Doctoral Colloquium Call for Participation

Important Note Regarding Templates

ACM requires a template change of all accepted submissions to the new ACM SIGCHI template. This applies to all submissions including adjunct proceedings (i.e. for workshops, posters, & demos). Read more about selecting the right template here.

Call For Papers

Submission Deadline: June 21, 2019

Ubicomp & ISWC

The joint UbiComp / ISWC doctoral colloquium is a unique opportunity for PhD students to present their key concepts and ideas to a premier scientific audience and to receive high-quality feedback from excellent external reviewers, a global scientific audience, and some of the best of their peers. The doctoral colloquium offers PhD students the valuable opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion on their work and gain exposure to a variety of perspectives that can help to strengthen and shape their work as they progress towards their degrees. Lively discussions, insights and novel ideas, and new opportunities for cooperation between research groups are also likely outcomes from participation.

PhD students/candidates are invited to present, discuss and defend their work-in-progress or preliminary results in the ubiquitous computing or wearable computing fields at the doctoral colloquium. PhD students and candidates at all stages in the process are invited to submit a thesis position paper, but preference is given to students who are still 1-2 years away from completing their PhDs. Preference will be given to applicants who are at a stage where a substantial portion of the research has been completed but are still far enough away from completion that feedback received can still influence the remaining research. Participants will be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the colloquium, to be followed by a discussion.

Submisson Guidelines

Student submissions must be up to 4 pages (excluding references) and are required to use the 2-column (ACM SIGCHI Master Article Template.). The submission should clearly describe the following aspects:

  • Problem statement
  • Related Work
  • Methodology
  • Evaluation
  • (Expected) Contribution

For relevant sections, clearly state what has been carried out so far and what is being proposed. Please observe the following additional guidelines: Your submission should clearly describe the following aspects:

  • Provide CCS keywords (see the template for explanation); you may provide additional keywords if you wish to do so.
  • We suggest to use the five aspects listed above as chapter headings; if you think you have to divert from this skeleton, make sure that the five aspects come out clearly in your submission.
  • Please also submit an additional page with a short biographical sketch, including the names and affiliations of your research advisor(s), the date when you began your PhD, and the expected date of completion.
  • Use graphics and add references wisely.

How to submit

Submissions can be made at (On the submissions tab, select SIGCHI society and UbiComp 2019 conference. Then the submission track of UbiComp 2019 Doctoral Symposium will appear.)

Accepted papers will be published in the UbiComp 2019 adjunct proceedings, available through the ACM Digital Library.


Qin (Christine) Lv, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Eun Kyoung Choe, University of Maryland, College Park, USA


In order to ensure high quality feedback and lively discussions for every presentation, we will convene a panel of globally renowned experts with a strong background in PhD supervision. The panel composition will be announced in due time.