Doctoral Student Consortia: Call for Proposal

International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 (ICCE 2014)

Doctoral Student Consortia

Nara, Japan

November 30-December 4 (Sunday-Thursday), 2014

Organized by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education

The Doctoral Student Consortia (DSC) are held in conjunction with ICCE 2014 and is organized to bring together PhD students working in the areas of:

The DSC event aims to provide an opportunity for a selected number of PhD students to present, discuss and receive feedbacks on their dissertation work-in-progress from their peers and a panel of established researchers in the similar areas they are working. These consortia are meant for students to shape their research methodologies and analysis. As such, the student should not be too close to completing their research that the consortia would have little impact on their research work. Each accepted submission of the DSC will be published in the ICCE 2014 Doctoral Student Consortium proceedings.


  • Provide feedback on participants’ current research approach and methodology;
  • Provide guidance on future research directions;
  • Provide theme-based forums for discussing methodological and theoretical issues of central importance to different DSC themes;
  • Nurture a supportive learning community by promoting interaction between young researchers from various institutions and across different countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Requirements and Submission Guidelines 

Proposals must relate to the themes of ICCE 2014. Students who have completed their dissertation work, or are finalizing their dissertation are not eligible to apply. Applicants to the Doctoral Consortia are to submit a paper describing their PhD research work. The following elements are recommended for inclusion:

  • Motivation for the proposed research, including literature review on related work with key references;
  • Description of the proposed research work with preliminary research questions;
  • Description of the contribution of the proposed research;
  • Proposed research methodology;
  • Presentation of any preliminary ideas or results achieved so far.

Please download the word document template from ICCE 2014 Author Guidelines to prepare your submission.

Submit your proposal in MS Word (.doc) version by email to the DSC chairs

  • Ben CHANG (, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Weiqin CHEN (, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Xiaoqing GU (, East China Normal University, China
  • and organizers of one chosen theme-based DSC that is most relevant to your research work.

    C1: Artificial Intelligence in Education/Intelligent Tutoring System (AIED/ITS) and Adaptive Learning


    C2: Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and Learning Sciences


    C3: Advanced Learning Technologies, Open Contents, and Standards


    C4: Classroom, Ubiquitous, and Mobile Technologies Enhanced Learning (CUMTEL)


    C5: Digital Game and Digital Toy Enhanced Learning and Society (GTEL&S)


    C6: Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL)


    C7: Practice-driven Research, Teacher Professional Development and Policy of ICT in Education (PTP)


    The following materials are required for a successful submission:

    • A cover page with your name/contact information, dissertation title, advisor’s name/contact information, and the theme-based DSC to which your paper is submitted;
    • Your dissertation work (not exceeding 4 pages);
    • A letter of support from your advisor, including an expected date for dissertation completion.

    The respective DSC organizers will notify authors of successful submissions with an invitation to the Doctoral Consortium after the review process is completed.

    Important Dates

    • Deadline for submission: August 20, 2014
    • Notification to authors: August 30, 2014
    • Final version due: September 13, 2014


    Questions related to the DSC proposal submission and presentation should be addressed to the respective DSC organizers (as listed above) or can be emailed to the Doctoral Student Consortium Chairs:

  • Ben CHANG (, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Weiqin CHEN (, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Xiaoqing GU (, East China Normal University, China