Call for Doctoral Consortium


We cordially invite doctoral students to submit extended abstracts to the doctoral consortium of the IEEE Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI 2014).

The doctoral consortium offers a supportive learning opportunity for doctoral students in the early stage of their research on health informatics problems. Participants will discuss their work in progress and receive feedback and guidance from the ICHI Doctoral Consortium mentors. To ensure that all participants have the opportunity to present their work, all doctoral students whose extended abstract is accepted will be scheduled for a rapid-fire talk where each participant has 5 minutes, with auto-advancing slides, to present a synopsis of their work. These rapid overviews will be followed by a poster session where participants and mentors can discuss research in greater detail. Selected participants may also be invited to give a longer oral presentation. The consortium will close with a panel discussion discussing topics relevant to doctoral students (e.g., dissertation proposal, dissertation execution, job search, and grant seeking).

Note that extended abstracts will not appear in the ICHI conference proceedings.

All topics described in the Call for Papers are eligible for extended abstract submissions.


To be considered for the DC event, students are requested to submit the following items using the EasyChair submission site for the conference:

  1. A 1-page cover letter justifying what the students hope to gain by attending the DC; and,
  2. A 1-page abstract of a research project (ongoing or planned) in the IEEE format.

Submission page is available at

All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled electronically. Submissions must adhere to the following formatting instructions:

  • Submissions must adhere to the IEEE Proceedings Format available for LaTex and Word. Changing the template’s font size, margins, inter-column spacing, or line spacing is prohibited. Each extended abstract must be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted for 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
  • Submissions should not list keywords, general terms, and categories and subject descriptions. In addition, submissions should not have the copyright notice located at the bottom of the left column of the first page of the IEEE Proceedings template.

All extended abstract submissions for the doctoral consortium will be formally reviewed by the ICHI Program Committee to ensure every accepted submission is appropriate for ICHI.

The conference organizers will work on ensuring that the doctoral consortium is well-attended and has a vibrant discussion environment.

** The extended abstracts accepted for presentation in the DC will be invited to revise their abstracts for publishing in the upcoming issue of IEEE Intelligent Informatics Bulletin.


  • Doctoral consortium submission deadline: June 30, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2014
  • Doctoral Consortium event date: September 17th, 2014


We are looking forward to your participation! If you are a faculty and interested in serving as a mentor, please email us at the addresses below.

David Buckeridge, McGill University, Canada (
William Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University (
ICHI 2014 Doctoral Consortium Co-chairs

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