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Ph.D. Forum (ICDCN) 2011 : Ph.D. Forum in conjunction with International Conference on Distributing Computing and Networking


When Jan 5, 2011 - Jan 5, 2011
Where Bangalore
Submission Deadline Sep 30, 2010
Notification Due Oct 15, 2010
Categories    networking   distributed computing

Call For Papers

ICDCN 2011 will host a Ph.D. Forum to encourage Ph.D. students in India
and abroad to present and discuss their research with peers in their
fields. This PhD forum is best suited for students who already have a
plan outlined for their dissertation in the broad areas of Distributed
Computing and Computer Networking. This forum will provide a friendly
and supportive environment for doctoral students to present and discuss
their dissertation research both with their peers and with a panel of
experienced researchers from academia and industry. In addition to
providing feedback and advice, this forum will provide an opportunity
for students to network as well as to practice presenting their research
clearly and concisely.


The Ph.D. Forum will be an event consisting of short student
presentations followed by poster presentations. Each participant will be
allowed 5 minutes to make a short presentation. Thereafter, all
participants will maker poster presentations.


Though this forum is primarily targeted towards Ph.D. students,
exceptional BS and MS students who have formulated a research project
and obtained some good results will also be considered and hence are
encouraged to apply.


Intended participants must submit a cover letter and a technical
write-up. The cover letter must contain the participant's name,
affiliation, advisor's name (if known), theme of research, degrees
obtained so far, current status in their degree, and expected graduation

Each participant must provide a 3-page write-up of the intended
research. The write-up should be a concise description of the problem
statement, scientific and technical approach, and the results obtained
so far. Sufficient information should be provided for the chairs and the
review board to judge the merit of the research.

The cover letter and the paper must be sent via email to
Mainak Chatterjee ( and
Sriram Pemmaraju (
with subject line: "ICDCN Ph.D. Forum Submission".


Cover letter and Write-up due: September 30, 2010
Notification to participants: October 15, 2010
Ph.D. Forum: January 5, 2011


ICDCN 2011 will waive the registration fee for all participants. Efforts
are being made to provide free hostel type accommodation to all
participants. Also, most participants (depending on the budget) will be
reimbursed with round-trip A/C 3-tier train fare within India.


Undisclosed judges will evaluate all presenters based on their oral and
poster presentation for the Best Presentation Award.


Mainak Chatterjee, University of Central Florida, USA
Sriram Pemmaraju, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

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