Eurographics Call for Doctoral Consortium

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 2020 conference, to be held in Norrköping, Sweden.

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.


March 28, 2020 Submission deadline
April 18, 2020 Acceptance Notification

* All deadlines are at 23:59 UTC

Submission details

Submissions will be made electronically through the Eurographics Submission and Review Management (SRMv2) system. Template: the format of the submission should be in accordance with Eurographics Author’s guidelines. Eligible Doctoral Consortium students who would like to participatein the Doctoral Consortium should submit the following documents as a single PDF file:

Research Statement
A 3-4 pages extended abstract summarizing her/his dissertation research, singly authored by herself/himself. 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 of the dissertation 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 of the student’s PhD thesis.

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.
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.


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 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 her/his approach and provide
constructive advice and suggestions.

Eurographics Doctoral Consortium Chair

Michael Doggett, Lund University, Sweden

For any question concerning short paper submissions please contact the doctoral consortium chair: