DESIRE 2011 Doctoral Colloquium
- Brown: Supporting communication between parents and primary school children with the use of technology
- Fantauzzacoffin: Multiple-Case Study of Artistsʼ and Engineersʼ Technology Development Practices
- Gongora: Exploring The Body and Mind Connection via Improvisation in the Design Process
- Ji: Exploring a Creative Design Language for Meaningful Interaction Design
- Karnik: Social Aspects of Music and Interactive Technologies in Facilitating Face-to-Face Interactions in Third Places
- Luchian: Develop and evaluate visual analogies to support insight and creative problem solving
- Mullaney: Emotional Wellbeing and Radiotherapy: A Design Research Approach to Improving the Patient Experience
Submission deadline: 1 August 2011 Extended deadline: 8 August 2011
Acceptance notification: 1 September 2011
Camera-ready deadline: 15 September 2011
Doctoral colloquium: 18 October 2011
The DESIRE Doctoral Consortium (DC) will provide a supportive atmosphere where PhD students can present their research-in-progress for an open discussion, under the guidance of an interdisciplinary panel of experienced researchers and practitioners. The colloquium offers students the valuable opportunity to receive feedback and perspectives from recognized experts in the field, and to engage with fellow researchers.
The strongest candidates will be far enough into their PhD to have a concrete proposal, and have initially outlined the salient issues and proposed research methodology. Preference will be given to applicants who have ample time before thesis submission to incorporate feedback received at the colloquium.
Corina Sas, Lancaster University
PANELISTS (to be confirmed)
Creativity research – Linda Candy, University of Technology, Sydney
Social science / field and experimental studies: Corina Sas, Lancaster University
Computer science: Panos Markopoulos, Eindhoven University of Technology
Computer science: Álvaro Barbosa, Portuguese Catholic University
The DC will be a seminar-style event taking place the day before the DESIRE main sessions. Time will be allotted to each student not only for their research presentation, but also for careful, in-depth consideration and constructive discussion amongst the panelists and DC participants. In order to provide such individual attention, the number of accepted DC participants will be limited to ten.
Topic scope is the same as those listed in the DESIRE conference call for papers. DC submissions should consist of the following.
1. Research summary. A two page research summary describing the work in progress, and including a 100 word abstract. Things to consider for inclusion in the research description are: motivation that drives your dissertation research, the original idea or thesis statement; the problem domain and the specific problem addressed; a brief overview of related work; the methodological approach and its rationale; results to date and their validity; dissertation status and plan for completion, current and expected contributions.
2. Appendix 1. A 30 word (2-3 line) summary of their topic and what their contribution to it is.
3. Appendix 2. Student biographical sketch, including the names and affiliations of the research advisor(s), the date that the student began their PhD programme, and the expected date of dissertation submission.
4. Appendix 3. Your concise CV (1-2 pages).
The above can be submitted via email to corina (at) comp.lancs.ac.uk, in a single PDF format following the template available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. Research summaries will be reviewed by the chair and panel members.
DURING AND AFTER THE DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
If accepted, an applicant may be expected to make clarifications and improvements to their research summary by the camera-ready deadline. Please note that the camera-ready version will be due by 30 September 2011 and will not include the Appendices. Accepted participants will be expected to contribute to the discussion by giving and receiving thoughtful commentary with an eye towards shaping the field and upcoming participants in the field.
Accepted Doctoral Consortium abstracts will available in the ACM Digital Library.