Sonja Pedell and I are chairing the Doctoral Consortium for this year's OzCHI conference, held in Melbourne on 7th December. We are currently seeking submissions from doctoral students in the field of human-computer interaction who would be interested in attending.
The OzCHI doctoral consortium provides PhD students with the opportunity to present their work-in-progress and discuss their research plans with peers and senior researchers in a supportive and constructive environment. The consortium is a full-day event held on December 7, 2015, as part of the OzCHI 2015 conference in Melbourne (see http://www.ozchi.org/2015/).
PhD candidates wishing to attend the consortium should submit a research proposal that provides a concrete outline of the research, is based on established literature, describes a clear method of inquiry, and presents early data if available (see http://www.ozchi.org/2015/dc.html for more details). The deadline for submissions is 28th August 2015. Submitted proposals will be reviewed and assessed on the basis of: solid research plan, quality of writing, how well the proposal addresses each heading, and relevance to HCI research. Positions at the consortium will be offered on the basis of these reviews.
There is no fee to attend the consortium. It is organised by HCI academics as a service to support our doctoral student community and the research discipline. An expert panel will take part and respond to student presentations.
Proposals due: 28th August 2015
Notification of acceptance: 25th September 2015
Doctoral consortium: 7th December 2015
Submissions must include a research proposal of no more than 4 pages, using the OzCHI paper template, with the following structure:
Dr Jenny Waycott, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing & Information Systems, The University of Melbourne
Contact: jwaycott @ unimelb.edu.au