The iConference Doctoral Colloquium has long provided doctoral students the opportunity to present their work, and engage with their peers and faculty members in a setting that is relatively informal, but allows for high-quality intellectual interactions.
We plan to offer a total of three Doctoral Colloquia, one for each of our three regions - Asia Pacific, Europe; and Americas. We feel this regional approach will help us better target the needs of our student participants. While the Doctoral Colloquia for the Asia Pacific and Americas region will be virtual, the European Doctoral Colloqium will take place physically in Barcelona, Spain, there will not be a European virtual session.
Note that participation in the European Doctoral Colloquium is not restricted to participants from Europe only. We want to give all applicants the choice to pick the type of session that is most convenient for them, and welcome applications from across the globe to join us in Barcelona if you are able to travel.
During the iConference 2023, participation in the Doctoral Colloquia will be restricted to those students who have applied and been accepted; the colloquia will not be open to observers.
Applications to participate in our Doctoral Colloquia are encouraged from any and all doctoral students. We are seeking broad representation, and participation is not limited to students from member iSchools; Ph.D. students from any university are encouraged to apply.
Student participants in each of our doctoral colloquia will be selected by a faculty review committee. Application materials will be submitted as a single pdf document to our ConfTool submission site by Oct. 01, 2022. All materials must be in English, and include the following two sections:
Section 1: A short introductory statement explaining:
Section 2: A research statement of no more than 500 words describing their dissertation project.
The doctoral colloquia co-chairs encourage student applicants to also submit their work for possible presentation in poster or paper sessions. These submissions will go through the regular conference review process.
In order to promote extended interaction among conference attendees and students, those accepted for the doctoral colloquia will be expected to meet the following obligations after they have been accepted:
More detail on participation will be provided in the acceptance notifications.
All submissions will be made using the secure ConfTool submission system, starting May 23, 2022.
Contact the chairs listed above with questions about this track.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding iConference 2023 in general.