[FM-India] PhD forum at ICDCN 2014

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Tue Oct 1 12:56:21 IST 2013

 ICDCN 2014 will host a Ph.D. Forum to encourage Ph.D. students 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

 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 date.
 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 Dr. Santonu
 Sarkar (santonu_sarkar01 AT infosys.com), Dr. Sathya Peri (sathya at
 iitp.ac.in) with subject line: "ICDCN 2014 Ph.D. Forum Submission".
    Cover letter and Write-up due: October 20, 2013
    Notification to participants: November 15, 2013

 ICDCN 2014 will waive the registration fee for all participants and
 will provide travel grant to the selected participants.

 The accepted papers by the forum participants will not appear in the
 ICDCN proceedings to be published by LNCS. However, a separate
 proceeding containing the forum papers will be made available and
 distributed during the conference.

 Undisclosed judges will evaluate all presenters based on their oral
 and poster presentation for the Best Presentation Award.
 Dr. Santonu Sarkar, Infosys Labs, Bangalore
 Dr. Sathya Peri, IIT Patna

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