Fourth International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering
Mumbai, India, March 31st - April 3rd, 2016

Doctoral Consortium

In conjunction with the International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LaTiCE), a doctoral consortium will be organized on March 31st, 2016.

The aims of the consortium are:
  • To offer a friendly forum for doctoral students to discuss issues related to their research in computing and engineering education or educational technology;
  • To receive constructive feedback from their peers and senior researchers;
  • To support networking with other researchers in the computing and engineering education research field;
  • To discuss the process of research and life in academia;


The consortium is designed primarily for students who are currently enrolled in the early to mid-stages of doctoral studies with a focus on computing or engineering education research or educational technology. Students who are considering doctoral studies and who have identified a field of research may apply as well.


Each applicant should submit a document (3 pages), which includes the following information:

  • A cover page with details of the applicant including: name, institution, email address, phone, which year in PhD, advisor's name, title of doctoral project.
  • A brief background of the applicant including information about previous studies, motivation for doctoral study, publications if any, and possible teaching experience or pedagogical studies;
  • A summary of his / her research (current or proposed), including research questions, methodologies used or planned, and possible results obtained;
  • At least two questions related to the research that the applicant would like to discuss and get feedback at the doctoral consortium, either on the applicant’s work or on the process of undertaking doctoral studies.

Three weeks prior to the consortium (by March 7th, 2016), each student will be required to submit an A4 version of a poster for review (which should elaborate on the two page written document). Posters considered suitable will be exhibited at the LaTiCE conference and will be incorporated in the conference proceedings. After the DC, the chairs will choose a select group of posters to publish in ACM Inroads, ACM's quarterly magazine publication dedicated to educational topics. Abstracts will be selected based upon their overall quality and relevance to the Inroads audience based on review by the DC chairs.

Two peers will be assigned to lead the discussion of each candidate’s work. On the day that the consortium meets, each student will display and present their paper copy of the poster, which is expected to follow the International Standards Organization (ISO) poster size format (A1) in portrait or landscape orientation. Each presentation during the doctoral symposium should take approximately 10 minutes. There will be a further 10-15 minutes dedicated to discussions, questions and feedback from assigned peers and the DC members.

Deadline for applications: February 15th, 2016.

Applicants should email their document to the DC chairs at latice2016(dot)dc(at)gmail(dot)com. Notification of acceptance will be sent by email by February 29th, 2016.


  • Dr. Anders Berglund, Uppsala University, Sweden, (
  • Dr. Tony Clear, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, (
  • Dr. Sahana Murthy, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India, (

Venue and Pricing

The Doctoral consortium will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay on March 31st as a pre-conference event. Participation is free for students registering for the LaTiCE 2016 conference. Students, who wish to participate only in the consortium, pay the amount indicated on the registration page. Lunch and coffee is offered.