Call for Extended Abstracts

The 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2017) 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 conference 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 networks 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. program and the expected time of 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.


The Ph.D. forum is part of IPSN 2017. Details about the location and the rooms will be announced in due time.


Submissions must be received no later than submission deadline via an email to the Ph.D. Forum chair with the subject line “[IPSN 2017 PhD Forum] $title-of-the-work$”. Topic scope is the same as that listed in the IPSN call for papers. Submissions must be in PDF format, be written in English and formatted using Alternate ACM SIG Proceeding Style (updated - please download template here). Extended abstracts are at most 2 pages, including figures, tables, and references. Abstracts need not be anonymous. Please make sure you use the latest version of the templates to prepare your submissions. Due to the short interval between the notification of acceptance and the camera-ready deadline, we strongly encourage authors to follow the camera-ready formatting guidelines as closely as possible even for the initial abstract submission. For any questions, please contact the Ph.D. forum chair: Lin Zhang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.


There will be no separate registration fee for the Forum. Registration for the PhD Forum will be free of charge for all presenting PhD students.


IPSN PhD Forum
Friday, 21 April 2017
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 312
09:00 - 09:30 Non-intrusive Blood Glucose Monitor by Multi-task Deep Learning
Weixi Gu (Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute)
09:30 - 10:00 Separating Heartbeats from Multiple People on One Bed Using Geophones
Zhenhua Jia (Rutgers University)
10:00 - 10:30 Frequency Estimation Using Footstep-Induced Floor Vibration
Mostafa Mirshekari (Carnegie Mellon University)
10:30 - 11:00 Crowd Sensing With Execution Uncertainty
Weiwei Jiang (Tsinghua University)
Program End

Important Dates

  • PhD Forum Submission: February 3rd, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: February 10th, 2017
  • Camera-Ready Abstracts Due: March 2, 2017 (updated)