Doctoral Colloquium

Quick Facts

When: The doctoral colloquium (DC) will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2024, the day before the start of the main conference. This way, it will be possible for selected DC participants to also attend workshops, tutorials, and to enjoy all of the main conference. Depending on the number of accepted applications, the DC will run in one session or two sessions (morning, afternoon). Only those invited to present or review presentations are permitted to attend the doctoral colloquium to encourage interaction and comply with room occupancy constraints.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 3, 2024
Decision notification: July 24, 2024
Camera-ready version: TBD
Doctoral colloquium: September 21, 2024

Submissions are accepted until 11:59 pm AoE (Anywhere on Earth). These dates are fixed; there will be no extensions.


  • To improve research in the field of automotive user interfaces by providing PhD students with feedback on proposed dissertations.
  • To provide opportunities for PhD students to network with peers & facilitate professional development by sharing research interests.

Submission content and format:

  • 6 pages including figures, references, and a 150-word abstract
  • 1-page biographical sketch, including a paragraph stating what you hope to learn from participating in the DC

Submission page: TBD

More details regarding the new ACM workflow for publications can be found here:

Chairs: Birsen Donmez, Shadan Sadeghian, and Bruce Walker


The DC aims to bring 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 participant will be allocated a dedicated time slot, split into a presentation part and a feedback part with 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 (choice of topic, how it is investigated, etc.). Students are expected to attend all other presentations in their session, take notes for their peers, and provide those notes to other students in their session.

***Students selected for the DC will be first priority for student volunteer opportunities. Student volunteer positions typically cover some conference fees (including registration).

The topics of the AutomotiveUI'24 doctoral colloquium are identical with the main conference, see for details.


Birsen Donmez, Shadan Sadeghian, and Bruce Walker

Further details


The AutomotiveUI'24 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.

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 should be written in the new single-column ACM Sigchi template. General formats and template information can be found here!

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 6 pages (including figures/tables, references, and the 150-word abstract)  using the publication format of the main conference (single-column ACM SIGCHI format).

The research proposal should:

  • give a crisp introduction to the field/problem domain

  • present key related work (current status of the problem domain and related solutions, applicable norms/standards),

  • clearly formulate the research questions/approaches [Hint: Presenting those questions as who, what, when, where, and why questions is often helpful.]

  • point out significance and innovation (expected contributions)

  • describe the research method that is planned or has been applied

  • outline your contribution to the problem domain and highlight the uniqueness of your approach

  • pose questions and issues (that you would like to discuss at the DC)

In addition, submit a one-page biographical sketch (CV), including a paragraph stating what you hope to get out of participating in the DC.

Please submit your research proposal and biographical sketch via the PCS conference management system (

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us any time at <>. All submissions will be reviewed by the international doctoral colloquium program committee.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!