Ph.D. Forum

The International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) is a leading annual forum on research in networked sensing and control, broadly defined. IPSN brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. Its scope includes signal and image processing, information and coding theory, databases and information management, distributed algorithms, networks and protocols, wireless communications, collaborative objects, the Internet of Things, machine learning, mobile and social sensing, and embedded systems design. Of special interest are contributions at the confluence of multiple of these areas.

The Ph.D. forum brings together Ph.D. students and experienced researchers in the field to discuss the research the student is pursuing for Ph.D. This is an opportunity for the presenting student to get feedback on her research from experts in the field. We will also invite leading researchers to discuss their experiences of sensor systems research.

Current Ph.D. students in the middle stages of their career are encouraged to submit a 2-page extended abstract about their dissertation research to be considered for the Ph.D. Forum. It is not useful to present an already completed work or paper at the Ph.D. forum. The forum is an opportunity to get feedback on your ongoing work you are building towards your Ph.D. dissertation. It is ok to not have all the research results when you present at 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 timeline towards 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. Participants to the Ph.D. forum shall register for the main conference at student rate.

Submission Guidlines

Submissions must be received no later than the submission deadline. 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. Extended abstracts are at most 2 pages, including figures, tables, and references. Abstracts should 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 chairs:

Omprakash Gnawali (University of Houston):
Andrew Markham (University of Oxford):

Key Dates

Submission:(Deadline Extended) February 15th February 22nd, 2018 11:59pm AoE(UTC-12)
Acceptance Notification: February 22nd March 1st, 2018


Ph.D. Forum Abstract can be submitted through: weblink.

Ph.D. Forum Program

Tuesday, 10 April 2018
09:00 - 10:00 Session 1
10:30 - 12:30 Session 2