PhD Student Track

Deadline for submission to this track: Sunday 25th May 2019

Notification of outcome to authors: Monday 22nd July 2019

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The DPH 2019 conference review panel welcomes submissions from students currently pursuing a PhD in a field related to digital public health. The PhD Student Track will take place on our dedicated PhD day – Wednesday 20th November 2019 – and is designed to provide students with opportunity to present their work in a friendly, supportive forum and receive feedback from mentors and peers. 

Students are invited to submit progress reports (max. length 1,000 words) clearly outlining their project, its novelty and significance, and provide at least one result from ongoing work. Submissions should also indicate the stage of the PhD (e.g. early stage, preparing for viva/defense). Students are encouraged to submit full papers to the Main Track, if their project is sufficiently advanced. 

How to submit

All submissions to this track must be made via the online system. You will be prompted to create an ‘EasyChair’ account on your first visit if you do not already have one. Submissions must be submitted in the required format. Please refer to DPH submission guidance.

Review process

Submissions will be reviewed by the DPH 2019 review panel and assessed on a number of criteria including written quality, scientific contribution, originality, suitability for the conference scope and overall quality. Each submission is reviewed by at least two members of the panel according to the reviewing criteria. From time to time panel members may feel that a particular submission lends itself to a different format to that which is proposed, and in these cases, authors will be invited to consider an alternative format. Authors will be notified of the outcome via email, by Monday 22nd July.

Inclusion in proceedings and programme

PhD Student Track presenters will be allocated a 15-minute session (depending on programming) on the DPH 2019 dedicated PhD Student Track Day (Wednesday 20th November 2019) in which to orally present their work. This includes 10-minutes for presentation and 5-minutes for audience questions. Accepted PhD student track submissions will be included in ACM Digital Public Health 2019 proceedings. Presenters are expected to register and pay for the conference at the appropriate rate. Failure to do so may result in authors and their work being removed from the proceedings and programme.

Important information

It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that their submission adheres strictly to the required format and complies with DPH publication policies. Submissions that do not comply with the guidelines may be rejected without review. Any work of four pages or more that has been accepted for a journal or conference after peer reviewing, constitutes previous publication and will be considered as self-plagiarism and will influence the review panel’s assessment of the submission’s novelty and relevance.

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