ACM IUI 2015 Student Consortium Overview

The IUI 2015 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 in their research that they can no longer make changes.

Student Consortium participants will be given high priority when applying for the student travel awards -- consider applying for a travel award!


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.

Complimentary/ reduced conference registration and a partial reimbursement of travel/ accommodation expenses for the participants will be available. Details will be announced soon.

Submission Instructions

To apply for the Student Consortium, please submit to the URL below a single PDF containing the following (in order):

  1. A brief cover letter containing your full name, contact details, affiliation, web page, expected graduation date and target degree, the name of your thesis advisor, gender (optional), home country (optional), and whether you are a member of an underrepresented minority group (optional).
  2. A document describing your thesis/dissertation research plan and your progress thus far. This document should be in standard ACM Extended Abstract format ( and should be no more than four pages long.
  3. A two-page CV

Submit your single, combined PDF to by January 23!

List of Mentors