[Humanist] 22.595 cfp: Doctoral Consortium

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 595.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 10:37:13 -0600
From: Megan Winget <megan at ischool.utexas.edu>
Subject: JCDL 2009 - Doctoral Consortium - CFP


Doctoral Consortium CFP
The Doctoral Consortium of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital
Call for Participation
June 15 - 19, 2009 - Austin, TX

What is the Doctoral Consortium?

The Doctoral Consortium is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the
world who are in the early phases of their dissertation work (i.e., the
consortium is not intended for those who are finished or nearly finished
with their dissertation). The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to help
students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and
general advice on using the research environment in a constructive and
international atmosphere. Students will present and discuss their thesis in
the context of a well-known and established international conference outside
of their usual university atmosphere. The workshop will take place on a
single full day. Up to 15 students will have the opportunity to participate.
Limited funding may be available to partially offset travel and registration
costs for those students with severe financial need.

Several prominent professors and experienced practitioners in the field of
digital library research in organizations from different countries and
continents will conduct the workshop. They will review all the submissions
and comment on the content of the thesis as well as on the presentation.
Students will have 20 minutes to present their research, focusing on the
main theme of their thesis, what they have achieved so far and how they plan
to continue their work. Another 20 minutes is reserved for discussion and
feedback from both the professors and other participants. In the course of
the workshop students will also get advice on more general questions, e.g.
the differences of Ph.D. studies in different countries.

Call for Papers and Topics

Students interested in participating in the Doctoral Consortium should
submit an extended abstract (see details below) describing their Digital
Library research. Submissions relating to any aspect of Digital Library
research, development, and evaluation are welcomed, including: technical
advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and
institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and
design advances, and innovative in the sciences, humanities, and education.

To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please provide an
extended abstract of your doctoral work and upload it at www.jcdl2009.org.
The extended abstract is restricted to 4000 words (approx. 8 pages).
Submissions should be submitted electronically in pdf format. The abstracts

* Clearly formulate the research question,

* Identify the significant problems in the field of research,

* Summarize the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the
state of the art for solutions,

* Clearly present any preliminary research plans and ideas, and the results
achieved so far,

* Sketch the research methodology that is to be applied,

* Describe the expected contributions of the applicant to the research area,

* (For technical research) describes how the research is innovative, novel
or extends existing approaches to a problem.

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and
clarity. Workshop participation is limited to 15 Ph.D. students.


Accepted abstracts will be distributed to participants as the workshop
proceedings and made available to participants via the JCDL Doctoral
Consortium digitally.  Participants will be invited to include their
abstracts in a special issue of the TCDL Bulletin, the publication of the
IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Digital Libraries.

Important Dates

March 23, 2009  Deadline for submission of abstracts

April 10, 2009  Notification of acceptance

June 15, 2009   Doctoral Consortium

June 15 - 19, 2009  JCDL

Contact Address

Requests for information should be e-mailed to megan at ischool.utexas.edu and
mln at cs.odu.edu.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Megan A. Winget, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
Sanchez Building, 562L
1 University Station, D7000
Austin, TX 78712-0390
Phone: 512.471.3969
Fax: 512.471.3971
web: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~megan/
email: megan at ischool.utexas.edu

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