Graduate Student Consortium

Important dates

Submission deadlineOctober 12, 2019 (at 5pm AEST)
Notification of acceptanceNovember 13, 2019
Camera-ready deadlineDecember 8, 2019
Conference datesFebruary 9-12, 2020

*Deadline times are in AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time

General information

TEI2020 will host a Graduate Student Consortium aimed at junior researchers currently in postbaccalaureate degree programs (i.e. doctoral programs in research fields, and master’s programs in the arts) in an area relevant for the Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction community. Traditionally the TEI GSC is focused on meeting other TEI graduate students as well as more experienced TEI researchers to share experiences and sharpen the research.

The main event is a one-day session on Sunday, February 9th, during which TEI graduate students present their work to, and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced TEI researchers. During this Sunday program the key purpose is to have an informal and interactive discussion about each candidates’ ongoing research, with the intention to sharpen it.

GSC applicants may be at various stages of their PhD research or graduate thesis, however they should have a clear understanding of their driving research question, their research approach including preliminary research design and methodology(s) as well as a goal for what they hope to gain by attending the GSC session.

Accepted students from U.S. academic institutions (regardless of citizenship) may receive reimbursement for airfare and registration costs to attend GSC and TEI. It is planned to have funding available also for students outside U.S. academic institutions.

Submission guidelines

Each applicant should provide a short written paper (four pages in ACM SIGCHI Papers and Notes format, not including references) describing their ongoing research and submit it via the online Precision Conference (PCS) system.

The paper should clearly describe the research topic, covering the context and motivation, objectives, and central research questions. Also we require a concise background description and literature review framing the research, a description and rationale of the approach to research design and methodology, and an overview of data collection and analysis methods. If possible and suitable, please also include description of pilot, preliminary or selected results framed in the context of research questions. Finally, the paper should provide a brief timeline that gives insight into the activities done so far as well as in activities planned for the remainder of the PhD research. Please mention the amount of time left.

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.

GSC activities

The main GSC panel will be held on Sunday, February 9th, 2020. The day will start with a welcome and introduction by the GSC chairs. Then each student will have 10 minutes to present and 30 minutes for a group discussion about their work. The day will end with a general discussion, wrap-up, and dinner.

At this moment there is no information yet about potential funding for GSC-attendees, but it will be posted on this website as soon as we know more.

GSC chairs

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

Judy Kay, University of Sydney

Albrecht Schmidt, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Michael Horn, Northwestern University

The GSC chairs can be contacted by email: