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The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students
The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students
The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students
The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students
The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students
The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students
The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students
The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students
The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students
The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students
The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students
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The Role of Scientific Conferences for Doctoral Students

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Lecture on T-0.7050 about conferences for PhD students

Lecture on T-0.7050 about conferences for PhD students

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  • 1. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Scientific Conferences Marko Nieminen Professor of usability and user interfaces Software Business and Engineering Laboratory P.O.Box 9210, FIN-02015 TKK, FINLAND T-0.7050 Introduction to Postgraduate Studies in Computer Science TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  • 2. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Academic Publications Books, edited books, readings Journals Workshop reports Conferences Summer schools even ”Expos” Quality publications to be included in thesis TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  • 3. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Motivation: why conferences are important for postgraduate students? They provide opportunities for students to make contact with leading researchers, practitioners and designers. They provide opportunity for students to present / discuss about their research and postgraduate studies. They provide opportunity to hear interesting state-of-the- art keynote presentations They present the latest developments in the research field. Conference papers contribute to your thesis and promote your postgraduate studies (article dissertations). Often arranged in exotic places ☺ TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  • 4. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Different Types of Conferences Conferences: acceptance via Abstract submissions Full paper submissions Workshops ( position papers) Summer schools ( research plan / position paper / research paper) TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  • 5. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Submission Categories Workshop papers: A position paper is generally 2-4 pages long and outlines the submitter's views on the workshop theme and the reasons for the submitter's interest in the topic. Demonstrations: Demonstrations offer an opportunity to present an technology concept, system, technique, or methodology. Posters & Short papers: Posters (& interactive posters) are visual presentations of work and are displayed throughout the conference. Short papers (1-3 pages) are presented in technical sessions. Often they describe interesting ongoing work. Abstracts & Extended Abstracts: Abstracts present contributions to research, development and/or practice. Abstracts are usually 300-600 words long and ext. abstracts 600-1200 words long. Full papers: Papers present contributions to research, development and/or practice. Full papers are usually 4-12 pages long. Videos, Sketches, Guerilla Studio, Emerging Technologies, Case Studies, Industrial papers, Expo (SIGGRAPH, MobileHCI, ...) E.g. http://www.mobilehci09.org/home/call-for-papers TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  • 6. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Submission Procedure Submission of abstract, paper, etc. and mentoring request if available Submissions are reviewed by conference program committee and/or experts. Notification of review outcome: (rejected/ conditionally accepted/ accepted) Final modifications to the paper. Submission of final contributions (”camera ready copies”) that will be published in conference proceedings. Presentation at the conference (slides, videos, etc.) TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  • 7. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Examples of Paper Submission Timetables HCI International 2009 From first submission to final submission: 3 months From first submission to conference presentation: 7.5 months http://www.hcii2009.org CHI 2009 From first submission to final submission: 4.0 months From first submission to conference presentation:7.0 months http://www.chi2009.org/Authors/ TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  • 8. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Example Procedure HCI International 2009 http://www.hcii2009.org/submission_deadlines. html TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  • 9. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Example Procedure MobileHCI 2009 http://www.mobilehci09.org/ TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  • 10. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Preparing a Submission i.e. SO HOW DO I WRITE AN ABSTRACT? STEP 1: Read the Conference Guidelines carefully STEP 2: Decide which Subject Stream your presentation fits into (“including but not limited to”) STEP 3: Write a Title STEP 4: Choose which FORMAT best suits your submission STEP 5: Write a Description of your presentation (The Abstract) (STEP 6: Write a Short Biography of yourself) http://www.mt2002.org/Writing%20an%20Abstract.htm TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  • 11. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Conference Presentation Prepare a presentation of your article. Usually the presentation is 10-20 minutes long. Keep in mind: Be sure that your presentation is easy to understand for the entire audience, especially non-native English speaking attendees Communicate the main points of your accepted submission Try to make the presentation interesting and valuable to the audience Be prepared for questions Practice your presentation in front of a friendly but critical audience TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
  • 12. SoberIT Ohjelmistoliiketoiminnan ja –tuotannon instituutti Conference Bonuses Best-paper awards: ”fame, honor, and money” Journals: A selection of papers from a conference will be submitted for publishing in some international journal Good and appropriately reviewed conference papers contribute to your thesis! TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU

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