If you would like to participate in the 2006 SIGCSE Doctoral Consortium:
Prepare a brief
Research Summary describing your work.
Send an email to the
Consortium Coordinators indicating your interest.
Details regarding these items follow. You must submit your application on
or before November 30, 2005.
Prepare your Research Summary as a single HTML document with a flat
structure. That is, your main content should not be separated into multiple
pages. You may, however, include links to external references as appropriate.
This approach simplifies the review process. Please keep the length of your
research summary to no more than three printed pages, using
reasonable formatting standards. Do NOT use the paper template format for
regular SIGCSE papers. Develop your paper as black text on a white
background. This will help the reviewers that choose to print your
The HTML title of your Research Summary should be "SIGCSE 2006
DC Application -- your name". At the top of the first
page, list your name, affiliation, and title of your research. The body of
your application should provide a nice overview of your research and its
current status. You may choose to include the following sections:
Previous research in
Goals of the research
Include the following REQUIRED sections at the END of your Research
Current stage in your
program of study
What you hope to gain
from participating in the Doctoral Consortium
We will post the Research Summaries of accepted applicants on a Wiki (Swiki) so that all
participants can familiarize themselves with the information prior to the
conference. Discussants will provide written feedback on the Research
Summaries prior to the beginning of the Doctoral Consortium.
Mail your submission to the Doctoral Consortium co-coordinators at Mark Guzdial. Please use the
following subject line in your email: SIGCSE 2006 DC Application
Include your Research Summary (HTML format) as an attachment, or provide its URL on the web.
Include the following "cover page" information in your email
message and in your Research Summary:
Working title of
Your full name
Name you preferred to
be called (nickname)
School at which you
are earning your Ph.D.
Department in which
you are a student
Full postal address
Keywords pertinent to
The URL of your
personal web page (if any)
professor's name (if any)
Activities After Acceptance
Notification of acceptance will be sent by December 16, 2005. Participants should be aware of the
following activities, some of which occur before the conference:
Each participant will
have the opportunity to submit an updated Research Summary by January 16.
All of the accepted Research Summaries will be made available via the DC
web site. We encourage participants to review one another's Research
Summaries before the conference and to begin communicating with one
another regarding their research in the weeks before we convene at the
We will organize an
informal (and optional) get-together for dinner on the evening before
the primary DC day. The DC will NOT be paying for this dinner.
Lunch will be
provided at no cost to the participants. Coffee and breakfast are
in budget negotiations at present.
Registration for the
Doctoral Consortium will begin at on March 1. The day will end around A preliminary agenda is
available. Updated details of the agenda will be posted when they
DC participants will
be encouraged to participate in various ways in regular conference
activities, and we will meet briefly later in the conference week for a
wrap-up session to compare notes.