Call for Doctoral Consortium EICS 2017, June 26–29, 2017 | Deadline: April 17, 2017

The 9th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems
June 26-29, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

– Authors of accepted DC submissions will have their registration fee waived.

– Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine
– Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University, Newcastle

EICS 2017 is the ninth international conference devoted to engineering usable and effective interactive computing systems. Work presented at EICS covers the full range of aspects that come into play when “engineering” interactive systems, such as innovations in the design, development, deployment, verification and validation of interactive systems. Topics of interest include a.o. the design and development of systems incorporating new interaction techniques and multimodal interaction, multi-device interaction, mobile and pervasive systems, large-scale and big data applications, deployment of interactive systems, as well as novel development methods and processes. EICS 2017 focuses on methods, techniques and tools that support designing and developing interactive systems. The Conference brings together people who study or practice the engineering of interactive systems, drawing from HCI, Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, CSCW, Ubiquitous/Pervasive Systems and Game Development communities.


The Doctoral Consortium (DC) provides an opportunity for PhD students to present their research goals as well as intermediate results and to discuss them with leading experts in the field as well as with peers. Students will receive feedback on the quality of their presentation and on the proposed research itself. Students can be in intermediate or advanced stages of their research, but should not have completed their work yet, and should thus still be able to take feedback from the Consortium into account.

* a short paper (max 4 pages in ACM Extended Abstract Format)
* a free-form CV of the PhD candidate

Accepted submissions will be distributed to all participants and to the members of the panel to allow them to prepare for a fruitful discussion during the DC session. Authors will be invited to present a poster and give a short talk about their PhD research during the main EICS conference. Additional information about how to prepare for the DC will be provided following acceptance.

Costs for Doctoral Consortium Participation

Applicants who are selected to take part in the doctoral consortium have free access to conference as well. Please note, however, that participants will be expected to pay for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence.


Submission of doctoral work-in-progress: April 17, 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 8, 2017
Doctoral Consortium: June 26, 2017
Main conference sessions: June 27–29, 2017


General Co-Chairs
José Creissac Campos (HASLab/INESC TEC & University of Minho, Portugal)
Nuno Nunes (IST, M-ITI, Portugal)

Doctorial Consortium Co-Chairs
Nuno Correia (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Anke Dittmar (Rostok University, Germany)


Further details can be found on the conference website:
If you have further queries, please contact

Nuno Correia and Anke Dittmar