Mentoring Program

Important Information:

  • Application deadline (Paper track): 8th January, 2021
  • Application deadline (Work In Progress track): 8th March, 2021

Getting a Mentor: Papers & Works-In-Progress

During the IMX 2021 submission process, we can provide you the opportunity to receive feedback and guidance from established researchers. Mentors will be able to advise on how to structure papers, give editorial tips, and proofread submissions, but not to offer opinions on methodology or the ideas being presented. 

This year’s Mentoring program is specifically geared towards both the Papers track and the Work-in-Progress track so that those who need additional support in their submission can be assisted. 

We will aim to get you in contact with a specific member of the community who will provide feedback and support on the presentation of your submission. Those receiving mentoring will be offered:

  • Opportunity for feedback over a video call from their mentor.
  • A commented draft per each feedback session.

Please note that this is primarily aimed at those who are new to submitting an academic paper, those in circumstances which are particular adverse (e.g. a disability or personal circumstances which impact upon the paper preparation process), those for who English is a second language or a particularly novel submission which may require additional input.


Deadlines for applying for mentoring (paper track): 8th of January, 2021

Deadlines for applying for mentoring (work in progress track): 8th of March, 2021

Applications for mentoring can be made by email to the diversity chairs at Applications do not need to be in any special format. However, it can be helpful in finding the right mentor if you include some information about your paper topic when applying. These will be kept confidential and blinded from the reviewing process.


This information will be added soon.


For any questions or additional information, please contact the diversity chairs at

  • Kate Grandprey-Shores, Riot Games, USA
  • Aisling Kelliher, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Wei Tsang Ooi, National University of Singapore, Singapore