Child Computer Interaction Group

BCS Interactions HCI Summer Doctoral Consortium 2015

DC-logoDoctoral Consortium: 2nd June 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Doctoral Consortium Chairs: Dr Joseph ‘JoFish’ Kaye, Flickr and Yahoo! Labs, Dr Leon Watts, University of Bath Web Site:

What is a Doctoral Consortium?

A doctoral consortium is a one-day event where you explore your PhD topic, the practical problems of doing your research and you share your experiences in a critical but supportive context. This event will enable you to network with peers and established experts within the field of HCI while building confidence and motivating you to do even better with your research. Crucially a DC provides students with a valuable opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their work and ideas.

Travel Bursaries

The BCS will fund a small number of bursaries of up to £100 per candidate to cover travel and accommodation for this event. If you wish to apply for a bursary please submit an additional document (max 750 words) with your application that explains why you need a bursary and what you hope to gain from attending the DC.

How do you attend the Doctoral Consortium?

To attend the Doctoral Consortium, you must submit a short (two page maximum) paper summarising your research. This should include:

  • Overview of PhD topic and research questions
  • Motivation and brief summary of key related works
  • Proposed approach/method
  • Initial results and proposed contributions.

Your submission must be prepared in the eWiC style ( – look under ‘Downloads’ on the right for templates) and e-mailed to There will be a fee of £20 for non-BCS members attending the event to cover lunch and refreshments.


Deadline: 24th May 2015

Notification of acceptance (DC and Bursaries): 25th May 2015

Date of Doctoral Consortium: 2nd June 2015

Please check the web site for updates – and for any queries please contact Dan Fitton (