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Vivek Singh <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:46:37 -0400
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*Call for Doctoral Consortium*

The 3rd annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and
Retrieval (CHIIR 2018) (pronounced “cheer”), which will take place during
March 11-15, 2018 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, is a forum for the
dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of
information interaction and information retrieval. CHIIR focuses on
elements such as human involvement in search activities, and information
seeking and use in context.

The CHIIR Doctoral consortium, held in conjunction with the main
conference, provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present and
discuss their research with senior researchers and other doctoral students
in a seminar format. The Doctoral consortium focuses on 1) advising
students regarding current critical issues in their research, and 2) making
students aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their research as viewed
from different perspectives. Doctoral consortium is targeted at students in
their second or third year of a year PhD program. At minimum, students
ought to have formulated their research problem, theoretical framework and
suggested methods, and at maximum, students will have just submitted some
of the early PhD work for publication.


On our list of mentors are so far: Dr. Pia Borlund, Dr. Katriina Byström,
Dr. Rob Capra, Dr. Luanne Freund, Dr. Diane Kelly, Dr. Heather O'Brien, Dr.
Ian Ruthven, Dr. Max Wilson.


Participation to the Doctoral consortium is included in the conference
registration fee.


Students participating in the Doctoral Consortium (DC) may apply for a
limited number of travel grants. Information on how to apply for travel
grants will made available to DC student participants.

*Important Dates*

·       *Nov. 1, 2017*                 *Deadline for research proposals*

·       *Dec. 15, 2017*               Notification of acceptance

·       *Dec. 15, 2017-Jan 3, 2018 - *Application period for SIGIR
sponsored travel grants

·       *March 11, 2018          **Doctoral Consortium*


All topics within the main CHIIR submission call are acceptable as topics
for the Doctoral consortium.


Proposals must be written in English and formatted using the ACM Conference
style (for LaTeX or Word)
<>. Submissions should
be made in PDF. The final version of accepted proposals will be included in
the CHIIR proceedings. The proposal must be no longer than 3 pages and
contain the following contents:

·       Title of research proposal, Name of student, Stage of degree (e.g.,
2nd year PhD), Affiliation, Name of supervisor(s)

·       Abstract

·       Motivation

·       Research questions

·       (Planned or ongoing) Methodology

·       Progress made so far

·       Future plan

·       References


Applications should be submitted electronically via the conference
submission system <>.

*Credit, certificate and grants*

It is recommended that students participating in the Doctoral consortium
will be awarded 2 credits, ECTS or equivalent, by their home department.
Students will be presented with a certificate upon completed participation
in the Doctoral consortium.


If you have any enquiries regarding the Doctoral consortium, please contact
the chairs, Jacek Gwizdka ([log in to unmask]) and Vivek Singh (
[log in to unmask]).

Vivek Singh

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