Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

The ACM Hypertext 2022 Doctoral Consortium (DC) is open to graduate students (both in the PhD or Master programs). We welcome submissions representing a broad spectrum of research topics relevant to the Hypertext community. Participants will benefit from the advice of senior researchers in the field and from the interaction with peers being at a similar stage of their careers. This track will provide these students an opportunity to:

  • Present and discuss their research ideas to experienced scholars in a supportive, formative, and yet critical environment;
  • Explore and develop their research interests under the guidance of distinguished researchers from the field who will provide constructive feedback and advice;
  • Explore career pathways available after completing their MS or Ph.D. degree;
  • Network and build collaborations with other members of the community.

Students are expected to document in a brief submission their doctoral research, which will be evaluated by the corresponding committee. Good quality applications will be selected for presentation at a DC Session as part of the conference. Each student with an accepted submission will be assigned a mentor who will provide feedback on the student’s work and will discuss the proposed research with the student and the audience at the consortium.

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission: February 27 March 28, 2022
  • Notification to authors: April 4 April 7, 2022
  • Camera ready of extended abstract: May 9, 2022
  • DC day: June TBD, 2022

All deadlines are 11:59 pm, AoE time (Anywhere on Earth).

Review Process

The review of the reported research in each proposal will take into account its originality, its potential for advancing the Hypertext-related research, and whether the work is at a stage where the student can benefit from participating in the consortium. Rejected submissions will receive written feedback. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained throughout the review process.

Accepted candidates are expected to fully commit themselves to the success of the consortium by being open to new ideas and suggestions and providing ideas and suggestions to other participants.


Students interested in engaging in detailed discussions on their research at the Doctoral Consortium are invited to submit a 5-page paper (maximum) + references describing their work and, in particular, provides clear discussions on:

  • The research problem being addressed
  • The research methodology and techniques being applied
  • The solution being proposed and its validity
  • The relation of the work to the state of the art in the research areas relevant to Hypertext

When submitting the paper, please indicate the stage of your progress within the PhD program (e.g., year of study, pre-proposal).

The submitted paper should be discussed with the students’ respective PhD supervisors before submission.

Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair submission system  by selecting the “HT’22 – Doctoral Consortium” track.

Papers will be reviewed single-blind and, hence, do not need to be anonymized before submission.

Authors should submit their papers as single-column. The templates are available here (we strongly recommend the usage of LaTeX for the camera-ready papers to minimize the extent of reformatting): 

LaTeX (use \documentclass[manuscript,review,anonymous]{acmart} in the sample-authordraft.tex file for single-column)

Overleaf (use \documentclass[manuscript,review,anonymous]{acmart} for single-column)

MS Word

Note: Accepted papers will require a further revision in order to meet the requirements and page limits of the camera-ready format required by ACM. Instructions for the preparation of the camera-ready versions of the papers will be provided after acceptance.