ACM IUI 2016 Student Consortium


The IUI 2016 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 to:
  1. Provide a supportive setting to provide/receive feedback on students' current doctoral and masters' 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 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 through IUI Student Travel Grants.

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) (one page maximum).
  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
  4. A letter of recommendation from your thesis or doctoral advisor sent separately by email to the Student Consortium Co-Chairs at

Submit your single, combined PDF to by the deadline!

List of Mentors

Expert scientists and researchers will provide feedback on your work. Each student will be assigned a primary mentor with expertise in his or her proposed topic. List of mentors will be forthcoming.


Tracy Hammond

Sketch Recognition Lab,
Texas A&M University,

Aaron Adler

BBN Technologies,

We look forward to seeing you in March!