Graduate Student Consortium

November 9, 2018 12pm PST

Submission deadline

December 6, 2018

Notification of acceptance

January 9, 2019

Camera-ready deadline

March 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Graduate Student Consortium meeting at the TEI conference in Tempe, AZ

General Information

The Graduate Student Consortium (GSC) is a one day forum where PhD students meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced TEI researchers in an informal and interactive setting. The selected applicants are at various stages of their PhD, but all already have a clear understanding of their main research question and approach. A selection will be made based on a short paper describing the PhD project and ongoing work, plus a 1-page statement of motivation.

Each applicant should provide a short paper (two pages in the ACM SIGCHI archival format + references) describing their PhD or graduate project and ongoing work. The paper should provide a research description covering central aspects of your graduate work, describing the context and motivation, the main research objectives and questions, a short background/literature review relevant to frame the research, a description and rationale for research approach and methods, and a description of selected results, if applicable. Finally, the document should describe an outline of the activities done so far and activities planned for the remainder of the student's graduate studies. Appropriate visual communication is encouraged (e.g., a timeline). Applicants can include visual documentation in addition to the 2-page paper as a single PDF file or a link to an online repository, video, portfolio, etc. In addition, please include a one-page statement of motivation for attending the GSC explaining what benefits you expect from participation and how long you have left before you complete your graduate degree. In this statement, please also include 1-2 questions or areas where you hope to receive feedback or input during the GSC meeting. Identifying these questions or areas in advance will help focus the dialogue around your work.

Note that GSC submissions are not anonymous. Submissions will be reviewed by the GSC chairs and selected senior researchers in the field. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process and all rejected submissions will be kept confidential. Selection of GSC participants will be made by the GSC chairs.

Accepted GSC papers will be published in the TEI Proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.


The GSC will be held on Sunday March 17th, 2019. The day will start with a welcome and introduction by the GSC chairs and academic mentors. Then, each graduate student will have time to present and engage in a detailed group discussion about their work. The day will end with a general discussion plus wrap-up and dinner.

The GSC Co-chairs are actively seeking support for participant attendance at the Consortium. All such benefits are contingent on attending the Doctoral Consortium.


If you have questions about the Graduate Student Consortium, please contact the Graduate Student Consortium Chairs.