Ph.D. Forum on Pervasive Computing and Communications

PerCom 2015 will host the Eighth Annual Ph.D. Forum on Pervasive Computing and Communications. The Ph.D. Forum will provide an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research, including work in progress, to the pervasive computing and communication community. In addition, the Forum will provide a platform for participants to meet with reputed international researchers in pervasive computing and communications. The Forum will be organized as a combined workshop co-located to the PerCom conference and a poster session during the main conference to encourage interaction between Ph.D. students and researchers from academia, industry, and government.
Current Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit extended abstracts. Submissions that are substantially similar to presentations a previous Ph.D. Forum are not allowed. The Ph.D. 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 and relevance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to travel to PerCom 2015 to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA during March 23-27, 2015 to participate in the Ph.D. Forum Workshop and to present a poster at the PerCom 2015 conference. Standard PerCom 2015 registration fees apply. Participants who are current full-time students are eligible for the student registration fee. US-based students can apply for a NSF travel grant. The Ph.D. Forum Committee will evaluate all of the submitted extended abstracts. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings and will be indexed by DBLP and the IEEE digital library. A second evaluation phase will occur at the conference based on the poster and the participants’ discussions during the poster session. Special recognition will be given to the most innovative and/or most promising research project(s) presented at the Ph.D. Forum.

Abstract Submission

Ph.D. students are invited to submit two-page extended abstracts that describe current research and potential contributions to theory and innovation in pervasive computing and communications. The two-page submission must be received by no later than December 5th, 2014. Extended abstracts should include the author's name, affiliation, and email address. Submissions must be PDF files and be written in English. Submissions should be no more than two pages in length (all inclusive) and adhere to the IEEE two-column conference format (the same format as shown for paper submission to PerCom 2015). In case of acceptance, the length of the camera-ready paper will be limited to three pages. All manuscripts must be registered and submitted electronically through the EDAS submission site.

Important Dates

Extended abstract submission deadline: December 5th, 2014
Notification of acceptance: January 15th, 2015
Camera-ready paper due: January 22nd, 2015
Conference Dates: March 23rd – March 27th, 2015

Ph.D. Forum Chair

Sriram Chellappan, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA, chellaps@mst.edu
Delphine Christin, University of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany, christin@cs.uni-bonn.de