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PhD Forum - Call for Extended Abstracts

IPSN 2013 - the 12th ACM/IEEE Int. Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Network (co-located with CPSWEEK 2013) - 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. 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 and to present a poster both at the Forum and at the main conference. There will be no separate registration fee for the Forum.


Session Time Topic Speaker Affiliation
08:30-09:00 Breakfast
09:00-09:10 Openning
Application 09:10-09:35 A Solar-powered, TDMA Distributed Wireless Network for Trace-gas Monitoring (slides) Clinton Smith Princeton University
09:35-10:00 Sleep Apnea Detection on Babies and Children
with Shoe Integrated Sensors
Mairo Leier Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Break and time buffer
Platform 10:10-10:35 Versatile Wireless Platform for Low-power Applications Sandor Szilvasi Vanderbilt University
10:35-11:00 DroidSense: A Toolkit for Smartphone-Based
Data-Intensive embedded Sensing Systems
Mohammad-Mahdi Moazzami Michigan State University
Break and time buffer
Location 11:10-11:35 GreenGPS: An End-to-End Automated Participatory Sensing Fuel-Efficient Navigation Service (slides) Fatemeh Saremi University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
11:35-12:00 Supporting Spatially-Awareness for Networked Ubiquitous Devices Through Ambient Context Sensing Zheng Sun Carnegie Mellon University
12:00-13:20 Lunch
Middleware 13:20-13:45 A middleware to support security in Wireless
Sensor Networks
Stefano Marchesani Centro di eccellenza DEWS, Italy
13:45-14:10 Storage-centric Sensor Networks for Smart
Baobing Wang University of Maryland, College Park
Break and time buffer
Deployment 14:20-14:45 Efficient WSN Deployment for Environmental Monitoring Miguel Navarro Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
14:45-15:10 Robust Design of Wireless Sensor Networks
using Gene Regulatory Networks
Azade Nazi University of Texas at Arlington
Break and time buffer
Networking 15:20-15:45 Delay-efficient Data Aggregation in Wireless
Sensor Networks
Hamed Yousefi Sharif University of Technology, Iran
15:45-16:10 Data Quality-Centric Model-Driven Development Process for Wireless Sensor Network Applications (slides) Ryo Shimizu Waseda University, Japan
Break and time buffer
16:20-16:50 Advisory Committee Discussion


Riverview Room C (3rd floor)
Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing Hotel
201 South Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Submissions must be received no later than submission deadline via the EasyChair submission site. Topic scope is the same as that listed in the IPSN call for papers. 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 Polly Huang.

Important Dates

(all at 11:59pm PST)
Submission Deadline: February 18, 2013 (Extended)
Notification of Acceptance: February 27, 2013 (Extended)
Ph.D. Forum: April 7, 2013

Ph.D. Forum Organizers

Polly Huang, National Taiwan University

Ph.D. Forum Committee

Yingying (Jennifer) Chen Stevens Institute of Technology
Raghu Ganti IBM Research
Fred Jiang Intel Labs China
Mingyan Liu University of Michigan
Miroslav Pajic University of Pennsylvania
Olga Saukh ETH Zurich
Chuang-Wen (Bing) Yu Dartmouth College
Pei Zhang Carnegie Mellon University
Ziguo Zhong University of Nebraska
Marco Zuniga Delft University of Technology