IPSN 2015 PhD Forum

The PhD Forum of IPSN 2015 seeks to provide a friendly, supportive, and constructive environment where PhD students can present their research in progress for an open discussion guided by a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners.

The PhD Forum will be structured as a series of short presentations by the students followed by individual discussions, feedback, and advise. The forum will also feature presentations by leading researchers, who will provide their own perspectives on current and future research trends in networked sensing, 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 IPSN 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 to be considered for the PhD Forum. The abstract shall also include a one-paragraph bio of the student, along with information on how long he/she has been in the Ph.D. program and the expected time until graduation. The student should be the sole author, although contributions of the advisor and others should be acknowledged. The PhD Forum committee will review submissions to ensure quality, relevance, and potential benefit from attendance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to participate in person in the PhD Forum - to be held on April 13, 2015 - and to present a poster at the main conference. There will be no separate registration fee for the PhD Forum.


  • Submissions must be received no later than February 22, 2015 via the submission site.
  • 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.

Important Dates

Submission: Extended to February 22, 2015 (11:59 PM, US PDT)
Notification of Acceptance: February 24, 2015
PhD Forum: April 13, 2015 (Monday, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM, TCC/203)


Chair: Omprakash Gnawali, University of Houston
Panel: Octav Chipara, University of Iowa
Tian He, University of Minnesota
Wen Hu, The University of New South Wales
Suman Nath, Microsoft Research
Anthony Rowe, Carnegie Mellon University


  • STIM: Smart Train Infrastructure Monitoring. George Lederman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Smart Sensing in Smart Homes. Erin Griffiths, University of Virginia, USA
  • Resource-Efficient Mechanisms for Wireless Radios Coexistence. Anwar Hithnawi, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • High-Precision Time Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks. Kyeong T Min, University of Utah, USA
  • Accuracy and Efficacy of Non-Contact, Wireless Respiratory Monitoring That Uses Received Signal Strength. Spencer Madsen, University of Utah, USA
  • ORION: A Software Defined Network of Things. Nachikethas A. Jagadeesan, University of Southern California, USA
  • Object User Recognition in Smarthomes. Juhi Ranjan, University of Virginia, USA
  • Event-Driven Water Network Dynamic Redistribution using Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks. Sokratis Kartakis, Imperial College London, UK