25th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
(9-13 October 2023)



Call for Bids 2025



Registration (closed)



Grand Challenges

Presentation Instruction

Doctoral Consortium



Companion Proceedings

Camera-Ready Instructions

Call for Sponsors

Call for Papers

Guidelines for Authors

Guidelines for Reviewers

Call for Blue Sky Papers

Call for Late Breaking Results

Call for Demonstrations
and Exhibits

Call for Doctoral Consortium

Call for Tutorials

Important Dates


Conference venue

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Bronze Sponsor


Institutional Sponsors


Doctoral Consortium – Call for Contributions

The goal of the ICMI Doctoral Consortium (DC) is to provide PhD students with an opportunity to present their work to a group of mentors and peers from a diverse set of academic and industrial institutions, to receive feedback on their doctoral research plan and progress, and to build a cohort of young researchers interested in designing and developing multimodal interfaces and interaction. We invite students from all PhD granting institutions who are in the process of forming or carrying out a plan for their PhD research in the area of designing and developing multimodal interfaces.

Important Dates

Submission deadline June 18, 2023 June 25, 2023
Notifications July 24, 2023
Camera-ready August 6, 2023

Who should apply?

While we encourage applications from students at any stage of doctoral training, the doctoral consortium will benefit most the students who are in the process of forming or developing their doctoral research. These students will have passed their qualifiers or have completed the majority of their coursework, will be planning or developing their dissertation research, and will not be very close to completing their dissertation research. Students from any PhD granting institution whose research falls within designing and developing multimodal interfaces and interaction are encouraged to apply.

Why should you attend?

The DC provides an opportunity to build a social network that includes the cohort of DC students, senior students, recent graduates, and senior mentors. Not only is this an opportunity to get feedback on research directions, it is also an opportunity to learn more about the process and to understand what comes next. We aim to connect you with a mentor who will give specific feedback on your research. We specifically aim to create an informal setting where students feel supported in their professional development.

Submission Guidelines

Graduate students pursuing a PhD degree in a field related to ICMI are eligible to apply for the Doctoral Consortium (DC) and should submit the following materials:
  1. Extended Abstract: A description of the PhD research plan and progress. Extended abstracts can be a maximum of four pages, although references can extend to a fifth page if needed. They should follow the same outline, details, and format of the ICMI Short Papers (https://icmi.acm.org/2023/guidelines-for-authors/). However, unlike short papers, DC submissions will not be anonymous. Be sure to include:
    • The key research questions and motivation of the student’s research
    • Background and related work that informs the student’s research
    • A statement of hypotheses or a description of the scope of the technical problem
    • The research plan, outlining stages of system development or series of studies
    • The research approach and methodology
    • Research results to date (if any) and a description of remaining work
    • A statement of research contributions to date (if any) and expected contributions of the PhD work
  2. Advisor Letter: A one-page letter of nomination from the student’s PhD advisor, which should focus on the student’s PhD plan and how the Doctoral Consortium event might contribute to the student’s PhD training and research.
  3. Curriculum Vitae: A two-page CV describing the student’s background and work.
All materials should be prepared in PDF format and submitted through the ICMI submission system.