FINAL CALL: 3 DAYS TO GO - UbiComp / ISWC 2014 Doctoral School

Hi all, 
Please consider submitting to the UbiComp / ISWC 2014 Doctoral School. The 
submission deadline is ***May 16, 2014*** ***THREE DAYS TO GO*** . The 
plain text CFP is listed below and for further information visit: and
Apologies to those of you who have received this message multiple times.

Mohit Jain @ IBM Research India
UbiComp and ISWC 2014 Publicity Chair


The UbiComp Organizing Committee is excited to announce the UbiComp 2014 
Doctoral School, which extends previous UbiComp conferences' successful 
Doctoral Colloquium event to offer a more in-depth and comprehensive 
experience to PhD students at different stages in their PhD research.

The Doctoral School (DS) will provide a friendly, supportive, and 
constructive forum in which PhD students can learn about UbiComp research 
and methods from internationally recognized leaders in the community and 
present their research-in-progress to get feedback from peers and experts 
in the field. The DS offers PhD students the valuable opportunity to 
engage in in-depth discussion on their work and gain exposure to a variety 
of perspectives that can help to strengthen and shape their work as they 
progress towards their degrees.

UbiComp's cooperation with ISWC extends to the DS as well. Students from 
the UbiComp and ISWC doctoral schools will do a joint "madness" session at 
the beginning, a joint careers panel at the end, and will be free to 
attend sessions from the other DS during the course of the day.

The Doctoral School welcomes applications from candidates who are 1-2 
years away from their PhDs. However, junior PhD students are welcome to 
apply if they have already selected a topic they would like to pursue for 
their thesis work and have some initial results. Applicants should be far 
enough into their PhDs to have identified the salient issues and 
appropriate research methodology, as well as achieved some results. The 
research questions and proposed contributions of the dissertation research 
should be defined. Preference will be given to applicants who are at a 
stage where a substantial portion of the research has been completed but 
are still far enough from completion that feedback received at the DS can 
influence the remaining research.

Applicants accepted to the DS will be required to give a presentation on 
their PhD research during the DS. DS student participants will be offered 
free registration for UbiComp / ISWC 2014 for both the Doctoral School and 
the main UbiComp / ISWC 2014 conferences. DS student participants will be 
eligible to apply for student travel grants to attend UbiComp / ISWC 2014.

If you require financial assistance to help cover the cost of travel, 
please apply for a Student Travel Grant and indicate on your application 
that you have also applied to the doctoral school. UbiComp / ISWC is 
committed to being an accessible event, please see our Accessibility 

The exact format for the Doctoral School will be posted soon. Please check 
back for more details.


Student submissions should be 4-6 pages long. Please use the extended 
abstracts template (Word, LaTex).

Submissions (min. 4 pages, max. 6 pages) should include:

1. Research summary describing the work in progress, and including a ~100 
word abstract. Things to consider for inclusion in the research summary 

- the expected contribution to the field;
- the original idea or thesis statement;
- the problem domain and the specific problem addressed;
- a brief overview of related work;
- the methodological approach;
- research carried out and results so far; and
- outline of what work remains to be done for the dissertation and a plan 
for completion.

2. Objective for attending the DS. Briefly (1 paragraph) describe your 
objectives for attending the DS and how you think the DS will help you in 
your PhD.

3. Brief biographical sketch including the names and affiliations of the 
research advisor(s), the date that you began the PhD program, and the 
expected date of completion.

Accepted submissions will be included in the Adjunct Proceedings of 
UbiComp 2014 and will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Furthermore, 
students will be invited to present a poster during the main conference.

Applications should be submitted as a PDF file to Applications will be reviewed by 
the Chairs and an expert committee. Interested applicants who are not sure 
whether to apply are encouraged to consult with the Chairs prior to 

- Fri, May 16th, 2014 @ 11:59pm PDT: Submission deadline
- Tues, July 1st, 2014: Notification of acceptance
- Fri, August 1st, 2014 @ 11:59pm PDT: Camera-ready version of extended 
- September 13th-14th, 2014: Doctoral school

Sunny Consolvo, Google, US
Shwetak Patel, University of Washington, US

Received on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:20:03 UTC