Student Consortium

Important Dates
Submissions due:
Notification to authors:
Camera-ready version:
November 1, 2013
December 4, 2013
December 22, 2013





Shlomo Berkovsky – NICTA, Australia
Helmut Prendinger – NII, Japan
Contact: studentconsortiumchair2014 at


The IUI 2014 Student Consortium provides an opportunity for Masters and Doctoral students to present and receive feedback about their research in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of mentors selected from senior people in the field. We invite students who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their research to apply for this unique opportunity to share their work with students in a similar situation as well as senior researchers in the field. The strongest candidates will be those who have a clear topic and research approach, and have made some progress, but who are not so far along their research that they can no longer make changes.

The objectives of the student consortium are:

    1. Provide a supportive setting to provide/receive feedback on students' current doctoral research and guidance on future research directions
    2. Offer each student comments and fresh perspectives on their work from researchers and students outside of their own institution
    3. Promote the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research
    4. Contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events

The consortium will be organized as a single track, with 8 to 12 presentations by the students, whose applications have been selected by the Student Consortium chairs. Support funding for complimentary/reduced conference registration, and a partial reimbursement of travel/accommodation expenses for the participants is currently being sought.

Submission Guidelines and Notes

  • Who can participate: Current MS and PhD graduate students who would benefit from detailed workshop discussions of their doctoral research.
  • Format: Student consortium papers should consist of a single PDF file that includes the following elements:
      1. An extended abstract describing the central aspects of your research work. The description should be 3 pages long and follow the formatting instructions from SIGCHI. (See Resources box at the top of the page.)
      2. Letter of recommendation from your advisor.
      3. If you are requesting support funding, information about support provided by your institution/advisor.
    It is essential to ensure that the submission is complete and in accordance with the format and guidelines. Because the Student Consortium Committee expects to receive a large number of applications, submissions that do not meet these requirements will be rejected without review.
  • Review: The Student Consortium committee will review and make the acceptance/rejection decisions. The decisions will balance many factors, including the quality of the research, its relevance to the IUI field, and the progress of the student within the graduate program. It will also include external factors, such as the background and topic of research and the student's institution (it is unlikely that more than two students from the same institution/advisor are accepted.
  • Camera ready: Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to submit their camera-ready copy (i.e., the final version of the extended abstract). The camera-ready version should incorporate the reviewers' comments.
  • Publication: Accepted Student Consortium abstracts will be available in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to thousands of researchers and practitioners worldwide.
  • Presentation: All participants are expected to attend the Student Consortium that will be part of the IUI conference on 24-27 February, 2014. Each student will present his/her work to the group with substantial time allocated for discussion and questions by participating researchers and other students. Note that being accepted to the Student Consortium requires your commitment to give/receive feedback from/to other participants.