• 09-12 June
  • Golden Bay Beach Hotel | Larnaca | Cyprus

Call for Submissions - Doctoral Consortium

ACM UMAP 2019, the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to individual users or to groups of users, and which collect, represent, and model user information, will, as in previous issues of the conference series, include a Doctoral Consortium (DC) Session, which provides an opportunity for doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests under the guidance of distinguished researchers from the field. Doctoral students are invited to apply to present their research to experienced scholars who will provide constructive feedback and advice.

The Doctoral Consortium is implemented as a student mentoring program that introduces students to senior researchers from the relevant fields. Students are expected to document in a brief submission their doctoral research (see below described submission information for further details),which will be evaluated by the consortium committee. Good quality applications will be selected for presentation at a Doctoral Consortium Session as part of the conference. Promising, but less well- developed applications will be selected for presentation at a poster session. Each student with an accepted submission will be assigned a mentor who will provide feedback on the student's work and will discuss the doctoral research with the student and the audience at the consortium.

How to Submit to the Doctoral Consortium

To apply for the ACM UMAP 2019 doctoral consortium, students are asked to submit a paper presenting their doctoral research that describes:
● The problem being addressed
● Motivation outlining the relevance of the problem and referring to related work
● The main contributions that the PhD project aims to achieve
● The progress made to date (including a clear description of the proposed approach, methodology and preliminary results) as well as the plan for further research
● Topics include (but are not limited to) the ACM UMAP 2019 key areas.

Each DC submission is encouraged to consider the following: identification of related (state of the art) work, indication of the potential innovation, application or advancement of the state-of-the-art that the work intends to achieve. In addition, as appropriate for the PhD project, the submissions can consider: indication of data to be used for experimentation, indication of implementation approach, indication of evaluation criteria and experimental design.
Each submission should contain a cover page including the paper title, name of the PhD candidate, the name of his/her supervisor(s) and University, a paragraph describing the stage they are in the PhD programme, together with a brief description of their background. This will enable the committee to adapt its assistance to each student.

Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair Doctoral Consortium submission system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmumap2019dc.
Submissions should be pdf documents consisting of 1 cover page and the paper (up to 4 pages long), formatted using the ACM SIG proceedings template.

ACM UMAP Proceedings

The accepted ACM UMAP 2019 Doctoral Consortium papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings, which will be published by ACM and that will be available via the ACM Digital Library. The main author (doctoral student) must register for the conference for the paper to be included in the proceedings.

Financial Support

ACM UMAP has a history of supporting students to attend. Authors of submissions to the DC will have higher priority for UMAP grant applications.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: 1st March, 2019
  • Notification to authors: 22nd March 2019
  • Camera ready submission: 3rd April 2019
  • ACM UMAP 2019 DC Session: 11th and 12th June 2019
  • The submissions times are 11:59 pm Anywhere on Earth


    Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Laurens Rook ,TU Delft, The Netherlands (l.rook AT tudelft.nl)
  • Markus Zanker, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (mzanker AT unibz.it)