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Call for Doctoral Consortium

IEEE VR 2023: the 30th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces
25 March - 29 March 2023, Shanghai, China

Important Dates

  • December 16th, 2022 23:59 AoE: Submission deadline.
  • January 27th, 2023 23:59 AoE: Notification of acceptance.
  • February 10th, 2023 23:59 AoE: Camera-ready.
  • March 25th, 2023: Consortium.


The DC is a concentrated full-day event that will be held on March 25, where students present their research interests/plans/results to a panel of researchers in the field and receive specific constructive feedback, including opportunities to meet with mentors one-on-one. Accepted students will be expected to give in-depth presentations of their research and will receive constructive comments from mentors. Additionally, accepted students will create a poster about their work to allow IEEE VR attendees to quickly familiarize themselves with each other’s work and to be shown to a broader audience during the conference poster session. Accepted students will have the option to publish their two-page extended abstract in the conference proceedings and to be included in the online IEEE VR program. There is also the possibility that the abstracts may be archived in the IEEExplore digital library.

Eligibility and Topics

Ideal candidates will be in the early or mid stages of their PhD, and should have a solid idea of their direction and topic, but should also have room for improvement. The DC welcomes applicants from a broad range of disciplines including VR, AR, 3D user interfaces, human-computer interaction, wearable computing, social informatics, information technology, cognitive science, and related fields.

Submission Guidelines

To apply to the DC, please submit the following two documents via the Precision Conference Doctoral Consortium track at as a single PDF. All IEEE VR Doctoral Consortium submissions should be prepared in IEEE Computer Society VGTC format and submitted as a PDF.

  1. Position paper: Paper submissions should be 2 pages in length including references. This position paper must clearly motivate, discuss, and summarize the proposed Ph.D. research, describe how the research fits into and advances research in VR and/or related fields, and report on your progress. You may additionally focus on a more specific area of the research if desired. In the concluding section, you should identify 2-3 questions/areas for improvement that you would like to discuss during the DC.
  2. A one page Curriculum Vitae.
Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

Financing Your Conference Travel

Students are encouraged to seek funding from their institutions for registration costs. DC participants who also apply as Student Volunteers should refer to the Student Volunteer chairs for funding information.


For more information, please contact the DC Program Chairs at doctoralconsortium2023 [at]

  • Jens Grubert - Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
  • Hai-Ning Liang - Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
  • Jonathan Ventura - California Polytechnic State University, USA
  • Weiwei Xu - Zhejiang University, China
doctoralconsortium2023 [at]

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