IUI 2018 Student Consortium Call for Papers


The IUI 2018 Student Consortium provides an opportunity for Doctoral and advanced Masters 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 use this unique opportunity to share their work with students in a similar situation as well as senior researchers in the field. The consortium will be organized with 8 to 12 presentations by the students, whose applications have been selected by the Student Consortium chairs and potentially other reviewers. 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. The final version of accepted SC submissions will be included in the main conference proceedings published in the ACM DL.
Complimentary/reduced conference registration will be available for students. Student Consortium participants will also be given high priority when applying for the student travel awards. Moreover, we are working to provide partial reimbursement of travel/accommodation expenses specifically for the participants of the Student Consortium. More information will come soon.


The objectives of the student consortium are to:

  1. Serve as 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

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. Your SC submission: a document describing your thesis/dissertation research plan and your progress thus far. Submissions should follow the standard SigCHI format, using one of the following templates: and should be no more than two pages long, including references. Key points the submission should include: Motivation for your dissertation research, goal and research questions, related work that frames your research, methods/approach to reach the goal, results if any, and next steps for your research.
  3. Your CV (maximum two pages).

Submit your single, combined PDF to https://new.precisionconference.com by November 6th, 2017.
In addition, a letter of recommendation from your thesis or doctoral advisor should be sent separately by email to the Student Consortium co-Chairs at studentconsortium2018@iui.acm.org.

Student Consortium Chairs

Jason Orlosky, Osaka University, Japan
Naomi Yamashita, NTT Communication Science Labs., Japan
Contact: studentconsortium2018@iui.acm.org

Student Consortium Committee Members

Joshi, Anirudha, anirudha@iitb.ac.in
Hautasaari, Ari, a.hautasaari@iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Conati, Cristina, conati@cs.ubc.ca
Sonntag, Daniel, daniel.sonntag@dfki.de
Nakanishi, Hideyuki, nakanishi@ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
Osawa, Hirotaka, osawa@iit.tsukuba.ac.jp
Kato, Jun, jun.kato@aist.go.jp
Hamasaki, Masahiro, masahiro.hamasaki@aist.go.jp
Cecile, Paris, cecile.paris@data61.csiro.au
Okada, Shogo, okada-s@jaist.ac.jp
Komatsu, Takanori, tkomat@meiji.ac.jp
Itoh, Takayuki, itot@itolab.is.ocha.ac.jp
Kuflik, Tsvi, tsvikak@is.haifa.ac.il