Doctoral Colloquium | Call for Papers | UbiComp

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The joint UbiComp / ISWC doctoral colloquium is a unique opportunity for PhD students to present their key concepts and ideas to a premier scientific audience and to receive high-quality feedback from excellent external reviewers, a global scientific audience, and some of the best of their peers. Lively discussions, insights and novel ideas, and new opportunities for cooperation between research groups may emerge from your participation.

PhD students and candidates are invited to present, discuss and defend their work-in-progress or preliminary results in the ubiquitous computing or wearable computing fields at the doctoral colloquium. PhD students and candidates at all stages in the process are invited to submit a thesis position paper, but preference is given to students early on in their PhD work. Participants will be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the colloquium, to be followed by a discussion. The submission should clearly describe the following aspects:

  1. Problem domain and the specific problem(s) addressed
  2. Overview of related work in the area of the PhD work
  3. Methodological approach chosen
  4. Original key idea and corresponding hypothesis of the thesis
  5. Research carried out so far and planned ahead
  6. Evaluation methods and steps {carried out | planned1}
  7. Contribution {made | expected1} in the field of ubiquitous computing

1: the second option is for work in early stages

Item four represents the core of your work and should be emphasized, but all seven elements are important and should be thoroughly covered.


Student submissions must be 4-6 pages long and are required to follow the same template as Ubicomp full papers:

Please observe the following additional guidelines:

  • Omit the abstract mentioned in the template, but provide CCS keywords (see the template for explanation); you may provide additional keywords if you wish to
  • We suggest to use the seven aspects listed above as chapter headings; if you think you have to divert from this skeleton, make sure that the seven aspects come out clearly in your submission
  • Use graphics and add references wisely

Submissions can be made at

Accepted papers will be published in the UbiComp 2016 adjunct proceedings, available through the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

  • June 15, 2016, 17:00 PDT: Submission deadline
  • July 04, 2016: Notification of acceptance
  • July 20, 2016: Camera Ready version due
  • September 12 or 13, 2016: Doctoral colloquium

Doctoral Colloquium Panel

In order to ensure high quality feedback and lively discussions for every presentation, we will set up a panel of globally renowned experts with a strong background in PhD supervision. The panel composition will be announced in due time.