Ph.D Forum | Comsnets 2015
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Ph.D Forum

Accepted proposals for the COMSNETS 2015 PhD forum have been announced. Click here to see the list.

The Ph.D Forum will provide a friendly and supportive environment for doctoral students(in various stages of their Ph.D)to present and discuss their dissertation research both with their peers and experienced researchers from academia and industry. In addition to providing technical feedback and advice, this forum will provide an excellent opportunity for students to network as well as to practice presenting their research, clearly and concisely.

The topics of interest are the same as the main COMSNETS conference. See Call for Papers.

Who can participate:

To be eligible to submit your work to the Ph.D forum for evaluation and presentation, you must be a Ph.D student (in any stage of your Ph.D). However, B.Tech/ Masters students considering doing a Ph.D in future, and junior Ph.D students yet to define their research area, are also strongly encouraged to attend the forum for inspiration and guidance.

Why you should participate:

Honest feedback on your Ph.D work: Whether you are in first year of Ph.D, struggling to define a concrete problem, or in your middle years fighting procrastination or in your final stages, worried about impressing your dissertation examiners, brainstorming can be of help at all stages. The submission will not be part of any proceeding.

Interaction with industrial researchers: Internships during early and middle years of Ph.D can broaden your outlook and technical skills. In the closing years, information on open positions can broaden your future job prospects. This venue will see a lot of participation from industrial researchers with great opportunities to interact.

There will be a waiver of registration fees for the main conference for the Ph.D forum presenters. Also the candidates are eligible to apply for travel grants.

There will be a best presenter award, based on judgement by a panel in the audience. The award will include a certificate and a cash prize.

Submission Components:

Name Limit Purpose Format
Resume 1 page To inform which stage of Ph.D you are in, internship experiences, publications, etc. PDF
Abstract 2 pages To give an overview of dissertation research problem, why the problem is important and interesting, current results, future plan PDF
Presentation 8-10 slides To draw attention of the audience in a 12 minute talk about your work, and to get useful feedback to make your research meaningful and productive PDF

How to Submit:

  1. Create a .ZIP file with candidate details called with the three PDF files (Resume, Abstract and Presentation)
  2. Email the .ZIP file to [email protected]

Participant Travel Grants

Ph.D Forum candidates are eligible to apply for travel grants. Preference will be given to candidates having an accepted PhD proposal on or before Nov. 15.

If granted, the participant needs to present Original accepted Ph.D proposal on the Institutes's letter head along with a photocopy of the same.

Evaluation Committee:

Tricha AnjaliIIT Mandi, India
Tarun BankaAcelio Inc., USA
Mainak ChatterjeeUniv. Central Florida, USA
Sushanta Das (Co-chair)NIIT University, India
Swades De (Co-chair)IIT Delhi, India
R. Venkatesha PrasadTU Delft, The Netherlands
Venkatesh SaranganTCS Innovations Labs, Chennai, India
Amarjeet SinghIIIT Delhi, India

Important Deadlines

Submissions Due Nov 6, 2014 Nov 10, 2014
Notification of Acceptance Nov 21, 2014
Main Event Selected day during main conference Jan. 6-10 2014

Accepted proposals for the COMSNETS 2015 PhD forum

You can see the list of accepted proposals for the COMSNETS 2015 PhD forum here.

Presentation schedule:

Track 1 - Chair: Vivek Bohara (IIIT Delhi)





Deepak Mishra

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India


Shreyasree Mukherjee

Rutgers University, USA


R. Swaminathan

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India


Pratima Biswas

Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India


Pravin Zode

VNIT Nagpur, India


Narendra Shukla

Shiv Nadar University, India


R. B. Manjula

REVA Institute of Technology and Management, India

Track 2 - Chair: Chetna Singhal (IIT Delhi)





Sonia Soubam

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, India


Ruchi Tripathi

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India


Shantanu Pal

University of St Andrews, UK


Lija Mohan

CUSAT, India


Alak Roy

Tezpur University, India


Ratnesh Kumbhkar

Rutgers University, USA

For any query, please do not hesitate to email the forum chairs at [email protected]

Ph.D Forum Co-Chairs

Swadesh De

IIT Delhi, India

[email protected]

Sushanta Das

NIIT University, India

[email protected]