The WikiSym 2011 Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners. The symposium will be held on Sunday October 2 on the campus of Stanford University.
|May 20, 2011, 5:00 p.m. PST||Application materials due|
|June 24, 2011||Notification of acceptance|
|August 19, 2011||Final versions of abstracts and research overviews due|
|October 2, 2011||Doctoral Symposium|
We encourage participation from all doctoral students doing work related to open collaboration, regardless of their academic discipline. Relevant disciplines include (but are not limited to) computer science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, information science, cognitive science, rhetoric, communications, and economics. Applicants should be PhD students with an already well-established direction of research who would benefit from attendance at the Symposium. Preference will be given to students who already have begun their dissertations and are within two years of graduation.
The Symposium committee will select 8-10 participants. Participants will present their work at the Symposium; each student presentation will be followed by feedback from a faculty mentor and extensive group discussion. Participants also will present their research in an interactive poster session during the main technical program of the conference.
Funding. Due to generous support from the National Science Foundation, we can cover airfare (up to $750), three hotel nights (in a selected hotel, shared rooms), conference registration, and meals on the day of the Symposium. Note that students are eligible for support whether or not they are attending U.S. institutions.
How to Apply. Applicants should submit the following items through the EasyChair conference system :
Your research advisor must separately submit a letter (send to firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating that they support your application to the Symposium and that they agree that your research is at an appropriate stage for participation. This letter should also describe how you might benefit from the Symposium and how they expect that you might benefit the other students in this group experience.
All submissions must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (17:00) Pacific Standard Time on May 20, 2011.
Doctoral Symposium Chair: Loren Terveen, University of Minnesota (email@example.com)
Additional Faculty Mentors: Robert Biuk-Aghai, University of Macau; Coye Cheshire, University of California Berkeley
Email the Chair if you have any questions.