Call for Doctoral Consortium

The MobileHCI Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a forum for PhD students to present their (preliminary) research, interact with the wider research community and hear different perspectives on building careers in academia and industry. DC is uniquely structured to allow doctoral students to get individual feedback on their research, tailored advice on publication strategy, and to freely discuss career choices with leading researchers in the field of mobile HCI.

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 2024 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.

Important Dates - Doctoral Consortium

*All deadlines are AoE
Submission of Papers June 24, 2024
July 1, 2024
July 24, 2024
Acceptance Notification July 10, 2024
July 30, 2024
Camera-ready July 25, 2024
August 16, 2024
Day of Doctoral Consortium October 3, 2024


Submissions should be limited to a brief (preferably 2-4 page) ACM Conference Proceedings Template (single-column) extended abstract and should include:

  • The student's and the PhD advisor's name and affiliation
  • 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.

Separately, in a submission form a brief (up to 500 words) description of the following should be included.:

  • The student's PhD experience, including the year of studies, as well as the expectations and motivation to attend the DC

Optionally, a brief (up to 2-minute) video describing the research may be included during the submission.

DC extended abstracts will be published in the MobileHCI 2024 adjunct proceedings.

Submission Platform

  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically to PCS by the submission deadline.
  • In PCS, first click "Submissions" at the top of the page, then from the dropdown menus, select "SIGCHI," then "MobileHCI 2024", and finally, the "Doctoral Consortium" track.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

DC candidates should have chosen a research focus and also have selected theoretical and methodological approaches and begun to conduct their research. In addition, the 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.

Attendance Mode and DC Activities

DC is envisioned as an interaction-intensive in-person event. The students will present their research work and will obtain feedback from the community. DC will also feature keynotes from industry and academia, and activities geared towards career building.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Veljko's photo

Veljko Pejovic
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Jennifer's photo

Jennifer Healey
Adobe, USA

Mahbub's photo

Mahbub Hassan
UNSW, Australia