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Call for Doctoral Consortium

IEEE VR 2024: The 31st IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces
March 16-21, 2024 | Orlando, Florida USA

Important Dates

  • December 3rd, 2023 23:59 AoE: Submission deadline.
  • January 18th, 2024 23:59 AoE: Notification of acceptance.
  • January 31st, 2024 23:59 AoE: Camera-ready.


The Doctoral Consortium at IEEE VR 2024 is a concentrated event where students present their research interests, plans, and results to a panel of researchers in related fields and receive specific and 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 valuable comments from mentors. Additionally, accepted students will have the chance to create a poster about their work to allow IEEE VR 2024 attendees to quickly familiarize themselves with each other’s work These posters will also be shown to the 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 IEEE VR 2024 online program. Abstracts may be archived in the IEEExplore digital library.

Eligibility and Topics

Ideal candidates will be in the early or mid-stage of their PhD and should have a solid idea of their research direction as well as dissertation topic, which may have still room for improvement. The consortium 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 Doctoral Consortium, please submit the following two documents via the Precision Conference Doctoral Consortium track at as a single PDF file. All submissions to the Doctoral Consortium should be prepared in IEEE Computer Society VGTC format (see

  1. Position paper: Submissions should be two pages in length (including references). This position paper must clearly motivate, discuss, and summarize the proposed PhD research, describe how the research fits into and advances research in the field, 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 two to three questions or areas for improvement that you would like to discuss during the Doctoral Consortium.
  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. Doctoral Consortium participants who also apply as Student Volunteers should refer to the Student Volunteer chairs for funding information.


For more information, please contact the Doctoral Consortium Program Chairs at .

  • Frank Guan, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
  • Jan P. Springer, University of Arkansas, USA

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