Call for Doctoral Consortium

The Mobile HCI 2023 Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a forum for PhD students working on Mobile HCI topics to discuss their research goals, methods, and results at an early stage in their research. It aims to provide useful guidance for completion of the doctoral research and the initiation of a research career in a constructive way. The DC provides an opportunity for student participants to interact with other students, established researchers, and the broader Mobile HCI community.

The Doctoral Consortium will be held on Thursday, 28th of September 2023. The Consortium will be a closed event, open only to the selected participants and other invited attendees.

Important Dates

*All deadlines are AoE
Doctoral Consortium
Submission June 23, 2023
Notifications July 7, 2023
Camera-Ready August 10, 2023

Summary of Publication Process

The submission must include:

The title of the work, the student's name, university, address and e-mail, name, university, address and e-mail of the dissertation advisor/supervisor(s) (as additional authors), an abstract (150 words or less), a description of the research problem to be solved, why it is important and a justification that prior research has not solved the problem, the research question (claim), the methods used or proposed to use to carry out the research (it is important to describe a plan for evaluating the work and presenting credible evidence of the results to the research community), a sketch of the proposed solution, the expected contributions of the research, a statement of the work to date and how many years (out of how many in total) the student is in the PhD journey and whether full- or part-time.

Extended Abstracts for the Doctoral Consortium are included in the adjunct proceedings.

In addition, a "Letter of Recommendation" to the organizers of the Doctoral Consortium from the student's PhD advisor/supervisor, supporting the student's nomination for the Consortium, is required. This letter should include the student's name, a short assessment of the current status of the PhD research, an expected date for dissertation submission, an assessment of what the student would bring to the Consortium, and how the student would benefit from attendance. The letter should be in PDF format, and uploaded along with the paper through PCS.

Authors are encouraged to make their submissions accessible using the following resources.


Doctoral Consortium candidates should have chosen a research focus and also have selected theoretical and methodological approaches and begun to conduct their research. To benefit from the Consortium students should have at least 6 months of work remaining before the expected completion of their theses. The number of participants in the Consortium will be limited. Selection for the Consortium will be based on the quality of the submission and its relevance to Mobile HCI.

At the Conference

Students selected to attend the Doctoral Consortium will be asked to present their work to get feedback for future directions. Students who cannot travel will be allowed to present and participate remotely in the Doctoral Consortium Event.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Fabio's photo
Fabio PaternĂ²


Nikos' photo
Nikos Avouris

University of Patras, Greece

Floyd's photo
Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia