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at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies

Rome, Italy
July 4-6, 2012

***Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2012***

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

Up to 10 Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to participate. Students
will be required to pay 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
studentís work will take place. The third session aims at giving students
feedback from an expert in their area and letting 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 third session, each small group
will meet individually and further discussions of the works will take place
with the expert in the respective research field and other PhD students. 

Call for Papers and Topics
Submissions relating to any aspect of Advanced Learning Technologies
research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, focusing on the main
themes of ICALT2012. 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 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

Additionally, at the same time as the paper is submitted via the conference
system, an email from the main supervisor must be sent to
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confirm that the student is in his/her first or second year of PhD studies.

The Doctoral Consortium is only for PhD students in their first or second
PhD year. Furthermore, the topic of the PhD thesis must be in the area of
Advanced Learning Technologies.

Accepted papers will be publication in the IEEE proceedings of ICALT2012,
following the Author Guidelines.

The Doctoral Consortium is co-organized by the IEEE Technical Committee on
Learning Technology.

Important Dates
February 1, 2012	Deadline for submission of 2-page paper and
confirmation from PhD supervisor
March 1, 2012††† 	Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2012		Authors' Registration Deadline
April 1, 2012††† 		Camera-Ready 2-page paper for Conference
July 4-6, 2012†††††† 	ICALT2012 Doctoral Consortium
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