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CFP: Doctoral Colloquium

The Doctoral Colloquium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced UbiComp researchers and practitioners.

We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines and approaches that inform ubiquitous computing, including computer science, engineering, cognitive science, sociology, and related fields. Applicants should be beyond the proposal stage and into the substance of their dissertation research.
The Colloquium committee will select approximately 10 participants who will each receive a grant to support in part their participation at the conference (details forthcoming). Participants will be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the Colloquium, to be followed by a discussion.

Submissions should be no longer than 2 pages including an abstract of no more than 100 words and a description of the work in progress. In addition, a 2-3 paragraph biographical sketch should be supplied, indicating the name and affiliation of any advisors/co-advisors for the research, and including the anticipated date of completion of thesis research. Submissions should be formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI conference publications format. In addition, a reference letter from the thesis advisor should be submitted along with the application.

The Doctoral Colloquium will be held on either Sunday 17th or Monday 18th September (TBD). Doctoral Colloquium participants will also have an opportunity to participate in the Posters session. Doctoral Colloquium papers will be published in the Conference Supplement that will be circulated to attendees at the conference; they will not be incorporated into the main UbiComp 2006 Conference Proceedings.

Submissions should be sent directly by email to the DC chairs (below).

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs:
Gregory Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Beki Grinter, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Contact: doc-colloquium-2006 (at) ubicomp.org

Page limit: 2 pages (ACM SIGCHI conference publications format) plus 2-3 paragraph biographical sketch plus advisor reference letter.

Deadline: June 12 2006
Acceptance Notification: July 19 2006
Final Version Due: TBD