17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Cairo, Egypt     Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2018

Doctoral School

MUM 2018, the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia will be held in Cairo, Egypt, November 25th - 28th.

MUM 2018 will feature a doctoral consortium for the third time in the history of the conference series. This will be an opportunity for a small group of PhD students to meet and discuss their work with each other and with a panel of experienced researchers in the field, in an informal and interactive setting. We welcome applications from current PhD students studying in any area of relevance to the MUM community. You will benefit most from this opportunity, if you are already beyond proposal stage in your PhD and have clearly identified your PhD topic and approach.

To apply for participation in the doctoral school, we ask you to submit a 4-6 pages long (excluding references) paper in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format. The paper should describe the context and motivation of your PhD research, the problem and aims that drive your research and your research objectives and/or questions. It should further describe and explain your (proposed) research approach and methods, and include a discussion of any results you may already have. Please also include the context of your PhD, i.e. the university programme in which you conduct your PhD, the status of your PhD, the expected completion date, and any other relevant information on your PhD situation.

Submissions will not be peer-reviewed. We will select students for participation with a view of prioritising those who would likely benefit most, i.e. students who have a clear plan as a foundation for discussion, but are not already too advanced in their PhD to still be able to benefit from advice in developing their dissertation. Accepted students will be asked to prepare a presentation on their PhD research, and a poster which will be included in the MUM 2018 poster track. Submissions must be submitted via EasyChair. For accepted doctoral consortium submissions, the author can select if s/he wants the submission to be included to the conference proceedings.

Submission deadline October 12, 2018
October 19, 2018 (18:00 UTC-11)
Notification of review decisions October 26, 2018
Camera ready deadline November 2, 2018
Conference dates November 25 - November 28, 2018

Doctoral School Chairs
Elba Valderrama

Elba Valderrama
Technological University of Panama, Panama

Jonna Häkkilä

Jonna Häkkilä
University of Lapland, Finland