Ph.D. Forum on Pervasive Computing and Communications

PerCom 2014 will host the Seventh 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 2014 to be held in Budapest during March 24-28, 2014 to participate in the Ph.D. Forum Workshop and to present a poster at the PerCom 2014 conference. Standard PerCom 2014 registration fees apply. Participants who are current full-time students are eligible for the student registration fee.

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. In past PerComs leading institutions, such as IBM Research, had sponsored the Ph.D. Forum event. We are working in receiving sponsorship from prominent industry leaders again this year.

Technical Program Commitee

  • Christian Becker, Universität Mannheim, Germany
  • Silvia Giordano, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland
  • Jörg Hähner, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Ali Hurson, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Mohan Kumar, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  • Pedro Marrón, University of Duisburg-Essen and Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany
  • Daniela Nicklas, Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet Oldenburg, Germany
  • Marius Portmann, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Silvia Santini, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Behrooz Shirazi, Washington State University, USA
  • Gergely Zaruba, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

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 20th, 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 2014). In case of acceptance, the length of the camera-ready paper will be limited in three pages. All manuscripts must be registered and submitted electronically through the EDAS submission site.

Important Dates

Extended abstract submission deadline: December 20th, 2013
Notification of acceptance: January 17th, 2014
Camera-ready paper due: January 24th, 2014

Ph.D. Forum Chair

Daniela Nicklas, Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet Oldenburg, dnicklas@acm.org