Chair: Johan Bollen, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

We invite applications to participate in the HT2016 Doctoral Consortium, which offers PhD candidates the opportunity to present their doctoral research at HT2016 and receive feedback and guidance from a committee of distinguished research faculty. High-quality submissions will be selected for inclusion in the HT2016 Extended Proceedings.

Each accepted submission will be assigned a mentor, who will provide feedback and  guidance with respect to the doctoral research and the presentation. To facilitate cross-fertilization of research ideas and encourage cross-disciplinary connections, the two collocated conferences UMAP 2016 and Hypertext 2016 will have a joint Doctoral Consortium session.

Session Format

The HT2016 Doctoral Consortium session will be organized in the form of an "Ignite session": PhD candidate are allotted 10 minutes each to present their PhD research using exactly 20 slides. After each presentation the panel will provide constructive feedback and guidance. The goal is to do so in a collaborative and informal setting, which minimizes lecture time and maximizes interaction.

Your Application

To apply to participate in the doctoral consortium please submit a 2 page abstract that contains the following:

  1. A cover page with your name, title, and institution, including the title of your submission, followed by an abstract of no more than 300 words.
  2. Motivation: a short explanation of the general problem that your research addresses and why it matters from a scientific and/or societal perspective.
  3. Background: a detailed overview of the scientific background of your research
  4. Approach and Methods: a short description of your approach, details about your research methods, the data or sources you intend to use, and your analysis techniques.
  5. Outcomes: an outline of the expected outcomes and results. Please be specific about the scientific advance that your work entails and how
    your outcomes achieve this.
  6. Plan and timeline: a description of your research workplan and a timeline of your trajectory towards your doctoral degree.

We encourage you to include 1 significant diagram or chart and a maximum of 20 references. References do not count against the page limit. Please adhere to the HT2016 formatting guidelines.


Your abstract will be carefully peer-reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium committee and must be submitted via the Easychair HT2016 Extended Proceedings page at

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 27th May 2016, 11:59 pm Hawaii time (extended)
  • Notification to authors: 10th June 2016
  • Camera ready submission: 1st July 2016
  • HT 2016 DC Session: 13th July 2016

Financial Support

HT2016 student support may be available to cover some travel and accommodation expenses. Preference will be given to students presenting at the conference, including the HT2016 Doctoral Consortium. For more information and instructions how to apply, please visit the Student Support page.

27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media

10-13 July 2016 - Halifax, Canada

Collocated with UMAP 2016




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Important Dates

Registration and Support

10 June 2016: Student Support
17 June 2016: Advance Registration

Deadlines are always at 23:59 (Hawaii Time Zone)


15 January 2016: Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Main Proceedings
(Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters)

22 February 2016: Submission Deadline (extended)
1 April 2016: Notifications
9 May 2016: Camera-Ready

Extended Proceedings
(Creative Track, Late-Breaking Results, Demos, Doctoral Consortium, Workshop Papers)

27 May 2016: Paper Submission (extended)
10 June 2016: Notifications
1 July 2016: Camera-Ready