Doctoral Consortium

The OzCHI Doctoral Consortium offers PhD students a special full-day forum where they can present their research plans, and discuss them with their peers and senior researchers in a supportive and constructive environment. PhD candidates wishing to attend the consortium should submit a research proposal in the required format by the submission date below. The proposal should be concrete, based on established literature and clear method of inquiry, with early data presented if available. Positions at the consortium will be offered based on a review of the submitted proposals.
There is no fee to attend the consortium. It is arranged by HCI academics as a service to support our doctoral student community and the research discipline. As we consider this to be a very important event, each year we invite and support one or two of our keynote speakers to act as responders.

Doctoral Consortium Chair:

Dr Sonja Pedell (Swinburne University of Technology)
Dr Bernd Ploderer (The University of Melbourne)

Responders:

Professor Pelle Ehn
Associate Professor Frank Vetere

Important Dates


Submission: 14 September 2014
Acceptance Notification: 3rd October 2012

Submission Format


Submission must include a research proposal of no more than 4 pages, using the OzCHI 2014 two-column proceedings paper template http://ozchi.org/submit/submit.html, with the following structure:
  • Working Title
  • AbstractContext/Background - What is the research about? What it is scope? Why is it important?
  • Prior Work - What do the experts in this field say about your area of research? What similar work has been conducted?
  • Gap & Research Question - What is the gap in prior work that needs addressing? What research question will your project answer?
  • Research Method - How do you propose to answer your question? Justify your method. How long will each stage take? (Include timeline with dates)
  • Current Situation - How far have you progressed? (include summary of data/results if appropriate) What are your key concerns and obstacles at the moment?
  • Biosketch - provided a brief biography, including names and affiliation of supervisors, PhD start date and date of expected completion.
  • Specific areas/points where you hope the DC panel might be able to provide guidance and advice towards the progress of your PhD research
Submissions should be in PDF format and emailed directed to the doctoral consortium chairs at ploderer[AT]unimelb.edu.au