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CHI 2003 Doctoral Consortium

Doctoral Consortium

Sunday and Monday, 6-7 April, Chair: Steve Draper, University of Glasgow, UK

The CHI 2003 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to explore their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished research faculty, with travel and other expenses provided by the conference. In the past, many consortium participants reported this as a valuable experience as part of their doctoral studies. The Consortium has the following specific objectives:

  • Offer each participant fresh perspectives and comments on their work from researchers outside their own institution, both from faculty and other students.
  • Provide a supportive setting for mutual feedback on participants ' current research and guidance on future research directions.
  • Develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research.
  • Contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events.

The Consortium will be held on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 April 2003, in a session where about 15 students and four "faculty" discuss each student's work in turn. Student participants will have their abstracts published in the conference Extended Abstracts, and a poster of their work exhibited at the main conference. They will receive complimentary conference registration, and reimbursement of travel, accommodation and subsistence (i.e. food) expenses up to $1500 USD. Each participant in the Doctoral Consortium is expected to attend both days, including dinner on Saturday and Sunday. A report on the Doctoral Consortium will be published in the SIGCHI Bulletin.


Susanne Bay Aachen University, Germany
Cellular phone manuals: Users' benefit from spatial maps

Pedro Branco Fraunhofer, CRCG, Inc., Rhode Island, USA
Emotional Interaction

Tim Butler U. of Hertfordshire, UK
ClearPen: Improving the legibility of handwriting

Rob Capra Virginia Tech., USA
Mobile informaiton re-finding using a voice interface

Konstantinos Chorianopoulos Athens University of Econmoics & Business, Greece
The digital set-top box as a virtual channel provider

Jinjuan (Heidi) Feng Baltimore(UMBC), USA
Modeling command selection for speech-based applications

Faustina Hwang U. of Cambridge, UK
Partitioning cursor movements in "point and click" tasks

Hyunmo Kang U. of Maryland, USA
Personal media exploration with semantic regions

Bonnie MacKay Dalhousie, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The gateway: a navigation technique for migrating to small screens

Jack Muramatsu Irvine(UCI), USA
Social regulation in virtual spaces

Jens Riegelsberger UCL (University College London), UK
Interpersonal cues and consumer trust in E-commerce

Hokyoung Ryu U. of York, UK
Modeling cyclic interaction: an account of feedback

Jia Shen New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Utilizing mobile devices to capture case stories for knowledge management

Anette Steel U. of Waikato, New Zealand
Understanding and enhancing call centre computer-human-human interaction

Huatong (Hannah) Sun Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, USA
Exploring cultural usability: a localization study of mobile text messaging use