[visionlist] Call for ICMI 2017 Doctoral Consortium contributions - DEADLINE: July 3rd, 2017

Marco Cristani marco.cristani at univr.it
Mon May 8 06:34:37 -04 2017


(Apologies for multiple postings)


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CALL FOR ICMI 2017 DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CONTRIBUTIONS

Submission deadline: July 3rd, 2017

https://icmi.acm.org/2017/index.php?id=cfdc

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The goal of the ICMI Doctoral Consortium is to provide PhD students with 
an opportunity to present their work to a group of mentors and peers 
from a diverse set of academic and industrial institutions, to receive 
feedback on their doctoral research plan and progress, and to build a 
cohort of young researchers interested in designing and developing 
multimodal interfaces and interaction. We invite students from all PhD 
granting institutions who are in the process of forming or carrying out 
a plan for their PhD research in the area of designing and developing 
multimodal interfaces. The Consortium will be held on November 13th, 
2017. We expect to provide economic support to most attendees that will 
cover part of their costs (travel, registration, meals etc.).

HIGHLIGHTS:

*  Submission deadline: July 3rd, 2017

*  Notifications: August 3rd, 2017

*  Camera-ready deadline: September 22th, 2017

*  Doctoral Consortium Date: November 13th, 2017

*  Submission format: Four-page, ACM SIG proceedings format 
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). NOT anonymous.

*  Selection process: Peer-Reviewed

*  Presentation format: Talk on consortium day and participation in the 
conference poster session

*  Proceedings: Included in conference proceedings and ACM Digital Library

*  Doctoral Consortium Co-chairs: Lisa Anthony (University of Florida) 
and Marco Cristani (University of Verona)

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

While we encourage applications from students at any stage of doctoral 
training, the doctoral consortium will benefit most the students who are 
in the process of forming or developing their doctoral research. These 
students will have passed their qualifiers or have completed the 
majority of their coursework, will be planning or developing their 
dissertation research, but will not be very close to completing their 
dissertation research. Students from any PhD granting institution whose 
research falls within designing and developing multimodal interfaces and 
interaction are encouraged to apply.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Graduate students pursuing a PhD degree in a field related to designing 
and developing multimodal interfaces should submit the following materials:

*Extended Abstract: A four-page description of your PhD research plan 
and progress in the ACM SIG proceedings format 
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). Your 
extended abstract should follow the same outline, details, and format of 
the ICMI short papers. The submissions will not be anonymous. In 
particular, it should cover:

* The key research questions and motivation of your research,

* Background and related work that informs your research,

* A statement of hypotheses or a description of the scope of the 
technical problem,

* Your research plan, outlining stages of system development or series 
of studies,

* The research approach and methodology,

* Your results to date (if any) and a description of remaining work,

* A statement of research contributions to date (if any) and expected 
contributions of your PhD work.

*Advisor Letter: A one-page letter of nomination from the student's PhD 
advisor. This letter is not a letter of support. Instead, it should 
focus on the student's PhD plan and how the Doctoral Consortium event 
might contribute to the student's PhD training and research.

*CV: A two-page curriculum vitae of the student.

All materials should be prepared in PDF format and submitted through the 
ICMI submission system in the "Doctoral Consortium" track.

REVIEW PROCESS

The Doctoral Consortium will follow a review process in which 
submissions will be evaluated by a number of factors including (1) the 
quality of the submission, (2) the expected benefits of the consortium 
for the student's PhD research, and (3) the student's contribution to 
the diversity of topics, backgrounds, and institutions, in order of 
importance. More particularly, the quality of the submission will be 
evaluated based on the potential contributions of the research to the 
field of multimodal interfaces and its impact on the field and beyond. 
Students who are in the process of forming their PhD research plan or 
are developing the research they have planned but are not too close to 
completing their degrees would most benefit from participating in the 
consortium. Finally, we hope to achieve a diversity of research topics, 
disciplinary backgrounds, methodological approaches, and home 
institutions in this year's Doctoral Consortium cohort.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

We expect to be providing most student attendees with financial support 
that will cover the majority of the costs of traveling to and attending 
the Doctoral Consortium and the conference. However, the details on the 
number of students to be funded and funding coverage is currently 
unknown, as we are currently working on raising funds. More detail on 
travel support will be announced on the Doctoral Consortium page of the 
main conference website (https://icmi.acm.org/2017/index.php?id=students).

ATTENDANCE

All authors of accepted submissions are expected to attend the Doctoral 
Consortium and the main conference poster session. The attendees will 
present their PhD work as a short talk at the Consortium and as a poster 
at the conference poster session. A detailed program for the Consortium 
and the participation guidelines for the poster session will be 
available after the camera-ready deadline.

QUESTIONS?

For more information and updates on the ICMI 2017 Doctoral Consortium, 
visit the Doctoral Consortium page of the main conference website 
(https://icmi.acm.org/2017/index.php?id=students).

For further questions, contact the Doctoral Consortium co-chairs 
(lanthony at cise.ufl.edu, marco.cristani at univr.it)

* Lisa Anthony, University of Florida, USA

* Marco Cristani, University of Verona, IT

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Prof. Marco Cristani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dipartimento di Informatica
Universita` degli Studi di Verona
Ca' Vignal 2, Strada Le Grazie 15, 37134 Verona, Italy
Tel: +39 045 802 7841,   Fax: +39 045 802 7068
Secretary:  +39 045 802 7069
E-mail: marco.cristani at univr.it
WWW homepage: http://profs.sci.univr.it/~cristanm
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