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Wendy Kellogg <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 1 Oct 2009 12:07:42 -0400
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Reminder: Submissions for the CHI 2010 Doctoral Consortium are due Friday,
October 9, 2009, 5:00 PM (1700) PST.

For complete information, see

CHI 2010 Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Wendy A. Kellogg, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University
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The CHI 2010 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for Doctoral
students to explore and develop their research interests in an
interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished
researchers. We invite students who feel they would benefit from this kind
of feedback on their dissertation work 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 idea and an area, and have made some progress, but who are not so far
along that they can no longer make changes. Also, as well as stating how you
will gain from acceptance, both you and your advisor should be clear on what
you can contribute to the Doctoral Consortium.

What is the Doctoral Consortium?
The Consortium has the following objectives:
  -- Provide a supportive setting for feedback on students' current research
and  guidance on future research directions
  -- Offer each student comments and fresh perspectives on their work from
researchers and students outside their own institution
  -- Promote the development of a supportive community of scholars and a
spirit of collaborative research
  -- Contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other
researchers and conference events

The Consortium will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 10th and 11th
2010. About 15 doctoral students will be invited to participate. Applicants
who are selected will receive complimentary conference registration, and a
limited, partial reimbursement of travel, accommodation, and subsistence
(i.e., food) expenses.

Preparing and Submitting your Doctoral Consortium Proposal
Current graduate students pursuing a PhD project who would benefit from
detailed workshop discussions of their doctoral research should submit a
single PDF file consisting of:

1.	A 4-page extended abstract of your thesis work in the Extended Abstract
format. Clearly specifying: 
-- Originality of the work with respect to current concepts and techniques
-- Importance of the work with respect to fundamental issues and themes in HCI
-- Results to date and their validity
-- Contribution of the work (expected and/or achieved) to HCI
2.	Your CV
3.	A one-paragraph statement of expected benefits of participation for both
yourself and the other consortium participants (i.e., what will you
contribute as well as gain).
4.	A letter of recommendation from the student's primary dissertation
advisor, who should also state what you contribute as well as gain from the
consortium, as well as why April 2010 would be timely in terms of the
balance between the maturity of your research and the ability to take
advantage of input from faculty and fellow consortium students. Where
reference is made to institutional milestones in your PhD process, your
advisor should write for an international committee and not assume that
reviewers will have knowledge of the specific implications of having reached
a specific stage. Advisors should be clear about the basis on which your
research is well enough developed to benefit, but not so advanced that you
cannot act on feedback from the consortium.

All materials except the recommendation letter should be posted (as a single
PDF file) by 9th October 2009, 5:00 PM (1700) PST to the CHI 2010 Submission
web site. Your file should be named lastname_dc.pdf, where lastname is your
family name. The file must be no larger than 5 Mbytes in size.

The recommendation letter, as a text file, should be sent via email to
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advisor to put "reference for" and your name in the e-mail subject line.
Plain text recommendations are preferred. An email receipt of the letter
will be sent to you and to your advisor.

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