Doctoral consortium


The aim of the FG’15 Doctoral Consortium is to provide a forum for Ph.D. students to discuss their research and career objectives with other students and senior researchers working in relevant fields, and get effective and timely feedback from the international research community. FG’15 Doctoral Consortium also aims to:
provide a networking environment that will enable the doctoral students establish new contacts and collaborations with other international junior and senior researchers;
equip the new generation of bright researchers with career options and inform them about the possibilities in academia and industry.

The Doctoral Consortium will be a half-day event, and will start with a catered lunch combined with an informal introduction by the senior researchers followed by Q&A and discussions with attendees. Attendance will be by invitation only.

There will be three oral sessions following the lunch. During each session, the accepted student participants will present their research work and will receive feedback from the invited committee. The committee members will discuss the work with the student and provide constructive comments and guidance on his/her research. The students will also present their work during a poster session in the main conference, receiving feedback from the rest of the community.
Student participants accepted in the Doctoral Consortium are eligible for consideration for some level of financial support on their travel.


We encourage submissions from Ph.D. students who are already working on their dissertations with some results already published or close to publication. Preference will be given to students who are far enough along to have formulated their dissertation topics. We encourage diversity and equality, both in terms of research topics as well as participating institutions and individuals. We do not expect more than two students to be invited from each institution to represent a diverse sample. Women are especially encouraged to apply. It is not necessary to have a paper appearing in FG 2015 in order to apply to participate.


Each student is expected to submit:

  • A paper (one of the following options):
    • The paper accepted by FG 2015 or the workshops in conjunction with FG 2015, if applicable. This is not a mandatory material for application.
    • Applicants who did not submit a paper to FG 2015 or the workshops in conjunction with FG 2015 should submit an extended abstract (Max 4 pages) following the FG 2015 paper format. It should describe original work that is part of the doctoral work of the student applicant. We encourage the submission of work that is still in progress.
  • A .zip file, submitted as supplementary material, that contains:
    • A research statement to summarize the research topic, the working plan, and the progress to date. (Max 2 pages)
    • A CV (Max 1 page)
    • A supporting letter from the thesis advisor that endorses the student’s application to this Doctoral Consortium and briefly describes the progress or status of the student’s thesis work.

All materials should be prepared in PDF format and submitted through the conference submission system in the “Doctoral Consortium” track.

Technical committee

  • Brais Martinez, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Hayley Hung, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Stefanos Zafeiriou, Imperial College London, UK
  • Karl Ricanek, UNCW, USA
  • Fernando De la Torre, CMU, USA
  • Merlin Teodosia Suarez, De La Salle Univ., Phillipiness
  • Alice O’Toole, UT Dallas, USA
  • Vivek Singh, Rutgers Univ., USA
  • Grace Ngai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Nadia Berthouze, University College London, UK

Financial Support

Only students who apply and are invited for participation in the Doctoral Consortium can be considered for financial support for travel, lodging and registration expenses. The number and size of the offers of financial support are contingent upon available funds.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: January 23rd, 2015
Notifications: February 20th, 2015
Camera-ready deadline: February 27th, 2015
Consortium Date: May 4th, 2015

More information

For more information and updates on the IEEE FG’15 Doctoral Consortium, visit the Doctoral Consortium page of the main conference website:.
For further questions, contact the Doctoral Consortium Chairs Carlos Busso and Hatice Gunes.