The CHI PLAY 2021 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests in games and HCI in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of distinguished researchers. We invite PhD students who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their dissertation work to apply for this unique opportunity. Participants will share their work with other doctoral students as well as senior researchers in the field. Participants will present their work to the entire conference during a special conference session. The strongest candidates will be those who are at least in their second year, have a clear topic and research approach, and have made some progress, but who are not so far along that they can no longer make changes. In addition to stating how you will benefit from participation, both you and your advisor should be clear on what you can contribute to the Doctoral Consortium. In addition to their consortium contribution, accepted students will also submit and present a video at the CHI PLAY conference.

Doctoral Consortium papers and videos are archived in the ACM Digital Library in the CHI PLAY 2021 Extended Abstracts.


Up to 4 pages in ACM Primary Article Template, single column manuscript style.

CHI PLAY 2021 will use the new ACM Primary Article Templates; detailed instructions on formatting can be found at Authors should submit manuscripts for review in a single column format, which is available for Word and LaTeX (use the “manuscript” call to create a single column format, rather than “acmsmall”). If you are using the ACM LaTeX Overleaf template, please select the “ACM Journals – New Primary Article Template”, not the “ACM Conference Proceedings ‘Master’ Template”.

Submit your work via Precision Conference System (PCS) 2.0

Important dates

(all times are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth or AoE):

July 16, 2021 Doctoral Consortium papers submission deadline
August 20, 2021 Notifications 
September 10, 2021 Camera Ready Deadline

Questions? Please contact the Doctoral Consortium Chairs at email