Doctoral Consortium - Call for Participation

GROUP 2022/23 Doctoral Consortium Call for Participation! (Please circulate to your University Listservs or other spaces where we can work to broaden participation)

Important Dates

Wednesday 25 August 2021, 11:59 pm ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD: Deadline for submissions

Friday 10 September 2021: Notification

Sunday 03 October: Camera-ready due

23 January 2021: Doctoral Consortium

Call for Participation

The GROUP 2022/23 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their research in an international forum under the guidance of a panel of experienced HCI and CSCW researchers. The Doctoral Consortium will be held on 23 January as part of the ACM 2022/23 Conference on Supporting Group Work in Sanibel, Florida, USA. Selected applicants will be asked to give short, informal presentations during the Consortium. These will be followed by extensive group discussion in a friendly and constructive workshop. Participants will also present their research in an interactive poster session during the main technical program of the conference.

We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines and approaches that inform human-centered computing, including anthropology, sociology, information science, computer science, cognitive science, organizational studies, design and related fields. We are particularly interested in applications from institutions and groups that have not traditionally been well-represented at past GROUP conferences.

Applicants should be Ph.D. students with an already established direction of research relevant to HCI and CSCW, but whose research would benefit from guidance provided by peers and senior colleagues at the Doctoral Consortium. Preference will be given to students who have a defined topic and program of work, i.e., who have proposed their topics and are within 2 years of graduation within a 5-year program or are half way through a 3 (or 4) year program.

Submission Guidelines

GROUP 2022 is using the Precision Conference System (PCS) 2.0. To submit, log in to PCS, click on “Submissions”, and then make a new submission to Group -> Group 2022/23 -> Group2022/23 Doctoral Consortium.

You will be asked to provide:
A FOUR-page overview (including references) of your doctoral research that describes your research question(s), work in progress, and expected contributions. This overview should also include (1) a paragraph that articulates what you hope to gain from attending the GROUP Doctoral Consortium, and (2) an abstract of no more than 100 words. Your overview will be published in the ACM Digital Library and distributed to all attendees as part of the Conference Extended Abstracts. Please submit your overview in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract Format (PDF).

Supplementary material:

  • A short (2-3 paragraph) biographical sketch.
  • Two publications: (1) One publication that best illustrates your research interests + (2) one paper or book that you find most inspiring (perhaps something that you draw on to inform your work, or something that pushed your research in a given direction).
  • A letter from your supervisor indicating that they support your application to the Consortium and they agree that your research is at an appropriate stage for participation. This letter should also make reference to how you might benefit from the Doctoral Consortium and how they expect that you might benefit the other students in this group experience.
  • Comments about the availability of funds to attend the Consortium (e.g., complete funds available through the university/research grant, partial funds available, applied for the SIGCHI Student Travel Grant and was awarded, applied for a travel grant but was not awarded, etc.). See below under “Important Note on Funding.”

The deadline for submitting is Wednesday 25 August 2021, 11:59 pm ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. After this date, the system will be closed.

All questions should be directed to

Important Note on Funding

We are currently able to offer financial support to Doctoral Consortium participants from the United States (US) through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Due to NSF rules, this funding can only be used on US-based Doctoral students. We will do our best to secure financial support from SIGCHI for accepted international students to attend. We also encourage accepted participants to investigate other opportunities for support.

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Myriam Lewkowicz, Troyes University of Technology
Bryan Semaan, University of Colorado Boulder


Workshops CFP

Demos, Posters and Lightning Talks CFP

Doctoral Consortium CFP

Call For Participation

Submission Instructions

Accessibility FAQ

Registration FAQ


All deadlines below are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

May 13, 2022:
Abstract and Title Submission

May 20, 2022:
Submission Deadline

July 8, 2022:
1st Round Reviews and Notifications

August 12, 2022:
Resubmit Contributions Invited for Revision

September 23, 2022:
2nd Round Decisions

Additional CFPs

September 23rd 2022:
Poster, Demos and Lightning Talks