Doctoral Consortium Call for Participation

Dates: March 16-17, 2013

New for VR 2013: Inspired by broad student interest and successful events at past CHI and ISMAR conferences for example, we are holding a Doctoral Consortium (DC) event associated with IEEE Virtual Reality 2013. The purpose of the DC is to provide a unique, interactive, supportive, and prestigious mentoring opportunity for select mid-level graduate students in VR, offering them a valuable opportunity to get the independent perspectives of senior individuals with an unprecedented collective breadth and depth of knowledge, at a time in their studies when it can make a significant difference.

The DC is scheduled for 17 March 2013, the day before the official start of IEEE VR, to enable the participants to start establishing networks and relationships with the IEEE research community. The event includes a dinner the night before, where the students can meet and encourage each other socially, followed by a day-long private workshop where they each present their work to a panel of senior VR researchers and receive specific constructive feedback.

DC Fellowships

In addition to the honorific of being chosen, and the benefits of the mentoring, students who are selected will receive Complimentary full-conference registration (entire VR2013 conference), Lodging, and Travel funds.


The DC welcomes applicants from a broad range of disciplines including AR, wearable computing, HCI, social informatics, information technology, cognitive science, and related fields.


DC papers should include a clear presentation of the PhD research direction, discussion of the PhD research in the context of VR and related fields, a report on the work done so far. All submissions should be no longer than 4 pages, in the same conference format described at The DC is a two-day event, starting with a social dinner on Saturday 16 and a main event on Sunday 17 almost all day long, where participants will give in-depth presentations of their work and receive constructive critiques from the mentors. The accepted students will also be expected to create a poster about their work, to allow attendees to quickly familiarize themselves with each other’s work, and to be shown during the conference poster session.


All papers submitted to the DC will undergo a thorough reviewing process with a view to providing constructive feedback. The best submissions will be selected for presentation both at the DC and poster session. The students will have a chance to meet and discuss their work with each other and with a group of senior researchers and practitioners called mentors.


  • Submission Deadline (Extended), February 10, 2013 11:59 PST Sunday
  • Notification, February 25, 2013 Monday

All submissions will be acknowledged by email; submissions received after this date will not be considered. Participants will be chosen with an emphasis on diversity of topics, participants, approaches, and institutions.

For more information, please contact the Program Chairs:

  • Si Jung “Jun” Kim University of Central Florida
  • Frank Steinicke University of Würzburg, Germany

These materials should be e-mailed to the DC co-chairs, at
doctoralconsortium [at]