Doctoral Consortium

Important Dates

  • April 12, 2013: Doctoral Consortium Submissions Deadline
  • May 15, 2013: Notification of Acceptance
  • August 27, 2013: Doctoral Consortium Date

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General Infos

We are happy to announce that Google supports our DC this year.

Doctoral students within different areas of mobile HCI are invited to take part in the Doctoral Consortium at MobileHCI 2013. The Doctoral Consortium (DC) will take the form of a workshop where tthe 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 Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

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.

Preparing the Submission

The research areas covered by the DC are the same as the MobileHCI conference generally and can be found in the participation 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 ACM archive 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 Precision Conference system by April 12th, 2013. Note that the submissions should not be anonymized.


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 2013. 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.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs and Panelists

If you have questions about the Doctoral Consortium for MobileHCI 2013, contact the DC Chairs Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila and Jonna Häkkilä at .

The following leading experts of mobile HCI have agreed to act as panelists in the DC:

  • Prof. Oskar Juhlin, Mobile Life Center, Stockholm University
  • Prof. Johannes Schöning, Hasselt University and UCL London
  • Dr. Henriette Cramer, Yahoo!
  • (1-2 more panelists will be participating in the DC, names to be confirmed)

MobileHCI 2013 Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.


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