2006 SIGCSE Doctoral Consortium

Houston, Texas

Wednesday, March 1


Consortium Coordinators:

Feel free to contact either of us if you have questions or comments.

About the Consortium:

The Doctoral Consortium is held the day before the regular sessions of the SIGCSE Technical Symposium begin. The aims of the Doctoral Consortium are:

  • To offer a friendly forum for students to discuss their work and receive constructive feedback.
  • To offer relevant information on issues important to doctoral candidates.
  • To nurture a community of researchers.

The Consortium is designed for students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program, though we are also open to including students currently in a Masters program. The Consortium is for students at any stage of study, and students in any area of computing are welcome to apply.

The Consortium allows participants to interact with established researchers and with other students, and to reflect -- through short activities, information sessions, and discussions -- on the process and lessons of research and life in academia. Each participant will give a short, critiqued, research presentation.

Doctoral Consortium participants must register for the SIGCSE Technical Symposium. There is no additional charge for the consortium itself.


Each year, several faculty members from various schools and environments join the DC coordinators to respond to the participants' Research Summaries and presentations.  The list of discussants will be posted at a later date.

Student Volunteers:

Any student participating in the Doctoral Consortium is welcome to serve as a Student Volunteer for the SIGCSE conference itself. As a volunteer you will receive free conference registration (among other things) in exchange for a few hours service at the conference. Details about SIGCSE Student Volunteers will be posted soon. If you apply to be a volunteer, please indicate to the volunteer coordinators that you will be participating in the Doctoral Consortium and therefore you cannot serve your hours on Wednesday, March 1.