Doctoral Consortium

The IVA Doctoral Consortium is a venue for early-career researchers to meet and discuss their research with other rising stars and experienced mentors in their field. The DC will be open to Ph.D. students with research relevant to the field and will be judged on a 2 page abstract of their doctoral research. Accepted authors will attend a short workshop prior to the conference with other accepted authors, where they will present and discuss their work to their peers, participate in talks by leaders in the field, and meet colleagues and mentors that will become future collaborators and friends. The IVA Doctoral Consortium aims to be highly selective and will choose applicants based on their research ability, potential, and engagement with the community. Topics are open to any IVA research (see the conference overview for a topic list).

Who can submit

Any student enrolled in a doctoral program whose research is of interest to the IVA community can apply.

What to submit

A two-page extended abstract in which the applicant ties together their past, current, and/or proposed work, within the context of the overarching research question(s) addressed by their work. This may be followed by up to one page of references. This page of references is not counted as part of the page limit. All extended abstracts must be submitted in PDF format and conform to the general ACM SIG format. Templates are available at this link (  – sigconf.tex or interim_layout.docx). In addition, ACM has partnered with Overleaf, where you can start writing in the format directly.

The extended abstract should cover the key research questions of their dissertation with their motivation, and a brief overview of the most important related work. The abstract should highlight the core approach of the student’s thesis, a high-level overview of any results to date, as well as expected outcomes and impact.

Applicants should also submit a 2-page research-oriented CV.

Where to submit

To submit please use the same submission website used for the IVA conference and select the “Doctoral Consortium” track (the track will be made available closer to the submission due date).

How it will be judged

Submissions to the IVA DC will be judged on the quality of the submission, potential research impact of the dissertation, a judgment on the potential benefits of the student’s participation in the consortium, and diversity consideration. Each application will be reviewed by at least two experts in IVA-related research.

Publication and Attendance

Successful applicants will be expected to attend the workshop, present and participate in the workshop, as well as present in the poster session of the main conference.

Important dates

  • Submission due date: July 1st, 2022 July 11th, 2022 (extended)
  • Notification date: August 8th, 2022
  • Camera Ready date: August 21st, 2022
  • Doctoral Consortium date: September 6th, 2022