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at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies

Sousse, Tunisia
July 5-7, 2010

***Deadline for submissions: February 16, 2010***

What is the Doctoral Consortium?

The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the
world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., in their
first or second year). The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help
students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and
general advice on using the research environment in a constructive and
international atmosphere. The Doctoral Consortium provides PhD students with
the opportunity to meet and discuss with experts in their area. Students
will present and discuss their thesis in the context of a well-known and
established international conference outside of their usual university

The workshop will take place on a single full day. Up to 10 Ph.D. students
will have the opportunity to participate. Students are expected to meet the
registration fees of the ICALT Conference (student rates). 

The Doctoral Consortium will consist of 3 sessions. The first session aims
at giving students the chance to present their work to others and get
familiar with the work of other PhD students in their area. Each PhD student
will give a very brief presentation (about 3 minutes) about his/her work
with focus on motivation and research problem. These presentations are
followed by a poster exhibition where individual discussion about each
student's work will take place. The second session aims at giving students
feedback from an expert in their area and let them discuss their work with
him/her as well as with few other PhD students doing research in the
respective area. After the notification of acceptance/rejection, each PhD
student with an accepted paper will be assigned to a small group consisting
of 3-4 PhD students and one expert in their area. Each group will start to
communicate and exchange their papers so that all members of the group are
familiar with the papers of each group member. During the second session,
each small group will meet individually. PhD students will give a short
presentation about their work (about 10 minutes; 3 slides:
Motivation/Background, What have been done already; What will be done in
future). After each presentation, group discussion will take place where
each student can discuss his/her work with the expert and with other PhD
students. The third session concludes the Doctoral Consortium, where
students can reflect about what they have learnt.

Call for Papers and Topics

Students interested in participating in the ICALT2010 Doctoral Consortium
should submit a 2-page paper (see details below) describing their Advanced
Learning Technologies research. Submissions relating to any aspect of
Advanced Learning Technologies research, development, and evaluation are
welcomed, focusing on the main themes of ICALT2009. To apply for
participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please submit a 2-page paper about
your doctoral work using the ASK-Conference System at: The paper should:
* Provide the title of the PhD Research, the name of the PhD Student and the
PhD Advisor and the Affiliated Organisation
* Provide a motivation for the research, explaining what the problem in the
respective field is and why it is a problem,
* Clearly formulate the research question,
* Sketch the research methodology that is to be applied,
* Describe the expected contributions of the applicant to the research area,
and (for technical research) describes how the research is innovative, novel
or extends existing approaches to a problem. 
* Appropriately acknowledge the possible contribution of non-student
advisors or collaborators

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and
clarity. Workshop participation is limited to 10 PhD students. 


The Doctoral Consortium is only for PhD students in their first or second
PhD year. Therefore, a confirmation from the main supervisor has to be
submitted via email to [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask], and
[log in to unmask] at the same time as the paper is submitted via the
conference system. Furthermore, the PhD thesis must be in the area of
Advanced Learning Technologies.


Accepted papers will be publication in the IEEE proceedings of ICALT2010,
following the Author Guidelines.  Also the accepted manuscripts will be made
available to participants via the ICALT2010 Web Site. Participants will be
invited to include an extended version of the paper in a special issue of
the IEEE Multidisciplinary Engineering Education Magazine (MEEM), the official publication of the IEEE Education
Society Student Activities Committee (ISSN 1558-7908) whose primary
objective is to facilitate the publication of interesting, useful, and
informative material on all aspects of multidisciplinary engineering
education for the benefit of students and young educators.


All the students who submit and present their papers in the Doctoral
Consortium will be eligible to receive best DC paper awards.


The Doctoral Consortium is co-organized by the IEEE Technical Committee on
Learning Technology and the IEEE Education Society Student Activity
Committee (EdSocSAC -

Important Dates

February 16, 2010		Deadline for submission of 2-page paper and
confirmation from PhD supervisor
March 2, 2010    		Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2010		Authors' Registration Deadline
April 12, 2009    	Camera-Ready 2-page paper for Conference Proceedings
July 5-7, 2009       	ICALT2009 Doctoral Consortium
August 1, 2009         	Camera-Ready Extended Manuscripts for IEEE
Multidisciplinary Engineering Education Magazine [Editor: Zhao Xinyou,
University of Electro-Communications, Japan] 

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