The DC brings together PhD students working on topics related to automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications, providing them with an opportunity to present and discuss their research with their peers and senior faculty.
Each student will be allocated a 45-minute time slot, with 15 minutes for a presentation and 30 minutes for oral feedback by at least three senior faculty or researchers. The presentation will be intimate to encourage interaction, with only the session organizer, reviewers, and other student DC presenters in attendance. Reviewer feedback will cover all aspects of the proposal (the choice of topic, how it is to be investigated, etc.). Students are expected to attend all presentations in their session, take notes for their peers, and provide those notes to other students in their session. Also in 2018, we will make the DC a richer experience by (1) connecting PhD students before the conference, (2) using technology during the DC to document suggestions/comments from reviewers (e.g. video recording, Google Docs), and (3) organizing on-site networking events. The DC will take place on Saturday, September 22, prior to the start of the main conference program.
The topics of the AutomotiveUI’18 doctoral colloquium are identical with the main conference, which can be found at submission topics of AutomotiveUI ’18.
Andreas Riener, Linda Boyle
The AutomotiveUI’18 doctoral colloquium welcomes contributions from doctoral students currently registered in a PhD program. Ideal candidates should have worked on their dissertation for some months; they should have chosen a research topic and possibly have also made progress in identifying the relevant theories and their research plan.
A number of seats at the DC are reserved for recurring students. They are welcome to submit PhD progress proposals in which they should draw a clear picture on how previous DCs' have helped to reshape their PhD work.
Selection of participants will be based on the quality of the submission and its relevance to the conference topics, as well as the likelihood of DC benefit to the participant.
Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor must be mentioned in the submission. The conversation language of the colloquium is English and all submissions must be also in English. To apply to the DC, describe your proposed dissertation topic in up to 5 pages (including figures, references, and a 150-word abstract) using the publication format of the main conference.
The research proposal should:
In addition, submit a one-page biographical sketch (CV), including a paragraph stating what you hope to get out of participating in the DC (free format).
Please submit your research proposal and biographical sketch via the conference management system (Precision conference submission system). If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us any time at email@example.com. Submissions will be reviewed by the international doctoral colloquium program committee.
We are seeking to provide travel grants to allow more students to take part in the DC. However, at this early time we cannot guarantee we will finally be able to provide funding. Updates will be provided on the AutomotiveUI website.