Note: submissions are closed.
Camera ready due:
|November 16, 2012
December 21, 2012
January 14, 2013
March 19, 2013
Jane Hsu - National Taiwan University
Henry Lieberman - MIT Media Lab
Contact: studentconsortiumchair2013 at iuiconf.org
The IUI 2013 Student Consortium provides an opportunity for Masters and Doctoral students to
present and receive feedback about their research work in an interdisciplinary workshop, under
the guidance of a panel of mentors, selected from senior people in the field. We invite students
who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their dissertation to apply for this
unique opportunity to share their work with students in a similar situation as well as senior
researchers in the field. The strongest candidates will be those who have a clear topic and
research approach, and have made some progress, but who are not so far along with their
thesis that they can no longer make changes. In addition to stating how you will gain from
participation, both you and your advisor should be clear on what you can contribute to the
The objectives of the student consortium are:
- Provide a supportive setting to provide/receive feedback on students' current doctoral
research and guidance on future research directions
- Offer each student comments and fresh perspectives on their work from researchers and
students outside of their own institution
- Promote the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of
- Contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and
The consortium will be organized as a single track, with about 8 to 12 presentations by the
students whose applications have been selected by the Doctoral Consortium mentors. Selected
applicants will receive complimentary conference registration, and a limited, partial
reimbursement of travel, accommodation and food expenses.
Submission Guidelines and Notes
- Who can participate: Current MS and PhD graduate students who would benefit from
detailed workshop discussions of their doctoral research.
- Format: Student consortium papers should consist of a single PDF file that includes the
It is essential to ensure that the submission is complete and in accordance with the
format and guidelines. Because the Student Consortium Committee expects to receive a
large number of applications, submissions that do not meet these requirements will be
rejected without review.
- An extended abstract describing the central aspects of your research work. The
description should be 4 pages long and follow the formatting instructions from
SIGCHI. (See Resources box at the top of the page.)
- Letter of recommendation from your advisor.
- If you are requesting travel funding, information required by our NSF travel
support (which we will request).
- Review: The Student Consortium committee will review and make acceptance/rejection
decisions about all proposals. The decision for acceptance will balance many factors,
including the quality of the research proposal, its relevance to the IUI field and where
you are within your masters or doctoral education program. It also includes external factors, including balancing the backgrounds and topics of selected proposals. The
institution will also be taken into account: it is highly unlikely that more than two students
from the same institution will be selected and almost certainly that we will not accept
more than one student with the same advisor.
- Camera ready: Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to
submit their publication-ready copy (i.e. the final version of the extended abstract). The
camera-ready version should incorporate the reviewers' comments.
- Publication: Accepted Student Consortium abstracts will be available in the ACM Digital
Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners
- Presentation: All participants are expected to attend the Consortium, including a group
dinner on the evening of March 19, 2013. Each student will present his/her work to the
group with substantial time allowed for discussion and questions by participating
researchers and other students. Note that being accepted to the Consortium requires
your commitment to give/receive thoughtful and constructive feedback from experts in
- Attendance: Authors of accepted submissions will also receive information about
attending the Student Consortium, preparing the oral presentation and poster,
registering for the conference at our cost, and making travel arrangements and
receiving reimbursement of expenses. These benefits are contingent on attending the
- Submission: See Resources box at the top of the page.