Submission deadline: 5 Feb 2007, 5:00 PM (1700) PST
Acceptance notification: 9 Feb 2007
The HotMobile 2007 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral
students to explore and develop their research interests in a small workshop
format, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished researchers. We invite
students who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their
dissertation work to apply for this unique opportunity to share their work with
students in a similar situation as well as senior researchers in the field.
The Consortium has the following objectives:
- Provide a supportive
setting for feedback on students' current research and guidance on future
- Offer each student comments
and fresh perspectives on their work from faculty and students outside
their own institution.
- Promote the development of
a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research.
- Contribute to the
conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference
About three doctoral students
and four faculty will be invited to participate. Students will give a
presentation providing an overview of their work and results to date. Student
participants will have their abstracts published in the HotMobile 2007
Proceedings and a poster of their work exhibited at the main conference.
Applying to the Doctoral Consortium
Submissions are invited from current graduate students pursuing a PhD project
who would benefit from detailed workshop discussions of their doctoral research
by a panel of established researchers. Students are also expected to share in
scribing, writing up summaries of each talk and subsequent discussion, which
will be published in a relevant journal. These students will also get free
Submission materials consist
- an extended abstract (see
- a one-page biographical
- a one-paragraph statement
of expected benefits of participation (see below),
- a letter of recommendation
from the student's primary dissertation advisor (this can be sent
separately, if desired)
All materials should be sent
to Mirjana Spasojevic <mirjana dot spasojevic at nokia dot com>
(as a single PDF file) by 5 February 2007, 5:00 PM (1700) PST. Your file
should be named lastname_dc.pdf, where lastname is your family name. The file
must be no larger than 5 Mbytes in size.
Prepare a two-page extended abstract of your thesis work, including: title,
author information, abstract, keywords, thesis research summary, and
references. This extended abstract, if accepted for the Doctoral Consortium,
will be published in the HotMobile 2007 Post-proceedings. Thus it will be
widely available to conference delegates and those with access to ACM
The extended abstract should clearly specify:
- the problem(s) that the
research is addressing; the research question(s) you are trying to answer.
- the expected
contribution(s) of the research to mobility
- the proposed solution(s),
including a brief description of the methodology adopted (for example,
with the scheme Method-Results-Discussion for experimental studies), of
the current status, and of a tentative plan for future work.
Statement of Expected Benefits of Participation
Prepare one paragraph explaining what specific guidance or other help you
expect to gain from participating in the consortium. For example, are you
looking for specific guidance on methods and approaches, help in thinking
through design issues, a forum to discuss empirical phenomena, etc.
Doctoral Consortium submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
- Originality of the work
with respect to current concepts and techniques.
- Importance of the work with
respect to fundamental issues and themes in mobility
- Rigor and validity of
claims, argumentation, methodology, results, and interpretations.
- Clarity and persuasiveness
Participants in the consortium will be selected by the Doctoral Consortium
Committee. The review process will retain the anonymity of reviewers. Due to
the nature of the doctoral consortium, submissions from students in the
beginning and middle of their dissertation process will be weighed more
favorably than those finishing up.
Well in advance of the deadline (5 February 2007, 5:00 PM (1700) PST):
- Create your submission
- Write an extended
abstract. The abstract must print to no more than 2 pages.
- Write a one-page biographical
- Write a one-paragraph
statement of expected benefits of participation
- Obtain a letter of
recommendation from your primary dissertation advisor
- Package the materials above
into a single PDF file. Name it according to the following convention:
lastname_dc.pdf. You may submit the letter of recommendation as a separate
file, sent directly by your advisor.
- Test that your PDF prints
correctly and that is it no larger than 5 Mbytes.
- Send your submission to
Mirjana Spasojevic <mirjana dot spasojevic at nokia dot com> no
later than 5 Feb 2007, 5:00 PM (1700) PST.