Vandana Singh, PhD
Assistant Professor,
School of Information Sciences,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
449 Communications Building,
1345 Circle Park Drive,
Knoxville, TN 37996-0341,
Phone : (865) 974-2785.
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Subject: ACM GROUP 2012 - Last Call for Doctoral Consortium - Submission due June 1, 2012

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**** ACM GROUP 2012 | Call for Doctoral Consortium ***
**** Sanibel Island, Florida, October 27-31, 2012 ****

The GROUP Doctoral Colloquium (DC) provides an opportunity for up to 12 Ph.D. candidates to meet and discuss their work with each other and with a panel of four experienced researchers and practitioners, including Dan Cosley (Cornell University), Dave Randall (University of Siegen), Pernille Bjørn (IT University Copenhagen), and Aleksandra Sarcevic (Drexel University).

The colloquium will be a full-day event on October 28, 2012. Participants will give short, informal presentations of their work and receive constructive critiques from both faculty panelists and other DC members. There will also be time for discussing professionalization issues. Participants will also present their work to the larger GROUP community during the interactive poster session on October 30, 2012. Because a primary goal is to enculturate participants into both GROUP and the scholarly community, DC participants are expected to stay for the entire conference. To this end, we will cover registration, lodging, and to the extent possible, travel costs. We gratefully acknowledge funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the DC.

We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines and approaches that inform the GROUP conference, including CSCW, information technology, information science, HCI, organizational studies, social informatics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, computer science, cognitive science, and related fields. Applicants should be at or near candidacy and actively engaged in their dissertation research.

==== Submission ====

* Submissions due: June 1, 2012

The submission should include (1) a two-page description of the applicant's dissertation research, including an abstract of no more than 150 words, formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template; (2) a current curriculum vita; (3) a cover letter explaining why they wish to attend the GROUP DC and the name of their faculty advisor(s); and (4) a brief letter of recommendation from the advisor confirming their appropriateness for the DC.

All submissions will be acknowledged by email; submissions received after this date will not be considered. Participants will be chosen with an emphasis on diversity of topics, participants, approaches, and institutions.

These materials should be e-mailed to
Aleksandra and Dan, the Doctoral Colloquium co-chairs, at "[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>"

==== Further Information & Contact ====

Questions about the DC can also be sent to the chairs at  "[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>"

For more information about ACM GROUP 2012 or the Doctoral Colloquium, please see:

Aleksandra Sarcevic
Assistant Professor
The iSchool at Drexel
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