Update: The application deadline has been extended to Monday, Oct. 26. Submissions must be made by end-of-day, 23:59 IDLW (UTC-12). IDLW stands for International Date Line West, which is the last time zone on Earth. Submissions are made on our ConfTool submission site.
The iConference Doctoral Colloquium provides 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.
During the iConference, participation in the Doctoral Colloquium will be restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Colloquium. The Colloquium will not be open to observers. While the official Colloquium is an all-day event, other Colloquium-related events may held during the iConference that require students’ participaton throughout the conference.
Format Update: In a change from our original CFP, iConference 2021 will now be an entirely virtual conference. All Doctoral Colloquium applications should be made with remote participation in mind.
Applications to participate in the Doctoral Colloquium are encouraged from any and all doctoral students. We are seeking broad representation, and the iConference doctoral colloquium is not limited to students from member iSchools.
Application instructions are posted below. Questions can be sent to the Doctoral Colloquium Chairs listed at the bottom of this page. This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.
Student participants in the doctoral colloquium will be selected by a faculty review committee based on their application materials. The application materials can now be submitted as a single pdf document to our ConfTool submission site. All materials must be in English, and include the following three sections:
Section 1: A short introductory statement explaining:
Section 2: A research statement of no more than 500 words describing their dissertation project.
Section 3: An outline of no more than 1,000 words describing the part of the project which will be presented (20 minutes presentations) at the colloquium.
The doctoral colloquium 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 colloquium will be expected to meet the following obligations after they have been accepted:
Visit ConfTool to create a user account and start the submission process.
The 2021 doctoral colloquium program is currently in the planning phase. It will provide doctoral students the opportunity to present their research, receive feedback from leaders in the field, and participate in events with other doctoral students. More details will be posted as they become available.
The iConference 2021 Doctoral Colloquium will be a virtual event. In the absence of travel and lodging fees, particiapant costs will primarily be limited to the conference registration fee. We are currently projecting that this years virtual registration rates will be roughly 30 percent lower than our 2020 virtual rate, making this the lowest-cost iConference ever.
The conference organizers are seeking financial support for the Doctoral Colloquium which, should it transpire, could help reduce participation costs even further. Financing will be clarified in the acceptance letters sent out in December.
Questions about the Doctoral Colloquium may be directed to the following track chairs:
Questions about the Doctoral Colloquium should be directed to the Doctoral Colloquium chairs listed above.
General questions about iConference 2021 should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Papers PublisherAccepted papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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