[ecoop-info] IPSN '16 Call for Ph.D Forum

Tamer Nadeem nadeem at CS.ODU.EDU
Sun Jan 3 20:53:21 CET 2016

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IPSN 2016  - Call for Ph.D Forum
April 11, 2016
Vienna, Austria

The Ph.D. Forum at the 15th ACM/IEEE Int. Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Network (IPSN, co-located with CPSWEEK) provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their work in progress to the scientific community and obtain individual feedback from leading researchers in the field.

The Forum will be structured as a series of short presentations by the students, followed by collective discussions. The student presentations will be interleaved with speeches by leading researchers, who will provide their own perspectives on current and future research in the field, as well as on how to best purse a Ph.D. in this context. A "speed mentoring" session will conclude the Forum to let the students obtain individual feedback and advise. Participating students will also have the opportunity to present a poster during the main conference to leverage further interaction with CPSWEEK attendees.

Current Ph.D. students in the early stages of their career are encouraged to submit a 2-page abstract about their on-going research to be considered for the Ph.D. Forum. The abstract shall also include a one-paragraph bio, along with brief information on how long the student has been in Ph.D. school and the expected time until graduation. The student should be the *sole* author, although contributions of the advisor and others should be acknowledged. The presentation at the Forum and the poster at the conference will be considered for a "Best Research Proposal" award. The Ph.D. forum
abstracts will also be part of the official IPSN proceedings.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Ph.D. Forum committee to ensure quality, relevance, and potential benefit from attendance to the Forum. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to participate in person to the Forum - to be held on April 11th, 2016 - and to present a poster both at the Forum and at the main conference. There will be no separate registration fee for the Forum. Participating students will only need to register to the main IPSN conference.

Submissions must be in PDF format, be written in English, of no more than two pages in length (all inclusive), and adhere to the IPSN formatting guidelines (ipsn.acm.org/2016/submission.html?v=1). The abstract should include the author's name, affiliation, and email address. Details of the submission system will be communicated later.

For any questions, please contact Luca Mottola <luca.mottola at polimi.it> or refer to the IPSN PhD Forum group on
Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/200566526720540/).


Abstract deadline: February 2nd, 2016
Notification of acceptance: February 12th, 2016
Camera-ready: February 25th, 2016
Ph.D. Forum: April 11th, 2016


Octav Chipara, University of Iowa, USA
Luca Mottola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and SICS Swedish ICT




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