Call for Doctoral Consortium Applications

ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems, 4-8 June 2016, Brisbane, Australia

The DIS 2016 Doctoral Consortium provides current doctoral candidates unique opportunities to present their projects to receive feedback from, and engage in exchanges with researchers and peers in design-related fields from around the world, in a stimulating, open, and safe environment.


DIS 2016 Doctoral Consortium

You must be enrolled in a design-related discipline as a doctoral candidate at the time of submitting your application and the event. You will get most value from attending if you are already in possession of a clear direction for your thesis and have not yet finished your research, but people at other stages may be considered. We are expecting to take up to 10 people.



  • March 13, 2016: Doctoral Consortium applications due
  • March 27, 2016: Doctoral Consortium author notifications
  • April 1, 2016: All camera ready papers due
  • May 8, 2016: Early bird registration deadline


Preparing and Submitting

Submit a single PDF document including the following, via email to dc [AT]

  • A 2-page extended abstract of your PhD using SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format. Please use extended abstract in US letter (not A4).
  • A short CV (1 page)
  • A list of three key readings that have influenced your PhD, with a short description for each reading (max 1 page)
  • A brief statement of support from your PhD supervisor, which includes a statement of where you are in your PhD process.
  • A commitment to do the requested preparation ahead of attending.


Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium Chairs. Participation in the Doctoral Consortium will be limited to candidates who have been accepted into the Consortium. You will be notified of the outcome by 27 March 2016.



Register for DIS 2016

Register for DIS 2016; the early-bird period ends 8 May 2016. Participation in the Doctoral Consortium is free of charge to the invited participants. If you are presenting and/or participating in any other part of DIS 2016, you will need to pay the student conference registration fee.


Come and join us!

Pack your bags and come to Brisbane! We will circulate readings and other necessary information before the event. Sneak preview: it will involve four hosts (including the DC Chairs and two more, super-exciting, people from the world of designing interactive systems) and require active participation from all.


Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Ann Light
University of Sussex, UK

Jaz Hee-jeong Choi
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

dc [AT]