We solicit submissions to the doctoral colloquium (DC) for IEEE VIS 2017. The DC is a single-day invitation-only event taking place the day before IEEE VIS, where Ph.D. students present their proposed dissertation work and receive feedback from leading senior visualization researchers. We invite contributions from the scientific visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics student communities.
The colloquium will allow students to discuss their research directions in a supportive atmosphere with a panel of distinguished leaders and with their peers. Students can expect helpful feedback and fresh perspectives on their research topics and possible career paths, and will have the opportunity to interact closely with expert researchers in their field. The colloquium will support community-building by connecting beginning and advanced researchers.
The DC call is open to all Ph.D. students — regardless of whether they are presenting research work at the main conference or not. Preference will be given to students who will gain most from the experience, meaning students who are in the process of formulating their dissertation topic or who have just formulated a dissertation topic. In North American terms, this corresponds to students that will or have recently had their thesis proposal approved. Students who are early in their studies and students who plan to graduate in the next year are not encouraged to apply, since external feedback in the DC would come too early to be useful or too late to be incorporated.
All research topics suitable for the IEEE SciVis, IEEE InfoVis, and IEEE VAST main programs as well as associated workshops and symposia are appropriate for the Doctoral Colloquium. The Doctoral Colloquium strongly commits to achieving diversity among the student participants, including diversity across research groups and geographical area.
The colloquium will consist of both parallel sessions of student presentations as well as common discussions with the expert panelists. A catered lunch and a roundtable discussion session will give student participants the opportunity to interact more informally with panelists.
Only selected applicants will be allowed to participate in the colloquium, and will be expected to attend the full day of events.
Contingent upon pending requests for external sponsorship of the VIS DC, we may be able to partially fund the travel, conference registration, and lodging for accepted DC student participants.
The deadline for DC submissions is May 15, 2017, 5pm PDT.
Notification: July 11th, 2017.
Applicants to the Doctoral Colloquium should submit:
Please submit via PCS.
Formatting guidelines and LaTeX/Word templates can be found here.
Student submissions will be peer-reviewed and selections will be made on the basis of their contribution to the colloquium goals, strength of research direction, and the advisor’s assessment. Accepted submissions will be printed for colloquium participants.
Hank Childs, University of Oregon
Tatiana von Landesberger, TU Darmstadt
Marc Streit, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Contact VIS DC co-chairs: firstname.lastname@example.org