Doctoral Consortium (DC)

The 10th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies in Assistive Environments, PETRA 2017, will hold a Doctoral Consortium (DC), in order to provide an opportunity for graduate student authors to present and make their work known.

We invite students to submit a full or a short paper to PETRA 2017, and at the same time submit an application for the NSF Doctoral Consortium (DC) Travel Award. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library proceedings, and awardees will receive a financial support of up to $2,191, based on receipts, to partially cover their conference registration and travel expenses. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To be eligible for the award, a student must be attending a US institution and must be author of a submitted paper to PETRA or one of the affiliated Workshops.

The doctoral consortium (DC) offers a supportive learning opportunity for doctoral students in their research. Students will receive feedback and guidance from the PETRA 2017 Doctoral Consortium mentors and have the opportunity to discuss issues related to their dissertation proposal, dissertation execution, job search, and grant seeking.

Students will have an opportunity to:

  • Present their research work in a relaxed and supportive environment
  • Receive feedback and suggestions from peers and from an international community of experts
  • Gain an overview of the breadth and depth of Pervasive Technologies
  • Obtain insight into new directions taken by other doctoral candidates
  • Discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other issues
  • Network with peers and future colleagues

All topics described in the Call for Papers are eligible for paper submissions.

Submission and DC Application Process

To be considered for the DC event, students must:

  1. Have submitted a paper to PETRA 2017 or one of the affiliated Workshops
  2. Finish the DC application form
  3. Reference Letter signed by their faculty advisor
  4. Resume (up to 2 pages)
  5. Submit the above documents (paper, DC application, Reference letter and Resume) here, and send an email to notifying us of your DC application by March 31, 2017.

A PDF version of Call for Doctoral Consortium Applications is available here.

PETRA 2016 Doctoral Consortium Photos