Doctoral Consortium

You must be enrolled in a design-related discipline as a doctoral candidate at the time of submitting your application and at the time of the conference. You will get most value from attending if you are already in possession of a clear direction for your thesis but have not yet finished your research. However, people at other stages may be considered. We are expecting to accept up to 10-12 candidates.

Preparing and Submitting

Submissions must be done through the Precision Conference submission system (PCS).

Document 1: PhD Abstract

The first document should be a 4 page Extended Abstract (not including references) of your PhD, using the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format. Please use US letter (not A4).

  • Word Extended Abstracts template (.docx format)
  • LaTeX Extended Abstracts template (.zip archive)
  • LaTeX Extended Abstracts template on


Document 2: Supporting Materials

The supporting document should include the following (you may format the documents as you see fit):

  • A short CV (max 1 page).
  • A list of three key readings that have influenced your PhD, with a short description for each reading (max 1 page).
  • A brief statement of support from your PhD supervisor, which includes a statement of where you are in your PhD process (max 200 words).
  • A written statement of commitment to do the requested preparation ahead of attending such as committing to attend and submitting slides ahead of the event.

Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium Chairs. Participation in the Doctoral
Consortium will be limited to candidates who have been accepted into the Consortium.


If you are accepted to the Doctoral Consortium, we will send you registration instructions.

Participation in the Doctoral Consortium is free of charge to the invited participants. If you are presenting and/or participating in any other part of DIS 2021, you will need to pay the student conference registration fee.

DIS 2022 Doctoral Consortium Program Chairs