ICER DC Call for Proposals

The ICER 2014 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students 
to explore and develop their research interests in a workshop environment with 
a panel of established researchers. We invite students to apply for this 
opportunity to share their work with students in a similar situation as well as 
senior researchers in the field. We welcome submissions from students at any 
stage of their doctoral studies.

Sally Fincher, University of Kent at Canterbury

Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology

Contact us at:<>

What is the Doctoral Consortium?

The DC has the following objectives:

  *   Provide a supportive setting for feedback on students’ research and 
research direction
  *   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
  *   Support a new generation of researchers with information and advice on 
research and academic career paths
  *   Contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other 
researchers and conference events

The DC will be held on Sunday, August 10 2014. Students at any stage of their 
doctoral studies are welcome to apply and attend. The number of participants is 
limited to 12. Applicants who are selected will receive a limited partial 
reimbursement of travel, accommodation and subsistence (i.e., food) expenses of 
$600 (USD).

Preparing and Submitting your Consortium Proposal Extended Abstract

Candidates should prepare a 2-page research description covering central 
aspects of your PhD work, which follows the structure, details and format 
specified in the ICER Doctoral Consortium submission template 

Key points include:

  *   Your situation, i.e., the university doctoral program context in which 
your work is being conducted.
  *   Context and motivation that drives your dissertation research
  *   Miniature Background/literature review of key works that frames your 
  *   Hypothesis/thesis and/or problem statement
  *   Research objectives/goals
  *   Your research approach and methods, including relevant rationale
  *   Results to date and your argument for their validity
  *   Current and expected contributions

Appendix 1. A letter of nomination from your primary dissertation advisor, that 
supports your participation in the DC, explains how your work connects with the 
ICER community, and describes the expected timeline for your completion of your 

Appendix 2. Your concise current Curriculum Vita (1–2 pages)

Once you have assembled – and tested – the PDF file, the entire submission file 
should be emailed<> no later 
than 17:00 PDT on 21 May 2014. When submitting the applications, please put 
“ICER DC 2014 – <Last Name>” in the Subject line.

Process Timeline:
Friday 21st May – initial submission

Monday 2nd June – notification of acceptance

Monday 16th June – camera ready copy due

Doctoral Consortium Review Process

The review and decision of acceptance will balance many factors. This includes 
the quality of your proposal, and where you are within your doctoral education 
program. It also includes external factors, so that the group of accepted 
candidates exhibit a diversity of backgrounds and topics. Your institution will 
also be taken into account, where we are unlikely to accept more than two 
students from the same institution. Confidentiality of submissions is 
maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept 
confidential in perpetuity. Upon Acceptance of your Doctoral Consortium 
Proposal Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection on 2 June 2014, or 
shortly after.

Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to submit 
publication-ready copy (this will consist of your extended abstract only), and 
will receive information about attending the Doctoral Consortium, about 
preparing your presentation and poster, about how to register for the 
conference, travel arrangements and reimbursement details. Registration 
benefits are contingent on attending the Doctoral Consortium.

Please note that submissions will not be published without a signed form 
releasing publishing copyright to the ACM. Attaining permissions to use video, 
audio, or pictures of identifiable people or proprietary content rests with the 
author, not the ACM or the ICER conference.

Before the Conference

Since the goals of the Doctoral Consortium include building scholarship and 
community, participants will be expected to read all of the Extended Abstracts 
of your colleagues prior to the beginning of the consortium with a goal of 
preparing careful and thoughtful critique. Although many fine pieces of work 
may have to be rejected due to lack of space, being accepted into the 
Consortium involves a commitment to giving and receiving thoughtful commentary.

At the Conference

All participants are expected to attend all portions of the Doctoral 
Consortium. We will also be arranging an informal Welcome Dinner for 
participants and discussants on Saturday August 9, 2014 before the consortium 
begins. Please make your travel plans to join us this evening to get acquainted.

Within the DC, each student will present his or her work to the group with 
substantial time allowed for discussion and questions by participating 
researchers and other students. Students will also present a poster of their 
work at the main conference. In addition to the conference poster, each student 
should bring a “one-pager” describing their research (perhaps a small version 
of the poster using letter or A4 paper) for sharing with faculty mentors and 
other students.

After the Conference

Accepted Doctoral Consortium abstracts will be distributed in the ACM Digital 
Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and 
practitioners worldwide.


AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings 
are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date will be one week prior 
to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the 
deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

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