Doctoral Consortium

o -> Call for PhD Consortium proposals (deadline January, 15) (expired)


Doctoral Consortium

is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., in their first or second year). The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and general advice on using the research environment in a constructive and international atmosphere. The Doctoral Consortium provides PhD students with the opportunity to meet and discuss with experts in their area. Students will present and discuss their thesis in the context of a well-known and established international conference outside of their usual university environment.

11 Ph.D. students have  been selected (see the list of the selected contributions here below).

The Doctoral Consortium will consist of 3 sessions. The first session aims at giving students the chance to present their work to others and get familiar with the work of other PhD students in their area. Each PhD student will give a very brief presentation (about 3 minutes) about his/her work with focus on motivation and research problem. These presentations are followed by a poster exhibition where individual discussion about each student’s work will take place. The third session aims at giving students feedback from an expert in their area and letting them discuss their work with him/her as well as with few other PhD students doing research in the respective area.

After the notification of acceptance/rejection, each PhD student with an accepted paper will be assigned to a small group consisting of 3-4 PhD students and one expert in their area. Each group will start to communicate and exchange their papers so that all members of the group are familiar with the papers of each group member. During the third session, each small group will meet individually and further discussions of the works will take place with the expert in the respective research field and other PhD students.


Selected contributions (alphabetic order, in bold the selected student)


• Adaptive competence-based system in an e-learning platform
Juan Manuel Vaca, J. Enrique Agudo, Mercedes Rico

• Classroom 3.0: the real world meets the virtuality through ambient sensing in education
Roberto Vergallo

• Design and development of user-friendly educational applications for 3D Collaborative Virtual Environments
Tessa Hawkins, Sue Cobb, Alex Stedmon

• Metrics Development for Measuring Virtual University Social Responsibility
Azam Esfijani, Elizabeth Chang

• Modelling Global Pattern Formations for Collaborative Learning Environments
Corrado Grappiolo, Yun-Gyung Cheong, Rilla Khaled, Georgios N. Yannakakis

• School of the Future: Using Augmented Reality for Contextual Information and Navigation in Academic Buildings
Silviu Vert, Radu Vasiu

• Stimulating the development of a disposition through games-based learning
Vandercruysse Sylke, Elen Jan, Clarebout Geraldine

• Towards a Synthesis of Learning Methodologies, Technologies and Software Product Lines – The Road Not Taken
Sridhar Chimalakonda

• Using Social Networking and Virtual Reality to Harness Creativity in Students in E-learning Situations
Diana Ragbir, Dr Permanand Mohan

• Utilizing Social Media for Goal Setting based on Observational Learning
Sébastien Louvigné, Neil Rubens, Toshio Okamoto

• Visualisation and Analysis of Multiuser Gaze Data: Eye Tracking Usability Studies in the Special Context of e-Learning
Gergely Rakoczi, Margit Pohl

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