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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 14:06:51 -0700
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ACM UIST 2011 Doctoral Symposium
Call for Submissions (Friday, July 1, 2011)

*** Please submit to the UIST 2011 Doctoral Symposum.  Accepted Ph.D.
*** student participants will receive a travel stipend and
*** free registration to UIST 2011.

The UIST Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can
meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced
UIST researchers in an informal and interactive setting. We welcome
applications from current Ph.D. students studying within the full
range of disciplines and approaches that contribute to the UIST
community. We will give preference to applicants beyond the proposal
stage and well into their dissertation research. Each applicant should
provide a short written paper (no more than four pages in UIST
abstract format (as described in the authors' guide). Note
that doctoral symposium submission, unlike paper submission, is not
anonymous. This paper should describe ongoing work and might summarize the
student's full dissertation work, or highlight a particular part in

The Doctoral Symposium committee will select approximately eight
students to participate. Each student will be expected to give a short
presentation of their work, which will be followed by extensive
discussion with the panel and the other student participants. In
addition, each student is encouraged to present a poster describing
his or her work to the full conference; posters will be on display
during conference breaks and at the demo reception on October
17th. Doctoral symposium participants are also invited to provide a
40-second overview of their work to all UIST attendees as part of th e

Participants will be selected based on their anticipated contributions
to the breadth and depth of the intellectual discussions of the

The symposium will start with an informal dinner Saturday evening,
October 15th, continue all day Sunday, October 16th, and conclude with
poster presentations at the UIST demo reception. Doctoral Symposium
abstracts will be published together with poster and demonstration
abstracts and made available digitally to conference
attendees. Posters may also be published at the participant's
discretion. A travel stipend and free registration to the UIST
conference will be provided to each participant.
Doctoral Symposium papers and poster sketches should be submitted
electronically to Precision Conference

Relevant dates:

July 1, 2011: Submissions due by 17:00 PDT.
July 25, 2011: Notification of acceptance decisions.
August 15, 2011: Camera ready versions due.

Doctoral Symposium Chair:
Steven Feiner (feiner[at], Columbia University, USA

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