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Call for Doctoral Consortium

Foundations of Digital Games 2012

May 29-June 1, 2012

Raleigh, North Carolina

Call for Doctoral Consortium


Important Dates:

Doctoral Consortium proposal submissions: 24 January 2012
Advisor support letter: 24 January 2012
Doctoral Consortium notification of results: 1 March 2012

Camera Ready for Doctoral Consortium: 27 March 2012

FDG 2012 invites PhD students to apply to the Doctoral Consortium, a forum to provide PhD students with early feedback on their research directions, from fellow students, researchers, and experienced faculty in the area. The consortium is intended primarily for PhD students who intend to pursue a career in academia, who will soon propose, or have recently proposed, their research. To apply, doctoral students should submit a CV, a 3-page extended abstract describing their proposed research, and a support letter from their PhD advisor. Approximately 5 students will be invited, and will receive scholarships toward conference registration and travel expenses.  Invited Doctoral Consortium students will give a 15 minute presentation on their work to the consortium committee, who will provide detailed feedback on their ideas. DC students will also be invited to present a poster on their DC abstracts during the general poster session. Accepted DC abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings.

All students accepted into the Doctoral Consortium will be expected to attend both the conference and the consortium. Interested students should submit a CV and a 3-page extended abstract that is a research proposal describing a promising unexplored research direction, and should discuss:

1. The goals of your proposed PhD research

2. Why those goals are important and who they would be important to

3. How your approach differs from previous approaches, if any

4. Your current results, if any

5. Plans for completing this research


Submission Guidelines

Applicants should prepare a 3-page extended abstract in either PDF or DOC format, and comply with the official ACM proceedings format using one of the templates provided at:

Submissions must be made via EasyChair at

Applicants should upload the 3-page extended abstract through the easy chair and attach their CVs in PDF and letter of recommendation as a zip file submitted as an attachement to the EasyChair site. If prefered, advisors could also send the letter of recommendation directly to Tiffany Barnes at (Tiffany.Barnes @ with the subject "FDG DC Recommendation". All materials should be submitted by the deadline.  

Any questions should be addressed by email to Tiffany Barnes, Doctoral Consortium chair at: Tiffany.Barnes @

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