Graduate Student Consortium


• 25 October 2015 11.59PM PDT: Submissions via easychair
• 27 November 2015: Author notifications
• 18 December 2015: Camera-ready papers
• 14 February 2016: Graduate Student Consortium, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Deadlines will not be extended.


The Graduate Student Consortium (GSC) is a one day forum in which PhD students can meet and discuss their work with each other and with a panel of experienced TEI researchers in an informal and interactive setting.
Applicants may be at various stages into their PhDs, but should already have a clear understanding of their main research question and approach.


Each applicant should provide a short written paper (four pages in ACM SIGCHI archival format) describing his or her ongoing work and submit it via easychair.

The paper should provide a research description covering central aspects of the PhD 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 PhD.

Please append a one page statement of motivation for attending the GSC explaining what benefits you expect from participation to your paper. For technical reasons, you will only be able to submit one pdf file, thus your 4-page paper and the statement need to be combined into one 5-page document.

Note that GSC submissions are not anonymous, and 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 February 14th 2016. The day will start with a welcome and introduction by the GSC chairs and academic mentors. Then each PhD student will have 15 minutes to present and 25 minutes for a group discussion about their work. The day will end with a general discussion plus wrap-up and dinner.

Limited support for participant attendance at the Consortium is provided. All such benefits are contingent on attending the Doctoral Consortium.


Eva Hornecker, Chair of HCI, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Elise van den Hoven, University of Technology, Sydney & Eindhoven University of Technology
Connie Golsteijn, University College London, Intel Collaborative Research Institute on Sustainable and Connected Cities
Nicolai Marquardt, University College London, UCL Interaction Centre

The GSC chairs can be contacted by the GSC Chairs.