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iSchools launch European Doctoral Seminar Series on Dec. 11

8 Dec 2020 19:13 | iSchools News (Administrator)

The iSchools organisation has initiated a series of Zoom seminars in which European doctoral students give one-hour presentations on their work and answer questions. The first installment of the European iSchools Doctoral Seminars Series takes place Friday, December 11, starting at 14:00 CET. 

While the primary emphasis of the series is European doctoral students, any iSchool doctoral student may attend. The 2-hour seminar on Dec. 11 will feature the following speakers:

Alexander Frummett, lecturer and Ph.D. student at the Department for Information Science in Regensburg, Germany. Frumment’s presentation focuses on conversational search, and the need to understand a user’s underlying information needs when they converse in diverse systems. Frummentt intriguingly uses the domain of cooking as the basis of his illustration.  

Sylvain Daronnat, Ph.D. student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. Daronnat's work focuses on HCI with a specific interest on game-research and user studies. In his talk, he will demonstrate how he used a simple game-like framework to study the evolution of trust, reliance, cognitive load and task performance when agents display different behaviours and levels of performance.

Doctoral students interested in taking part should contact iSchools European Region Chair Peter Bath. More details on this event and also future installments in the European Doctoral Seminar Series can be found in the iSchools Events Calendar.

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