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Doctoral Consortium @ CHItaly 2015
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The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a setting in which PhD 
students can present and receive feedback on their work. Students at 
different stages in their research will be able to articulate and 
discuss their problem statement, goals, methods, and results. The 
Doctoral Consortium also aims to provide students with useful guidance 
on various aspects of their research from established researchers and 
the other student attendees. Finally, the Doctoral Consortium seeks to 
motivate students in the development of their scientific curiosity and 
facilitate their networking within the research community.
The topics of the Doctoral Consortium are the same as CHItaly’s. The 
main scope of the consortium is to enables PhD students to interact with 
their peers, as well as with more senior researchers, on a wide range of 
Human-Computer Interaction related topics.
The consortium is open to PhD students worldwide at any stage in their 
research. Students at an initial stage should be able to challenge their 
ideas and current research directions. Students at a more mature stage 
should be able to present their thesis and get advice on ways to further 
improve and better communicate their contributions and findings. 
Participation is particularly encouraged from PhD students who are close 
to proposing a thesis.

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CHItaly 2015
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The 11th Edition of CHItaly, the biannual Conference of the Italian 
SIGCHI Chapter, will be held from 28th to 30th of September 2015 in 
Rome. Italian CHI community is very active and smart, and this is its 
traditional meeting event. However, nowadays sharing and dissemination 
are a must. We would like this venue to represent once more also an 
occasion to exchange ideas and experiences with European and overseas 
researchers and practitioners. Even for this reason, the official 
language of the conference has always been English.
The theme of the 2015 edition will be “Public, private and 
community-based interaction”, which aims at encompassing the different 
souls underlying the new trends in HCI, from interaction with public 
large displays to interaction with mobile devices, to 
crowdsourcing/community-based kinds of interaction. However, the 
conference will warmly welcome every innovative contribution regarding 
advanced interaction paradigms and models, new ways of interpreting 
human-computer interaction and new “natural”, “transparent”, 
“ubiquitous” and most of all “inclusive” interfaces. For this reason, 
CHItaly2015 plans to offer different sessions/tracks to address many 
types of interests. They will include full and short research papers, 
posters, industry presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials, and a 
doctoral consortium. As well achieved by the preceding editions, the aim 
is to be inclusive and foster development of innovative work in HCI.
Topics include but are not limited to:
• Public/large displays
• Mobility / Mobile Accessibility / Mobile Devices
• Crowdsourcing as a new frontier in social/community-based interaction
• Social computing
• ICT in Social Development
• Interaction Design for Developing Regions
• Ubiquitous and pervasive computing
• Design and creation of innovative interfaces
• Multi-Modal Interfaces
• Affective HCI, Emotion, Motivational Aspects
• Accessibility and design of Inclusive interaction models and interfaces
• Intelligent interfaces
• Smart environments
• Augmented Reality and Tangible User Interfaces
• Evaluation Methods / Usability Evaluation
• Model-Based Design of Interactive Systems
• Human factors and user modelling
• Cognitive Systems
• Brain Computer Interface (BCI)
• Human Computer Confluence (HCC)
• Symbiotic Interaction
• Cross cultural aspects of HCI
• User Experience design
• End-User Development and Adaptation
• Visualization techniques
• User Interfaces for Safety Critical Systems
• HCI for e-learning
• HCI in industrial applications
• Technology in Healthcare

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Important dates for Doctoral Consortium
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Jun 5 (extended): Submission deadline
Jun 26: Review notification
Jun 26: Early registration opens
Jul 13: Submission deadline for the camera ready of accepted contributions
Jul 31: Early Registration closes
Sep 28: Doctoral Consortium
Sep 29-30: Main conference

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Paper Format, Submission and Proceedings
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Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor should 
also be mentioned within the paper. The language of the consortium is 
English. All submitted materials must be in English.
The paper must:
- clearly formulate the research question,
- identify a significant problem in the field of research,
- outline the current status of the problem domain and related solutions,
- present clearly any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the 
results achieved so far,
- describe the research methodology that is applied or planned,
- outline the contributions of the applicant’s work to the problem 
domain, and highlight their uniqueness,
- be within 12 pages in the Springer LNCS format 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors?SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0).

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by the members of the Doctoral 
Consortium Program Committee.

A PDF version of the paper must be sent by email to 
[log in to unmask] with subject containing “[DC@CHItaly2015 
submission]”.
All accepted contributions will be published in a CEUR-WS volume (with 
ISSN).

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Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
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Massimo Mecella, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy



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Antonio Piccinno
Dipartimento di Informatica - Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
via Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari, Italy
Personal Home Page: http://www.di.uniba.it/~piccinno/ 
<ivu.di.uniba.it/people/piccinno.htm%E2%80%8E>
Tel. +39 080 5442535 / Fax. +39 080 5443300
E-Mail: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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Please visit:
- CoPDA 2015 <https://homes.di.unimi.it/cslab/copda2015/>: 3rd Int. Ws 
on Cultures of Participation in the Digital Age -
Coping with Information, Participation, and Collaboration Overload
- CHITALY 2015 <http://www.sapienzaapps.it/chitaly2015/>: ACM SIGCHI 
Italian Chapter International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
- WIVACE 2015 <http://wivace.org/>: Workshop on Artificial Life and 
Evolutionary Computation
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