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*** HF 2002 Doctoral Consortium - Call for Participation
*** Melbourne, Australia.  Thursday, November 28, 2002

*** HF 2002 Conference Web Site: http://www.iceaustralia.com/HF2002/

The consortium is being organised for PhD students in fields related to
human factors, human-computer interaction, and usability. The consortium
provides the opportunity for students to receive critical feedback on their
research from several experienced academics, prior to submission of their
thesis.

Persons interested in participating must provide a short (4 page) proposal
paper which will initially be used for selection. If the proposal paper is
accepted, then this will be distributed to all academic panel and all other
consortium participants to allow them to become familiar with the topic. It
is planned that the doctoral consortium proceedings will be published.

Consortium participants will be given a minimum of 30 minutes during the
course of the day to focus upon their research. It is recommended that the
participant present their research for 15-20 minutes presentation, and the
remaining time can be used for feedback from the panel and other
participants. Refreshments and lunch will be provided on the day.  Students
must commit to the entire duration of the consortium.

Eligibility:
To be eligible for this session you must be a current PhD student in a
related field, and must have a relatively mature body of research.

Review Process:
The ‘proposal paper’ must summarise the body of completed and intended
research (see details below). An independent panel of experts will review
this proposal paper. Selection will be based upon the quality of the
research undertaken and the potential benefit of the Consortium to the
student’s project. A maximum of 12 participants will be chosen.

Proposal Paper:
This paper shall be no longer than 4 pages, and shall conform to the HF2002
submission guidelines for regular papers. The proceedings from the
consortium, consisting of each accepted proposal paper, is planned to be
published. There is no expectation that the reviewers of the proposal paper
will provide feedback to any candidates.

Submission Guidelines:
All proposal papers shall be submitted electronically to
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submission e-mail, please use "Doctoral Consortium Submission" as the
subject, and include (in the body):
   - the school and department in which you are studying;
   - the name of your advisor; and
   - the starting date of your PhD.

Participants will receive feedback whether their submission has been
accepted by Friday, June 21, 2002 .

Costs:
The consortium itself is free to all participants (registration fee still
applies for attendance at the rest of the conference). A 'consortium dinner'
will be organised as an opportunity for the participants and panel members
to interact on a social basis. Refreshments and lunch will be provided on
the day of the consortium.

Questions:
Please send any questions about the doctoral consortium to
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