• Submission deadline: Extended to January 31st, 2023 January 21st, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: March 7th, 2023
  • Camera-ready: April 10th, 2023

Doctoral Consortium

The 2023 Doctoral Consortium invites doctoral students to submit abstracts on solving problems in healthcare, public health, and everyday wellness through the application of computer science, information science, information technology, and communication technology.

The Doctoral Consortium offers an outstanding opportunity for doctoral students working on health informatics problems to discuss their work in progress and receive feedback and guidance from Consortium mentors.

All doctoral students whose extended abstract is accepted will be scheduled for a rapid-fire talk where each participant has 10 minutes, with auto-advancing slides, to present a synopsis of their work and 5 minutes for Q&As. These rapid overviews will be followed by a poster session where participants and mentors can discuss research in greater detail. Selected participants may also be invited to give a longer oral presentation. The Doctoral Consortium will close with a panel or round-table discussion on topics relevant to doctoral students, such as dissertation development, job searching, or grant seeking.


To apply to the ICHI 2023 Doctoral Consortium, we request that each student submits a single PDF file with the following items:

  • Cover Letter: A 1 page cover letter justifying what the student hopes to gain by attending the Doctoral Consortium.
  • Recommendation Letter from the student’s main PhD dissertation advisor.
  • Extended Abstract: A 1 page abstract of a research project (ongoing or planned) in the IEEE Proceedings Format.

Submissions to the Doctoral Consortium should follow the ICHI EasyChair system at choosing "Doctoral Consortium" as a track.


The Co-Chairs and independent reviewers will conduct the reviews based on quality of the proposal, relevance to ICHI, and perceived value of participation to the doctoral student.


All accepted submissions will be published in IEEE Xplore and indexed in other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Travel Awards

It is foreseen that the selected doctoral students to be accepted for the Doctoral Consortium will receive a travel award to participate in the Conference. Details of the award and instructions on how to formally apply coming soon.

Faculty Volunteers

Your participation is essential to making the Doctoral Consortium a success! If you are a faculty member and would like to serve as a mentor, please email the Doctoral Consortium Chair directly.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Gondy Leroy, PhD, PMP
Dezhi Wu, PhD, PMP

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

Gondy Leroy, PhD
Gondy Leroy, PhD

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

We cordially invite you to submit your contribution to the 11th IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI 2023) that will take place June 26th-29th, 2023 in Houston, TX, USA.

ICHI 2023 is a premier community forum concerned with the application of computer science, information science, data science, and informatics principles, as well as information technology, and communication science and technology to address problems and support research in healthcare, medicine, life science, public health, and everyday wellness. The conference highlights the most novel technical contributions to stakeholder-centered technology innovation for benefiting human health and the related social and ethical implications. ICHI 2023 will feature keynotes, a multi-track technical program including papers, posters, panels, workshops, tutorials, an industrial track, and a doctoral consortium.