Call for PhD Forum

IPSN 2023 will host a Ph.D. forum on networked embedded sensing, control, and system design. The forum will offer:

  • a constructive environment for doctoral students to discuss their ongoing work towards the Ph.D. with a panel of experienced researchers in the field;
  • an opportunity for the participants to initiate a personal network with both other Ph.D. students and leading research experts, outside of the own group.

The forum will be structured as a series of short presentations by the students, followed by individual discussions and feedback. The panelists will also offer their experience and advice on how to carry out a successful Ph.D. and start a career as a researcher. In addition, the participants are also encouraged to present a poster during the main conference in order to increase the visibility of their ongoing work and gather further feedback from CPS-IoT Week attendees.

Students in the middle stages of their Ph.D. (no less than six months after starting, and no less than six months before finishing) are encouraged to submit a 2-page extended abstract about their research. While the Ph.D. forum is primarily a venue to present ongoing rather than completed work, in this abstract, the Ph.D. thesis statement should be clearly identified including the problem addressed, the contribution expected to the field, the methodology chosen, the results achieved so far, and the work planned ahead. The abstract shall also include a short paragraph with information on how long she has been in the Ph.D. program, the expected timeline towards graduation, and the name of the supervisor(s). The student should be the sole author, although contributions of others (e.g., the advisor) should be acknowledged.


Extended abstracts can be submitted through the IPSN'23 PhD forum submission website.

Key Dates

Submission Deadline: February 17, 2023
Acceptance Notification: March 2, 2023
Camera-Ready Deadline: TBD


  • Shijia Pan (University of California, Merced)
  • Pengfei Zhou (University of Pittsburgh)
  • TBD