Doctoral Consortium

DC Program




Doctoral Consortium @ CHItaly 2015

The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a setting in which PhD students can present and receive feedback on their work. Students at different stages in their research will be able to articulate and discuss their problem statement, goals, methods, and results. The Doctoral Consortium also aims to provide students with useful guidance on various aspects of their research from established researchers and the other student attendees. 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. The main scope of the consortium is to enables PhD students to interact with their peers, as well as with more senior researchers, on a wide range of Human-Computer Interaction related topics.

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.

Important dates for Doctoral Consortium

Jun 5 (extended): Submission deadline 
Jul 3: Review notification 
Jul 3: Early registration opens

Jul 28: Submission deadline for the camera ready of accepted contributions
Aug 15: Early Registration closes 
Sep 28: Doctoral Consortium 
Sep 29-30: Main conference




Paper Format, Submission and Proceedings

Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor should also be mentioned within the paper. The language of the consortium is English. All submitted materials must be in English. A PDF version of the paper must be sent by email to with subject containing “[DC@CHItaly2015 submission]”

The paper must: 
- clearly formulate the research question, 
- identify a significant problem in the field of research, 
- outline the current status of the problem domain and related solutions, 
- present clearly any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far, 
- describe the research methodology that is applied or planned, 
- outline the contributions of the applicant’s work to the problem domain, and highlight their uniqueness, 
- be within 12 pages in the Springer LNCS format (

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by the members of the Doctoral Consortium Program Committee.


All accepted contributions will be published in a CEUR-WS volume (with ISSN).




Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Massimo Mecella, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 
Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy



Proceedings of Doctorail Consortium held in CHItaly 2015 are online at CEUR