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IEEE HAVE 2014 Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Symposium will provide PhD students working in all areas of haptic, audio-visual environments, with a unique opportunity to interact with renowned and experienced researchers in the field, and discuss with them about their ongoing research. The Doctoral Symposium also aims at establishing a supportive worldwide community of doctoral students working on haptic, audio-visual environments, and promoting social and intellectual interactions among students and researchers from academia, industry and government. The mechanism is simple: PhD students are invited to send a short paper related to their ongoing research. A program committee will review the submissions, and decide upon the rejection or acceptance of the papers. Accepted papers will be discussed in an oral or poster session.

Description of the Event

The Doctoral Symposium will take place during the main conference. For each accepted paper, its author will present a summary of her/his dissertation research. After that, the audience will provide constructive advice and suggestions. 


Prospective student attendees should already have a clear research direction. 

Submission Guidelines

Each doctoral student who wants to submit a paper for the Doctoral Symposium should prepare a 3-4 page abstract summarizing her/his dissertation research, singly authored by herself/himself. The use of figures, diagrams or illustrations is encouraged. The abstract should include:

  • Motivation, problem description
  • State of the art
  • Novelty and significance relative to the state of the art
  • Approach and proposed experiments (where appropriate)
  • Results obtained and work in progress
  • Keywords and key references of the presented work.
  • The submission must comply with the two-column IEEE Proceedings format. Templates can be found here.

Submissions are by email to the Doctoral Consortium Chair


Please note that the HAVE student registration is sufficient to cover a doctoral symposium accepted article. Full registration details can be found on the Registration page here.

Important dates

Doctoral Symposium submissions due: August 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2014
Camera-ready submission: September 19, 2014


For any questions, please email the Doctoral Symposium Chair:

Vangelis Metsis, Texas State University