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Doctoral Symposium

ISMAR 2012 -- Call for Doctoral Consortium
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, Georgia Tech, Nov 5-8, 2012

The inaugural ISMAR Doctoral Consortium will take place as part of ISMAR 2012, on the evening of November 4th and all day on November 5th. The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to create an opportunity for PhD students to present their research, discuss their current progress and future plans, and receive constructive criticism and guidance regarding their future work and career objectives. The Doctoral Consortium is structured around doctoral students presentations and in depth discussions between the students and mentors.

All abstracts submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will be reviewed with a view to selecting a group of students best positioned to receive and act on constructive feedback: the ideal candidates are those students who are midway through their PhD studies, having just proposed their dissertation work and entered candidacy. The best submissions will be selected for presentation at the ISMAR2012 Doctoral Consortium and the ISMAR poster session.

Accepted students will receive complementary registration to ISMAR, as well as lodging and travel assistance.


Doctoral Consortium papers should include a clear presentation of their PhD research direction, including discussion of their PhD research in the context of AR/VR and related fields, a summary of the work done so far, and their current plan for completion. All submissions should be no longer than 4 pages, in the same format as is used for the main conference papers.

The Doctoral Consortium will include a group dinner on Sunday November 4th, and a full day of presentations and discussion by participants. Each student will give an in-depth presentation of their work and receive constructive critiques from the mentors (we expect each student to have almost one hour devoted to them). There will also be time for discussing professionalization issues.

The accepted students will also be expected to create a poster (size approximately 3 x 4 feet) about their work, to allow attendees to quickly familiarize themselves with each others work, and to be shown during the conference poster session (providing further opportunities for interaction with, and feedback from, ISMAR attendees).


For this inaugural year of the ISMAR Doctoral Consortium, we welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines and approaches that inform the “Science and Technology” track of the ISMAR conference, including AR/VR, wearable computing, HCI, social informatics, information technology, cognitive science, and related fields. Applicants should be at or near candidacy (i.e., ready to propose their dissertation work, or just after proposal) and be actively engaged in their dissertation research.

Submissions due: August 19, 2012
Notification: September 3, 2012

All submissions will be acknowledged by email; submissions received after this date will not be considered. Participants will be chosen with an emphasis on diversity of topics, participants, approaches, geographic location and institutions. At most one student per institution will be accepted.

These materials should be e-mailed to the DC co-chairs, at dc_chairs[at]
- Dr. Si Jung “Jun” Kim, University of Central Florida
- Dr. Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia