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Doctoral Consortium Call for Submissions


FDG '09 the International Conference on Foundations of Digital Games is soliciting submissions from doctoral students for the FDG Doctoral Consortium. The FDG 2008 Doctoral Consortium provides a supportive environment in which Ph.D. students can get early feedback on their research directions, both from fellow students and from experienced faculty in the area. The consortium is intended primarily for beginning Ph.D. students who intend to pursue a career in academia. Approximately 5 students will be invited to participate. Students participating in the consortium will submit a 3 page extended abstract describing their research, which will be reviewed by the conference program committee. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings.

Students authors of accepted papers will be invited to participate in both the main conference and the doctoral consortium and will receive financial support including conference registration, and an allowance for travel expenses. Accepted authors should contact the consortium chair for specifics.

In addition to their participation in the conference on board the Disney Wonder, students invited to the doctoral consortium will attend a studio tour of Electronic Arts' Tiburon Studios in Orlando, FL on April 30, the final day of the conference (transportation will be provided by the conference). While at EA, Doctoral Consortium students will give a 15 minute presentation on their work to the conference program and organizing committees, who will provide detailed feedback on their ideas.

All students accepted into the Doctoral Consortium will be expected to attend both the conference and the Doctoral Consortium session. Interested students should submit a CV and 3 page extended abstract that discusses:

  • What the goals of your research are
  • Why those goals are important and who they would be important to
  • How your approach differs from previous approaches, if any
  • Your current results, if any
  • Plans for completing this research
Applicants should upload their CV, 3 page extended abstract to http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icfdg2009 (specifying the Doctoral Consortium track) by December 23, 2008. Applications should also have their advisors email a letter of recommendation by this date directly to Ian Horswill (ian@northwestern.edu) with the subject line "FDG DC Recommendation"

Important Dates

Consortium proposal submissions
December 23, 2008

Notification of results
January 30, 2009

Consortium Early Registration Deadline
February 20, 2009

FDG Conference
April 26 to April 30, 2009

FDG Doctoral Consortium
April 30, 2009

Questions should be directed to Ian Horswill, consortium chair (ian@northwestern.edu).


Doctoral Consortium Call for Submissions PDF