Call for Doctoral Consortium papers

Goals and topics

The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a setting for PhD students to present their work and receive feedback on their doctoral research plan and progress. Students will be offered the opportunity to articulate and discuss their problem statement, goals, methods, and results. The Doctoral Consortium also aims at providing students with guidance on various aspects of their research from established researchers and the other students participating in the sessions. Finally, the Doctoral Consortium seeks to motivate students in the development of their scientific curiosity and facilitate their networking within the research community.

The topics of the Doctoral Consortium are the same as CHItaly’s. A particular focus will be on Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HCAI) and its applications to support humans, improve their performance as well as increase safety and trustworthiness. The main scope of the consortium is to enable PhD students to interact with their peers, as well as with more senior researchers, on a wide range of Human-Computer Interaction related topics, and related to the conference theme.

The consortium is open to PhD students worldwide at any stage in their research. Students at an initial stage should be able to challenge their ideas and current research directions. Students at a more mature stage should be able to present their thesis and get advice on ways to further improve and better communicate their contributions and findings. Participation is particularly encouraged from PhD students who are close to proposing a thesis.

Students will be connected with a mentor that will provide more specific feedback on their research.

Paper format and proceedings

Submitted papers must be in English and single-author, but the name of the supervisor could be mentioned within the paper. Papers must be 5-page long using the 1-column CEUR template. An Overleaf page for LaTeX users is also available.

Papers must:

  • Identify a significant research problem in the field of HCI.
  • Outline the current status of the problem domain and related solutions.
  • Describe the contribution of the student by presenting the proposed approach and the results achieved so far.

Accepted papers will be collected and published in CEUR-WS proceedings. Accepted papers are now available in CEUR-WS proceedings at the following link:

Each author of an accepted paper will present orally their contribution during the conference.

Main Deadlines (AoT)

Submission deadline: May 31st, 2023
Notifications to contributors: June 30th, 2023
Camera-ready/final version deadline: July 15th, 2023

Paper Chairs

Giovanna Varni, University of Trento, Italy
Gualtiero Volpe, University of Genova, Italy


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