Call for Doctoral Colloquium Papers

Call for Contributions

The doctoral colloquium offers a chance for PhD students to receive high- quality feedback from external reviewers and to directly interact with peers, to exchange ideas, discuss concepts, and establish informal cooperation between research groups.

PhD students and candidates are invited to present, discuss and defend their work-in-progress or preliminary results in an international and renowned audience of researchers and developers in the ubiquitous computing field at Pervasive 2010. PhD students and candidates at all stages in the process are invited to submit a thesis position paper, but preference is given to students early on in their PhD work. Participants will be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the Colloquium, to be followed by a discussion. The submission should clearly state:

  • The original key idea / hypothesis of the thesis
  • The problem domain and the specific problem addressed
  • An overview of related work in the area of the PhD work
  • Methodological approach
  • Research carried out
  • Evaluations and evaluation methods, for assessing the impact of pervasive computing devices, applications or environments
  • The contribution made in the field of ubiquitous computing (for early work, state the expected contribution)

Submission and Review Process

Submissions (up to 8 pages) should be formatted according to the guidelines of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science [LNCS format] and should be submitted as PDF files through [EDAS system]. The submissions will be reviewed and based on these reviews approximately 8 participants for the doctoral colloquium will be selected. The accepted thesis position papers will be published in the Adjunct Proceedings of Pervasive 2010 on a USB stick.

Submission site: EDAS

Critical Dates

  • 1 February 2010 Submission deadline
  • 8 March 2010 Author Notification
  • 31 March 2010 Camera-ready paper deadline

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs

  • René Mayrhofer, Upper Austria University of Applied Science
  • Heikki Ailisto, VTT Oulu, Finland
  • pervasive_dc [AT]

Doctoral Colloquium Panelists

  • John Krumm, Microsoft Research
  • Aaron Quigley, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Jukka Riekki, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Khai Truong, University of Toronto, Canada