Contributing › Doctoral consortium

Organized as part of the IHM conference, the doctoral consortium are an opportunity for PhD students in Human-Computer Interaction to present their research work before a panel of experts in the field in a collegial atmosphere.

The objectives of this day are to :

  • Give doctoral students constructive comments on their doctoral research,
  • To bring new perspectives to the ongoing thesis work,
  • Make these research themes and their actors visible within the community,
  • Meet their peers.

Call for participation

This call concerns all doctoral research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Accepted submissions will be made available on the conference website.

Instructions to authors

Paper submissions for doctoral consortium should state the doctoral research question, its motivation, the expected contributions, the research methodology envisaged, and any preliminary, exploratory or advanced results contributing to the research question.

Selection procedure

Submissions will be evaluated by the responsible persons and the following panel of experts (constituted according to the themes of the submissions):

Format of the submission

The submission consists of an article (not anonymous) and a certificate from the thesis director confirming the thesis registration and its start date. The submission must be written in English or French on 2 to 4 pages, summarizing the doctoral research and describing the progress and prospects. Articles should respect the format of the proceedings.
Accepted submissions will result in a presentation followed by a question-and-answer period with the panel of researchers and participants. Accepted submissions will also be the subject of a poster, which will be presented during a session of the conference.

At the end of the doctoral consortium, a niche will be provided for more general exchanges on the field, the doctorate, etc. between the participants and the members of the expert panel. These exchanges will continue over dinner.


Submissions must be in Extended Abstracts Format NOT anonymous:

Submission procedure

Full submissions (article and thesis supervisor's attestation) should be submitted to

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of the paper + attestation of thesis director: 08/01/2021
  • Notification to authors: 03/05/2021
  • Deadline for submission of final versions (paper + poster): 04/06/2021

Support for doctoral consortium

Participation in the doctoral consoritum is supported by AFIHM, with accommodation and registration fees.