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3-3-5 (2022-11-07) Doctoral Consortium at ICMI- Call for Contributions

Doctoral Consortium - Call for Contributions 

The goal of the ICMI Doctoral Consortium (DC) 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. 

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, and 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. 

Why should you attend? 

The DC provides an opportunity to build a social network that includes the cohort of DC students, senior students, recent graduates, and senior mentors. Not only is this an opportunity to get feedback on research directions, it is also an opportunity to learn more about the process and to understand what comes next. We aim to connect you with a mentor who will give specific feedback on your research. We specifically aim to create an informal setting where students feel supported in their professional development. 

Submission Guidelines 

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

  1. Extended Abstract: Please describe your PhD research plan and progress as a seven-page paper in a single column format. The instructions and templates are on the following link: 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; 
  1. 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. 
  2. CV: A two-page curriculum vitae of the student. 

All materials should be prepared in a single PDF format and submitted through the ICMI submission system. 

Important Dates 

Submission deadline 

July 1, 2022 


July 29, 2022 


August 12, 2022 

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. Finally, we hope to achieve a diversity of research topics, disciplinary backgrounds, methodological approaches, and home institutions in this year's Doctoral Consortium cohort. We do not expect more than two students to be invited from each institution to represent a diverse sample. Women and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


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



For more information and updates on the ICMI 2022 Doctoral Consortium, visit the Doctoral Consortium page of the main conference website (

For further questions, contact the Doctoral Consortium co-chairs: 

  • Theodora Chaspari ( 
  • Tanaya Guha ( 

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