Graduate Forum

Accepted Graduate student proposals have been announced. Click here to see the list.

Presentation Schedule announced.

The COMSNETS 2016 Graduate Forum will provide a supportive environment for all students in graduate programs (Master’s and PhD) to showcase preliminary/ongoing work in the area of computer networking and communications. COMSNETS is the premier venue for networking research in India, and attracts established researchers from both academia and industry. It will provide students with useful guidance on various aspects of their research, as well as, give them a chance to interact with other participants from industry and academia. All submissions will get detailed reviews from the review committee comprising researchers from academia and industry. Accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings.

For accepted submissions, the student must register for the conference and present the work at the conference.

The accepted paper authors will need to apply for travel grants separately. They will not be considered by default.

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

Who can Submit:

To be eligible to submit your work to the Graduate Forum, you must be registered as a PhD or Master’s student at the time of submission.

What to submit:

You will need to submit a single PDF file containing the following items for your proposal to be considered. Each submission will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers, and you will receive their feedback on your submission.

Name Page Limit Purpose Format


1 page

To inform your status, Master’s or PhD, as well as, inform reviewers about your broad area of research based on internship experiences, publications, etc.




2 pages

Submissions should be written in IEEE two-column format. The following structure can be used as a guideline:

  • Problem: Core research question

  • State-of-the-Art: Relevant related work

  • Proposed Approach: Novelty of the approach taken to solve the problem, and the outline of the approach

  • Preliminary Results: Current status of the work

  • Future Work: Major items to be achieved in future




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



Where to submit:

The submission window is now closed.

Important Dates

Abstract submission

October 25, 2015

Notification of acceptance to participants

November 19, 2015

Camera ready submission

November 24, 2015


Graduate Forum prizes

Based on feedback from a panel of judges during the graduate forum session, the three best presentations will be awarded certificates and prizes.

Graduate forum presenters can also separately apply for travel grants for the conference at the Participant Travel Grants Page

Presentation schedule

SNo. Name Affiliation Timeslot


Akanksha Patel

IIT Bombay

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM


Ajay Bhardwaj

IIT Mandi

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM


Mukulika Maity

IIT Bombay

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM


Praveen Venkateswaran

BITS Pilani Hyderabad

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM


Sougata Sen

SMU Singapore

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM


Roshni Chakraborty

IIT Patna

4:20 PM - 4:40 PM


Akrati Saxena

IIT Ropar

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM


Sainath Batthala

IIT Indore

5:00 PM - 5.20 PM

Technical Program Committee

  • Abhinav Parate (HP Labs, USA)

  • Debraj De (Missouri University of Science and Technology)

  • Dhaval Patel (IIT Roorkee)

  • Karthik Dantu (SUNY Buffalo)

  • Mahima Agumbe Suresh (Texas A&M University)

  • Upendra Sharma (IBM Watson Research Lab, USA)

  • Maitreya Natu (TRDDC, India)

  • Vinayak Naik (co-chair) (IIIT-Delhi)

  • Pradipta De (co-chair) (SUNY, Korea and StonyBrook University)


For any query, please email the forum chairs at, [email protected]