Important Dates for DC
|Doctoral Consortium||13 – 14 July|
|ITiCSE 2019||15 – 17 July|
The ITiCSE 2019 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral candidates studying computing education to explore and develop their research interests in a workshop environment with a panel of established researchers in the field. We invite doctoral candidates to apply for this opportunity to share their work with a community of candidates in a similar situation. This is an excellent opportunity to get feedback on a research topic, or ideas on future direction from senior researchers in the field.
Candidates of any seniority can apply as long as they will not have graduated before the event.
Contact Mark and Angela via firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The DC has the following objectives:
An application for Doctoral Consortium should be a single PDF consisting of two sections:
1. A 2-page research description (the Extended Abstract) covering central aspects of your PhD work, which follows the ACM Template. Only one (1) author should be present on this description – the candidate applying for participation in the DC. Please note that if accepted, this research description would be published in the conference proceedings – and therefore should be written to a high standard.
Key points may include the following, with the recommended section headings in italics:
Please note that your bibliography should be included within the 2-page limit.
2. The following appendices. Whilst these will not be published, they will be used by the selection committee to identify suitable participants for the DC. These do not need to conform to any particular template:
Once you have assembled – and tested – your PDF file, please submit to the ITiCSE 2019 EasyChair site, being sure to choose the Doctoral Consortium submission category. The deadline for submissions is March 17th, 2019 (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12).
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 considered, where we are unlikely to accept more than two candidates from the same institution. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. Authors of Doctoral Consortium proposals will be notified of acceptance or rejection on April 1st, 2019, 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 ITiCSE conference.
Since the goals of the Doctoral Consortium include building scholarship and community, participants will be expected to read all of the Extended Abstracts. 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.
All participants are expected to attend all portions of the Doctoral Consortium. We will also be arranging an informal Welcome Dinner for participants and other attendees on Friday July 12th, 2019, before the consortium begins. Please make your travel plans to join us this evening to get acquainted.
Within the DC, each candidate will present his or her work to the group with substantial time allowed for discussion and questions by participating researchers and other candidates. Participants will practice presenting their poster and receive feedback from the group.
Following the DC, all accepted candidates are required to present a poster of their work at the main conference.
In addition to the conference poster, each participant is encouraged bring a “one-pager” describing their research (perhaps a small version of the poster using letter or A4 paper) for sharing with faculty mentors, other participants, and conference attendees.
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.