to complete. Once completed, ACM will provide you the copyright information to be put into your paper. You can then submit the camera-ready version (including the copyright notice) through the submission system.

Selection Process

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 2021.

Upon acceptance of your Doctoral Consortium proposal

Upon acceptance, you have to attend the Doctoral Consortium at the conference and you will get free registration to the conference.

Presentation Format

Research Poster:

Review committee

  • Paul Marshall, University of Bristol

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Portrait of Xing-Dong Yang

Xing-Dong Yang
Dartmouth College, USA

Portrait of Audrey Girouard

Audrey Girouard
Carleton University, Canada