The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a setting in which PhD students can present and receive feedback on their work. The Doctoral Consortium also aims to provide students with useful guidance on various aspects of their research from established researchers and the other student attendees. Finally, the Doctoral Consortium seeks to motivate students in the development of their scientific curiosity and facilitate their networking within the research community.


June 20, 2019 - Submission deadline (exp.)
July 1, 2019 - Notification to authors (exp.)
July 15, 2019 - Submission deadline for the camera ready of accepted contributions (exp.)
July 30, 2019 - Early Registration deadline (exp.)
Sept 23, 2019 - Doctoral Consortium
Sept 24-25, 2019 - Main conference


Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor could be mentioned within the paper. The language of the consortium is English. All submitted materials must be in English.
DC papers must be 2-page word abstracts in the ACM template and pdf format, references included.
Submissions must:
- identify a significant problem in the field of research
- outline the current status of the problem domain and related solutions
- describe the contribution of the applicant’s work by presenting the proposed approach and the results achieved so far

Papers must be sent to with 'DC proposal' in the e-mail subject.
Accepted papers will be included in the adjunct proceedings volume (not published by ACM).
Each author of an accepted paper will present orally his/her research problem and contribution the first day of the conference (Sept 23, 2019).
Participants will also be requested to attend the presentation of the other authors of a paper accepted at the DC.



Francesco Di Nocera, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Emmanuel Dubois, University of Toulouse, France
Daniela Fogli, University of Brescia, Italy

For any further information, please write an email to the co-chairs:


August 7, 2019

The Tentative Program

is now online

July 30, 2019

Keynote speakers announced!
Steve Benford

(Nottingham University)


Michael Smyth

University Edinburgh)

June 6, 2019
DC submission deadline  extended to June 20


May 24, 2019
Special issue of MTAP with selected papers from CHItaly19


April 24, 2019

Rolling review active for workshop proposals


March 28, 2019

Paper submission deadline has been extended by popular request to April 15

March 7, 2019

CHItaly19 proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library within its International Conference Proceedings Series

February 9, 2019

The First CfP is out

February 8, 2019 is now online!


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Padova, September 23-25, 2019

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