Call for Doctoral Consortium Submissions

The Eurographics Doctoral Consortium is a networking event that provides PhD students, working in all areas of computer graphics, with an excellent opportunity to present their work and interact with distinguished and experienced researchers in the field, receiving feedback and mentoring, as well as a different perspective from senior researchers outside their home institution. In addition, the Doctoral Consortium provides a unique forum for PhD students to share their work and experience among their fellow PhD students. The Doctoral Consortium will take place within the Eurographics’2021 conference, to be held in Vienna, May 3-7, 2021.

Who should apply?

PhD students working in all areas of computer graphics are encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage applications from students who are in the first half of their PhD work, especially those who already have a clear research direction (possibly with some published results), as they have sufficient time ahead to profit from their participation in the Doctoral Consortium. Students who are close to finishing their doctorate degree, or have very recently finished it, are also welcome, to share their experience and to discuss their ongoing research and future research plans.

The applicants are strongly encouraged to consider submitting a poster of their work to the poster track in parallel.

Timeline

January 31, 2021 Submission deadline
March 4, 2021 Notification of acceptance
March 28, 2021 Camera ready submission

* All deadlines are at 23:59 UTC

Submission guidelines

Submission website: Eurographics Submission and Review Management (SRM) system.

Template: Format should be in accordance with Eurographics Author’s guidelines.

Eligible Doctoral Consortium students who would like to participate in the Doctoral Consortium should submit the following documents as a single PDF file:

1. Research Statement: A 3-4 pages extended abstract summarizing their dissertation research, singly authored by themself. The submissions should NOT be anonymous. The use of figures is encouraged. This document should include:

  • university doctoral program context in which the work is being conducted, including starting date and expected graduation date;
  • motivation that drives the dissertation research;
  • research objectives/questions;
  • background and related work that informs the author’s research;
  • research approach, methodology and proposed experiments (where appropriate);
  • dissertation status and a description of the remaining work;
  • current and expected contributions.

The research statement should transcend the scope of a single publication or project, and instead focus on the general research theme or agenda for the student’s PhD thesis.

2. Supervisor’s letter of support: A one-page signed letter from the PhD student’s supervisor, supporting her/his participation in the Doctoral Consortium, and providing the following information:

  • the student’s status with respect to the institution’s PhD requirements;
  • the expected date of thesis/dissertation defense or graduation;
  • why attendance at this Doctoral Consortium would be particularly beneficial to the student;
  • what contributions the student is likely to make to the event if invited to attend.

3. Curriculum vitae: A 1-2 pages CV plus the list of all publications.

All three documents must be written in English.

Review Process

The review process is single-blinded. The review and decision of acceptance will take into account: (1) Quality of the submission (potential contribution and impact of the research to the field of computer graphics) and the author’s stage of doctoral research; (2) the benefits of the consortium for the author’s PhD research; (3) the author’s contribution to the diversity of topics, backgrounds and profiles that will integrate the Consortium.

Participation

All authors of accepted submissions are expected to attend the Doctoral Consortium, where they will present their work to a panel of experts, selected by the Doctoral Consortium co-chairs to match at best the topics related to the accepted submissions.

For this, the authors will prepare and bring a poster (format A0, portrait orientation) which will be used to present their work.

The panelists will then interact with the presenter to discuss their approach and provide constructive advice and suggestions.

Eurographics Doctoral Consortium Chairs

László Szirmay-Kalos, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
Hsiang-Yun Wu, TU Wien, Austria

Contact: chairs-eg2021dc@eg.org

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