PhD Forum - Call for Extended Abstracts

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UPDATE: Submission deadline has been extended to February 27th due to popular demand.

IPSN 2012 - the 11th ACM/IEEE Int. Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Network (co-located with CPSWEEK 2012) - will host a Ph.D. Forum on Sensor Network Research. The Forum will provide an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research, including work in progress, to the sensor network 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 individual discussions, feedback, and advise. The student presentations will be interleaved with speeches by leading researchers, who will provide their own perspectives on current and future sensor network research, as well as on how to best purse a Ph.D. in this field. 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 extended abstract about their dissertation research in sensor networking to be considered for the Ph.D. Forum. The abstract shall also include a one-paragraph bio of the student, along with information on how long he/she 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. 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 15th, 2012 - and to present a poster both at the Forum and at the main conference. There will be no separate registration fee for the Forum.

Submissions must be received no later than February 20th, 2012 via e-mail to, with subject "IPSN12 PhD Forum Submission". 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 ( The abstract should include the author's name, affiliation, and email address. Submissions will be explicitly acknowledged.

For any questions, please contact Luca Mottola.

Important Dates

Abstract deadline: February 27th, 2012
Notification of acceptance: March 5th, 2012
Ph.D. Forum: April 15th, 2012

Ph.D. Forum Organizers

Luca Mottola, Swedish Institute of Computer Science
Cui Li, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ph.D. Forum Committee

Guihai Chen, Nanjing University
Karl Henrik Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Aman Kansal, Microsoft Research
Jianzhong Li, Harbin Institute of Technology
Yunhao Liu, Tsinghua University
Greg Pottie, University of California - Los Angeles
Vijay Raghunathan, Purdue University
Kay Roemer, University of Luebeck and ETH Zurich
Andreas Terzis, John Hopkins University