Graduate Student Symposium

All submissions to C&C 2011 are now closed.

Chair: Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

The Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) provides a supportive setting for feedback on graduate students’ current work and guidance on future directions. GSS participants will meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners in an informal and interactive setting. We welcome applications from graduate students in terminal degree programs, (i.e. doctoral programs in research fields and master programs in the arts) in any of the disciplines and approaches concerned with creativity and cognition.

Each application should provide a short written paper (no more than TWO pages in normal ACM SIGCHI archival format) and a brief letter of support from the student’s principal adviser. The paper should describe ongoing work and summarize the student’s thesis, or highlight a particular aspect. Advisor’s letter of support should indicate that the work has reached the appropriate level of maturity for presentation in this venue. The letter of support should be submitted together with the paper on the conference submission site. Please note that GSC submission, unlike paper submission, is not anonymous.

Participants will be selected based on their anticipated contributions to the breadth and depth of the intellectual discussions of the symposium. Selected students will be expected to give a short presentation of their work, followed by discussion with the panel and the other student participants. In addition, each student is encouraged to present a poster describing his or her work to the full conference and a 30-second overview of their work as part of the “madness” session. We anticipate that financial support will be available for graduate students to attend the GSS and C&C conference.

All submissions will be handled through the Precision Conference System. Please visit the PCS website to complete your submission: